What You May Not Know About WordPress
WordPress is the most popular website builder available – by a long haul. All over the world designers use it every day to create every type of website that you can imagine. But despite this, WordPress is still referred to as a “blogging platform.” So here are some things you may not know about WordPress that shows it can do more than blog.
WordPress is a bit like…baking soda. Of course baking soda is for cooking but it has many other uses. It can unclog drains, remove ink from painted surfaces, and remove stains from stainless steel (oh, the irony!). You can use it to brush your teeth, deodorize under your arms, and exfoliate your skin. It can put out small fires and create cool children’s science-experiment volcanic eruptions.
How Safe Is Your Site?
Best Practices for Online Security
By Kim Windyka
The topic of online security might not be one you think about very often, but consider this. According to a ZDNet study, over 90% of website owners whose sites have been hacked didn’t even know it.
If you’re a business owner, this statistic can be especially scary. When you take chances with the safety of your website, you not only put yourself at risk, but you also place your customers in danger. Their confidential information can be compromised by hackers in a number of ways – most commonly through identity theft.
Heartbleed Software Bug
As many of you have already heard a major vulnerability was found recently in Open SSL which is widely used to secure forms. The following is a quote from heartbleed.com describing the bug:
“The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.”
A Guide to Designing and Creating Your Website – iPage.com
There are many reasons to put your ideas online; to gain exposure for your business or organization, to save time by posting pertinent information online, to sell products or services, to educate others about a topic, to connect with others who share your passions and many more.
How do your get your website built and what tools to you need?
It really depends on the type of site you want to build and the time, budget and technical expertise you have at your disposal.
Here is a guide that gives an overview of available tools, including free one click installations from Mojo Marketplace in your iPage hosting account control panel.
The Best Ways to Monetize Your Blog
Before you start blogging for your business, you’ll need to make sure you have a purpose. Expressing your voice, exploring your passions, and building a community are great purposes. And so is making money. Creating content for your blog can make you money – everything from a small secondary income up to enough to sustain a business with employees.
But how do you do it? What are the best ways to monetize your blog?
One way is to use your blog to build your brand and increase your reputation, which you can then use to make money offline. Examples are speaking engagements or winning new clients who first found out about you through your blog.
The Top Wordpress Themes
Just as there are tons of WordPress plugins, thousands of different Wordpress themes exist today. And when you’re building a new website, lots of options are a good (and bad) thing. Lots of choice can be overwhelming, so how do you choose? You can spend days looking at themes and still not be sure which one is right. So to help, here are the top Wordpress themes:
There are two main categories of Wordpress themes to choose from: paid and free. Paid themes often have more features but that does not necessarily mean they are the best choice. A great free theme will always be better than a buggy-paid-theme that does not always work like it should.
How to Understand CMS: Drupal vs Joomla vs WordPress
Getting your website design online doesn’t need to be a tricky decision. There are three big contenders in the modern CMS (Content Management System) battle. It goes like this: Drupal vs Joomla vs WordPress. So which CMS is best?
The answer to that is that it depends. There are two things that you need to consider when you are deciding:
1. Your level of technical knowledge and the amount of time you have to devote to learning how to use the system.
2. The type of website that you are building.
How to Understand Shopping Carts to Improve Sales
Choosing the right shopping cart is critical to making money online and smoothly running a successful ecommerce store. Getting it right will save you time, heartache, and ultimately money. But getting it wrong can be frustrating and costly. The choice is not always easy as there are a lot of shopping carts and ecommerce platforms available. But this shopping cart comparison will help.
In the offline world a shopping cart is something that customers use to carry items to the cash register. Online it does much more. An online shopping cart is your shop window, your display shelves, your trolley, your cash register, your inventory management system, your sales reporting system, and more.
The Top WordPress Plugins Your Blog Needs
The core Wordpress code allows you to build a website in the first place while your theme determines how it will look. The Wordpress plugins that you install make your website work the way you want it to.
There are thousands to choose from and there are several that almost every website can benefit from. There are premium options, but many are free.
But Wait, What Is A Plugin?