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What You May Not Know About WordPress

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?

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

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 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

A Guide to Designing and Creating Your Website –


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

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.


How to Understand CMS: Drupal vs Joomla vs WordPress

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.


Shopping Cart Platforms Comparison

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.


What is an SSL Certificate and Why Do You Need One?

What is an SSL Certificate and Why Do You Need One?


An SSL certificate allows information between your website and your users to be transmitted safely. They are used for many different web security situations, including every legitimate ecommerce store on the internet, as well as websites that require you to fill out forms that contain personal or sensitive information.


It is a bit like having your own Batphone.


Phones like the Batphone have that necessary personal touch. They are a direct link between the hero and someone in power who might need to contact the hero quickly and securely.


How to Understand Reputation Management, Reviews, and Citations

How to Understand Reputation Management, Reviews, and Citations


It’s easy to think that website marketing and search engine optimization are complicated. But marketing a local business online is not any different in principle to the old, traditional forms of marketing. It is about building up your reputation (reputation management), getting your name out there (citations), and treating your customers well (reviews and advocates).


Reputation Management (and Reviews)


Some people think reputation management is something that you do when things go wrong. Things like a series of negative reviews or an attack by a disgruntled employee are examples. If this ever happens, you might need to bring in professional help.


How to Build your Brand Online

How to Build your Brand Online


The most important tool to build your brand online is the personal touch of your website. When you create a solid foundation, all of the other tools feed into the look and feel of your website. Your newsletter marketing, social media accounts, appearances in the media, and the content on your blog all work together to build your brand online. But there are a lot of moving parts. And it can get messy.


Do the Little Things Well