Do I really need to backup my website?

Yes, you really do need to backup your website.  Why? You will accidentally delete something. Your site will eventually break after one of those plugin or theme updates. Someone will figure out your password and hack your site [here are some tips for building a better password]. A disgruntled ex-employee will want revenge. Your host …

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Should you put money into SEO or SEM?

To keep your business at the top of Google searches, you’ll need both SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing) working together. Search Engine Marketing (SEM) covers the paid listings that appear at the top of most Google searches. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) works at getting your website to show up in unpaid search …

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Most asked questions about WordPress

I get asked these 4 questions all the time. Thanks to iThemes for these great infographics! What is WordPress? What is WordPress.com? Is having a website on WordPress.com the same as having a website that is built with WordPress (WordPress.org)? Is WordPress secure? How can I secure my WordPress website? If you have more questions, …

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Does my website need a Privacy Policy?

Yes, whether you’re running an online store or just a simple personal blog, if you use analytics, if you have a contact form or if you allow visitors to comment on your posts, you are required to post a Privacy Policy. The purpose of a Privacy Policy is to clearly disclose what personal information you …

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How to change WooCommerce product count highlight color

WordPress customizer

If you have a page that displays your WooCommerce categories, you’ll notice WC shows a product count beside the category name. In this example, the product count is highlighted in yellow.   Note: DefaultSites.com is an out-of-the-box install of WooCommerce on The Theme Foundry’s “Make” WordPress theme.   Here are the steps for changing the …

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How much does a website cost?

The hosting and the name: $150 / year + $20 / year The hosting: The “host” of your website is the place where the actual files that make up your website are stored (hosted). The same company that hosts your website files can also register your domain name. Hosting can be provided by companies like …

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