Web Development Posts

Siteground vs. Hostgator: Website Hosting Review

If you don’t know where to start, finding a web host can be a confusing process. I’ve worked with dozens of hosts over the years, including Media Temple, WP Engine, Bluehost, Dreamhost, GoDaddy, InMotion, Network Solutions, and more. I have found the most important factors are: breath of features, usability of their control panel, and Read more

State of the Word

Venturing to San Francisco’s WordCamp Conference this past weekend, I most anticipated the “State of the Word” address. WordPress co-founder, Matt Mullenweg, presented the speech. He stated with pride that 16.7% of websites are built on the content management system.

Guidelines for Updating WordPress

As a WordPress site owner, you’ll likely notice regular update alerts within the admin interface. At the top of the page, a number will often appear next to the site title and next to “Updates” in the Dashboard submenu. This number indicates how many WordPress.org, theme, and plugin releases are available. Maintaining the latest version Read more

Hassle-Free Site Security

A couple months ago, I learned how to better protect WordPress installations from those with less-than-godly intentions. One action step was to install security plugins, such as Login Lock and WordPress Firewall 2, on the sites I manage. The subsequent plugin alerts began arriving in my email inbox at least weekly. They warned me, “This Read more