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A Deep Dive into WP Essential

Tens of thousands of users have made WordPress their site editor of choice on iPage, due to its flexibility and its endless array of themes and plugins. It doesn’t matter if you want to create a blog about your favorite restaurants, a full company website, or a photo gallery of your family--WordPress can make that happen. But, all that flexibility comes with a cost.

What is the difference between WordPress.com and Wordpress.org?

What is the difference between WordPress.com and Wordpress.org?

 

If you have started researching how to get a new website built you will undoubtedly have heard of Wordpress. It is the most popular website and blog building platform in the world and is the backbone of millions of websites. But there are two options and they are substantially different so this article will answer the question: what is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

 

Something New Has Arrived in the World of WordPress

Something New Has Arrived in the World of WordPress

 

Whether you’re a web aficionado or a tech newbie, convenience, speed, security, and ease of use are likely your top priorities. To ensure security and optimal experience, frequent updates have become crucial for not only your site content, but also any plugins or software you have running.Yet, very few of us have extra time in our day to keep up with these updates. Every second counts for delivering timely content and offers to your readers or customers, so time spent on updates is time not spent on revenue-generating offers and content.

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 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

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

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.

 

Why your E-Commerce Site Must Have a Pinterest account

Why your E-Commerce Site Must Have a Pinterest account

 

Social media gives businesses new tools to reach out to customers and ways to build your brand online. But deciding which social media platforms to use can be confusing - and flat out overwhelming. You’ll want to use the social media platforms that make sense for your business. But how do you know which ones make sense? Unless you’re a huge corporation, you can’t be everywhere. This means mindfully choosing the best platforms which best suit your business. And all things considered, if you’re in the ecommerce business, your site must have a Pinterest account.

 

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