Back Up Nightmare

I am SUPER thankful I had a solution since I would have been thrown into a pretty huge panic.

The back story….

I was procrastinating on some other things I needed to do and had made the decision I wanted to test out a new child theme from my favorite theme designer.

This is a pretty run of the mill task for me to do.

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WordPress Security Needs to be a Top Priority

WordPress Security is Important

One common issue I see with my clients and when I’m setting up my Geek In Your Pocket clients is the lack of security on their websites.

Much of this is because you don’t know what you don’t know and as easy as WordPress can be to use, it’s just as easy to fall into the idea that installing a plugin will keep everything secure.

The team at WP Fixit shares this about WordPress….

WordPress is a secure content management system with strong defenses, but it needs help. And to help, you need to be aware of the risks faced by your WordPress site. Once you understand the risks, it is easier to understand the part you play in keeping your site, its users, and its data out of the hands of criminals.

Source: WP Fixit

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What To Do When WordPress Update Fails

geek in your pocket relief for wordpress maintenance

WordPress has many awesome features.  One of those handy features is the ability to auto-update your WordPress files.  For the majority of users, it works great.  For others it can cause grief and you may not even know about it at first because it’s an auto- update. In this post, you’ll learn what to do when WordPress auto-update fails.

A cautionary tale

Today I want to share a story, I’m calling it a cautionary tale of going viral.

Imagine if you will...

You have created some amazing content on your site, the title of the blog post is intriguing and really entices folks to click through and the graphics you created to share on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are some of the best you’ve created.

During your regular check in with Google Analytics you see a spike in your traffic, you dig a little deeper and discover that it’s gone viral – well at least for you!  You are excited and then the worst thing happens

You got to check the PIN that’s bring the traffic and you click through to your site to see something similar to…

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2018 Step by Step Guide to WordPress Security

WordPress Security, you’ve likely seen updates from Google about keeping your website secure.  Maybe you’ve even had your site hacked or infected with malware.  Wordpress, makes it easy for you to blog, sell digital or tangible products, update your website, and so much more. But like every other type of software, WordPress can be vulnerable to attack if you aren’t paying attention to your website security.

Today’s article will talk about all the different things you need to consider when maintaining and securing your website.  Let’s get to it!

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Choosing the Right Web Host for Your Blog

Many new solopreneurs and beginning marketers feel intimidated when it comes to choosing the right web host. But if you plan on doing business on online, then a domain name and a great web host are essential. These two things will form the foundation of your online business. If you choose a bad host, then that foundation is at risk for crumbling.

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How to Setup the Yoast SEO Plugin

My friend, Jennifer Snyder of WomenWinningOnline.com reached out the other day and asked if I had an article about how to setup the Yoast SEO plugin and as coincidence would have it I am working on a hefty post about SEO or Search Engine Optimization in general and it was going to include a section on Yoast.  I decided that I would write up my how to for Yoast SEO  and provide a how to now, rather than wait for my SEO post to get published.

This article will cover why you want to be using Yoast SEO on your WordPress website and I will also cover the basics of getting your Yoast SEO plugin set up as well.  I’ll even touch on those pesky red, yellow, and green circles and how important they are, if at all. This article will not be covering the basics of SEO, but will focus on how to setup and use the Yoast SEO plugin effectively.

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WordPress vs Wix? Which Is Best For Your Website.

EVERY DAY, yes every day while I’m networking online I see a question similar to this…

Why WordPress over Wix? I am a beginner blogger and find WIX easier to use than WordPress (I did fool around with WordPress at first). However, as a beginner I’m not opposed to switching over to WordPress if its as inexpensive and easy to use. So what makes it better?

I see some variation of this question asked a lot in the different blogging Facebook Groups and thought it a good time to address it here.

Why Choosing WordPress or WIX Matters

The simple answer is, if you want to create a lifestyle business that supports your choice on how you want to live then you need a platform that’s going to support that dream.  I’ll touch on the different platforms a bit later in this article.

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Discover How To Automatically Start Driving More Website Traffic

Welcome to Part Three of my WordPress Website Traffic Blueprint article series, where I share how to create an automated web traffic machine using WordPress.

In Part One of this article series, we explained why using an expertly configured WordPress website is the key to generating automated traffic …

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48 Great Reasons To Choose WordPress for Blogging

Wondering why you should Use WordPress for Blogging in 2018?

If you’re looking to have a website designed, redesigned or you’re looking to build a website yourself, or maybe you are frustrated with your existing web presence and want to take things to a whole new level, here are 48 reasons why you should choose WordPress to power your website…

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DIY Guide to Launching Your First WordPress Blog Site

Are you Ready to Finally Launch Your First WordPress Blog?

To build a business online you need three things…

A domain name (this will be the URL or name of your blog – such as reneeshupe.com)

A web hosting account (this is where you keep the files that run your website)

Your attention for about an hour

It might take you less than an hour, but it’s a good plan to set aside 60 to 90 minutes and I’ll walk you through this whole process.

Let’s dive into the DIY Guide to Launch Your First WordPress Blog

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Easy Steps to Website Maintenance for WordPress Site Owners

I’ve been working online since 2008, helping other bloggers and website owners with their website maintenance. When I starting working with a new client I always wonder while I wait for my first login to give me access what I will find on the dashboard of my client’s WordPress site.

Some of the most common things I’ve seen…

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