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Should You Hire or DIY Your Website?

When you’re starting out money is usually an issue and most bootstrapping business owners think that choosing to go DIY (Do it Yourself) is often the best option to getting something done, but is it really? Today, we’re going to look at whether or not making the decision to DIY or hire someone for your website makes the most sense for you. I’ll share where I think you should invest your money and maybe where you can stay lean for now. This isn’t about telling you which way you need to go, each of us has different skill levels and each of have different levels of patience to get things dones. Choosing what is right for you and your business is an important skill set as a new entrepreneur. Let’s set the scene, you’ve decided to launch a business…. You know you need a website, but there’s so many choices  and well it’s so overwhelming.  Incredibly confusing in fact.  So much to figure out and understanding all of the technical terms is just too much. Maybe you’ve found a few websites that offers design or development services for websites but you either can’t figure out how much it’s going to cost or …

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Tutorial: How To Update Your WordPress Theme

If you are new to WordPress, make sure to read our introduction to WordPress themes. This comprehensive article explains what themes are and how using themes can be cost-effective and time-saving for website owners. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to easily update a WordPress theme with just a few clicks inside the admin area. Updating Themes – Best Practices Checklist We recommend going through the checklist below before going through the upgrade process. 1. Back Up Everything Backing up your website before making any changes to your site is vital. This way, if things don’t go as planned, you can always restore your site to its previous settings. If you don’t want to perform manual backups, there are a number of plugins you can use. I tend to use Duplicator for my own purpose. 2. Check The Changelog Changes made to the WordPress software can affect the functionality of certain themes. Depending on the theme you are using, there may be a changelog file included with an update which provides an overview of any new features, improvements, security fixes or important changes in the new theme version. If the changes seem irrelevant or unimportant, you can skip …

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