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Manual or Automatic Backups: Which Route Should You Take?

5 MIN READ

The scariest of all horror stories ever told at night around a bonfire — scarier than the strange sounds, blood traces, ghosts, vampires, and other deadly matters — goes like this: “A prominent medical company that holds the health data and trust of millions of people was so sure about its security, it overlooked the need for website backups…”You probably don’t wanna hear the rest of the story. Well, many other horror stories start exactly the same way. Let’s instead agree that you’re better and smarter than this story. Because you’re gonna backup your website. Properly. Here you face a bunch of choices of your own. Even before you select the right service or plugin, you’re gonna decide whether you’re gonna go for traditional manual backups or jump into the embrace of automatic backups. Let’s discuss each to understand what each of those terms stands for. Manual backup The word…

10 Awesome Websites Made with WordPress

9 MIN READ

Back in May 27, 2003 Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little created WordPress, a platform which was to change the direction and trends of all websites. WordPress has kept climbing higher and higher on the ranking lists of top CMS ever since. At the age of 15, WordPress, with 75 million websites and 58.7% market share is, without doubt, the leading CMS on the market. Small blogs and personal photography websites, startups and world’s top companies alike have decided on WordPress when creating their websites. Here is a list of 10 absolutely gorgeous websites you probably have heard about, but might not know were created with WordPress. 1. Katy Perry “This is the part of me That you’re never gonna ever take away from me Throw your sticks and stones, Throw your bombs and your blows But you’re not gonna break my soul,” sang Katy Perry once and has lived according to…

10 Quick Tricks to Drive More Clients to Your Photography Business

7 MIN READ

If you think Mario Testino gained his fame the moment he started shooting, you’re wrong. If you think his success is built on just his natural talent and “photographer’s eye,” you’re wrong again. If you lack talent, your amazing Nikon won’t do the trick for you, but having talent alone doesn’t mean you’ll automatically have a busy schedule and millions of clients.So, you’ll ask, what are the factors, besides my diabolical talent, that can bring me popularity? Let’s discuss the top 10 secret mechanisms for attaining more clients. But shhhhh, don’t tell anyone else..․ 1. Have a professional website: I know you’re sick of hearing it but you keep hearing advice about having a website because you kind of really should have a website. It’s means of showcasing your work to the public, demonstrating your ability, proving that you’re the photographer they’ve all been looking for. It’s a place to…

Website Speed: How it Impacts Your Traffic & Conversions

7 MIN READ

Speed /spi:d/ (n.) the rate at which someone or something moves or operates or is able to move or operate. It a drag having to wait for a month to receive a letter from your lover or travelling 3 hours to get somewhere to have your fancy dinner. That’s why speed is considered one of the most important criteria when measuring quality of a service. Your website isn’t an exception. A slow website with blank error pages isn’t what you need, unless you’re, like, trying for zero traffic. Your website speed, often referred to as “website performance” is the average amount of time it takes for the content of your webpages to be displayed on the screen of the browser requesting access. But when can you know for certain that your website speed is good enough? Where is the limit of a user’s patience? To understand the phenomena of the…

What Can I Get from 10Web?

10 MIN READ

Get to know the 10 components of 10Web and the list of the main benefits you’ll get with the company.

10 Biggest Issues Bloggers Face and How to Tackle Them

9 MIN READ

Surfing the blogs of Kate McCulley and Daniel James (from Dan Flying Solo) and reading about how they gave up full-time jobs to start travelling and ended up living a life of luxury, earning a fortune writing about their adventures is guaranteed to be either a highway to hell or a stairway to heaven. Either way, before shouting out to the world that “blogging is the easiest thing on earth” and “anyone can do it” I suggest you think twice. In reality, blogging is a full-time job and requires dedication, patience, creativity, commitment, and more. The sad reality is that there are lots of issues that bloggers face and those cause most of the beginning bloggers to fail. But, it’s true enough that whenever there’s a problem, there is also the solution! So, let’s identify the 10 major hardships for bloggers and talk about the solutions. 1. Not having a…

What’s the Ideal Backup Schedule for Your WordPress Website?

6 MIN READ

While having a website opens up a lot of doors, it’s also connected with a series of risks, data loss being one of the biggest ones. A Hubspot study has shown that 20% of the companies that have experienced website data loss…

Benefits of Creating a Website for Your Photography Business

8 MIN READ

If we start a debate about what photography is, we’ll most likely come to nothing. The artists will say it’s a form of art. The activists will claim it’s a means of protest. Your mom will probably assure you it’s all about keeping memories alive. Ed Sheeran will basically agree with her. Businessmen will state it’s a way to advertise their products, and finally some photographers will tell you it’s a business! I’m not trying to take sides here but one thing’s for sure: If you’re a photographer, it’s your job and whatever you call it, you need to make money with it. And, in order to do  that, you absolutely need a photography website. It’s not just because it’s cool and all your competitors have one. Let’s go into more detail and discuss all 10 reasons why having a website is a must for you: 1. Having your own…

Building and Managing a Photographer Portfolio Website with WordPress

9 MIN READ

One should always start with a why, at least that’s what they say. So let’s start with all the possible “why”-s. Why do you need a website for your photography portfolio in the first place and why go with WordPress? Why not simply use Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, and other platforms to promote your work? The thing is, even though social media is helpful, a website will give you all the freedom you need to pick and choose how to publish your content, which layout to go with, how exactly to plan your success with SEO and just in general have your personal space and manage it on your own. To get a more detailed breakdown of all the reasons why you need to create a website check out this article So, why WordPress? Listing all the pros of using WordPress and all its features would turn this into a whole…

10 Reasons Why You Should Use WordPress to Run Your Business Website

7 MIN READ

Running a business, though very rewarding, is a very hard task and requires lots of time, skills, and effort. One of the key components of a successful business is a carefully planned website. Especially with the pending trends, its importance should not be underestimated. When it comes to the world of professional websites as means of promotion, the whole process is a huge labyrinth with dozens of paths rotating and swirling and crossing each other and making no sense when you try to figure out which one to take or what techniques to use. One of the first decisions to make and one of the most crucial ones is the choice of platform. Which platform to use for your website? Wix? WordPress? Maybe hire a group of programmers and ask them to write the code manually without popular PHP frameworks, such as Yii and Laravel? Let’s dedicate a few minutes…

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