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Website Vintage: A Nostalgic Glance at the History of Site-Making

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Bet I don’t have to remind you the exact sound of connecting to dial-up internet back in the 90s. All the brave web travellers of the day remember it with a hint of nostalgia: there it was, the promise of this strange international anonymous space holding many million times the info Library of Alexandria had contained. Finally, if only for a moment, it seemed that equalizing the informational field was gonna cause the final triumph of unity and understanding against hatred and division. But who am I kidding, the main reason for logging in was nothing like that. In truth, we were looking to learn the great art of trolling and chat with various pink_rabbit85s first and foremost. These days, as we can quite literally watch internet use grow like a cancer, as we ask ourselves if the neutrality of tech has made way for totalitarian surveillance by certain governments,…

Which WordPress Files Should You Backup and Why?

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Which files are there present in your WordPress website and which ones should you backup? What are the advantages that 10Web backup service provides?

PHP and How It’s Used in WordPress

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PHP is the open source programming language in which WordPress is written. According to W3Techs, PHP is used by over 83% of all websites using server side language over the internet. Wikipedia says PHP is “a server-side scripting language designed for web development.” Let’s break down the definition.

Manual or Automatic Backups: Which Route Should You Take?

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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

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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 Features Your New WordPress Blog Needs

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When planning the structure of your new WordPress blog, make sure to add these 10 features: Engaging homepage, Post categories, SEO-friendly pages and posts, Author pages, Subscription, Reading time estimation, Ads, Comments, Contact form, 10Web

25 Plugins vs One-Stop Shop: What Does Your WordPress Site Need?

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Soon after setting up your WordPress site, you’ll find out you need plugins for a lot of the things you want to have on your site, be it SEO or backups or a gallery. Initially downloading a bunch of plugins seems like the easiest and most straightforward solution but could it be that going with one-vendor services is the better way? Let’s examine WordPress history and stats to determine if there really is a shift from single plugins to more unified solutions. WP plugins: history & stats There are more than 50,000 plugins just in the WP directory right now and the number keeps growing. As the general quality of websites keeps increasing, so do the demands we place upon the extended functionality plugins can provide. For example, e-commerce and, subsequently, use of the most popular WP e-commerce plugin WooCommerce has grown tremendously in the last years. WP users integrate…

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…

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…

Benefits of Creating a Website for Your Photography Business

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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…

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