How to Move or Backup Your Website with the WordPress Duplicator Plugin

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I’ve already mentioned how handy the Duplicator plugin is for backing up your WordPress sites, but where it really excels is when it comes to moving your sites to a new server. When I used to develop sites for clients, I would build them either locally on my own computer or online on my own webspace. The most difficult part of the process was always moving the site across to their server.

When I first started developing websites, back in the late ‘90s (eek!), it was a simple case of uploading all the files via FTP and doing a quick test. WordPress is a lot more powerful than the simple sites I used to make back then but it also means the method of transferring a site is more complex.CONTINUE READING »

Bluehost WordPress Hosting Review and How-To Guide

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It’s not always easy finding the right hosting package for a new website. If you’re unfamiliar with how web hosting works, it can seem like a different language. Even if you’ve been self-hosting your websites for a while, there are many reasons why you might want to switch to a new provider. Finding a good deal relative to your needs can be tricky if you don’t know where to look.

A good hosting provider should make it easy for you to get up and running. It should be affordable, with great support and instructions. Most of all it should have a reputation that precedes itself.CONTINUE READING »

How Much Does It Really Cost To Start A WordPress Site

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Even though WordPress’ services are generally free, managing a WordPress site really isn’t. Yes, while it is true that up to now, WordPress is free there are a lot of costs entailed in the site management side of things that is no joke.

Of course, you can always try out a WordPress.com blog and casually create content in it. You won’t pay a dime, sure, but your blog will be located in a subdomain. That means you are granted the basic features and you really don’t own the identity of the website you have.CONTINUE READING »

WordPress Plugins for Comment and Registration Anti Spam Protection

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A WordPress website works wonders for putting your content out there for the world to see. But every blogger, website moderator and small business owner who gets started with a WordPress website quickly realizes that spam is quite possibly the worst thing in the world. That’s why you need WordPress plugins for anti spam protection.

It seems like spam comes from every direction when you run a website. You start to feel good about yourself too, because users are starting to comment on your stuff, but then you only realize it’s coming from bots who have no interest in looking at your content.CONTINUE READING »

How To Send Newsletters with MailPoet WordPress Plugin

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There are lots of email marketing tools that will help you send newsletters.

But MailPoet is different. And this difference is because MailPoet is designed for WordPress. So you can expect seamless integration with WordPress, literally!

MailPoet is a freemium plugin that lets you create and deliver newsletters and post notifications right from your site. Its free plan supports sending mails to 2000 subscribers. Beyond this figure or for getting more advanced features, you’ve to consider their premium plans.CONTINUE READING »

How to Choose the Best WordPress Hosting For Your New Website

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Finding a WordPress hosting solution for your new website isn’t always easy. There’s a lot of options out there and even if you do settle on a host, how do you know which type of hosting you should choose?

This can be a minefield for bloggers new to WordPress, who just want to get their site up and running. Experience too many obstacles and you might just want to give up before you even start.CONTINUE READING »