Updating Your WordPress Website Made Easy

Keeping your WordPress version up-to-date is one of the most important tasks for any website owner.

The latest WordPress version means added security for your site and its visitors.

However, if you have never done it before, updating WP may be pretty intimidating.

Like any WordPress beginner, you probably ask yourself questions like this: 

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How to Harden Your WordPress Site Security

How to Harden You WordPress Based Site SecurityDid you ever ask yourself one of the following questions:
  • “What are the most common ways my WordPress site is attacked?”
  • “What is the biggest security threat to my WordPress site?”
  • “Do I have to do anything if a security issue has been found and WordPress announced a security release?”
  • “What steps can I take to ensure that my WordPress users create quality passwords for their accounts on my site?”

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The Best Options for WordPress Photo Galleries

Long, scrolling pages are really popular right now, which makes sense. They’re more mobile-friendly than oversized navigations. They allow you to present a lot of information in a cleaner fashion. They’re also great for taking visitors through a logical journey, starting with their pain all the way through to your solution.

But just because visitors have become accustomed to the scrolling style doesn’t make it the most effective way to lay out every page—especially one that contains a lot of images.

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How to Use a WordPress Staging Site

If you’re building WordPress sites seriously, you need a staging site.

In a staging site, you can test your changes without risking your live site. It’s an exact copy of your live site, which is great.

Some hosts, like GoDaddy, have a staging server feature available with the hosting plan. This is the best choice, since building your own staging server can be complicated.

The staging site needs to be synced with the live site. Then the changes can be made on the staging site.

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How to Migrate WordPress Comments Away From Disqus

If you haven’t heard the announcement, Disqus, is going to start charging $10 per month, per site.

Disqus is one of the most popular commenting systems in the world. However, they have a terrible attitude towards customers.

OSTraining covered the awful rollout of Disqus’ “Reveal” advertising platform. WPBeginner wrote a rundown of some major problems with Disqus, which include inserting affiliate links and sponsored comments without permission.

Now, with just a few weeks notice, they’re going to charge $10 per site per month, or require you run their awful ads on your site. Here’s what the ads look like:

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How to Install WordPress on GoDaddy

Every hosting company has slightly different ways for you to install software.

Some hosts have fairly standard installation processes. Others go above-and-beyond to make life easy for you. GoDaddy is one of those companies.

Rather than use the normal WordPress installation, they’ve built their own process with all sorts of added benefits. During the installation, you can choose a theme, domain name, your address, social profiles and other information.

Even if you’re not a GoDaddy customer, it’s worth watching the video below to see what they’ve done. If you like what you see, there’s a complete WordPress Beginner tutorial class, available for free on YouTube.

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