Website Help

WordPress Update Service

I offer a WordPress update service.  Every three months I update the client’s WordPress software, plugins and themes.   I have eyes on the site before and after the update.  The service I provide has an attention to detail that you just won’t get with one of those automated update services.

Websites 101

Websites 101 – Domain Names

A domain name is a unique name or address for a website. I recommend registering your domain name with GoDaddy.  That way even if you change website hosts, your domain name registration will be in the same place.

Prepare for WordPress 5

Prepare for WordPress 5.0

WordPress 5.0 is coming! It was scheduled to launch November 19, 2018.  The launch date is now listed as TBD, but it’s expected to launch by January 2019 at the latest.  Here’s my plan for preparing for Gutenberg so that your site has no or limited downtime.

WordPress Website Owner's Manual

Content Validation Request from CreateSpace

If you publish a book on CreateSpace and get a content validation request you’ll probably have a lot of questions. I know I did! However, I could never find any official documentation on the process. So here’s what happened to me.

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Recommended WordPress Contact Form

In the past I recommended that clients use the Fast Secure Contact Form on their WordPress sites. I also used the Contact Form DB plugin to back up the contact form submissions. Those plugins are no longer available on WordPress.org. I’m now recommending the Caldera Forms plugin for contact forms. Here’s why and some tips on using it.

wordpress.org versus wordpress.com

WordPress.com versus WordPress.org

If you’re new to WordPress you might be dismayed to find that there are two WordPress websites, WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Both sites provide resources for people that want WordPress blogs or websites. The key differences are hosting and restrictions.