WordPress Plugin of the Month - UpdraftPlus

Backup! Backup!

It goes without saying that you should backup your website(s). Anything can go wrong: a plugin or theme update can break your site, the server may go down, the site may be compromised by hackers. Sometimes the webmaster simply makes a blunder while developing the site. If you have a proper backup plan, data loss will not be a disaster […]

WordPress Plugin of the Month - Maintenance

When Your Website Has to Be Temporarily Switched Off

There are times when you must temporarily switch off your WordPress site. For example, if you have just started to build the site on a live server, it doesn’t make sense to show the progress to the public before the launch. And when your beautiful site is finally ready, sometimes you just might want to quickly test some new feature or fix some issues. In such cases, you should activate maintenance mode. Out of the box, there is no quick and automatic way to put your WordPress site into maintenance mode. […]

Switch to HTTPS (SSL) easily

Switching to SSL Is Worth It and It Doesn't Have to Be Hard

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is an encryption protocol used in communication over computer networks. As a matter of fact, the SSL specification has been superseded by TLS (Transport Layer Security). However, the SSL acronym is still widely used to refer to both protocols. You can immediately tell which websites use secure connections. If the connection is secure, in the address bar of your browser you will see “https” instead of “http” and depending on the browser a green padlock icon may appear. […]

Essential Things for WordPress Sites

Advice for WordPress Newbies

In the previous article in this cycle, I described the installation process of the most popular content management system: WordPress. If you have installed WordPress recently and are a new user, I have some tips for you about the essential things that your site should have. […]

Installing WordPress

Building Your Own Website Is Not Rocket Science

So, you’re contemplating having your own website. Your photographs are pretty good and you feel they deserve more than just displaying them on photo-sharing sites and Facebook. You think it would be great to show your masterpieces to the world in an elegant manner and have full control over the presentation. You have seen very beautiful websites belonging to other photographers and feel somewhat jealous. However, you have never built a website using a content management system and you are a little afraid that it might be too difficult to do it on your own. […]