No one likes going to the DMV. The Department of Motor Vehicles sometimes gets a bad rap for long lines, unhelpful service, and arcane policies. However, all it takes for me is one fast, efficient, and productive trip to crack through my hardened, jaded exterior and put a smile on my face.
Whether getting a new driver’s license or ordering a meal from your favorite restaurant, speed is a major contributor toward having a positive experience. The same can be said for web hosting services and a company’s online presence.
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As with most things, building and growing an online business or website is not a linear process. Progress is measured in waves, with crests and troughs awaiting you in equal measure. Like a sailboat tacking against the wind, entrepreneurs, developers, and site owners need to frequently change course to adapt to the various forces at play.
Many websites find smooth sailing with WordPress, the incredibly popular content management system that powers more than 28% of all website. Users appreciate the platform for being a cost-effective option for publishing a well-designed website without having to learn how to code, but the massive open-source platform can challenge novice site owners with seemingly constant maintenance, security, and optimization tasks.
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Blogging is like a beauty pageant, er, scholarship program. Hear me out. Obviously, looks count, but contestants have also got to have a talent and a passion for what they do. Plus, walking confidently in a swimsuit is no short order, amirite?
When it comes to your blog, a head-turning design is only one piece of the puzzle. You’ve also got to have a thought-out plan for creating strong content, optimizing your site performance, and engaging readers or, eventually, you’re going to trip up.
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It’s understandable to scoff at the idea of a football player taking ballet lessons. But while the image of a 320-pound lineman in a tutu may be a bit over the top, the analogy is the perfect comparison to the challenge of balance of speed and security to most effectively host a website.
WordPress is notoriously difficult to run at peak performance without sacrificing stability. Its status as the world’s most popular content management system also makes the publishing platform among the largest targets for security breaches as well.
So, lace up those pointe shoes and learn how to balance raw power with nimble agility as we explain how to have the best of both worlds with WordPress websites.
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If building a fantastic online presence is akin to getting a good night’s sleep, then the platform on which you choose to build your site shouldn’t represent the monsters lurking under your bed. WordPress commonly gets a bad rap for being hard to learn, vulnerable to attacks, and not well supported, but beginners can rest soundly when they choose the world’s most popular content management system.
Developers appreciate WordPress for being easy to set up and straightforward to customize, but those perks aren’t reserved solely for people who know how to code. Whether you’re a blogger or a small business owner, WordPress remains a go-to option for building a blog, eCommerce store, or informative online profile.
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