WordPress.org Backups

One of the best things about WordPress.org is that it is self-hosted – so you have a lot more flexibility than with other website platforms. However, that flexibility goes hand-in-hand with more responsibility. I’ve had more than one person tell me the story of how they lost their entire website and did not have a…

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Save Your Website Information

Even if your site is built on a hosted solution or has automatic backups, I still like to save or export the website content in a format I can access outside of a website platform. Then, if I need to rebuild the site completely, I have all the pieces. I pretty much assume that any…

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Website Security Pillar 5: Limit Access to your Site

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We made it to our final day of website security week! We’re talking about website security around here during this last week of Cyber Security Awareness Month.  Pillar 5: Limit access to your website One way to keep your website safe is to use team member or collaborator accounts to give other people access to…

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Website Security Pillar 4: Keep Good Backups

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We’re still talking about website security this week for Cyber Security Month this month. And we’re up to day 4! Pillar 4: Keep good backups Website backups are one of my soapboxes – and something I struggle with, just like everyone else. Backups for your website, though, are one of the most critical things you…

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Website Security Pillar 3: Keep Your Software Updated

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It’s day 3 of our website security series for this week, in tribute to Cyber Security Awareness month this month. Pillar 3: Keep your software updated Keeping your tools and equipment maintained is necessary no matter which business you’re in. Websites are no different – they need software updates on the regular. Some platforms update…

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Website Security Pillar 2: Develop Good Password Habits

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It’s Website Security Week around here, in honor of Cybersecurity month this month. We’re talking about the five pillars of website security, and today is the second pillar. Pillar 2: Develop good password habits Passwords are like flossing – everybody hates them, including me, and their pesky sidekick, two-factor or multi-factor authentication. But passwords and…

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Website Security Pillar 1: Know Your Information

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  October is Cybersecurity Month! This week we’ll talk about the Five Pillars of website security. Pillar 1: Know your information The first pillar is to know your information. Know where your website is hosted (or which platform it is built on). Know where your domain is registered and when it renews (more on this…

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How to Back Up Your Wix Website

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Here’s a tutorial on how to back up your Wix website, since there is no formal way to backup your site external to the platform. Wix platform backups While you can duplicate your site at any time within the Wix platform, if you want a copy of your site in case you lose access to…

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Website Maintenance is Critical

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Website Maintenance is Critical to Website Success From your house to your car to any kind of software, maintenance is required to keep things working the way they should.  Your website is no exception.  Regular website maintenance is the key to having a website that is ready and able to serve your customers, clients, or…

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