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WordPress core files and database, plugins and themes need to be regularly updated to ensure your website keeps working as it’s supposed to, but also to patch security vulnerabilities and avoid hackers and malware. Learn in this post how to update WordPress the easy way.

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How To Update WordPress: The Basics

In an ideal world you could create a WordPress website today, get in the next SpaceX flight to Mars, take some cool selfies, come back in 10 years and the website would still be working as in the first day. But this won’t happen as flights to Mars are not available yet and websites need to be taken care of.


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WordPress’ dominance in the website arena worldwide, powering more than 30% of all websites, has made it a prime target for hacks & malware. It’s simple economy: the baddies get more money targeting WordPress than any other platform due to the sheer volume of websites available that use it, similarly to what happens with Windows on PC. But with our top 7 WordPress security tips you’ll make your website stronger than Chuck Norris on steroids.

why is WordPress being targeted
why is WordPress being targeted

Why is your WordPress website is being targeted

Usually hackers act out of 4 different motivators. The first 2 are the most probable unless you have a really huge website:

Tapping into your traffic: Even if you have tiny traffic, hackers are still interested in your website, as in combination with others they can achieve their objective to reach a large volume of users to promote their illicit products, like fake pharmaceuticals, porn and scams to name a few. …


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A slow website is a dead website. But WordPress is not slow by itself, so why is your website slow? Let’s do some testing, find out what’s making your website a tortoise and how to fix them so your site becomes a rocket instead.

why is wordpress slow
why is wordpress slow

Why is WordPress slow? Well, it’s not

The first thing we need to understand is that WordPress is not slow. Not it’s front-end (client facing website) nor it’s back-end (the admin area).

So when you’re asking yourself why is WordPress slow, the right question to ask would be why YOUR WordPress site loads slowly.


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Your website is down. You deleted half of your homepage. Your dog ate your database. There’re tons of reasons why you need WordPress backups of your site. Learn with our simple guide how to create them easily.

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WordPress Backups: What are they and why you should have them

A WordPress backup is simply a duplicate of either your full WordPress website or some part of it (database, themes, plugins, content). This duplicate gets packaged, compressed and stored so, when problems come, you can restore your website to an exact point in time.

So why you should create regular backups?


how to get a free ssl and cdn with cloudflare
how to get a free ssl and cdn with cloudflare

Cloudflare is must-have service for your WordPress website. On their free plan your site will be safer by having an SSL certificate enabled and it will load faster by being stored in their Content Delivery Network (CDN). Learn how to install it in this article.

what is an SSL certificate
what is an SSL certificate

What is an SSL certificate

An SSL certificate (Secure Sockets Layer) is the equivalent to an electronic passport certifying your website’s identity and cyphers the information exchanged by the website and the server using the SSL/TLS technology. Cyphering basically means the data is made unreadable using a public and private key, and it’s only decipherable and make readable in the presence of those keys. And you can get a free SSL certificate.


Freddie Mercury Choose a WordPress Theme
Freddie Mercury Choose a WordPress Theme

With thousands of options available, it can feel like a daunting task to choose a WordPress theme. And there’s a lot at stake too: your theme will impact your website design, performance, features, safety, maintenance and scalability.

But with this proven 6 steps process you’ll learn how to choose a WordPress theme for your website easily and effectively.

how to choose a WordPress theme
how to choose a WordPress theme

Step 1: Planning

As with everything in life, you need to know where you’re going to get there. Is your business in need of a corporate website to showcase your services? Or do you want to sell products online through an e-commerce site? …

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WPSanta.com Founder & CEO. Helping businesses use WordPress more effectively.

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