Wordpress is very flexible. It started out as a way to create a blog, and can still be used as blog software, whether or not you use it as a content management system for your whole website. Millions of businesses now use Wordpress as a full content management system to manage their entire website, making it easier to update and expand.
A blog (combination of "web" and "log") is an online journal. The blog owner regularly posts journal entries, including links to relevant information.
WordPress is a content management system that helps business website owners keep their content current, but keeping a WordPress website secure, up-to-date and running smoothly can be a hassle.
Our WordPress Update Service is optional, however without regular software updates, your site is at risk of becoming outdated and vulnerable to hackers and malware.
This service ensures that your site is always up-to-date and protected with the latest Wordpress security patches and updates as well as Wordpress Plug-In security patches and updates and even Theme updates when available and appropriate. While you can install updates on your own, it does require a working knowledge of the WordPress admin area.
WordPress releases new updated versions regularly for security and new functionality. It’s very important to keep up with these upgrades for security reasons – sites running older versions of WordPress are more vulnerable to hacking. And plugins on your site also require updating for exactly the same reason.
Our Wordpress update service can help you keep your WordPress site or blog running quickly and securely.
WordPress Update Service Includes:
* Backup WordPress database and files prior to monthly maintenance tasks
* Install new WordPress releases when available
* Install available updates for plugins as noted in the WP dashboard
* Check licensing for all plugins and themes
* Visually recheck site for any formatting or layout problems and verify plugins and themes are functioning properly
* Restore site from backup if any incompatibility issues occur
What It Doesn't Include:
* Fixing compatibility issues between plugins
* Researching new plugins to replace old plugins that are causing trouble
* Custom programming to fix plugin incompatibility or other issues
What Does It Cost?
WordPress Security Update Service is $50 / quarter. Fixes for incompatibility updates are done at $90/hour.
Do You Guarantee My Site Won’t Be Hacked?
Sorry, to say it, but that's actually impossible. We can’t guarantee that your site will not be hacked. The internet attracts hackers. With this service, though, the likelihood of hacking will be greatly reduced. And if your site does get hacked, this work will enable you to get up and running again more quickly.
First, develop a content plan to generate steady traffic and attract loyal readers.
Don't post every idea in your head the first week you have your Blog. Make a list of content topics. Use your Tips, Advice or How-To expertise in any specific area as Topics for your Blog.
A content plan will help you manage your time. When starting a blog, if you furiously post every thought and idea you have, you will quickly get burnt out as the task of writing about the same things sets in. Organize your blog into content categories, spend time focusing on several targeted ideas a week. This will fill your blog with relevant content to your niche, increasing the likelihood that people will find you via the search engines.
Depending on your schedule, this could mean posting to your Blog seven days per week, or it could mean posting on the same two days of the week - every week. Your readers want to know when to expect new content on your Blog.
Choose the days of the week you want to post. When planning your posting schedule, be aware of certain blogging cycles. If you analyze your website traffic, you'll notice there are days when your traffic will be down, such as Monday or Friday. People are getting back into the work week on Mondays and people are exiting the week on Fridays. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday seem to be the best days of the week to post. Plan your posting schedule around your website traffic peaks.
Readers will take you more seriously if you have a set schedule behind your blog. It will help foster community and turn your blog into a favorite with your audience. A content plan keeps people coming back for more, especially with Niche Blogs.
As you become accustomed to posting to your Blog on a structured schedule, you'll come up with even more ideas for relevant posts. You may find yourself altering your own content plan to fit in new and interesting ideas or information applicable to upcoming holidays or current events.
Research what your competitors have done with their websites.
Think about how you can express your interests, information, and expertise more effectively than your competition.
There are two common types of posts that are relevant to blogs: features and short posts. Features are long portions of writing that focus on a subject and develop it fully; such as essays, lists, interviews. Short posts are focused on something that can be digested quickly; such as a video, photo slideshow or a two to three paragraph post.
You don't have to write pages of lengthy posts all the time - mix it up!
If your short posts get the reader involved and perks their interest, they will spend more time at your Blog, and dig deeper taking the time to read all of your past content and posts.
Think about other sites you've visited. Just when something you were reading or looking at on their Blog or website seemed to get 'really good' - bam! - nowhere to go. You are left hanging, trying to decide:
Ok, what do I do know?
Where do I go?
Is there anything else on this site worth looking at?
While writing your posts, keep in mind that you alone can motivate your readers to either click off into the sunset or stay at your Blog or site and view more.
Make a point to weave relevant links throughout your posts using your site keywords. You want the reader to click and look at your new product or venture further into your site. You want the reader to ultimately buy your product or contact you in some way about your service before they go on to something else.
Don't have Wordpress installed on your site?
Add Wordpress to your account by clicking the "Fantastico" icon in your control panel and choosing Wordpress and installing it. You must have an available mysql database on your account.
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