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How to Manually Disable a WordPress Plugin
Thursday, September 25th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE The easy way to disable a WordPress plugin for your blog is to log into the dashboard, click “Plugins” and then click “Deactivate”. In some rare instances, however, a plugin might malfunction and prevent you from even being able to...
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Use WordPress Jetpack to Spice up Your Blog
Monday, September 8th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE WordPress is a free and open source blogging platform that is very extensible. It comes with the ability to add plugins right into the platform on your web server. Nevertheless, there is some functionality you might not be able to...
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3 Reasons to Try Self-hosted Microblogging Applications
Thursday, August 7th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Microblogging might not be a familiar term to you. For the most part, people who do it on a regular basis call it “tweeting”. Twitter, Tumblr and other methods of posting content in short form are called microblogging. You can...
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3 Ways to Collect Stats for a WordPress Blog
Friday, July 11th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Website statistics can give you insights into how many people are visiting your website, how often they visit, what countries they visit from and much more. There are a number of add-ons for WordPress that provide statistical data as well...
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Backup Your Blog’s Database with AutoMySQLBackup
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Many blogging and content management systems (CMS) provide easy tools for backing up your data. What these tools lack, however, is an automated system that ensures your databases are backed up routinely without any intervention on your part. Why would...
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WordPress Automatic Updates: The Good and the Bad
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE One day not so long ago, I started receiving emails from my WordPress installations. I have about four WordPress sites on my server, and I was surprised to receive an email telling me they had updated themselves. Starting with WordPress...
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How to Rescue Your Blog from a Bad Web Host
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE No matter how well you plan and how much research you do before choosing a web host, there is still a chance you might end up with a bad one. Management may change, service may degrade, or you might just...
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Is WordPress Making MySQL Crash?
Thursday, February 6th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE One day you might wake up and find out that your blog displays a “database connection” error rather than your normal website. Often times, a simple restart of MySQL will fix the problem. Even if it is not that severe,...
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Ghost, an Alternative Blogging Platform
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE When it comes to blogging platforms, WordPress has a commanding lead over its competition. It may seem like a waste of time to even mention other blogging content management systems, but WordPress has become a bit more than just a...
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Benefits of Using Twitter’s Bootstrap for WordPress
Friday, January 3rd, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Normally, the topic of web design is not something we cover, but there are instances when it is very relevant to blog hosting. A properly designed website is more efficient and more accessible. Moreover, with some handy tools like Bootstrap,...
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