Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ve either been a victim of an abandoned theme or you’re considering purchasing a staple theme that will be used for future clients. Fortunately, for me, one of my main go-to themes has been wildly popular and receives updates on a consistent basis. I consider myself lucky because there really is no fool-proof method to predict whether a theme will dissolve into obscurity.
Picking a domain name is one of the first things you have to do to become a website owner. It’s how users remember your website and it’s largely permanent. You can go through the hassle of changing your domain name, but it’s best to get it right the first time.
Your purse is not everyone’s aspiration, but safety has become a matter of great concern – for good reason. Every day, many internet users fall victim to scams, hackers, phishing, malware, etc. The elderly, youngsters and inexperienced users are especially prone to it. Here are some tips on how to stay safe in the digital jungle.
WP Beginner has put together an excellent resource for troubleshooting dozens of common WordPress issues. The most prevalent might be the internal server error that is displayed instead of an expected page. In my experience, going to permalink settings and hitting the save button generally fixes this problem. Other times, the solution can be a little more trickier to find.
Earlier this morning I received an email claiming that one of the domains I manage was in danger of expiring. It looked very suspicious and questionable right off the bat. However, to more gullible people who might not scrutinize such an email, there is a legitimate appearance to it.
While checking on my keyword positions for various search terms listed in the Performance tab of Google Search Console I noticed something new. Directly above the results was a snapshot of how that particular keyword performed for clicks, impressions, and average position. Essentially the same information that is reported from Search Console.
I recently discovered that several of my blog posts reviewing certain services had lost their rich snippet feature in Google’s index. Rich snippets give an important edge to help your indexed pages stand out from other results. They feature a little visual flair to catch the attention of searchers. In the case of review rich snippets, a star rating with the author’s name is displayed below title tag and URL, and above the meta description.
Working on extensive changes isn’t the only reason you should consider activating maintenance mode. I’ve listed some additional cases where it might be necessary. If at all possible, you should avoid maintenance mode altogether. However, as you’ll learn below sometimes it is unavoidable.
Bland titles such as “WordPress Setup and Configuration” aren’t really going to resonate with a mass audience. If you re-phrase that to say “How to Install WordPress in 5 Easy Steps”, you’re telling potential visitors what to expect. The 5 easy steps define the boundaries and scope of the article so that the reader has an idea of the process before even reading the first sentence.
While I’m not familiar with cPanel’s own mobile app, the popular WHMapp is fantastic. You won’t have the full suite of options in WHMapp as you would logging into your browser, however, simple changes and monitoring can be performed for administrators who like to frequently keep tabs on their server. Honestly, it isn’t something I use too often. I usually, have my laptop with me in case of an emergency website issue happens to a client of mine. Although, the app has been a life-saver on a couple of occasions.