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6 Essential WordPress Plugins to Protect Your Site

WordPress is a great platform to blog on, but out of the box, it doesn’t offer any protection against bots, hackers, slow speeds, or server overloads. Protecting your WordPress site is absolutely essential, and the first step is to always make sure that your version of WordPress and all of the plugins you use are up to date. WordPress is a major target for a lot of hackers. In fact,…


Moving From Blogger to WordPress Without Downtime

If you’re a Blogger user who has been considering making the jump to a self-hosted install of WordPress, it can seem a little intimidating if you don’t know where to begin. With hosting, transferring posts from Blogger to WordPress, and launching it without downtime, there are a lot of bases to cover.Luckily, with a little time and patience you can absolutely do this yourself without having to pay someone else…


How To Upgrade From Free WordPress.com to Self Hosted WordPress.org

So you’ve had a WordPress.com account and are looking to now upgrade to your very own self-hosted WordPress installation on your own server. This guide will show you just how to do that! First, here are a few reasons why you might want to consider making the upgrade: Wordpress.com does not allow you to modify the php source code. This is a huge issue if you plan on customizing your…


How To Set Up WordPress in Under 5 Minutes

Even though I’ve previously shared how easy it is to set up a Wordpress blog, some people are still a little hesitant on whether or not they have the skills to do it themselves. I decided to create a quick video to show you just how easy it is so you could watch along in “real time”! You will see that setting up a Wordpress blog is really quick and…


How To Migrate From Blogger to WordPress (With a Custom Domain)

Eventually, you may want to transfer your blog from Blogger to Wordpress to have more control over your files and every aspect of your blog. If you are already a Blogger user who has a custom domain set up, this tutorial is for you!  If you are still using a yourblogname.blogspot.com URL without a custom domain, you’ll want to check out my other tutorial for migrating from Blogger to Wordpress…


How To Migrate from Blogger to WordPress (With a Blogspot URL)

I get asked pretty often if I can put together a tutorial showing Blogger users how to transfer their posts over to Wordpress. Well, lookie here, your requests have been answered! This tutorial is for those Blogger users who do not yet have a custom domain set up who wish to move over to a self-hosted Wordpress blog. If your blog URL is currently something like yourblogname.blogspot.com, then this tutorial…


Create A WordPress Blog in 5 Minutes

You’ve talked about starting a blog for a while now, so why not just do it? Does it seem too complicated? I want to prove to you today that creating a self-hosted Wordpress blog is so easy, especially with the help of the auto-install that InMotion Hosting offers. A self-hosted Wordpress site allows you to have full control over your blog without limitations, something that free services can’t match. See…


How To Use Custom Fonts in Blogger or WordPress

The idea of adding custom fonts to your blog has definitely come a long way over the years. Back when I started creating websites, you could pretty much only use standard computer fonts like Arial, Verdana, or Times New Roman. The font had to be one that was available (by default) on every computer. If you were to add a font to your CSS/HTML that you had installed to your…


Which Type of Web Hosting Do You Need?

“I think you should create a post which would explain which type of hosting plan is good for hosting WP. Some people just signup for those basic shared hosting plan because they are cheap and promises to provide unlimited everything…” – Mithun Today’s post comes from a reader email who suggested I talk about types of web hosting for Wordpress. I thought this was a great idea because I know…


7 Performance Boosting WordPresss Plugins

One of the great things about Wordpress is that you can customize it with a seemingly never-ending selection of plugins. Here is a collection of some of my favourite plugins that I install by default when creating a new Wordpress site. You can download any of these plugins by visiting the Plugins > Add New link in your dashboard’s sidebar and searching for them. Limit Login Attempts This plugin limits…


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