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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,…


Start a WordPress Blog for $2.95

Especially for I Can Build a Blog readers, Bluehost is offering a super ridiculously low price of $2.95 per month for hosting. » See the details here Bluehost has revamped their customer service and products they offer recently, which has given me confidence to recommend them (I am really, really picky about this!).  Bluehost actually makes it a lot easier to set up a WordPress blog as well, since they…


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…


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…


Today Only: Start Your WordPress Blog For Just $2.95/month!

If you were ever thinking of starting your own Wordpress blog, or migrating from Blogger to Wordpress, today is the day to do it! I love a good Cyber Monday sale, and today Bluehost is offering my readers a special cost of just $2.95/month for hosting, and as always you get unlimited space, a FREE domain name, 5 minute Wordpress install, unlimited email accounts, and great support. I use Bluehost…


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 one-click install that BlueHost 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…


Blogger vs. WordPress

So you’re new to blogging and trying to decide which platform would suit you best. Let’s compare both platforms for a moment… Blogger offers a free service that is easy to customize and great if you have no experience with coding. You can control the layout and design through Blogger’s simple editors and see your changes in real-time. The post editor also offers all of the functions you need to…


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