WordPress Maintenance

Lessons to help you maintain your WordPress website: including updates, backups, and site security.

Five Things About WordPress 3.5

WordPress 3.5 is set to be released momentarily. As always, you’ll want to update your WordPress website to this new release as soon as possible. If you’re not a fan of mysteries when it comes to software updates, spend six minutes watching this video and you’ll know what to expect when you upgrade to WordPress 3.5. …

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WordPress 3.4 Feature Preview

WordPress 3.4 has entered the final stages of testing and will be released any day now. This isn’t what you’d call a major release; most of what you know about WordPress won’t change much. However, there are a few nice enhancements to existing features like theme previews and custom headers, not to mention the ability …

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How to Solve the WordPress Plugin Paradox

On the one hand, WordPress plugins empower you to do just about anything you want to with your website. On the other hand, too many plugins can slow your site to a crawl (and possibly even create security problems). In this lesson you’ll learn how to take control of your plugins and avoid some of the common problems that plague many WordPress users.

WordPress Backup Solutions: VaultPress

VaultPress is a hosted backup and security service. If your site is critically important to your business, VaultPress is well worth the monthly fee. In this screencast I take you on a tour of the VaultPress press website and demonstrate all of the services key features. I also provide some guidance on how to determine which backup solution is right for you.

WordPress Backup Plugins: BackupBuddy

BackupBuddy is a popular all-in-one backup and restore plugin. BackupBuddy allows you schedule your backups to run at regular intervals, and even allows you to automatically move your backups to a secure location. The plugin also comes with a restore script that will help you get your site back online quickly if something ever goes wrong.