If you’re running your own WordPress site it’s essential that you have a backup. But you also need a plan for dealing with any disaster. This screencast shows you how to prepare for the worst. The lesson also includes a worksheet to help you create your own disaster recovery plan.
Imagine the perfect year: Your website is humming along, serving up blog posts, collecting new leads, and helping you market your product or service to the world. Business is growing and life is good. And your website is a central part of that perfect world. But here’s a dark thought: You might be one disaster […]
Now that you’re running your own self-hosted WordPress site (as opposed to using WordPress.com) you’re responsible for performing updates whenever a new version of WordPress is available — and it’s critical that you do so. Updating your WordPress website is the number one defense against being hacked. Fortunately, it’s incredibly easy to perform an upgrade. You’ll learn all the details in this lesson.
These days, any number of disasters can take down your website: from hackers, to hardware failures, to self-inflicted damage. This lesson guides you through the process of creating your own WordPress disaster plan. Even if you think you’re prepared, there are any number of things that can go wrong with backups. If you’re using WordPress in support of your business activities you can’t afford to take a chance.
Once your website is up and running, it’s critical that you keep WordPress current. WordPress updates include both bug fixes and important security updates. Fortunately, WordPress includes a built-in upgrade system. In this lesson I walk you through the upgrade process.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you’re using WordPress to run a personal blog or to power your business website, the new year is the perfect time to take a few precautionary steps that will ensure your site remains happy, secure, and healthy throughout the year. Most of these tips will only take a few minutes, but they can prevent […]