Video is one of the hottest trends in marketing right now, but it can also be one of the most expensive. Read on to learn about the most popular video strategies and how to get started on any budget.
Adding one more property to the list of places I blog. Follow Jetpack news for posts on website security, optimization, and more!
WordPress websites of all sizes rely on web hosts to keep them up and running. However, glitches, malware, and human error can all threaten your site. As a website owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure you have an up-to-date backup of your site at all times.
Protect Against Brute Force Attacks
Your first defense is to block suspicious login attempts with a security plugin like Jetpack that offers brute force attack protection.
A brute force attack is the most rudimentary — and common — form of website attack. In an attempt to gain access to your site, large networks of automated bots try different combinations of usernames and passwords until they find the right one. These malicious login attempts can also affect your website’s performance.
Protect Against Malware and Code Vulnerabilities
Although brute force attacks are very common (and successful), they aren’t the only thing that can jeopardize your website.
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Find out how to write content that is translation-ready.
Web content tips you can steal from journalists and traditional media to improve what you publish online.
I designed new infographics for YWCA Canada's joint campaign with Homes for women to draw attention to the issue of homelessness among women in Canada. Click here to view all my infographics.
Your Instagram account is a great way to share your life, products, and services online. With all that great content, why not showcase your Instagram account on your website or blog? Learn three ways WordPress.com makes it easy and discover other sites that are doing it well.
Activate the Instagram Widget
The Instagram Widget allows you to display your latest Instagram photos in your site’s sidebar, footer, or other widget areas available with your theme.
La Colombe is a chain of coffee shops in New England. Their blog, The Daily Grind, runs on WordPress.com, using the MH Magazine theme. They display their Instagram account prominently on their site using the sidebar widget area.
If you’d like to show off your latest shots like La Colombe, begin by adding the Instagram Widget to the widget area of your choice. You’ll have to grant WordPress.com access to the Instagram account…
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Getting on stage is scary, but so worth it. Make sure you milk this opportunity with the following ten tips.
I'm not one to "have an app for that". I'm happy with some of the native Apple apps, and it takes a lot for an app to convince me it's worth the hassle of downloading it and remembering to use it. However, a few you've probably never heard of have made my shortlist. Near LockNear lock is … Continue reading Five Apps to Try Now
Two years ago, my brother and his wife uprooted their family and left Montréal for Kansas City. Because I miss them terribly, I try to get down there as often as possible. I've made it a tradition to spend Christmas with them, but I've never visited in the summer! Until now! I'll be attending WordCamp Kansas City, … Continue reading WordCamp Kansas City
Blogging for business is easier than you think. Find out how it’s done from a real-life business!
Blogging is a great way to communicate with your customers and reach new ones. Business owner Phoebe Clare blogs at Sage and Clare, where she documents her exotic trips scouting merchandise for her online home decor store she runs with Jemma Sage. Learn how Phoebe uses her blog to share inspiration for her curated marketplace while generating visits to the Sage and Clare eCommerce website.
Write meaningful content
One of Sage and Clare’s most popular posts was a commentary on a New York Times piece about Loulou Van Damme, a designer with a beautiful home in the hills of India. It spoke to the blog’s design-savvy audience and showcased products similar to the Sage and Clare inventory.
Regardless of your industry, choose topics that offer value or entertainment to your readers. Share how-tos, industry insights, and thoughtful posts. Don’t underestimate the importance of writing an enticing post title
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