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I am involved in web Training and Consulting: Blogging, Email Marketing with MailChimp, Google Ads, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing and WordPress. Interests? I enjoy family and friends, the great outdoors and the internet. I enjoy reading, dining, shows, traveling as well as participating in sport activities.

How to Update PHP For Your WordPress Website

How To update PHP for Your WordPress WEBsite

PHP is one of the languages WordPress uses to build and maintain WordPress. Newer versions of PHP are both faster and more secure, so updating will have a positive effect on your site’s performance.

Before you do any updates/ upgrades on the Dashboard of your website make sure you have a decent backup plugin: a backup that will automatically backup your entire website on a daily basis and a backup that allows you to restore your entire website at a click of a button.

If you have a WordPress Website make sure you have these

If you have a WordPress Website Make sure you have These

You created a website and over the years you have added products, services, articles, plugins and all the rest that goes with keeping a website up and running. You have worked hard and the last thing you want is when you try to access your website… it is simply… “gone”!

It doesn’t exist anymore. You hosting company had “guaranteed” that they would backup your website regularly but when you phone your hosting company they now say that unfortunately they cannot restore your website…

Bad… very bad!

There are various reasons why your website “is no longer there”. It could have been hacked; there could have been a conflict between plugins or the hosting company went out of business… (as improbable as it may seem).

If you have a WordPress website it is ESSENTIAL that you have the following:

  1. a good hosting company
  2. a good ‘Backup and Restore’ plugin
  3. a good ‘security’ plugin and
  4. a ‘https’ certificate
Wordfence Security will inform you of Problem Plugins

Wordfence Security will notify you of Problem Plugins

There are various security plugins, Wordfence security being one of the very best. The Wordfence security plugin has a free version and a paid version. The free version is, in most cases, all you need for good website security.

The two most important plugins for any website are: a good backup and restore plugin as well as a good security plugin. Don’t try and expand your website until you have them installed and setup.

Facebook Insights Tips

Facebook INSIGHTS tips

Facebook has a powerful and free analytics tool – Facebook Insights – that allows you to easily measure the performance of your Business Page. Insights tracks likes, page views, reach and more. Regardless of what your goals are on Facebook: building brand awareness, communicating with customers or getting followers to take an action, Facebook Analytics will help you understand who your most engaged audience is and how they’re interacting with your page.

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