WordPress is ubiquitous — it is the codebase for around 30% of the world’s websites.* It is powerful, flexible, and useable enough for most purposes, for most website owners. *You can find more random details if you need to justify choosing WordPress. Background: Why Updates Are a Good Thing WordPress frees website developers and operators […]
Category: Website managers & owners
Google Analytics’ email about data retention
“Review your data retention settings before they take effect on May 25, 2018” People are receiving Google’s email with the above subject line, and some are asking our feedback. The post below is from notes we’ve shared with our clients on our “Hands-Off Pro” web hosting plans or in the web development process with us. […]
Get Right with GDPR
Anyone who does business with Europe — that is, any website that gets or uses information about European site visitors — has heard of its online-privacy protection, even if they don’t know it’s called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulations are intended to serve more than just bureaucratic purposes: GDPR gives better control of […]
How Often Do You Update WordPress Plugins & Themes?
We offer to teach most of our website clients using WordPress to update its plugins and themes themselves. It’s typically not a difficult chore, but it is yet another recurring task on a manager’s or entrepreneur’s to-do list. For that reason, we’re hardly surprised when someone asks, “Can you handle it for us?” WordPress is […]
A Host for Every Web Site
Building a new web site or major re-design? The way your web developer sets up a server for developing a new site may depend on how you want the site hosted in the long term. Because of that, be prepared to choose among web hosting options early in the development process. Web hosting explained Every […]
What’s In a Nameserver? DNS Lesson Learned.
Domain name servers The web domains we know use them: a domain name server routes internet traffic for www.ExternalDesign.com to the web server whose IP address is 18.104.22.168 (or something). DNS maps the names we humans use to the numbers that identify a specific destination or resource. Every web browser’s new HTTP request, for every […]