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When should I NOT use WordPress for a website 1

When should I NOT use WordPress for a website

By Pieter Hartsook / July 23, 2018 / 0 Comments
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click the green switch at the top of the screenshots to compare the WordPress vs the Static HTML versions of the same website

the static version is live at: http://halcyonlearning.com/

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Trouble moving your site to Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting Plan? - Here are some pointers 2

Trouble moving your site to Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting Plan? – Here are some pointers

By Pieter Hartsook / September 14, 2015 / 0 Comments
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Recently a reader raised a question in a comment to a previous post. He was confused about how to move an existing site to Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting. Having done this several dozen times now I’ve developed some “best practices” and work-arounds I can share.

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WordPress 3.9 is almost here 3

WordPress 3.9 is almost here

By Pieter Hartsook / April 8, 2014 / 0 Comments
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Release Candidate RC1 has been deployed.

I’m trying that out on my Hartsook Letter Staging site. Everything looks good so far, I haven’t found my theme or plugins breaking. You can take a look for yourself at https://hartsook.com. (the link will open in a new window so you can compare 3.8.2 and 3.9 if you want to.

Here’s a link to what wordpress.org has to say about 3.9 RC1

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Growing Pains for GoDaddy WordPress Managed Hosting - no easy way to backup your site! 4

Growing Pains for GoDaddy WordPress Managed Hosting – no easy way to backup your site!

By Pieter Hartsook / March 21, 2014 / 13 Comments
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Admittedly it’s a new product, but currently there is no elegant way to manually backup your WordPress site at GoDaddy WordPress Managed Hosting. GoDaddy does take a nightly snapshot of the files and database and keeps it around for 30 days. If you want to rollback to a previous version, you have to call customer support and get them to do it. But change is coming…

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Is it time to give GoDaddy WordPress hosting another chance? 5

Is it time to give GoDaddy WordPress hosting another chance?

By Pieter Hartsook / March 13, 2014 / 23 Comments
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Hosting your WordPress website on GoDaddy has been strongly discouraged by me and most of the WordPress consultants I know. But GoDaddy has just introduced a new WordPress Managed Hosting plan that may change all that.

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WordPress 3.5 has arrived, I've installed it, and nothing seems to be broken. 6

WordPress 3.5 has arrived, I've installed it, and nothing seems to be broken.

By Pieter Hartsook / December 11, 2012 / 1 Comment
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WordPress 3.5 Another in a series of painless upgrades from WordPress. Double thumbs up for WordPress.org.

One big advantage of this version of WordPress is that now I can create and edit posts on my iPad. In the previous version of WordPress the insert media interface

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