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WordPress Resources at SiteGround

By Pieter Hartsook / November 29, 2016 / 0 Comments
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WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites: Expert WordPress Hosting SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on speed, security and customer service. We take care of WordPress sites security with unique server-level customizations, WP auto-updates, and daily backups. We make them […]

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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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Google filters out websites that are not mobile-friendly from search results – how to check your site

By Pieter Hartsook / November 20, 2014 / 1 Comment
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Google has started rolling out filtering for Google searches from mobile devices. If you site doesn’t meet the criteria for mobile-friendly, your site won’t show up in the search results no matter how relevant your page is to the search. As more folks are visiting websites using smartphones and tablets it becomes increasingly important for you to make sure your website will provide a good viewing experience for them. Here are Google’s criteria for your […]

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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?

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 site migration, copying your site and moving it

By Pieter Hartsook / November 7, 2013 / 3 Comments
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There are several reasons why you might want to copy your website,

you want to make a “sandbox” copy to experiment on, without affecting the public-facing production site
you want to change hosting companies to get a better deal, faster performance or more functionality
having a complete copy of your website is a great insurance policy should something happen to your host and your site is lost.

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