How to Get the Most Out of Your WordPress Site – From Conceptualization to Implementation

Why is WordPress so Great?

WordPress, the web’s most popular content management system, is ever-present in online publishing. It’s free and easy to use for individuals and small startups, but flexible enough to support the complex development needs of major brands such as Disney, Mercedes-Benz, and The New York Times Company.
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5 Tips on Choosing The Perfect Domain Name for Your Business

Choosing A Domain Name

Choosing the best possible domain name for your business website is an important decision that has long lasting effects. It is similar to choosing a company name – it requires time, thought and consideration. It is the starting point of your entire online identity, and it can make or break your business. Here are 5 tips on choosing the perfect domain name for your business.
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The WordPress Optimized Stack

 

InMotion Hosting’s new WordPress Hosting Optimized Stack maximizes performance and significantly improves site load times. Now using NGINX, Apache, and PHP-FPM together, it provides a great solution for slow-loading WordPress sites. When used with compatible plugins such as the Cache Manager Plugin, users can adjust the settings to customize website performance to suit their needs. Compared to our previous stack (which consisted of Apache and suPHP) this new optimized stack is a powerhouse. It allows for more visitors, quicker loading times — all while allowing for effortless optimization. Continue reading –>

High-Performance WordPress Hosting with NGINX Reverse-Proxy Caching

WordPress Hosting with NGINX

InMotion Hosting’s new WordPress Hosting uses NGINX reverse-proxy caching to vastly improve site performance. Perfect for sites with moderate to high levels of traffic, it improves load times for visitors to your site. NGINX reverse-caching also greatly reduces the server resources needed to generate a web page. That allows a site to serve greater numbers of visitors and load pages in a fraction of the time. Faster load times mean higher conversion rates on transactional pages. They also improve visitor engagement and a site’s ranking in search engine results. With InMotion Hosting’s WordPress Hosting, your web page visitors will never have to wait around for your site to load again! Continue reading –>

10 WordPress Plugins that Online Business Owners NEED to Know About

WordPress Plugins Business Owners Need

With over 50,000 plugins in the WordPress repository (and just as many sold on various marketplaces), it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices available when you just need to find the right plugin. The following list should make things easier. These 10 useful, popular plugins include those that every WordPress user should at least know about, if not use every day.
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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a WordPress Theme

Choosing WordPress Theme

A surprising amount of work goes into choosing the right theme for any WordPress site. Granted, a few people just use one of the default themes that installs with WordPress without any further thought or effort. But, for those who actually care about the look and feel of their website and the user experience it delivers to visitors, choosing the correct theme takes some thought. Whether picking a theme for an existing site or building one from the ground up, consider these five things carefully before making your choice:
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5 Ways to Find Free Photos and Images You Can Use on Your Website

 

 

Free Image and Photo Resources

Whether sharing stories about your life or selling a product, images have become essential to the modern website. If you think about your own experience on the web you will probably agree that websites with great images and design draw and keep your attention better than those comprised almost entirely of text. And, those images need to be high quality. Indeed, research by Skyword found that content containing “compelling” images averaged 94 percent more views than those with less eye-catching pictures.
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