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Some of the popular help on the site. Have a look around.

WordPress and Your Security: What You Need to Know

You can hope or you can prepare. Your choice.

Reduce security risks with automated plugin updates from WordPress.com

There's pretty much no reason to not do this.

Tech Tip: Sleep On It

Stop trying, go to bed, wake up. Get it done.

Should I Blog?

When setting up websites for new businesses, I get this question extremely often. But a bigger, scarier question is: does it matter?

Please Use Strong Passwords

You know when you get robbed and you wished you had bought that stronger deadbolt? Just wait until your online world gets ransacked. Yeah, loads of fun.

WordPress Screen Options

On just about every WordPress admin page, you can customize which editing area, widgets, and features are visible on the page.

POP versus IMAP

With iPhones and Google Apps for email and desktops, laptops, and netbooks, the POP versus IMAP question keeps popping up. What's the difference?

WordPress Installation Checklist

Here are the steps I use when I set up a new site in WordPress. Lots of steps, plugins, options, settings, installations and configurations, but you'll be ready for prime time.

How to structure a blog post

Many of my clients get their websites set up and it's ready to go live and then ... "Oh yeah, content. Hmm. That."

Manual WordPress install on cPanel

A how-to screencast on intstalling WordPress onto a UNIX server using cPanel. Set up the database, set up a user, add the user to the database, upload the zip file, unzip, go to the URL, done.

Setting up a new email address in Google Apps

You're all set up with Google Apps, loving it, and want to add a new email address. Not just a forwarder, but a real account with POP access and webmail access etc. Here's a step-by-step video to show you how.

FAQ

Q: Can I host the site you build at XYZ Hosting Co? A: Maybe. But please see some pitfalls of hosting at companies that shouldn't be hosting companies. Q: How do I set up my email? A: It depends on your ISP (e.g. AT&T, Comcast) and your computer. More help here: Setting up you at [...]

Setting up Email using cPanel and Outlook

Help video that walks through setting up an email address using cPanel and then setting up that email address in Outlook.

Please renew your domain name

Your domain name is like the deed to your house--it's extremely important. Your domain name should be under your name (not mine, not the registrar's not your cousin's) and you should keep an eye on the expiration date. If your domain expires and you don't notice or don't do anything about it, your website will [...]

How do I clear my browser’s Cache Memory/Cookies?

Clearing Cache on Safari 1.0 / Safari 2.0 for Macintosh OS X 1.Open Safari. 2.Select Empty Cache. 3.Click Empty on the Are you sure message box. 4.Exit and relaunch the browser. Clearing Cache on Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0, 4.01, 4.5, and 5.0 for Macintosh 1.Open Internet Explorer. 2.Click Edit and select Preferences. 3.Click the arrow [...]

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