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I support Net Neutrality

The FCC votes on removing Net Neutrality protections in mid-December. Do you rely on the Internet for your livelihood? Your entertainment? This is how things will change if this vote goes through. Please, if you are concerned at all by this, learn how to contact your representatives and ask them to stand up for a […]

Choose your own plan features

This week WP Minder launched our new customizable WordPress Care & Maintenance Plans. After polling our clients, we found that most of them would like the option of choosing which features go into their plans. You shouldn’t pay for a service you don’t need, right? What Do You Get with our Custom WordPress Care Plans? […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Want to squeeze more out of your WooCommerce site without resorting to paid commercial plugins? Here’s a roundup of 20 free WordPress plugins to extend WooCommerce, including: WooCommerce-friendly search Product carousel Edit checkout fields Add a ‘New’ badge to new products Customize the tabs on the single product […]

Over the holidays I spent some time cleaning up the WP Minder website – making the Plans much simpler and easier to understand, and replacing the home page content with something that I hope is a lot more helpful to people trying to decide if this service is right for their business. If you get […]

Screenshot of new client report

Our available client reporting tool was not ideal, but we’ve revamped our monthly activity report into something we hope you’ll find to be more friendly, readable and useful. Here’s a little preview – click to see more. WP Minder clients will find the new version in their inboxes at the beginning of December. We’ve added […]

A big thank you to all of our affiliates! Today we’re upgrading commissions for all affiliates from 25% to 40%. We appreciate you. If you’re interested in becoming an affiliate, sign up here.

There was a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack against DYN today. DYN manages DNS (domain nameservers) and is a major DNS host in the US. As a result, many popular sites like Twitter, Reddit, Etsy, Paypal, Pinterest, CNN and a long list of others have been hard to access today. More information from these […]

A few weeks ago, website security company Sucuri announced the availability of free SSL certificates to all customers using their firewall product. The SSL certificates are provided by Let’s Encrypt, a free open certificate authority run for the public benefit with the goal of reducing barriers to secure Internet communications. This means that for Sucuri […]

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We’re big fans of WP Engine – we use them for our Maintenance + Hosting Plans – and are happy to share that their chat-based tech support is going to be available 24/7 starting in two weeks. This is in addition to the 24/7 ticket and phone support they already offer. We’ve always been very happy […]

World Backup Day

Yes, that’s right – it’s World Backup Day! Here are some scary statistics from their website and around the Web: 30% of people have never made a backup 1 in 10 computers get infected by viruses every month 113 phones are stolen or lost each minute 29% of data loss events are caused by accident […]