Proactive Maintenance

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. This is always a timely topic: how to fix 10 common WordPress errors and problems, including the dreaded White Screen of Death. The first thing is to make sure you always have a fresh site and database backup stored somewhere other than your hosting account… Page speed really does matter […]

Not paying attention to your website can become a costly mistake very quickly. Recently I had a client come to me for help for a site I’d built for them in 2014. The client’s customers were being warned off the site by their browsers when trying to pay for a product. Turns out the site had […]

WP Minder is pairing with WP Engine to provide feature-rich maintenance + hosting plans for our clients. You can get hosting with any Plan, from Starter to Premium, for only $25 per month. That’s a big savings off the usual fees at WP Engine. Here are a few of the features of these new hosting […]

My website is gone...

Picture this – you’ve got a busy business (yay!) and you’ve devoted a considerable amount of time building up your expertise by writing high-quality blog posts once per week. You’ve been doing this for one year – that’s 52 blog posts. One morning you discover that your site has been hacked (or your server has […]

Hacker hacking site

I like taking care of clients with small businesses. I have a small business (actually, a few of them) and I know I feel good when I know someone is really watching out for me as a business owner. That’s what WP Minder is all about – watching out for you. Protecting clients so they […]

Website problem?

WordPress is free – that’s popular reason for businesses to choose this very popular platform for building their company website. And that’s not a bad reason at all. But it’s not really ‘free,’ is it? There are always costs associated with owning a website, and WordPress in reality has a lot more than a simple […]

The worse-case scenario

It’s a scary thought – and the more valuable your website is to you or your business, the scarier it can get! Think about it, though. Say you’re in charge of blogging for your business (or you currently are your business and therefore in charge of everything under the sun)… You try to be consistent […]

IThemes had a great post a few days ago about all the excuses WordPress site owners and managers give for not backing up their sites – and not protecting their investment. These were my three favorites, and they are all something I’ve heard from one or more clients in the last six months. 1. WordPress […]

Being proactive can really pay off in your personal healthcare – it’s usually a lot cheaper to prevent a problem in the first place (or at least catch it early) than it is to try to fix it once it’s become a reality. The same is true for your WordPress website. It may start with […]