October
04
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Benefits of Switching to PHP7

  The loading time of your website is important. Maybe more important than you realize. Every fraction of a second counts when it comes to the likelihood of visitors sticking around or losing patience (and trust) in your site and moving on. And that’s one of the biggest reasons to consider upgrading to PHP7 –...

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September
01
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Delete a WordPress Plugin – There’s More to Uninstalling Than You Think

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  WordPress is an amazing easy to use CMS and the most popular one for many reasons. However, if you don’t keep your themes and plugins in check, it can evolve into a resource hog. Having unnecessary plugins (and themes) can also pose a security risk. So it’s important to clean house from time to...

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July
22
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Starting a Website – How to Get Your Domain and Hosting Ready to Go

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  What did you do that last time you wanted to go do something specific in town? Unless you already knew exactly where you were going, chances are you picked up your phone and Googled it. Right? Even if you knew for sure where you were going, there’s still a good chance you did that...

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July
01
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Windows Server 2008 or 2012? Keep These in Mind When Choosing the OS for Your Server

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  Whether you’ve decided you need a VPS or dedicated server, the operating system you choose to use will be the backbone of everything you do on it. Windows servers are typically easier to manage if you’re new to running your own server. But even after you’ve decided Windows is what you want to run...

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June
26
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Using SVG Images on Your Site: The Good and Not so Great

Introduction to using SVG images on your website

  What is SVG? You’re surely familiar with the image formats JPEG, GIF and PNG. But do you know about SVG? SVG stands for scalable vector graphics. Unlike some of the other more common image types that are defined by pixels, SVG files are vector based using XML syntax. They display perfectly no matter what...

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June
22
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Get the Most Out of Using Free Stock Images for Commercial Use

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  Why you should always use images If there was one relatively simple thing you could do when you’re writing a blog post to garner more shares and keep visitors on your blog longer… you would do it, right? Well there is. It’s using images in your post. Not just any old free for commercial...

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June
19
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Take Control of Your Etsy Business by Moving to Your Own Site

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  Etsy can be a wonderful place to sell your handmade goods, but if you’re serious about your crafting business then you should have your own website. If you think it’s too expensive or too difficult… or simply not worth the hassle, I very much encourage you to read this article. It’s not as difficult...

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June
15
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How Anyone Can Create a Staging Site for WordPress

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    Do you run your site on WordPress? When a new update is available, do you click the convenient update button in your dashboard? If so, this will help you understand why that’s about as smart as playing with fire. If your business depends on your website, you’re putting your business at risk. Instead,...

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June
12
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Why Small Businesses Should Consider Venturing Into Chatbots

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    Businesses are always competing for our attention and trying their best to keep up with the ever-growing changes in technology. While some (somehow) still struggle to grasp the importance of mobile or even using social media effectively, others are pulling way ahead. They’ve moving into the era of conversational commerce, or uh, chatbots....

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June
08
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Alternatives to TOR for Anonymous Browsing

Alternatives to TOR for anonymous, private browsing

    For data collectors, analyzing network traffic can prove to be extremely valuable. Your browsing history and behavior is then basically up for sale to advertisers, marketers and those with ulterior motives. Even if your exact identity isn’t given (just information about browsing behavior), it’s still likely possible to use that dataset to identify...

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