Hackers and scammers are constantly probing blogs for security weaknesses, and if they find one they can quickly gain access to your blog’s server and install malware that will turn your blog into a vehicle for distributing all kinds of nefarious code to your blog visitors’ computers. [Read more…]
Are planning to create your own self-hosted blog?
If so, one of your most critical tasks will be choosing a great domain name that matches your blog’s niche, keywords and title.
Your blog’s URL needs to be short enough for readers to remember, yet long enough to provide at least a hint at what your blog’s posts will be about.
Back when I was in the planning stage of creating this blog, I wanted a domain that included three things: [Read more…]
WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the word thanks to its unique combination of power and simplicity.
Virtually all major web hosting companies support WordPress, and several of them now offer WordPress-optimized hosting plans that make creating, running and maintaining a WordPress blog simple, fast and easy. [Read more…]
Question from Manuel O.: I have a blog with a sticky post that I update every day with a few news headlines and a new photo.
The page’s URL is the only thing that stays the same.
When I try to share the updated post on Facebook it always shows the old version of the post instead of the new one. Why is this happening?
Rick’s answer: [Read more…]
In my opinion, WordPress is the most powerful blogging platform out there. And truth be told, it’s also one of the easiest to use.
There are times however when something goes wrong and your blog stops working.
If you’re new to WordPress it can be quite frightening the first time you see the “white screen of death” – the stark, solid white error page that WordPress displays when it encounters what it deems to be a catastrophic error.
I know how easy it is to panic when your blog won’t load, and that dreadful feeling is even more intense when you can’t even log into your WordPress Dashboard.
There are a number of things to check when troubleshooting “white screen” issues, but the first thing I always do when I don’t have a clue what’s causing an issue is to deactivate all the plugins at once to see if the problem goes away. [Read more…]