Here’s how to increase the speed and security of your WordPress website…

Summary WordPress has grown in complexity along with the themes and plugins it relies on. For this reason it's important to have the latest updates including recent updates to PHP. This week WordPress 5.1 was released with several performance upgrades. Keeping all aspects of WordPress updated will help make your site faster and more secure. … Continue reading Here’s how to increase the speed and security of your WordPress website…

Getting Started With WordPress.com Hosting

Introduction The following instructions assume you don't have a website yet, and haven't registered a domain name. However, these instructions are also helpful for someone with a self-hosted WordPress website wanting to use the JetPack plugins suite -- which requires a WordPress.com user account. Keep these instructions open in a window as you go through … Continue reading Getting Started With WordPress.com Hosting

WordPress.com Twenty Fourteen Theme – Disable Hyphenation

Overview Automatic hyphenation is enabled by default for the Twenty Fourteen WordPress Theme for WordPress.com hosted websites. If you've paid for the ability to customize your website ($30 a year), it's possible to disable this feature in the CSS Customization window. If you're self hosting, then you can add the JetPack plug-in and connect it … Continue reading WordPress.com Twenty Fourteen Theme – Disable Hyphenation

WordPress.com to WordPress.org Website Migration Tips

Summary This page provides a brief introduction to WordPress.com and WordPress.org (self hosted) options for hosting a website. Then below instructions are provided for migrating from WordPress.com hosting to WordPress.org with a self-hosting provider. WordPress.com Hosting Some websites are anticipated to be well served, indefinitely, by the WordPress.com hosting package that costs $18 per year. … Continue reading WordPress.com to WordPress.org Website Migration Tips

WordPress.com User Roles: Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Follower, Viewer

User roles determine the access level or permissions of a person authorized (invited by an Administrator) to use a WordPress.com site.SummaryAdministrator – nothing is off limitsEditor – has access to all posts, pages, comments, categories, tags, and links.Author – can write, upload photos to, edit, and publish their own posts.Contributor – has no publishing or uploading capability, but can … Continue reading WordPress.com User Roles: Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Follower, Viewer

WordPress.com Momentary Outage on 15 April 2014

A momentary outage was observed with WordPress.com and websites hosted through their service. For a few minutes, the site was unavailable. This may be related to some updating that's been done recently across the entire WordPress platform (including self hosted sites). In recent days self hosted sites are being updated automatically to version 3.8.3 to … Continue reading WordPress.com Momentary Outage on 15 April 2014

WordPress.com Twenty Fourteen Theme Facebook Like Box Widget Optimal Settings

If you're using the Twenty Fourteen theme hosted by WordPress.com and would like to use the Facebook Like Box widget, the following settings seem to work best. Placement: Content Sidebar (the wide right column area) Width: 300px Height: 290px Color Scheme: Light Show Faces: checked Show Border: checked The above settings produce a Facebook Like … Continue reading WordPress.com Twenty Fourteen Theme Facebook Like Box Widget Optimal Settings