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Taking Care of Your Website

Once your website is live, your job isn’t over. You need to take care of your website so that it helps your business or organization. From making sure all of the information on the website is correct to taking care of the technical side of things, there’s a lot you need to do. This learning journey will help you understand all of the things you need to take care of your website.

A website isn’t something that you just build and then forget about it. A website that is actually going to help your business grow over time is something that you always have to be working on.

For example, if you have a WordPress website, you have to run plugin, theme and WordPress core updates on a weekly basis so that you have all of the new available features and that your website is secure.

Plus, you also need to make sure that your content is fresh and up-to-date. Have you hired a new team member? Make sure that their information is on your team page, if you have once. Has your business moved locations or changed the hours of operation? Make sure that information is correct on your website so people know where and when to go.

This learning journey will walk you through everything you need to know for how to manage your website so that it helps your business grow.

Properly Updating Your WordPress Website

Properly Updating Your WordPress Website

You know what the little cycle icon in the top menu bar of your WordPress website means. It means that you need to update a plugin, theme or WordPress core. Most updates are fine, but occasionally one might break your website. Here’s how you can update your website while mitigating that risk.

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Developing a plan to updating your WordPress website

Updating components of your website is incredibly important. But it can be risky with an update potentially taking down your site. Here’s a start for developing a plan to update the site.

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How to manage a WordPress website

It might seem easy right now to manage your WordPress website. But with threats and all of the updates, it can get pretty overwhelming. But here are some simple things you can do to properly manage your WordPress website.

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WordPress Website Update Checklist

This checklist will walk you through the basic steps of updating your WordPress website so you can feel confident you’re doing it right.

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The Ultimate Guide to Securing Your Small Business WordPress Website

Security with your WordPress website is a tricky thing. But if you follow these steps, you can make your website as secure as possible.

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What is Google PageSpeed Insights and why does it matter?

Your page loading time is extremely important in today’s web. And Google PageSpeed Insights helps you figure out the ways you can speed up your website right now.

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How to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

How to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

How fast does your WordPress website load? Most likely it’s not loading as quickly as you would like it to. But the good news is that there are relatively easy ways for you speed up your WordPress website to give your visitors a much better experience. So today let’s take a look at some of…

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Keeping your website speed quick without paying too much

Time is money. And if your website is taking a long time to load for viewers, that’s money you could be losing out on. So here are some ways to keep your site fast without paying tons of money.

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Why you shouldn’t use the new WordPress auto updates feature

WordPress 5.5 brings in a cool new auto updates feature for plugins and themes. While this might seem like a great way to reduce the amount of time you spend updating a website, there are some potential pitfalls that will be a major headache.

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Six accessibility fixes you can make to your website today

Every website should be accessible to everyone. Yes, even yours. But it can be a tricky thing to get started. So here are some fixes you can check on your website.

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Improvements you can make to your website

A website is never complete. Instead, you’re always looking for ways that you can improve it so that it gets better at helping you achieve your goals. So here are some improvements you’ll probably want to make for your website.

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Make sure to document your website

Do you know why you installed that plugin or how to set up your website from scratch? If not, it’s time to start documenting your website today. It will help save you and any developer you hire time and headaches.

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The importance of staying up-to-date with web, tech news

As a business owner, you don’t have a lot of time. So you might not stay up-to-date with the latest web and tech news. But if your business has a website, you should at least keep an eye on it.

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Testing Early Versions of WordPress Releases

Testing Early Versions of WordPress Releases

In the couple of months or so before a major release, the WordPress team will release several beta and release candidates for that major release. But, how can you test those versions with your website, themes and plugins? Well, the answer is pretty simple.

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