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Squarespace vs WordPress: Which is a blogger’s dream platform?

It’s now 2017, and technology has turned the world of communication on its head in a matter of two quick decades. If you’re reading this, you probably have a functioning mind and, thus, thoughts and ideas that someone would find helpful, interesting, funny, or entertaining. Enter stage left: the blog. Successful blogs come in all shapes and sizes, of course. …

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Wix or WordPress? Best platforms for Ecommerce

Ecommerce is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to earn money from home.  The online market is booming, and ecommerce sales are showing evidence of unprecedented growth. So you’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon. You’ve trudged through the many steps to starting an ecommerce business, and all of your ideas are in place. However, if you’re finally …

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X Theme: An unbiased, in-depth review

Last year, I came across the X Theme by Themeco, which is the #1 selling WordPress theme on Themeforest.  I have had terrible luck in the past buying one-off themes because the designers often dump a theme to make some sales, but do little in the way of support.  Not surprisingly, I was gun shy.  Although the theme looked impressive, …

An Honest Review of iPage Hosting

Let me put it simply: Do not even consider hosting your website with iPage.  The experience that I have had with iPage was horrendous.  Trust me, there are much better hosting plans available for only a tiny bit more money. The problems with iPage The site that I ran on iPage was incredibly slow.  I thought it may be an optimization issue, …

How to Remove a Category from Showing Up On Your Home Page

There are two ways to remove a category from showing up on your WordPress Theme’s Home Page: (1) You could dive into your theme’s functions.php file, or (2) You could install a really simple free plugin that will do this for you. Method #1: Functions.php This is not terribly difficult to do, but will require some very basic knowledge of working …

4 Beginner Tips for Setting Up WordPress

There are an abundance of simple “How to set up wordpress” tutorials online, so I’ll spare you those details. What I want to teach here are the little-known secrets that can set up your Wordpress site for massive success. Tip #4: Set up permalinks before anything else Your wordpress site creates a link structure that is vital to your website’s success. Suppose you …

Why I Dumped Storm on Demand for Hosting

With the number of website hosting companies springing up all the time, one would think it would be simple to find one that takes care of its customers. Well, I found one, but I went through a horrible experience to realize it. I put my largest website on Storm On Demand servers after the company was recommended by Pat Flynn. …

Stop Making Your Blog Nicer

This morning I walked into my office with a full day scheduled. In the morning I would spend a few hours writing a blog post. This particular post would take several days to prepare because I wanted it to be truly excellent. After working on the blog post, I would spend an hour writing emails to the students in my …