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Which High-Performance Host is Right for Your WordPress Website?

If you've​ got a WordPress website, we're willing to bet online advertisements from generic hosting services like BlueHost and HostGator have targeted you before.

How do we know?​

These companies have massive advertising budgets and capture large swaths of uninformed and unsuspecting customers as a result. To ensure you won't be one of them, we're not going to waste your time reviewing such big name brands and their dollar store hosting plans.

Instead, we're going to discuss a new breed of hosting companies that have been gaining ground in the past few years with two qualities we think are crucial:

  1. A focus on high performance (which we like because speed matters).
  2. And hosting made specifically for WordPress websites (which we like because WordPress rocks - and also powers a lot of the Internet).​

If you’re just getting started and don’t have significant traffic yet, the generic hosting options might be good enough for you right now. But once your site starts to perk up, you'll want to dump them for something better. 

In this overview, we're going to show you the current landscape of WordPress specialized hosting services, what they have to offer and which ones deliver the best bang for your hard earned buck.

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WordPress Comments: Disqus, Jetpack, Facebook Comments or Livefyre?

Comments have always played an important role in blogging and content marketing. If you’re familiar with my product creation process, you also know that for me personally, comments have been an important source of insights into what exactly my customers (and potential customers) want out of a product.

If you have a WordPress website, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a commenting system. Apart from the default comments that come part and parcel with WordPress, you can also choose from these alternatives: Disqus, Jetpack Comments,Facebook Comments, Livefyre Comments and SolidOpinion.

Read on to discover the pros and cons of each solution, as well as my personal favorites.

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Turning WordPress into a Sales-Machine – OptimizePress and Alternatives

OptimizePress is a very popular theme that transforms a WordPress website into something like a Swiss army knife for marketers. With it, you can easily create sales-pages, launch-pages and lead capture pages.

However, it is not the only theme of this kind and neither is it the newest. Is OptimizePress 2.0 the best option, or is there an alternative that’s better suited to your business?

Read this review to find out which of the following solutions takes the crown: 10 Minute Pages, Authority Pro 3FlexSqueeze, InstaBuilder, OptimizePress 2.0, Premise, ProAffiliate Theme, ProfitsTheme, PT InstantSalesPress Pro or WP Enlighten.

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WordPress Security: How to Lock Down Your WordPress Site

At the time of writing, the number one suggestion in the Votebox is about online security. How can you keep your site from getting hacked and taken down, or worse, being “injected” with malicious code that might even affect your visitors in a negative way?

If you own many websites, chances are that you’ve had one or several of them compromised at some point and that’s never a pleasant experience.

In this post, we’ll take a look at the exact steps you can take to secure your WordPress websites, as quickly and easily as possible.

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WordPress Visitor Feedback Plugins

A marketing lesson that can’t be repeated too often is that you always need to focus on your customer’s or prospect’s wants and needs. Who are they? What are they looking for? What are their issues? What are their goals? The more insights of this kind you have, the better and more focused you can make your marketing efforts.

In this review, you’ll find a comparison of six different WordPress plugins that are all designed to help you get feedback from your website visitors. The six candidates are: smartFeedback, ninety Feedback Plugin, Creative Feedback Form, Usernoise Pro, Avia Feedback Box and TotalFeedback.

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How to Make Minor Adjustments to Your WordPress Theme

Ever wanted to make just some minor adjustments to your WordPress theme’s design, but didn’t know how? In this post, I’ll show you the easiest way to tweak a site’s design, even if you have almost no coding skills at all.

This post is partially in response to a question I was asked after publishing my post about fonts and the importance of making your text as easily readable as possible. Of course, it’s nice to know which fonts to use and what size the text should be, but how do you actually change these settings in your own WordPress theme?

Watch the video below to find out:
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wpMassUpdater Review

Here’s a quick review of wpMassUpdater, which is a tool so essential, that you’ll probably rush off and order it before you reach the end of the page. At least, my reaction when I first heard about his was: “How did I ever live without this?” Now, don’t worry, I’m not talking about some push-button money making BS product. No, wpMassUpdater does one thing and one thing only: It saves you massive amounts of time.

 

 

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