Below are a few useful tips and links for clients.
- Host recommendation
Basically, any host may go bad on you at some point, no matter what! That being said, our current favorite: CanvasHost. It’s on the west coast, uses wind-generated electricity, offers fairly personalized service, and seems to have very fast servers.
- WordPress hosting
If you want really fast WordPress-only hosting:
- If do not need email, choose WPengine.com (downside is they do not do email). Choose the “Personal Plan” if you are a small business without much anticipated traffic.
- E-commerce recommendation
If you’re just doing a basic shop, yet need some design customization, Shopify.com has a great setup, and we can craft a template that works for you. Shopify also has some limited CMS/blogging functionality. (But if you need something more complex with custom features, WooCommerce is generally the way to go.)
- How to clear your cache
When previewing your site during development, sometimes you may need to clear your browser’s cache, which may contain old information.
- Make a screen shot
Sometimes, if you see something weird on your computer but we can’t see it here, it’s helpful to make a screen shot of the active window.
In Windows, it’s pretty easy: Press the PRINT SCREEN key on the keyboard, and then go into Word or a graphics program and PASTE.
- Search Engine Optimization: The Basics
Have good content and lots of links TO your site from other sites.
- Security Scanning
If you want the ultimate in security scanning, try Sucuri.net