Matt Shaffer

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Does My Hosting Provider Keep My Security Up to Date?

Security of WordPress websites is an important matter these days. With 32% of websites being built off of the technology, it has become a large target for attackers. If an attacker is able to find a vulnerability in WordPress, he can attack a large number of sites without the additional work of finding new vulnerabilities […]

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Backing Up Your WordPress Site

Backups are an important part of running a website, but many people don’t have them. What happens if your site gets hacked? What happens if you update a plugin, and your website stops working? What happens if your website hosting provider has a hardware failure, and your content is deleted? All of these questions and […]

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Custom Post Types in WordPress

What are Post Types? A post type allows WordPress to store content in a more organized way. Data from these post types can then be displayed, they are actually stored in the same manner as all posts. For instance: did you know pages in WordPress are actually stored as posts, but with a “Page” post […]

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Creating Child Themes in WordPress

Child themes allow you to extend or modify your theme’s functionality while allowing you to perform painless theme updates in the future. Most large, popular WordPress themes receive years of free updates. If you modify these theme files, your changes will be overwritten by a theme update, and you will have to manually reapply your […]

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Should You Build an App or a Website?

With more than 50% of internet searches taking place on smart phones, having a responsive, mobile-friendly website or app is essential. When deciding which is right for your business, here are a few factors to consider. Mobile Website Advantages [ccc_list id=”website-advantages”] Application Advantages [ccc_list id=”app-advantages”] Determine Your Needs While you can have both an app […]