If you are new to WordPress or just looking for some helpful tips, I found a nice article on a website called Entrepreneur. WordPress is popular and theses tips can help you not overlook some obvious and not so obvious ways to optimize your site.
Here’s a snippet from the article that is reminds you just how popular WordPress is:
“This content management service (CMS) is used by millions of business owners who live in every corner of the world. More than 400 million websites worldwide are powered by WordPress, including more than 100 million in the United States. WordPress sites around the world publish posts every 17 seconds. Most of the top one million websites in the world are powered by WordPress and related to business. These facts clearly show the significance of WordPress as a content management service for businesses of all sizes.”
Fonts can change the look, feel, and mood for your website. A good way to make a retro looking site is to find a retro style font. Luckily I found a hefty dose of free retro fonts at a site called Creative Bloq that offers 36 free retro fonts.
When I was choosing a host, my wife suggested that I try how cloud web hosting. You actually rent a virtual private server that allows on the fly scaling. I decided to go with a company called DigitalOcean. They are affordable and have awesome features. They have a referral service, so tell them I sent you! Here is a few key points from their website:
What is DigitalOcean?
DigitalOcean is a cloud infrastructure provider focused on simplifying web infrastructure for software developers.
What are DigitalOcean’s key advantages?
- SSD-only cloud – DigitalOcean’s servers use only high-performance Solid State Disks. Their speed directly benefits the performance of hosted web sites and applications. All DigitalOcean cloud servers are live and configurable in less than one minute.
- Simple Control Panel – DigitalOcean’s command center makes configuring cloud servers and development frameworks simple and intuitive.
- Professional hosting starting at $5 U.S. per month – DigitalOcean’s transparent and simple pricing model starts at $5 per month and offers hourly billing.
- Active Developer Community – DigitalOcean’s community pages are continually updated and moderated. Developers will find numerous tutorials, a robust Q & A section, and myriad community projects.
- Linux distributions/one-click installations – DigitalOcean offers five popular Linux distributions that can be automatically pre-installed upon deployment of a server: Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, and CoreOS. FreeBSD is also supported. A multitude of application stacks can be installed with just one click, including LAMP, LEMP, MEAN, and Docker; also development frameworks Ruby on Rails, Django and node; as well as popular applications like eCommerce software Magento, CMS solutions WordPress and Ghost, and MediaWiki.
What advantages does an SSD cloud server have over a shared hosting plan?
DigitalOcean users can have their personal cloud server spun up and active in 55 seconds. Each box comes with full root access, a choice of operating systems, and the ability to customize the setup.
What advantages does an SSD cloud server have over a dedicated server?
DigitalOcean allows on the fly scaling—a task that is much more difficult on a dedicated box. Changing the amount of RAM on a box can be done with a simple reboot, while expanding the disk size takes less than an hour. The same process can take hours or days with a dedicated setup.
The prices are awesomely low! Does DigitalOcean make a profit?
We are able to make enough profit to keep the lights on 🙂
Do you have a referral program?
Yes we do! Customers can refer their friends and earn $25 in account credits or payout. Click here to learn more about how our referral program works.
It’s Stars Wars Day! Need I say more?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens..L to R: Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford)..Ph: Film Frame..©Lucasfilm 2015
There might be an easier way to do this, but I use a site called: http://whatsmy.browsersize.com/. Just go to the site and set the browser windows size, then refresh the page!
If you feel that your internet connection is slower than usual, your ISP maybe limiting your bandwidth. I ran across this article that utilizes a simple free online service at TestMy.net The site has lots of useful tools and articles. I found this tool on a tech site called Tasy Tech Bytes.
Not everyone has a knack for knowing which colors look best together. Adobe has a cool site that can help the color challenged. The site is called Kuhler, but it looks like the name may have changed to Adobe Color CC. The site is a must have tool (or a similar tool) when dealing with Web design or anything else that requires a color scheme.