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Creator Courses is now on Nexcess’ Managed WooCommerce Hosting

A couple of weeks ago I made the decision to move Creator Courses off of an early version of Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress hosting and onto their new Managed WooCommerce Hosting by Nexcess. I was concerned about a number of things, like performance/speed, development environments, and overall feature set. Let me tell you: I am not disappointed.

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How to Improve Performance on Your WordPress Site

Did you know that 80% of website visitors will abandon your website if it takes more than 5 seconds to load? That’s a lot of lost revenue and opportunities. WordPress gets a bad wrap for for being slow, but it’s not usually WordPress’ fault! If you use the right tools, you can have a nice, fast site that keeps users happy and engaged. So what are the right tools?

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Start a Podcast for Less Than $100 (Podcasting on a Budget)

Welcome to the first installment of Podcasting on a Budget! Over the course of several posts, I’ll talk about how you can start a podcast for less than $100, $250, $600, and $1000. Let’s get started with the lowest barrier for entry: Podcasting for less than $100.

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How To Write An About Page That You’re Proud Of

The About page is one of the most visited pages on your website. It’s also one of the first pages people visit to see who is behind the site and if it’s worth their time. They want to know you and your site are credible and reliable. In this article, we’re going to look at how to write a great about page!

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I recommend SiteGround Hosting, but Who is it for?

Choosing the right hosting company can be an insurmountable task full of features, recommendations, and affiliate links*. There are a wide range of them, depending on what you need and what you know. A few months ago, for example, I switched this site to Liquid Web. Why don’t I just recommend them to everyone? Well the short answer is not everyone needs Liquid Web. I know it and they know it too. There’s no “one size fits all” hosting company; that’s why I recommend two. And today, I’m going to tell you why I recommend SiteGround.

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Now Hosted by Liquid Web!

The Hosting field is an ever-changing landscape that requires constant evaluation to make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck…OK maybe that’s not necessarily true for most folks, but while transferring sites is a bit of a pain in the neck, I still like to make sure I have tried my fair share of web hosts so that I can offer the best recommendation. It’s why I’ve moved this site a few times, and why I’ve moved it again. This time, to Liquid Web.

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WP Engine Easter Egg Saves You 20%

I got a hot tip in my inbox today from one of my favorite hosting companies, WP Engine. For a limited time, when you visit their website and put in the Konami Code (below), you’ll save 20% on your purchase. To activate this discount, enter the following code using arrows and letters on their keyboard when viewing their website:

Cheat Code: Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a 

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Now Powered by WP Engine!

Feature-FastIf you’re reading this, it means you’re now seeing my site being hosted by WP Engine! It’s a move I’ve been meaning to make for a while now (especially since meeting all of you fantastic people at WordCamp Phoenix) and this weekend seemed like a good time to do it. So why did I move from Dreamhost and why did I choose WP Engine? Good questions!

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WordPress Multisite Domain Mapping on Media Temple (dv)

I recently stood up a WordPress Network/Multisite that I wanted to use for several different client “Quick Sites” – simple WordPress sites I offer that don’t require a lot of customization. I thought my steps were simple; install WordPress Multisite and then get top-level domain mapping working. The latter was not as easy as I thought it would be because different hosts handle this in different ways. Here I’ll give you the steps for doing it on a Media Temple Dedicated Virtual Server (dv).

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