WP Mentor (WordPress Mentor) is a specialist service designed to assist those wishing to get starting using WordPress – with a little extra support to avoid the pitfalls of using a new system. From registering domain names to organising web hosting and setting up the site functions with plugins, we’ll walk with you until you no longer need help. Automatic back-ups, security, contact forms or connecting with social networks, we’ve got your back. Then we’ll gladly wave you off like a proud parent sending the kids off to University… WP Mentor – with you on your WordPress journey Some of (more…)
Copy a WordPress site from one host to another with ease with the WordPress Coach. If you’ve had a WordPress site built but can no longer access the admin dashboard, you’ll probably be wondering if there is a way to copy a WordPress site from one host to another without having to login. Great news! There is! There are many reasons for this, you may have forgotten your login details or fallen out with your web guy – it doesn’t matter. Your content is safe and you can get control back. We need to look at a few things first, (more…)
Are you thinking about using WordPress for your business website?
So, you’ve heard that WordPress is taking over the internet and people are turning to it in droves, but you still have a few questions…
Here are five things worth considering that will help you in your decision making process:
- Control – What level of control can I have?
- Support for WordPress – is it easy to find support?
- Security – Is WordPress secure?
- Costs – what will I have to pay for?
- Social Media Sharing – Is WP good for sharing content?
Continue reading “5 things to consider when thinking about using WordPress for business”
Why do I need web hosting? Web hosting is like renting a computer (without a screen) in someone else’s house. When you want to look on your computer, you knock on the door. If you’ve paid your rent to them for looking after your computer, you have the right to knock on the door and use it. Web servers are the same. They hold the files that display the website and it’s a permanent place where the domain name can ‘point’ to, called an IP address. When you type in a domain name, it knows where to take you to (more…)
The WP Mentor brand was born out of a photo of a sunset taken at Riverside Country Park in Medway, Kent on my iPhone. Here’s the full story of how it became the brand image for WP Mentor. The original brand name was going to be ‘WordPress Coach’ and I’d conducted a few WordPress workshops in Rochester at the Pausenbrot Cafe in Rochester, I purchased the domain name wordpress-coach.co.uk, built the website and was about to hit the social media marketing space hard before realising that you are not allowed to use the term ‘WordPress’ in a domain name. Doh! (more…)
It can be a complicated process depending on who you have your domain name registered with but here are a few point that we learned. In your domain registrar account, you need to find the ‘manage domains’ or ‘Edit DNS’ area. You want to be looking for where you can add a new CNAME value. Here’s what it looks like on BlueHost: Here’s how it looks in Cpanel: Once this is done, we are ready to proceed to the next step. This is where we configure the subdomain to point to the right funnel link. 2. Next, login to your (more…)
What is SSD Cloud Hosting?
SSD Cloud Hosting is cloud based, super fast, UK web hosting. It’s what we’re using and here’s why.
The videos below explain the key things you need to know about the difference between SSD and HDD hosting. These are the storage devices that the web servers use to store our website files, much like a PC stores data files.
- HDD = Hard Disk Drive
- SSD = Solid State Drive
- Cloud hosting means that files are stored in multiple locations
We’ve just moved 12 sites over to SSD Cloud Hosting and the difference is amazing. This site is hosted on SSD servers from Pickaweb and the service and support has been amazing. Continue reading “SSD Cloud Hosting vs HDD shared hosting”
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