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Need Help Finding a WordPress Host? Here’s a Complete Guide

So, why should you pay for hosting when there are “hosted solutions” available, that are often free? It’s true… you can launch a web site or blog using a free platform. There are heaps of them. You’ve got the likes of: WordPress.com, Blogger (or Blogspot), Tumblr, Medium… and a host of others… even niche-specific hosted web site options. Some of them even have in-built traffic and free promotional tools. So, why bother seeking out a hosted platform that costs money?

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AMP Boot Camp: Making Your WordPress Site AMP-Only

AMP, or Accelerated Mobile Pages, is meant to be displayed on mobile devices that often lack in the powerful hardware of the desktop computer. AMP pages are marked up in a special way, and keep speed in mind. They limit the tags that can be used, and feature a rule set of which can be looked at as “best practice” for keeping web pages light weight and fast. Months ago, when dreaming up a new personal project, I decided that

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7 Proven Ways to Create Powerful Headlines for Your Content

You’ve seen the “STOP” and “SLOW DOWN” signs on your local highways, right? Even if you’re driving at 100 kph, you read them and obediently follow the instructions. You hardly ever miss them because they’re in your face with a clear message. That’s exactly what a magnetic headline does as well. It makes your readers stop and take notice, even if they have a hundred other posts on their Twitter or Facebook timelines. But if your headlines are boring, you’re

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Comic Creators Band Together for Orlando Tribute Book

Comic Creators Band Together Two publishers unite for a good cause. By Jesse Schedeen DC Comics and IDW Publishing are teaming up once more, but this time for a charitable cause. The two publishers are working together on a graphic novel anthology called Love Is Love. Proceeds from the book will benefit the charity Equality Florida and its efforts to help victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. The graphic novel is being organized by writer Marc Andreyko, known

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Opera’s free, unlimited VPN arrives on the desktop stable release

Opera’s free, unlimited VPN arrives on the desktop stable release After a few months in the developer and beta channels, Opera’s built-in VPN feature has finally graduated to the stable version of the desktop browser, allowing users to bypass geo-restrictions for online content and browse the web more securely by providing a secure, encrypted tunnel between your computer and a website or remote server. The new app is based on the SurfEasy VPN service acquired by Opera last year. It’s

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Website Builders

Website Builders Wondering what it takes to build and host your own wiki? Perhaps you want to run your own custom-themed encyclopedia, or host living documentation for your organization. Whatever your specific case is, the following tips and guidelines will help you identify the best tools and vendors for building and hosting your wiki. Background on Wikis A wiki is a collection of pages — or an entire website — dedicated to modifiable content that is contributed and maintained by

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Fast Guide to Wiki Website Builders

Website Builders [guide]   Wondering what it takes to build and host your own wiki? Perhaps you want to run your own custom-themed encyclopedia, or host living documentation for your organization. Whatever your specific case is, the following tips and guidelines will help you identify the best tools and vendors for building and hosting your wiki. Background on Wikis A wiki is a collection of pages — or an entire website — dedicated to modifiable content that is contributed and

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How Important is Bing SEO for My Website?

Bing SEO How useful is it? If you’re like most small-business webmasters, the term “search engine” likely conjures one name in your mind: Google. But despite the fact that the California-based company handles nearly two-thirds of online searches in the U.S.—and an even larger percentage of the global market—Google’s not the only game in town. Microsoft’s competing product, Bing, might only account for a small fraction of the industry’s market share, but that’s still more than 100 million active users.

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Web Hosting FAQ

Web Hosting FAQ Have you found yourself in a position where you need to develop a website or online project and don’t know where to begin? If your initial reaction to the term “hosting plan” is a customer service guide for a hotel, you might find the website hosting FAQ as helpful as it is informative. What Is the Difference Between a Website Builder and Website Hosting? While it can be easy to confuse the two—and the desire to interchange

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