Website Design Tips &
Website Maintenance – Compilation
We have compiled articles that give you website design tips, setting up email marketing, keeping your website up to date, and the importance of having a backup of your website.
SMTP is a “Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.” WordPress Hosting Services are not very good for sending emails. What I mean is that most hosting companies limit the number of emails sent from a WordPress site or even block that functionality. Also, most website hosting companies know that most WordPress sites are not well managed, they get hacked, and the WordPress email send service will send spam if not properly locked down.
When people think “Website Design,” they usually think of what the website looks like, but that is only 1/2 of the equation. Website design also includes user optimization, search engine optimization, site navigation, and visitor appeal.
You cannot overstate the importance of keeping your WordPress website up-to-date. Three elements need continuous updates:
- WordPress Core
- WordPress Themes
- WordPress Plugins
I have been in the Website Hosting, Website Design, and IT business for more than a decade. I have found that data backup and disaster recovery is a forgotten task. Because of the reliability of computers and servers, we forget that the seemingly impossible can happen. We can lose data in a moment, a hard drive can fail, we can lose a thumb drive, or worse, data can be hacked or hardware stolen.