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WordPress 5.0 is officially live! This is a big update for all WordPress websites, so we write this post to inform you to NOT run the update immediately! There are some steps that we highly recommend you take to ensure your website doesn’t break.
Don’t run the update?
Our support department has noticed a trending issue where users are updating to WordPress 5.0 and the update is causing major errors across the user’s website.
Continue reading WORDPRESS USERS: Don’t Run The WordPress 5.0 Update Immediately! at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Launching a podcast is easier than ever before. You don’t need a lot of money or experience to get started, but there’s a lot of misinformation out there on just how to get things going.
Here are some requirements to launch your podcast:
Artwork. You need to have an art piece that represents your podcast. It must be square with a minimum dimension of 1400 x 1400 pixels and a maximum of 3000 x 3000 pixels.
Continue reading The Tools Required to Launch Your Podcast at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
For years now, the industry standard for engaging with an audience has been to create a blog –but it looks like those tides are turning. A quick search on Google Trends will show you that “podcast” is on an upward trend while “blog” is steadily heading down.
Why is that? Well, podcasts certainly aren’t new. In fact, they’ve been around for years. What is new is the way that people acquire and consume media?
Continue reading Why Podcasts Are the New Blogs at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Did you come here looking for the best WordPress auto backup plugin? We’re going to go over some options with you today – but first, we need to discuss the importance of backing up your site.
If you’re not already backing up your website, then you should be. It’s one of the most important things you can do for your business. Unfortunately, it’s also something that many business owners let fall by the wayside.
Continue reading Looking for a WordPress Auto Backup Plugin at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Two years ago, Google announced that more than 50 million websites worldwide are infected with malicious code. Last year, there was a 212% increase in that number. What does that mean? It means your website has to protect itself. Did you know that another site can infect yours and make it vulnerable to attack?
Website security is essential for your business and we have five very good reasons why. Website security denotes trust and competency, is essential for search engine optimization (SEO), helps avoid spoofing, prevents customer data exploitation, and offers protection from hacking.
Continue reading Why Website Security is Important for Your Business at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
One common hosting type for WordPress websites is Managed WordPress Hosting. What exactly is that? If you are trying to get a personal blog or an online business off the ground, your focus may not be specifically on the technical details of the server. You are probably more focused on adding content to your blogs or growing your business with quality services and products.
Managed WordPress Hosting allows you to do exactly that.
Continue reading What Is Managed WordPress Hosting? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Between shared, dedicated, and VPS web hosting, it can be pretty hard to figure out exactly which one is best for you and which one makes the most sense for your company. VPS web hosting is a fairly new option that is catching on because it offers an in-between option for users who aren’t quite ready to spring for a dedicated server but have outgrown a shared server.
Since VPS hosting is still capturing attention as a viable alternative, let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about the service.
Continue reading Top Common VPS Web Hosting Questions at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
If you’re new to creating or managing a blog or website, you may feel a little overwhelmed when looking for easy WordPress hosting. You have to figure out all the basics: install WordPress. set up the pages, design your website, create content, add images, and so much more. Before all of that, however, you need to find a place to park your site. You need a hosting provider. Prices and packages vary by such extremes that it can seem overwhelming.
Continue reading Easy WordPress Hosting for Your Website at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress, recently announced that WordPress 5.0 will be released on Thursday, December 6th.
“Based on the stability, testing, and reports on the release candidates for WordPress 5.0 so far, we are now targeting Thursday December 6th for public release and announcement.”
You may ask, what is WordPress 5.0 and will it really make that much of a difference to my website?
Continue reading WordPress 5.0 Is Set to Release in 2 Days! at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
The holidays are fast approaching! If you run an e-commerce site, it’s about to get a lot more traffic. For many retailers, this is the busiest time of the year–and as a small business, it’s imperative that your website is running at peak performance.
With big sites like Amazon and Walmart to compete with, you can’t risk a poor customer experience.
Now is the time to prep and get make sure everything is in order–these are our suggestions for improving your holiday sales strategy:
Optimize for Speed
This holiday season, site speed should be your #1 priority.
Continue reading Optimize Your eCommerce Site for the Holiday Season at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
One of our most commonly asked questions is, “What is a virtual server?” Until recently, you had two main types of hosting options: shared hosting (the cheapest and most common option); and, dedicated server hosting option that is completely yours (the most expensive option).
Luckily, hosting companies can now offer a middle-of-the-road option: the virtual private server. A virtual private server (or VPS), offers you all the power and customization options of a dedicated server without the high cost.
Continue reading What Is a Virtual Server – A Breakdown for Beginners at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
No one can deny that social media is one of the best ways to market your business to the world. Unfortunately, chances are good that your competitors probably know this as well.
So, how do you find your way through the tangle of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and all the other social media platforms that are out there? It takes a lot of strategic planning to become a major player in the social media marketing world.
Continue reading Successful Social Media Marketing Requires Strategy at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
This time of season is a great time to start running sales through your online store.
E-commerce during this holiday season can be tied to a variety of different events and promotions. But how do you turn your traffic into sales? This is a major problem for many stores who see lots of people checking out the website, but very few who are following through with actual purchases.
Here’s how you can use autumn sales to get your visitors to fall in love with your products:
Get your customers to trust you — No one is going to buy from your business if they feel like they can’t trust you with their data.
Continue reading Let Your Website Visitors Fall Into Your Autumn Store Sale at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Have you taken the time to install one of the best free WordPress backup plugins on your website? You may ask, which one? There are so many!
These days, if you’re not doing business online, you’re not doing business at all. But what would happen if you lost all your data? Between hackers, viruses and just plain user error, it happens. If you’re down for even a few minutes, your audience will notice!
Continue reading Why Having a Backup Strategy for Your Site is Necessary at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
More than 90% of consumers access video content on the web. Video consumption is progressing quickly and we believe video will soon surpass all other content categories. Still, you may wonder if it’s worth using video as part of your marketing strategy.
In one word: yes. If it’s not already a part of your toolbox, it’s time to add it. Here’s why:
It’s Great for SEO
Video can help improve your search engine ranking in a couple of ways:
First, it increases your click-through rates: Including video on your page drives a 157 percent increase in organic traffic from SERPs.
Continue reading How Video Can Help Grow Your Website at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Your newsletter represents your business. The way you design it matters, and it should be flexible based on your needs. We’ve compiled our list of favorite newsletter design trends to help you try something new on the path to building better email marketing.
From gamification (a game that offers a reward at the end of the entertaining experience) and interactive menus to style carousels and color palette choices, interactive elements in your email marketing can lead the way in click-throughs and ROI.
Continue reading Better Email Marketing: Newsletter Design Trends at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Question: Should I setup my WordPress website to auto-update?
The security of your website is one of the most important responsibilities of owning a business. It’s imperative that you keep your website and its security measures updated since the types of attacks are always changing.
Let’s look at the options.
Manual updates have a few steps that have to be completed for a successful update:
Create a sandbox site to begin your updates (provided this option is available)
Backup your site, files, and database tables.
Continue reading Should You Auto-Update Your Website? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Cybersecurity has been all over the news in recent years, and for good reason. With large companies like Equifax, Lyft, and Facebook getting hacked, millions of people have had their personal information compromised.
If you think that your business website is safe because it’s not big enough to be targeted, you’re wrong. There is no job that is “too small” for hackers. They want data and they don’t care where it comes from – and small businesses are often an easy mark.
Continue reading The Basics of Cybersecurity for Website Owners at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
SEO is one of those buzz terms you hear all over the place – but is it actually something you need to be concerned about? In one word: yes. SEO can make or break a business.
In a nutshell, SEO is Google’s way of determining how to rank your webpage (or where to position you in search results). And, since 75% of people will never look past the first page of results, it’s important to rank high.
Continue reading SEO for Beginners: Actionable Tips You Can Use Right Away at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Social media marketing is a buzzword that gets thrown around often. Small businesses don’t have the larger budget options of larger corporations, so how can they make a big impact? The answer is social media marketing campaigns.
Know Your Audience
You need to know your target audience, where they can be found when they’re more likely to engage with you and what they want to know about. You then use this information to build a campaign showing them (with quality content) why they should connect with you online.
Continue reading How to Make an Impact with Small Business Social Media Marketing at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
The Industry Buzz section is divided into three major sections, which is then subdivided into smaller sections.
Corporate Blogs which include official blogs from web hosts, registrars, search engines and other related sites.
Magazines & Blogs include interesting websites related to the hosting industry, but not necessarily from official company blogs.
Industry Leaders include personal blogs from important industry leaders, such as employees from Google and WordPress. These blogs sometimes include insights on how industry leaders think, but also may contain topics not related to hosting.