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Impressions From WordCamp US 2019

As a longtime sponsor of open-source projects, InMotion Hosting was thrilled to have the opportunity to sponsor WordCamp US 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. WordCamp US is the year end WordPress meetup for North America. There were over 2,000 attendees – including Cody, Harry, and Joseph from InMotion Hosting. Each of them attended an expert speaker session and we wanted to take the opportunity to share their highlights: Cody Murphy On Marketing and Automation I attended a fascinating session about automation by Beka Rice, Head of Product at Skyverge. Continue reading Impressions From WordCamp US 2019 at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Types Of Key Performance Indicators You May Have Missed

You put a lot of effort into maximizing your website’s potential through SEO and choosing the best web hosting, and naturally, you want to be able to see the ROI in a meaningful way.  Key performance indicators or KPIs are a great way to do that. A KPI is a metric that measures important data over time.  They can be viewed separately for a drilled down look at an area of success or struggle or in totality to provide a big-picture view of customer engagement through SEO. Continue reading Types Of Key Performance Indicators You May Have Missed at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Install Or Not? One Plugin Can Break Your WordPress Site

Don’t let it happen to you. One plugin can tank your WordPress site. No matter what kind of hosting you have, a bad plugin is simply bad. But how can you know which plugins will be safe to run on your site? Explore that question below by learning how to perform a plugin review. Understanding the importance of the plugin review procedure Learn why you need WordPress Hosting What’s new in the InMotion Hosting support center? Continue reading Install Or Not? One Plugin Can Break Your WordPress Site at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

The Road Ahead: WordPress 5.3 Updates and New Theme

The version 5.3 core update includes several big changes that may alter the way you use WordPress. It also debuts the new Twenty Twenty default theme.  You can expect these updates to appear November 2019, but in this article you’ll get a preview of things to come. Check out the official news release from WordPress.org for a detailed rundown of anticipated changes. WordPress Core Updates Here is a quick list of some of the changes that you can expect in WordPress 5.3: Updates to the Image and Media Library Updates to Site health scoring Several improvements for the Gutenberg editor SMS Integration Keyboard Navigation Improvements Several updates to blocks Block style variation change saves Better Timezone Support An update for WP-CLI to v2.3.0 Updates to prepare for PHP 7.4 Multi-Site improvements Optimized Bulk Plugin Updates Accessibility Improvements inside of Gutenburg And Periodic Admin email verification Keeping up with change involves diligence, but InMotion Hosting is staying ahead of the game to make sure all WordPress hosting packages are up to date. Continue reading The Road Ahead: WordPress 5.3 Updates and New Theme at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

5 Super Simple Ways to Create a Killer Landing Page in WordPress

A landing page for WordPress is more than a great image or some thought-provoking text.  It’s the first thing that a viewer will see when they get to your site.  The old adage about first impressions does apply.  We will focus on 5 basic tenets that will help to create killer landing pages. 1. Plan the Content You Put on Your Landing Page Before you put together content for your landing page, you should plan everything that you intend to provide on the page. Continue reading 5 Super Simple Ways to Create a Killer Landing Page in WordPress at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

InMotion Hosting Spotlight – Joe Cartonia

Everyone knows people like Joe. You know, that person that you know either has an answer to your question, or at least can point you in the right direction. Joe is our local, walking, talking search engine. Joe isn’t just a good guy from Buffalo who’s generous with his time and knowledge, he’s also a musician and a coder. Joe works as a Software Engineer with BoldGrid and has a general interest in technology. Continue reading InMotion Hosting Spotlight – Joe Cartonia at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Prevent WordPress Website Hacking with these 3 Tips

Sometimes you just need a few suggestions to get going with a concept. In this case, we want a few tips on how to keep our WordPress website from being hacked. Keep in mind that these are just a few suggestions out of many that will help keep your users and your data secure. For a more in-depth discussion, check out 10 Steps to Better Website Security. Tip 1 – Use an SSL Certificate If you are working with a WordPress site that requires a password or takes payments from credit cards then it should be mandatory that you use an SSL Certificate. Continue reading Prevent WordPress Website Hacking with these 3 Tips at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

5 Ways To Get Involved In The WordPress Community

WordPress is just a system. It’s an app. But the people who use WordPress and contribute to its ongoing improvement bring their unique experiences to the program. Whether you’re just a WordPress user or a developer building plugins and contributing to the core, there’s a growing community of other WordPress users out there you can connect with. You never know what you might learn by taking WordPress off your screen and bringing it into the world. Continue reading 5 Ways To Get Involved In The WordPress Community at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Master Your Inbox For Focus and Clarity

Did you know spam makes up most of the email traffic going back and forth from inboxes all over the world? It’s not surprising at all how much spam is out there when you consider how much time you spend clearing all that crud out of your inbox. Most knowledge workers spend 5.6 hours per day checking email. All that constant checking will not only cause a serious lack of productivity but is sure to get stressful. Continue reading Master Your Inbox For Focus and Clarity at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

What To Look For In WordPress Security Plugins

Plugins make working in WordPress super easy. If there’s a feature you don’t have, you just look for a plugin, and—most of the time—you find it. But have too many plugins slows down your site and introduces security risks. For the most secure WordPress site, you need a strong base. That’s why InMotion Hosting created their own WordPress Hosting package. Rigorous server-side security means you can spend less time hardening your hosting and more time creating a better website. Continue reading What To Look For In WordPress Security Plugins at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Hampton Roads WordPress Meet Up Group Member Spotlight – How Carson

How Carson When you’re talking with How Carson, you can sense the long history of his experience with WordPress. How worked in Philadelphia for many years as a site administrator and trainer through a co-operative(co-op) called US Server Net. He describes the co-op as, “…a place where if you have a problem with graphics, then you can talk with a graphics expert. Or, if you need help with developing a front end, then you would be directed to an experienced developer who was also a member of the co-op.” They would bring your particular problem to a person who had the skills and experience to give you an answer. Continue reading Hampton Roads WordPress Meet Up Group Member Spotlight – How Carson at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

6 Ways to Secure Your Web Activity From Your Computer

We’re not a computer repair company. But there are many daily tasks that blur the line between your IT helpdesk, or tech savvy friend, and our 24/7 web hosting technical support. Think about how much of what you do daily relates to web hosting. You interact with email, websites, and mobile applications every day. When you have issues regarding any of these, we’re able to at least give you guidance on how to get the right answer if we can’t resolve the issue. Continue reading 6 Ways to Secure Your Web Activity From Your Computer at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Pro Projects That Require A Dedicated Server

You may be wondering, do I need a dedicated server? Deciding whether or not to make a jump up to dedicated is not a life-altering decision. It comes down to data and dollars. If your business is growing, your hosting needs will change. Dedicated hosting is just another way to serve the best possible experience and add the most value for your prospects.  Here are a handful of situations that warrant dedicated hosting: Hosting A Podcast The marketing effects of a successful podcast is very tempting. Continue reading Pro Projects That Require A Dedicated Server at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Safety First (Solving Problems the WordPress Way)

Adding features to your site can be a joy or a headache. Introducing third-party code through plugins or manual copying and pasting is easy and gets the job done, but it can also create new hazards that weren’t an issue before. Have you ever copied code onto your site and received a long series of obscure errors? Everyone has. That’s why WordPress provides its users a “WordPress way” of getting things done safely and effectively. Continue reading Safety First (Solving Problems the WordPress Way) at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

5 Free Ways to Learn Linux

The graphic user interface (GUI) makes computer tasks easier for those uncomfortable with the text-only terminal, or command line interface (CLI). It’s quicker and less prone to issues caused by typing mistakes. However, the CLI is more powerful (for those who can take full advantage of it) than the GUI which is a middle-man limited by buttons and specific character requirements. You can complete many important tasks using cPanel and Webhost Manager (WHM). Continue reading 5 Free Ways to Learn Linux at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Be a DIYer. Build a super cool website with a builder.

Feeling crafty? Nothing lets you flex your creative muscle more than a DIY website builder.   The fact is, some people just like to be in control. They don’t want to leave the look and feel of their website up to someone else who might not “get it.” But at the same time, many worry that designing their own website requires a level of skill that they don’t possess. Don’t worry! Continue reading Be a DIYer. Build a super cool website with a builder. at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Facebook Ads vs. YouTube Ads – Which One Is best?

Videos are now the most consumed form of media, and using them for your website marketing is not only a good idea but a necessity. When it comes to video marketing, there are two powerhouses: Facebook and YouTube.   It’s not hard to see why either why these platforms rule the video roost: YouTube is the most popular video streaming service around, and Facebook is the most popular social media platform, with videos becoming a large part of its user’s timelines. Continue reading Facebook Ads vs. YouTube Ads – Which One Is best? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

One Dedicated Server Can Swoop in and Save Your Visitors Like Superman

Think you don’t need a dedicated server? Think again. These days, your website needs to be perfect. It needs to look great and offer an amazing user experience. It needs to be fast and load quickly. And, most of all, it needs to always to be up and running. Why? Because there are hundreds of other business websites out there, all competing for the same audience. And if your website doesn’t perform well, your visitors will quickly move on to one that does. Continue reading One Dedicated Server Can Swoop in and Save Your Visitors Like Superman at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Backing Up Your Website is Easier Than Making an Ice Cream Cone…For Some!

Not quite sure how to backup your website? You’re not alone. For many business owners, it seems like a daunting task. They incorrectly assume that it will take them hours to complete, or that they need ridiculous amounts of tech knowledge to finish the job. But here’s the thing: with the right tools, backing up your website can be easy as pie. No coding experience necessary, and no additional time added to your day. Continue reading Backing Up Your Website is Easier Than Making an Ice Cream Cone…For Some! at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

I Saw My Website Files Floating in a Cloud: Why I Can Breathe Easy

For those who don’t know how it works, cloud website backup can seem like a scary option: all of your important data and files, floating around. Out there. But website backup couldn’t be more important – and backing up to the cloud is a viable, and reliable, option. In fact, we recommend that all of our clients back up to the cloud . . . and to their server. Continue reading I Saw My Website Files Floating in a Cloud: Why I Can Breathe Easy at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

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