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8 Feb

How Do You Know if a WordPress Plugin is Secure?

All WordPress websites, even the most basic, require plugins. If your site has a blog, Akismet is a must-have. Defender is a valuable security plugin. If you’re collecting leads, you need a reliable contact form. We know that these popular WordPress plugins are safe to use. Some of the most popular ones have millions of downloads, high user ratings, and developers working hard on the plugins to build a solid reputation. But when looking for a popular WordPress plugin, how do you know if it’s safe to install? In this article,...

31 Jan

The Benefits of Using Managed WordPress for Your Online Store

In the past couple of years, eCommerce has become one of the fastest-growing sectors in the global economy. After 2020's digital shift, eCommerce spending grew by 80%. And while that boost is bound to drop, "20% of that boost is here to stay", according to the Adobe Digital Economy Index. As the sector grew, it became increasingly competitive, and user expectations shifted. Speed and personalization used to be nice to have, but now they're absolute musts. Your online store's performance has never been so important. And the tools you use to build...

28 Jan

The Benefits of Using Managed WordPress as a Marketing Agency

Marketing agencies face many challenges, from creating a scalable workflow to retaining clients to preventing scope creep. Most of these challenges are connected. You can’t grow your client base sustainably without a predictable and efficient workflow. Without consistent results, you can’t retain clients, and without a solid base of retainers, you’re in a disadvantaged position to refuse to give away work for free. There isn’t a turnkey solution to all of an agency’s problems. But improving your tools doesn’t hurt either. And, when it comes to managing your clients’ websites, a small...

26 Jan

The Benefits of Using Managed WordPress as a Blogger

WordPress was first released in 2003 as a content management system for bloggers. Eighteen years later, WordPress can be adapted to run almost any site but is still one of the best options to set up and run a blog. There are two ways to create a WordPress website. You can visit wordpress.com, get a monthly plan, and set up your site on Automattic's servers. Or you can get a hosting plan and install WordPress yourself. This second option is called "self-hosted WordPress.” It offers unbeatable autonomy, versatility, and cost-effectiveness. It's...

24 Jan

Why You Should Use Managed WordPress as a WordPress Design Agency

Chances are you've already heard of managed WordPress hosting. Managed WordPress hosting is often recommended to small businesses looking for peak performance at the lowest possible cost. But, for WordPress design agencies, Managed WordPress Hosting comes with a whole new world of benefits. In this post, we'll take a look at five reasons why you should use managed WordPress for your WordPress design agency. But first, let's have a brief look at the challenges managed WordPress will help you solve. The Challenges of Managing Client Websites5 Reasons to Use Managed WordPress as a...

21 Jan

The Six Benefits of Managed WordPress for Small Business

Are you looking for the best hosting plan for your small business? Managed WordPress hosting builds on WordPress' best features to make your website competitive, secure, and easy to manage. In this post, we'll share six benefits of running your company’s website on managed WordPress. We'll also dive into its downsides. Finally, we'll compare the pros and cons to help you make an informed decision. But before we begin, it's worth asking: Why should you go for WordPress in the first place? Why not Wix, Squarespace, or another website builder? Why Choose WordPress...