Tag Archive: wordpress

Aug 15 2013

Should I update WordPress? 5 Things You Should Do Before Hitting that Update Button

Depending on the context, the word “update” has many meanings in different spaces. For some, it represents a newer and improved version, while for others it means progress and things are moving forward in the right direction. When it comes to WordPress, they will issue updates about 8-10 times a year, leaving many wondering if …

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Apr 05 2013

Camera Slideshow: Best jQuery slideshow

For many years, I have used Camera slideshow, an open source jQuery slideshow application, made by Pixedelic.com. Easy to use with much room for customization and integration, it is one of the best slideshow applications out there. I have used it primarily for WordPress builds, but it can also be dropped into a site with …

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Sep 22 2012

What is the “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance” message in WordPress?

During a recent upgrade to a WordPress build, I discovered an error message that looked like this: After a little research, I discovered that it had to do with a maintenance file that is on the root of the base folder of the blog. My initial panic subsided as the solution was quite simple. First, …

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Aug 02 2012

Top Backup Plugins for WordPress

Have a WordPress-powered site? Have you thought about a backup yet? Now’s the time to look at getting a backup system for your site. On a positive note, the process of configuring a backup system requires very little effort and most of the packages are free or relatively inexpensive. The importance of backing up your …

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Mar 14 2010

Easy Mobile Plugin for WordPress

Marketing outreach on mobile devices is nothing new but finding a free, turnkey solution can sometimes be challenge. For the past few months, I have been using a neat WordPress plugin for sending mobile alerts to subscribers. Easy SMS works quite well and is easy to configure and use. Users simply enter their phone number, …

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