WPDevplus is proud to announce the addition of Cloud Web Hosting solutions to our service’s offerings. The Cloud is the future of Web Hosting and we want to help you expand your business with it! All of our Cloud Web Hosting accounts are placed on our high performance cloud platform that includes Solid State Raid 10 Storage, high availability bandwidth, Cloudflare (w/Railgun™), and nightly backups. We are offering High speed solid state disk drives that will give you quick page load response time and better performance! Your hosting platform comes with MariaDB, An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL with improved database performance. Your choice of which PHP version you want to use including PHP7 and LightSpeed Web Server giving you a Huge Performance advantage! up to 9x faster than Apache. Need to upgrade, with cloud provisioning your storage or bandwidth can be upgraded almost instantly. No waiting days for someone to upgrade or move your website. Get your new WordPress website today hosted on lightning fast Cloud Servers…
GOOGLE MOBILE FRIENDLY TEST
In a recent announcement, Google has confirmed that beginning in May 2016 they will increase the effect of the mobile-friendliness ranking signal to help their users find more pages Google Mobile Friendly Test that are relevant and mobile-friendly on mobile devices.
Remember this algorithm is only one part of the many factors that affect rankings.
In the announcement Klemen Kloboves, Software Engineer at Google, made the following points:
- If you have already made your website mobile-friendly, this update will not affect you.
- The intent of the search is still a strong signal, so even if your website is not mobile-friendly, you may still rank well if your content is high quality and relevant.
- You can use the Mobile-Friendly Test and the Webmaster Mobile Guide to help diagnose and improve your mobile website.
The new update is scheduled to start rolling out in May 2016, but may take some time to be fully implemented. The mobile-friendliness test is absolute, so your website either qualifies as mobile-friendly or it doesn’t. There are no gray areas or sliding scale to the ranking signal. This makes it very easy to implement, as you will have a clear confirmation from Google that your website qualifies for the ranking boost.
To test whether your website is mobile-friendly, you can use Google’s mobile testing tool. You can enter your website URL, and it will report back whether it passes, or indicate any failures.
So … WordPress.com or WordPress.org?
Both are great options and the best one for you depends on the plans you have for your site, your skill level and how much time you can spend on maintaining and designing your site.
If you’re on the opposite side of the scale and need full control over your site design, plugins, files and database with total freedom to change and tweak to your heart’s content and don’t mind maintaining and securing your site, then WordPress.org can provide the software you need.
This is also the case if you’re also planning on developing an eCommerce, membership, social media or large business site since a self-hosted WordPress site may be cheaper and offers more flexibility.
If you’re still not sure, check out this handy video we created comparing WordPress.org and WordPress.com
This video offers a quick overview of everything you will want to consider when deciding between the two options:
Our Recommendation: WordPress.org
When it comes down to cost, freedoms and limitations, and maintenance and development considerations, WordPress.org wins hands down.
It may take more time and effort to set up a WordPress site, but you will have full control over the look and feel of your site. You will be able to use custom themes and customize their look, and also upload custom plugins to add more functionality to your site.
If you plan to grow your site and increase traffic, then downloading WordPress from WordPress.org is our recommendation.
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Are Pre Built Themes Bad?
Pre built themes. Are Pre Built Themes Bad? Were to start? My dealings with Pre built themes has proved one thing, above all else – People either love or hate pre built themes. Themes are to WordPress what walls, paint, flooring, interior, exterior decorating and Landscaping is to your home. Now way back in the day, we hand wrote every new website from scratch. Very time consuming and expensive for everyone involved. At some point we all realized that a large group of our customers did not need a new built from scratch website. Just like with your home, you can use plans that an architect drew up and are used by many builders or you can commission an architect to draw up one off plans just for you. By using Pre Built themes and making adjustments to suite your needs, you will save two thirds to half of what it used to cost the client. What you end up with is a proven website that fits your needs at at a fraction of the original clients cost. After your Colors, Content and Design Changes are applied to the Pre Built theme, it becomes all about you.
FREE SSL Lets Encrypt
WPDevPlus proudly announces the addition of Lets Encrypt for all our Hosted Clients
Since around 1995 we have spent, in the beginning hundreds of dollars for SSL certificates up until today from $9.95 up to a couple of hundred dollars for SSL certificates. Now 2016 we have a new choice for basic website encryption Lets Encrypt. As most technology things are bought and sold they usually reach a low point in price. That day has finally come for SSL certificates. ISRG’s mission is to reduce financial, technological, and education barriers to secure communication over the Internet. This is indeed a great day for the opening of the internet to all bloggers, entrepreneurs and those we do not even no about yet.
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).
The key principles behind Let’s Encrypt are:
- Free: Anyone who owns a domain name can use Let’s Encrypt to obtain a trusted certificate at zero cost.
- Automatic: Software running on a web server can interact with Let’s Encrypt to painlessly obtain a certificate, securely configure it for use, and automatically take care of renewal.
- Secure: Let’s Encrypt will serve as a platform for advancing TLS security best practices, both on the CA side and by helping site operators properly secure their servers.
- Transparent: All certificates issued or revoked will be publicly recorded and available for anyone to inspect.
- Open: The automatic issuance and renewal protocol will be published as an open standard that others can adopt.
- Cooperative: Much like the underlying Internet protocols themselves, Let’s Encrypt is a joint effort to benefit the community, beyond the control of any one organization.
The Lets Encrypt Organization
Let’s Encrypt is operated by a non-profit called Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). ISRG’s mission is to reduce financial, technological, and education barriers to secure communication over the Internet.
ISRG is a California public benefit corporation, and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Why choose WPDevPlus WordPress development? Deciding on someone to work with in the creation of your new or update of your current website can be a difficult decision. There are a lot of different people and plans out there and I understand that you are looking for someone you can trust, depend on and no they will be there for the long run. Here’s the short version. I started coding back in 1980. Jump forward to 2016 and I have seen and written a lot of code, some good some bad and some better off forgotten. Now does that mean I no it all and never make any mistakes ? Nope! I,m still learning and still make my share of mistakes. That’s how you learn and sometimes stumble on the best stuff ya ever have done.
Now on to hiring only one guy. O no! I need and agency an office full of people to design build and launch MY website. Well that makes since for a lot of people, companies, organizations. Then theirs the rest of us. All we need is one person to deal with. No run around about if he or she is in or out today or I,ll be glad to let them no you called, No just one person. If this sounds like the way you handle things or would like to handle things then WPDevPlus and CR are for you.
One last point about working with WPDevPlus, along with CR you will have the backing of the entire WordPress team. Automattic is the company behind WordPress. With 451 Automatticians in 45 countries. Their common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or where they live in the world. Along with the WordPress team at Automattic their are thousands of WordPress developers, designers around the world. So finding help is no problem.
The Genesis Framework is a not only a WordPress Theme Framework, but it’s one of the best available today. It’s the foundation framework of all the Child Theme’s found on Studiopress, and it has a rock solid professional team of developers keeping it up-to-date.
Along with WordPress and Genesis we also work with the Cobalt Dynamik Theme. To tell you all about Dynamik will take an entire article in itself that can be found here.
As you can see, by working with WPDevPlus and CR, you receive the benefits of working with one old developer and three great teams if ever needed.
Thanks for your time to check us out and I look forward to talking to you.