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How to make a WordPress website

20 February 2020 | 7 Comments | Iris Guelen

Need to switch to online asap and don’t have a website yet? WordPress is your best friend! Whether you want to create your own personal blog, an online store, or a business website – with WordPress, creating your own website is easy as pie. If you know what you’re doing, of course. In this video, …

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5 reasons your content won’t rank – even though it’s optimized

12 November 2019 | 21 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

The Yoast SEO plugin helps you to easily optimize the text of your posts and pages. People use it to try and get higher rankings. But unfortunately, perfectly optimizing your post does not magically put it at the top of the search results. So, if your perfectly optimized post isn’t ranking, what could be the …

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5 reasons your optimized content won't rank

User roles in WordPress

7 November 2019 | Dijana Muzhdeka

Not all user roles in WordPress are created equal. Each role comes with different permissions and capabilities. As a site owner, you can assign roles and determine what your users are allowed to do on your site. The tasks users can do range from writing posts to updating the WordPress core. In this article, you …

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How to use WordPress? The 12 most common questions

26 September 2019 | Joost de Valk

WordPress is huge. According to the latest stats, WordPress powers almost 35% of the web — and keeps on growing. With many sites staying true to the CMS and many new sites bursting onto the scene, there are a lot of new users taking their first steps into the wonderful world of WordPress. People from …

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Moving your website to HTTPS / SSL: tips and tricks

12 July 2017 | 26 Comments | Jimmy Comack

In 2014, we decided to switch over to the (now) commonly-used HTTPS protocol to encrypt sensitive data that’s being sent across our website. This post describes some useful tips based on our own experiences that might come in handy if you’re considering switching. Addendum March 2021 Moving your WordPress site to support HTTPS connections with …

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Regular security audits: taking our responsibility

4 August 2014 | 24 Comments | Joost de Valk

Today, we’re announcing that we have partnered with Sucuri, in the interest of pro-actively securing our plugins. As our plugins run on more and more sites, we have a responsibility towards our users and the web at large to make sure that we do our utmost to make sure our code doesn’t make them vulnerable.* We’ve …

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These days, WordPress security, or website security in general, should be taken care of. With https being a ranking factor, and brute force attacks on websites happening on an hourly basis, it makes all the sense in the world to secure your website. Here are some articles we did on the subject.