Archive for WordPress

WPBeginner is the Go-To Site for All Things WordPress

I first met and interviewed Syed Balkhi, founder of the very popular WPBeginner, at BlogWorld two years ago. WPBeginner is website that provides free tips and tutorials to users of the WordPress content management platform.

Since then, his archives and subscribers have grown exponentially, with testimonials from such luminaries as Neil Patel, Chris Garrett and Chris Brogan, who said, “WPBeginner is one of those cornerstone places you need bookmarked. I just hate that it’s called ‘beginner’ because I’ve got 12 years experience and I still learn things there.”

Since our first interview, reproduced below, Syed has created a YouTube channel and added a new WPBeginner Videos section on the website.  Read More→

WordPress Security — If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It Before It Is

WordPress is a hugely popular content management system that started out as a blogging platform and has evolved into much more. Millions of websites are built on WordPress today with more being built every day.

As a result, WordPress security has become a large and very important issue.

WordPress is a Hacker’s Delight

John Sawyer

John Sawyer

Because of its popularity, WordPress now has a huge bulls eye on its figurative back and those with nothing more positive to do with their time are actively looking for ways to exploit security flaws.

Being in charge of WordPress security these days is like being the defensive coordinator for a football team. Not only do you have to correct the defects you know about, you have to try to anticipate what the opposing team (the so-called “Black Hats”) is going to attack next. In short, you must react to threats as quickly as possible while trying to prevent new ones. Read More→

Are You Thinking of Switching to a WordPress Website?

You may have found me because you’re wondering if you should switch to WordPress. You’ve come to the right place for an answer in this article.

I’ve done two things on purpose: I’ve used the words “WordPress Website” in my headline and called what I’m writing an “article.”

Build Your Own Website

Here is something you need to know: a WordPress blog IS a website. Read More→

Stuck Trying to Learn WordPress? WPBeginner Offers Tutorials and Tips

At BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2012 I had the opportunity to interview one of the speakers, Syed Balkhi, President of Awesome Motive Inc., about the importance of having a blog. His company owns WPBeginner, a free WordPress resource site, providing tips and tutorials for users of the WordPress content management platform. In my last post, I discussed the offerings of several exhibitors at BlogWorld.  This video of our conversation was taped at the SocialChorus Interview Lounge in the exhibit area. Below the video is a follow-up interview I conducted with Syed by email.

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Your site WPBeginner contains excellent information and video tutorials for someone who is just starting out with a WordPress blog. Why did you create this site and what do you gain from it?

Thank you for the compliment regarding WPBeginner. It feels great to know that I have created something helpful for so many. Read More→