The Hardest Part of a Website

The hardest part of any new website is getting the initial look and feel created for it.   Even if you know your theme, if you just load it up, it never looks like it did where you found it.  This increases the challenge of the initial content (home page text, about, contact, and a blog post or two) which has to be written before you can finish the look and feel.  The exception to this

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Keeping yourself protected

Prepare now for when something goes wrong! An acquaintance in Toastmasters recently had their blog hacked.  They had no backup of the database and lost all their past articles and comments.

If you haven’t already, install WP-DBManager on your wordpress blog and set it up to automatically email a database backup weekly.  Check the box for gzip compression to reduce the size.  I recommend using a gmail type account for this and then having it archive the emails automatically.  The goal isn’t to ever review them but just to have them in a safe place that is separate from your website.