WordPress Business
Chris Eggleston

Using WordPress as a solution in your business? You’re in the software business, but do you support it?

You’re in the software business! That’s what I realized a few years ago after spending a decade building service businesses around WordPress. While it’s true, I didn’t actually “create” WordPress, because it’s open source, and I’m introducing it to my clients, it’s now my responsibility to provide some level of support for that software. You don’t have to do the support yourself, you could always outsource it or use a white-label WordPress support service to take care of your clients for you! WordPress is in need of constant care You’ve experienced it. You haven’t even launched your clients new website

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Hacks
Chris Eggleston

Design tools for those of us that can’t design

I am not a designer! I wish I could design, but I’m just not that kind of creative. Fortunately, there are some really great tools I found that have helped me with this weakness of mine. You might wonder why I don’t hire a designer? It’s not that I don’t hire designers, it just, sometimes, hiring a designer is overkill and to time consuming. Let me give you a simple example with one of the design tools I use often. I was building out a new site, and just needed a few banner ads to test positioning and message for

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What WebPros Need to Know About SSL Certificates

If you’re a WebPro, doing freelance web design, WordPress support or doing agency work like marketing, hosting, etc… and you’re not pushing SSL certificates on your clients you are doing them a huge disservice! Your clients MUST have an SSL now, period! It doesn’t matter if they have a basic informational website, it is the new standard! Why they need an SSL This is what I tell people. “An SSL or HTTPS is now the required Internet protocol for websites. Bottom line, if you do not have an SSL you are not in compliance with security protocols and will be

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