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Setting Up SSL with WordPress and What You Should Know

In almost all cases, you ought to use https instead of http for your website. To do this, you’ll need to add an SSL certificate to your website. It’s not a particularly difficult process, but there are a few steps to take, especially if you want to avoid errors and reduce the chance of losing search engine rankings.

In this post, I’ll cover the advantages and disadvantages of SSL, as well as the steps you should follow to properly set up your WordPress site with an SSL certificate.

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Speed Up WordPress for Better SEO

Site speed is a ranking factor in Google, and for good reason. Visitors have a short attention span, and will quickly navigate away from a slow website, especially on mobile. This post covers essential tools and techniques for improving your load times and PageSpeed score, such as caching, image optimization, and plugin performance.

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Proper Website Maintenance

Regardless of what kind of website you have, you need to make sure you have proper backup and security procedures in place. And if you are using any kind of software, such as a content management system like WordPress, you also need to be attentive to upgrades. If you have ever managed a website or had the unfortunate experience of being hacked, you know how important these three aspects are, and how disastrous the consequences can be.

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What You Need to Know About Web Hosting

There are lots of options for web hosting, so which one do you choose? They’re not all equal, and you shouldn’t look at cost alone. There are different levels of server performance, uptime, security, and level of customer support, for example. If you have a WordPress site, you can consider a managed hosting provider that specializes in WordPress.

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