Quick Blogging Tip: Why you want cache cleaners & two different browsers when working on your site

Sometimes if you’ve made sites changes or plugin changes but aren’t seeing them on your site, the easiest thing to do is to clear your site’s cache, if you use one, or your browser’s cache – and an easy way to clear your browser cache is to install a “quick clean” browser addon: For Chrome:…

How much does it cost to have a self-hosted WordPress blog?
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How much does it cost to have a self-hosted WordPress blog?

If you’ve been thinking about starting or moving to a self-hosted WordPress blog, you might be thinking that it’s going to be expensive. WordPress might be free, but the “self-hosted” part is giving you pause. Here’s the truth: You can run your own self-hosted blog for about $9 per month. Or less. Here’s how: Buy…

A few thoughts on blog security & domain stealing
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A few thoughts on blog security & domain stealing

You know the old adage “you learn something new every day?” Well, today it’s certainly true. Today I learned that it’s possible for someone to steal a domain out from under someone. Insane, right? Read the story here on Mashable (and she’s also posted it on her site): Blogger Pulls Off $30,000 Sting To Get…

The difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
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The difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com

I get a lot of questions about the difference between WordPress.org and .com, and it seems that people are often confused—and rightly so. WordPress is WordPress, right? Well, sort of. Usually when people talk about “WordPress,” they mean blogs that people run on their own domain on their own host, i.e. “self-hosted.” This traditional WordPress-powered…