|Backup, Recovery, and Migration|
|*Everyone* with a WordPress site should have BlogVault. Their site explains it all, but here’s what I have to say as well. :)Read more:
If You Have a WordPress Site, You Need BlogVault to Backup and Migrate
|Malware/Hack Prevention & Recovery|
|Sucuri scans your site, and notifies you of security issues. And… the big deal… if your site gets malware, they will clean it for free, usually within hours (though they say it may take much longer). LOL.|
|Domain Registrations and Hosting|
|Hands Down. HostGator – yes, they, and all of the other less expensive hosts are subject to occasional downtime. You get what you pay for. If you’d like a more expensive, more stable solution, touch base with me, and we can talk about your options.|
|WP Theme and Framework|
|Always Go With Genesis. Always. 🙂 That said… If you are already sold on templatemonster or themeforest, be sure that you search for the most recent version of WordPress. Many of these vendors do not issue updates. And, be very sure that the demo site does everything that you want your site to do. Some of these themes do not support everything that WP has.|
|Leads, Connections, Mentors, and Motivation|
|If you are new to Internet Marketing, getting leads to your home business, or just in a rut MyLeadSystemPro is the deal.Get hooked in to great trainings, a network of others who are where you are, and who need you. Ongoing webinars keep you up to date on the current issues with social media, and keep you motivated with fresh ideas. They have amazing step by step instructions for getting your facebook life on track and generating leads, using youtube, twitter, etc, it is seemingly endless. And, you will meet others who are learning, as well as have exposure to mentors in various marketing fields.
With my hectic schedule (well, those of my kids), I had trouble getting to the calls and webinars, so I created a Google calendar, to alert me on my android device. You are welcome to hook in here: http://tracycarpenter.info/mlsp-calls-and-webinars/
|Advanced WP Forms|
|As a person who spends too much time debugging word press sites, Gravity Forms definitely gets my vote. It plays very well with others and has a bunch of great features, including tracking responses, and there are add ons available to hook into PayPal and other third party services.|
This is not for WP network installations
- Backup @ BlogVault or backup database and files
- Make a list of inactive plugins
- Deactivate all plugins
- Update the WP core
- Update Themes
- Update Plugins
- Test the site
- Reactivate Plugins
- Test the site again
Our freelancer is great, she’s taking the time to teach us how to do it!
Our project is coming along smoothly. If either she or I can’t figure something out on our own, we figured it out together. Communication is key!
This is a great person to work with. Timely in response, able to offer new ideas and assist with teaching.