The Everything WordPress Blog

Welcome to the Everything WordPress Blog, by the team at WP Farm

Wordpress Security
Sarah Kirksey

8 Simple Ways to Prevent Phishing Scams

Being a cybercrime victim is discouraging, frustrating, and often costly. While hackers are trying to conquer the planet, security measures should be getting tougher. Phishing,  ransomware, DDoS, malware, XSS…facing these attacks could be just a matter of time. Unless you take preventive measures.   According to Hostingtribunal, phishing is the leading cause of data breaches. Almost 1.5 million new phishing sites appear every month. Who stands between the cybercriminals and your precious

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WordPress Website
News & Announcements
Chris Kirksey

WordPress Website 101: What You Need To Launch a Great Website

Are you interested in launching a WordPress website? You don’t need to be a big commercial business to find success with the platform. WordPress is the top choice for everyone, from small bloggers to big retail shops. But where do you start? What’s the first goal to build and launch a WordPress site? Wonder no more because we’re here to lay out every step for you. Read our guide below to

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malware victim
Wordpress Security
Sarah Kirksey

Preparing for the Malware, Have You Been Hacked?

The future was supposed to be a bright and shiny thing. When most of us turn our thoughts to the future we imagine flying cars, teleportation, giant computers that are capable of great things, and the ability to connect and establish friendly relationships with alien races. We imagine that the future will be like living in all of the greatest sci-fi moments.  While all of this is possible, it currently

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Wordpress
Sarah Kirksey

Selling on WordPress: Become an Ecommerce Jedi

As more than three-quarters of all consumers now shop online, any business needs to have an online presence. Choosing the right platform for your online store can be a hassle if you’re new to the galaxy of eCommerce. However, selling on WordPress is one of the most popular options because of its versatility and variety- you can paint your universe. Here are five reasons why you should choose WordPress for your eCommerce

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Support
team

Website Deployment Checklist

Greetings Earthling! Are you prepared to launch your brand new website? We hope it looks great, but more importantly, we hope it performs as well as it looks! Here are a few final steps to make sure you get the most out of your WordPress site before launch. Configure Email Delivery for your Website Forms For security reasons, WP Farm prohibits the use of email relaying services to and from

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WordPress Tutorials
Sarah Kirksey

Creating an Ecommerce Website With WordPress in 4 Steps

Launching an online store used to be a real pain in the butt. You’d have to go through hoops getting the domain and hosting. Website development took months and sometimes years before things launched.  And even then, people were apprehensive about buying stuff online. Then WordPress came around, and everything changed. Suddenly, there was a platform anyone could use to set up a website.  Around this time, we saw many

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WordPress Tutorials
Sarah Kirksey

How to Launch A WordPress Website in 7 Steps

Are you interested in launching a WordPress website? You don’t need to be a big commercial business to find success with the platform. WordPress is the top choice for everyone, from small bloggers to big retail shops. But where do you start? What’s the first goal to build and launch a WordPress site? If your head is up in the stars, wonder no more because we’re here to lay out

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online store
Wordpress
Chris Kirksey

Creating an Online Store With WordPress: Why It’s Easier Than Ever

Launching an online store used to be a real pain in the butt. You’d have to go through hoops getting the domain and hosting. Website development took months and sometimes years before things launched. And even then, people were apprehensive about buying stuff online. Then WordPress came around and everything changed. Suddenly, there was a platform anyone could use to set up a website. Around this time, we saw many

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Wordpress
team

WordPress Website Builders: The Astonishing Truth

Ready to move your business online? Before you do, you have to decide whether to build and run your site on a CMS platform like WordPress or rely on quick website builders like Wix.  If you’re only going to look at the numbers, WordPress wins by a longshot. Over 30% of websites today run on WordPress, making it the predominant choice.  But what makes it so unique? Find out more right

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Wordpress Security
Sarah Kirksey

7 Ways to Keep Your Business Safe Against Ransomware

It’s Monday morning. You log in to your computer and find a message demanding money in exchange for releasing your data.  Is this some kind of joke?! This data helps run your entire business. What are you going to do?  From the other room, you hear an alarm going off. Finally, you realize you’re in every business owner’s worst nightmare.  You open your eyes and reach over to turn off your 6:00

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Support
team

Solving Email Delivery Issues with a Third-Party Email Provider

If you are having email delivery issues or plan to send email blasts, you will need to configure third party email hosting with your WordPress site. While we manage many parts of your website hosting, default E-Mail functionality on WP Farm is limited. Normal emails, such as password resets, will not typically have any issues sending. However, for robust email functionality, monitoring and scalability, we highly suggest utilizing a 3rd

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News & Announcements
Sarah Kirksey

Do I Need WordPress Site Maintenance? 10 Signs

Are you twiddling your thumbs and wondering if you need WordPress site maintenance? Is it worth the investment for your glorious site? A great website is essential if you market your business online or share content like a Twitter bird. However, if you have a WordPress website for your business, then you should know that there’s a lot of upkeep. Ensuring that your website keeps working well over time means

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WordPress Tutorials
Sarah Kirksey

How Do You Make a WordPress Site Load Faster? Answering the Ultimate Question

According to insights from Google, if your site speed takes up to 5 seconds to load, the probability of visitors abandoning your page increases by up to 90 percent. At ten seconds, the chance of people bouncing off your page jumps to 123 percent.  From these numbers, it is clear that we live in a world of instant gratification.  So, about that page speed… It is key to the success of any website,

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Wordpress Security
Sarah Kirksey

SSL Certificates and WordPress Websites: Your Complete Guide

Did you know that more than 60 million Americans have been affected by identity theft in the last years? Oh my, that’s criminal. It’s due in part to the fact that most people are not aware of their online security when they shop for products or services on the internet. That’s where SSL certificates can make a big difference. An SSL certificate is ideal for all types of websites, especially WordPress-based ones.

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Wordpress Security
Sarah Kirksey

What is Ransomware and How To Prevent It

It’s every company’s worst nightmare. You’re working through your email for the day, you click into a message, and suddenly everything on your computer starts going haywire. A few minutes and several thousand frantic clicks later, a screen pops up: “Oops, your files have been encrypted!” What the heck does that even mean? Ransomware is one of the most rampant and exploitative viruses out there, yup and you thought we

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a cyborg ninja surfing the interwebs of tor
News & Announcements
Sarah Kirksey

What is Tor and How Does It Keep You Anonymous?

What if one wrong click could destroy your life? As we spend more time online, we have less privacy than ever. If you’re worried about protecting things like your identity and your financial information, it’s essential to utilize Tor. Unfortunately, many people are still asking questions like “what is Tor” and “how can it protect me?” And if you don’t understand how everything works, you put all of your information

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building a website together through virtual reality
News & Announcements
Chris Kirksey

Key Questions To Ask Your WordPress Hosting Provider

Setting up a WordPress website is a great way to grow your business and expand its reach to every corner of the internet. But first you have to have the right WordPress hosting provider. These web hosts specialize in taking care of WordPress websites, and it’s important to find the provider who meets your needs. There are a few key questions you should ask any potential WordPress hosting provider before

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Wordpress Security
David Waiter

7 Reasons Why You Need a Secure WordPress Website

Today, WordPress accounts for a whopping 34 percent of the internet.  These sites are more than just popular — people turn to them for their sheer utility. If you are creating a site right now, you owe it to yourself to switch to WordPress.  Not only are these sites effective, but you will be better able to account for your site’s security and safety.  Read on to learn more about why having

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woman creating a website
Wordpress Plugins
Chris Kirksey

The Next Generation of Websites with Elementor

Did you know that as of 2019, there are over 1.7 billion websites on the internet?  The number of websites created every day are quite literally growing by the second. But don’t worry – you can still shine bright in the galaxy. That being said, creating a professional website isn’t easy. This is especially true if you don’t have any coding experience, or aren’t sure what direction you want to

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Hosting
Chris Kirksey

10 Little-Known Benefits of Managed WordPress Hosting

WordPress powers more than a third of the websites on the internet. There’s a good reason for that. It’s a powerful, user-friendly, easily customized platform that gets regular updates. Virtually every web hosting service offers WordPress as an option for building your site, from the cheapest shared host to the most powerful dedicated server. That doesn’t mean you should run WordPress on any hosting account, though. To get the best

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