How to Get Involved in Social Media

How to Get Involved with Social Media

Social media is important for any business or non-profit organization. You must be engaging your clients or your customers online in order to thrive in our digital world. It’s no longer a question of whether you should be participating in online conversations, but how you should be doing it. There are two main areas that I want to focus on in this post: The Tools and The Rules. First, you have to decide what social media apps or channels you want to use to build your brand. There are plenty of options available and it can be overwhelming. The second […]

Why Social Media is Important for Your Business

Why Social Media is Important for Business

Our world has forever changed due to social media. The exchange of news or ideas used to take days, even weeks to share. Now we can have all the information we ever wanted in an instant. We can learn about large earthquakes in San Francisco as it’s happening. We can hear about how a company brand has done something wonderful or horrible in seconds. We can even watch a live jump from the edge of space with our phone, when it seemed impossible to broadcast from the moon over four decades ago. We are connected in ways some of us […]

What is Branding and Why Is It Important?

What is Business Branding?

Building an effective brand is one of the most critical investments you could ever make in your business or organization. Great brands thrive. Horrible brands die. Even if you have a fantastic service or product, you can find yourself struggling to stay alive because your brand doesn’t resonate or connect with your audience. Today I want to talk about the essence of branding and why it’s important for you to invest in it. What is Branding? Some of us imagine a fiery hot iron rod with a unique symbol being burned onto the backside of a cow. This type of […]

What Makes Great Websites Great

What Makes a Great Website Great

Many business owners have long wondered whether a website is really worth their investment, and if so, what their return on investment will be. This is completely understandable because launching a new website or redesigning one can be an arduous task and very expensive. After all, if you’re going to spend thousands of dollars, shouldn’t there be a reasonable expectation that you will generate it back? The honest answer is it depends. Generating a return on investment when it comes to website design and development is based on many factors, but the truth is that if you have a great […]

Top 5 WordPress beginner tips

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So you are new to WordPress? WordPress is a very flexible and powerful system, and it can be very overwhelming for beginners. Where to start? Well, there are many great WordPress video and tutorial websites, for example: wp101.com and wpbeginner.com. We’ve also compiled this list of top WordPress beginner resources. The WordPress community is very open and people love to help. Make sure you join a local Meetup and attend your local WordCamp. There are also many wonderful Facebook, and Google+ community pages. After many years of working with and supporting WordPress we’ve come up with the following 5 top […]

It’s WordCamp Atlanta 2014!

2014 WordCamp Atlanta

We are very excited to sponsor WordCamp Atlanta for the 3rd year in a row! WordCamp is a great event and attracts WordPress enthusiasts with very diverse backgrounds. This year we’ll have over 450 attendees over 2 days at the amazing Loudermilk Conference Center in downtown Atlanta. Attendees will be from all over the US and the world. It will be 2 days of networking, learning and sharing. If you are lucky you can still get a ticket here: WordCamp Tickets or follow the Twitter hashtag #WCATL. Our owner, Carel, is one of this year’s organizers and speakers. He will […]

How to order a ClickHOST hosting account

It may seem obvious to geeks, but the typical business owner may need to see for themselves exactly how you sign up for your web hosting account at ClickHOST. Yes it’s easy, but Stefan makes it even easier by showing you exactly what screens to click on throughout the process. In this step-by-step video Stefan will show you exactly how to order a hosting account from ClickHOST. The video includes information on ordering a domain name and and updating your domain settings. Take it away Stefan…     Hello Everyone! Stefan with ClickHOST here. And today I’m going to be […]

Atlanta Braves and WordPress – what a combination!

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The Atlanta Braves recently announced that they will be moving from Turner Stadium in downtown Atlanta to Cobb County just north of Atlanta. This is a very big deal for Cobb County residents! If you are a Cobb resident and you haven’t emailed your support to your commissioner yet, then you should do it today. You can do it here: cobbhomeofthebraves.com So, you may ask, what does WordPress have to do with the Atlanta Braves? Well, last Monday (11/18), around 6:30pm John Loud of Loud Security called me and said that they will be mentioning the website, cobbhomeofthebraves.com on the […]

Use BackupBuddy to Move Your WordPress Site

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Moving (Migrating) an Entire Site to Another Directory or Server BackupBuddy makes moving an entire WordPress site to another server easy. We are going to move this demo site from one web host account (server) to our ClickHOST hosting account (server). Let’s work through the steps together. First, we prepare our mise en place the same way a professional chef organizes and arranges all the ingredients required for the menu they will prepare during dinner service. You need the login details for your ClickHOST server account to upload files.  It doesn’t matter whether you gain access via the cPanel login or by using an FTP […]