Advantages of Ownership

Cool post: 11 Simple Tips to Boost Your Website’s Security

By David Innes, RealBasics.com | Jan 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Cool post: 11 Simple Tips to Boost Your Website’s Security

From Shaun Quarton at Torque Magazine Backup your site Keep everything updated (Wordpress plus themes and plugins — even the ones that aren’t in use.) Hide your WordPress version Choose secure passwords Use secure usernames too (do not use “Admin”) Move you login page Hide your username (your login name) Limit login attempts Use a…

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But if you ever DO need a complete ecommerce package and new theme installed on 12 hours notice…

By David Innes, RealBasics.com | Oct 12, 2013 | Comments Off on But if you ever DO need a complete ecommerce package and new theme installed on 12 hours notice…

The other day I was in a routine morning meeting with a client who wanted to add ecommerce and a theme upgrade to their site.  Next month.  And their marketer mentions they’d told the entire mailing list to buy a new product on their website.  Tomorrow.  Not next month! The client felt, correctly, that they…

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Whatever Happened That Hugely Popular Company That Dropped Its Website In Favor of MySpace Five Years Ago?

By David Innes, RealBasics.com | Sep 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Whatever Happened That Hugely Popular Company That Dropped Its Website In Favor of MySpace Five Years Ago?

“Why should I have my own website when there’s [insert social-media sitename here]?” It’s a popular question that, over the years, has always had the same answer: because then someone else owns it! Here’s the latest version of the story, this time from a podcast (#235) by Rooster Teeth, the very-successful online production company beginning at…

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Why this Website Will Always Be “Under Construction”

By David Innes, RealBasics.com | Jun 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Why this Website Will Always Be “Under Construction”

This website is a great example of the adage “the cobblers children are the last to wear shoes.” Or perhaps the future example that the inventor’s robots are the last to get painted. The internet is constantly changing, and I’m constantly experimenting with new methods, approaches, technologies. Sometimes experiments go awry. But here’s the deal:…

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Why Do Even Facebook/LinkedIn/Twitter Fans Need Their Own Websites?

By David Innes, RealBasics.com | Jan 2, 2012 | Comments Off on Why Do Even Facebook/LinkedIn/Twitter Fans Need Their Own Websites?

Technology author and online information-systems guru Jon Udell says rule #1 for your professional or business information is… 1. Be the authoritative source for your own data [T]hat means regarding your own website, blog, or online calendar as the authoritative source. More broadly, it means publishing facts about yourself, or your organization, to a place…

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