Welcome to the New Age. Now backup your website.

It’s 2015, do you know where your website backup is? If you own your own site, or have a blog that you host on your website, it’s a REALLY good idea to make a backup periodically. The more frequent you update, and the more important your content is to you, the more frequently you should backup. Here are handy links to WordPress and Blogger: How to backup a WordPress Site and Database. How to back up a Blogger Blog (Google). If you use something else, do a Google search on “backup [platform] blog”. If you host your own website, it’s also a really good time to back that up as well. Your webhost (GoDaddy, Dreamhost, etc.) will have instructions on how to do that. Life happens. Payments get missed. Sites get hacked. Auto-re-registration...

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It’s July 1st…

…do you know where your backups are? If not, it’s probably a good time to make some: How to Backup your WordPress site. (You want to back up both the content (usually database) and the stuff that makes the site work. The “wp-content” folder does NOT contain your post text.) For my future references, here is a link to a site on how to optimize your WordPress site for SEO. (And just have a tidy site in general.) And lastly, make sure your site is updated. After my backups are done, there’s at least one WordPress update waiting for me. These updates offer new features, but also fix security holes. It’s very important to keep your site updated to the latest version. That’s it for me, today. I’m going to go put the...

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Back to School

Winter term starts tomorrow, and I’m mostly ready. I’m also really anxious because this is the term I do my research project (don’t have a topic yet!) and need to buff up the resume and start interviewing (haven’t done that in ages!). So, little high anxiety. I hope your new year is going well so far. To keep it going well, now would be a great time to back up your website, if you haven’t done it recently. Here are the instructions for a WordPress site. You should be able to do a web search on “backup <content management system>” to find instructions if you use something different. You want to back up your SITE (the .php and other files that make up the layout) and the DATA (the actual content), which are generally...

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