Authory: Online Service to Backup and Share Your Writing

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Imagine your excitement when you try out a new online platform that allows you to publish your writing easily.

Without needing to know how to code.

You publish posts and articles regularly, gaining a following for your writing.

A year goes by. Maybe five years.

And you’ve become expert at using the platform, publishing your writing, and interacting with your readers.

Only to wake up one morning to an email message announcing the platform is shutting down.

And there may or may not be a way to export your content.

Ouch.

That happened to me.

Twice. Continue reading Authory: Online Service to Backup and Share Your Writing

What’s the Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

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As an organizer for the Metro Detroit WordPress and West Metro Detroit WordPress meetups, one of the most frequent questions I get asked is:

Which one should I use, WordPress.com or WordPress.org?
What’s the difference?
Why would I choose one over the other?

Continue reading What’s the Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

WordPress Backup Services and Plugins Part 2: Read the Fine Print

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Imagine you’re a business owner with a WordPress site you’ve had for over a dozen years.

You’re slowly winding down your business, with plans to close it in the near future.

But you want to keep your site up and running for a while longer.

You’ve moved to managed WordPress hosting so you don’t have to worry about WordPress updates.

You haven’t changed your custom theme in over five years. And you haven’t added any new content to your site in the past four years. Continue reading WordPress Backup Services and Plugins Part 2: Read the Fine Print