One of the most popular content management systems (CMS) used in web design is WordPress. The open source CMS has a lot of things going for it. WordPress is free, easy to install, easy to use and it can be customized through themes and plugins. Unfortunately, popularity comes with a price. WordPress possesses a market share that makes it an ideal target for those seeking to distribute malware or gain access to your website. Vulnerabilities in web server software and outdated plugins or themes are common points of entry for attackers. Securing WordPress websites can save you and your clients a lot of headache in the future. Here are 5 tips to help boost your WordPress installation’s security.
When developing your business website there are many things that you need to consider. Who is your target audience? What are your goals for the website? How will your website be used and updated? The answers to these questions will help determine the best type of website for your company. A content management system (CMS) is a popular option for getting businesses online fast. Some popular content managements systems are WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. They are relatively easy to set up and do not require knowledge of code to install. A CMS is also relatively easy to update and maintain allowing users to focus on content rather than design. On the other hand, some businesses may feel restricted by the limitations of a particular content management system. There are many factors to consider when deciding if a CMS is the ideal choice for your business.
Design of the week (September 28 – October 4, 2014)
Ponder Pocket is a website designed for sharing thoughts and expressing yourself in a safe environment. The website allows you to join the community by registering or contribute anonymously right away. You can post a confession, poem, article, quote or random thought. You can also share your bucket list. The strength of this website lies in its ability to operate as an isolated social network where users can contribute the actual content.
Design type: Website
Client: Ponder Pocket
Designer: Nathan Vidal
Too busy to post as much as you like to your blog or Facebook page? Is your audience online at a time that is not convenient for you to publish articles? If so, scheduling your blog or social media posts may be the ideal solution for you. By using the scheduled post feature of most major social media platforms you can create content at your convenience and deliver it to your audience at theirs.
Why would you want to schedule posts?
- Inspiration comes at random times – the idea that you get at 1am can be composed then and published at a more suitable hour.
- Facilitates bulk content creation – you can compose multiple articles or stories at once then stagger their delivery.
- Your content will be delivered even if you can’t deliver it yourself – your scheduled articles can be published even if you are on vacation or ill or without power or internet access.
- Avoid conflict of interests – if you have multiple jobs you may not be able to post for one while working on another, but with scheduled posts you can work in your free time and it will automatically be published at the time you set with no intervention from you.
How do you schedule posts?
Although the basics behind scheduling a post is the same on all platforms each platform does it slightly differently. The basic concept is that instead of publishing immediately you select a future date and time that your post should be published. Below are links to the official instructions for scheduling posts on some popular platforms.
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