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A Review of Thesis 2 (And Why It Doesn’t Live Up To Its Hype)

A Review of Thesis 2 (And Why It Doesn’t Live Up To Its Hype)

You have probably had the experience of buying a new car. You are super excited, you know exactly what car you want. All you have to decide on are the options. Should there be a Nav system or leather trim or leather seats.

But what if, when you get to the store instead of just choosing options you are taken to the factory. You are given all the equipment to assemble the car but you have to assemble the car yourself. Suddenly you are made to feel you need an automobile degree before you can get that new car.

This is how I felt when I took the leap into Thesis 2.

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WordPress.com or WordPress.org?  (How to make an informed decision)

WordPress.com or WordPress.org? (How to make an informed decision)

Should I rent or Should I own? Have you been down this path? You want to live in the perfect house. But you are not sure if owning is right for you. If you rent, you don’t have to worry about the maintenance. If you own, the house is yours to do as you please. So what you do? How do you make that informed decision?

Making a decision between WordPress.com and a self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org) solution will feel the same. You need to understand what each solution has to offer before you make a decision.

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Ready to Back Up your WordPress site? Five points to creating a sound strategy

Ready to Back Up your WordPress site? Five points to creating a sound strategy

Have you ever been in a situation where you are hosting a dinner party. You have estimated exactly how much food everyone will consume and exactly how many dishes to serve. But on the night everything goes wrong. A few extra people show up out of the blue and you are left scrambling to find extra food to serve to your guests.

Having a WordPress website without a backup is little like planning a dinner party without having extra food to serve as backup.

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Do you regularly backup your Website? Learn why you could be skydiving without a backup parachute

Do you regularly backup your Website? Learn why you could be skydiving without a backup parachute

Let’s imagine that you are skydiving, there you are gliding enjoying the thrill of it all. It has now come time to open you main parachute but it refuses to open. Panic sets in. Your heart is in your mouth, you are now free falling, the earth is rushing towards you. Instinctively you reach for your backup parachute, it unfolds and you drift calmly down to earth.

You live for another skydive.

A backup of your WordPress website is your backup parachute

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How to use the GetMeCooking Recipe Template plugin

If your website has been setup with the GetMeCooking Recipe plugin the following documentation, will help you add/edit new recipes. Please Note: The documentation has been created by GetMeCooking. How to add a new Recipe to your website Step 1: First you need to...

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Need a website? Why you should use WordPress to power it

Need a website? Why you should use WordPress to power it

“Help! I need to change the address on my website”.

“Yikes!, the web developer is charging me $90/hr just to make a these few changes”.

“Oh No! The whole page has gone haywire” Now what do I do?

Do these lines sound familiar to you? Or maybe you have met small business owners who regularly have these panic attacks and feel powerless. Fear not there is hope.

WordPress is the answer<

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How to Moderate a Topic/Post in the Forum in 4 Steps

How to Moderate a Topic/Post in the Forum in 4 Steps

Have you been to Youtube and watched a video you really liked. But then you start to the read the comments and are horrified at the kind of comments people post. Don't you wonder why no one is moderating these comments. Well with the SimplePress Forum this will never...

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Simple:Press – Take a Brief Tour

Simple:Press – Take a Brief Tour

Have you every entered a departmental store and looked around with confusion, wondering what to next. And then you see the directory and you breathe a sigh of relief. Now you can figure out what to do next. Well, this short tour will quickly help you figure out what...

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Stressed about choosing the right CMS? Here are 3 Pointers to choosing an intuitive CMS

Stressed about choosing the right CMS? Here are 3 Pointers to choosing an intuitive CMS

I remember when I first gave my mother an iPad. “No! No! She cried, I don’t want these new fangled devices. I’m technologically challenged. I’ll continue to use the laptop. I’ve finally got the hang of it”. “Go on!” I said, try it out.

All I did was show her how to turn it on. And in half and hour she was browsing the net looking up recipes for chicken curry.

The Content Management System (CMS) that you chose should be like the iPad. It should be intuitive to use. And you shouldn’t have to do a course just to figure out how to do simple things to your website.

Here are 3 easy and quick pointers to follow when choosing the right CMS for your website. But before we get started let’s quickly recap what CMS means.

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