Should I Use Jetpack? Review

The Problem with Plugins

Jetpack wordpress pluginPlugins are good AND bad, for one very important reason – speed.

If you want to get readers for your blog, you need your site to appear high in the search results on Google (because that’s how most people find blogs on the internet). Google uses a variety of measures to decide whether your site is worth featuring – and one of the important ones is speed, i.e. how fast your site loads when someone visits.

And that’s the downside of plugins, because every time you add a plugin to your WordPress site, you slow it down. So it’s vitally important to be very selective about plugins and be scrupulous about maintaining them.

In a nutshell:Continue reading “Should I Use Jetpack? Review”

How to Maintain Your WordPress Site

wordpress sweetsWhen you finally got your website up and running, you probably heaved a sigh of relief that all the hard work was done. Well, I have good news and bad news.

The good news is: congratulations, you now have a solid, reliable website that can grow and adapt with your business. The bad news is: it’s not “set and forget”.  Just like a high performance car, a WordPress website needs regular maintenance to keep it running at its best.

Maintenance tasks fall into three main categories: updates, bloat control and back-ups.Continue reading “How to Maintain Your WordPress Site”