Top 4 Web Hosting Providers for Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Chuck Spidell , founder of ILLUSIO and a WordPress Strategist committed to helping nonprofits get their websites unstuck and moving forward. If your organization is using generic or low-cost website hosting for WordPress, it’s likely you’re running into common problems: Your website’s pages and posts load slow. The host’s control panel is dated, buggy, and hard to use . WordPress resources and documentation are weak .

WordPress 5.6 is Coming: PHP 8 is Already Here

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How does this release affect my WordPress website? We recommend not updating to PHP 8 just yet to allow WordPress core and plugin developers to update their code and release new PHP 8 compatible versions. The post WordPress 5.6


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How to Choose the Best WordPress Host for Your Needs

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When it comes to designing, launching and running a WordPress site, there are so many critical elements to consider for achieving success, from stellar content to an easy-to-navigate theme and templates to keeping track of updates to plugins. That said, one component of a great WordPress site—and one that far too many users ignore—is whether or not they’ve chosen a solid, fast and reliable hosting service. Is a free host the way to go? Free WordPress Hosting.

6 Ways to Strengthen Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Security

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Chuck Spidell , founder of ILLUSIO and a WordPress Strategist committed to helping nonprofits get their websites unstuck and moving forward. Dealing with a hacked WordPress website can be time-consuming, expensive, and emotionally draining. In this article, you’ll learn six ways to strengthen your nonprofit’s WordPress website to keep attacks like this from happening in the first place. Security and maintenance fixes are released by WordPress every month.

Top 10 Free WordPress Hosting: Create your #1 personal blog Now!

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Getting an ideal web hosting platform can be very challenging. Here are some free WordPress Hosting providers you may want to consider. When it comes to maintaining your website, the cost of hosting is key. All web owners want to keep hosting cost at a minimum and maximize on profits. The post Top 10 Free WordPress Hosting: Create your #1 personal blog Now! Hosting Wordpress

Shared vs Managed WordPress Web Hosting: Which One Should You Choose?

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Hosting has always been a hot topic amongst the WordPress community—shared and managed hosting both have their own advantages and disadvantages and there’s a lot of debate around which is best. Multiple hosting reviews, comparisons and surveys eventually become more confusing than helpful. . In this article we’ll try to break down the advantages and disadvantages of shared vs managed hosting so you can make an informed decision about which is best for you. .

Why WordPress is the Best Choice for your Website CMS

Byte Technology

Not so with the behemoth of the Internet, WordPress. Today nearly 75 million sites are constructed and managed on the WordPress platform—which first debuted in 2011—and there are some very good reasons why. Here are the top five reasons while WordPress is a no-brainer choice no matter the vision you have for your website. While many CMSs come and go, for more than five years WordPress has shown itself to be a reliable—and therefore lasting—platform for web design.

Antidote to WordPress vulnerability – Static Site Generators

John Kenyon

Website management tools like WordPress leave your nonprofit’s website vulnerable to attack, hacking or being held hostage. A majority of nonprofits use Content Management System (CMS) software tools like WordPress to manage their website. System requirements for WordPress.

Web Hosting Guide: Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing A Host

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Once you have decided to set up your business website, the next step to follow is to find a website host. Your site requires the best web hosting services to be accessible on the Internet and perform as per your expectations. Whether it’s your first website or you already have the hosting experience, there are several mistakes you may make. Many of these mistakes are associated with a service provider or a host. Let’s start with them: Choosing Free Hosting Services.

WordPress 2017: A Taste of What’s New and Exciting

Byte Technology

The good folks at WordPress are constantly making fixes and improvements to the platform’s core program, and just this last December they rolled out the latest version, WordPress 4.7. A major release from the designers, the update includes lots of great new features that all WordPress users will want to investigate thoroughly. Don’t forget: unless a site operates on a managed WordPress hosting service, users will have to manually initiate the update.

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Make the Most of WordPress


He’s spent the last three years specializing in WordPress and conversion optimization, and is an active proponent of coding guidelines. Enter WordPress. WordPress is the most popular website builder on the internet, and for good reason. Research and add WordPress plugins.

Don’t Panic: Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them (Part One)

Byte Technology

The vast majority of WordPress users managing and administering their own sites have most likely, at one time or another, received an error message or code that got their hearts racing and induced a bit of panic. Thankfully, due to the overwhelming popularity of WordPress, there are forums galore teeming with questions and answers on relatively easy fixes to some of the most common errors that can plague sites using the platform. Web Design WordPress

Don’t Panic: Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them (Part Two)

Byte Technology

In part one of this series we looked at some of the most common errors that occur with sites using the WordPress-based Content Management System (CMS). Of course that isn’t to say that the WordPress program isn’t safe, secure, easy to manage and very intuitive: it’s all those things and more, which is no doubt why it captures market share—in a big way—among CMSs available today. Sometimes the WordPress admin dashboard can appear incorrectly, with all the links not arranged properly.

Getting Feedback: How to Add a Reviews Page to Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

When it comes to running an e-tail or e-commerce site via the WordPress platform, there are a host of elements that can help boost the chances for success and, ideally, increased profit. Thankfully, like with so many things WordPress, it’s relatively easy and painless to add a customer review section to your site. First create a new page on your WordPress site where you’ll want the reviews to appear, then click on the button “new testimonials” at the top of the post editor.

Pipe Up: How to Get More Comments on Your WordPress Posts

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One of the hallmarks of the WordPress content management system is the ability to engage a user audience and create a back-and-forth conversation of sorts in the virtual world. And while WordPress has some terrific plugins available that can help you create and manage a comment section on your site, too often unforeseen problems and lapses exist that stymie the commenting process. Web Design WordPress

Safe by Design: How to Boost Your WordPress Site’s Security

Byte Technology

And while a hack is rarely fatal—WordPress thrives on the fact that it’s easy to backup your data and information, so getting up and running after an attack isn’t too painful—it is a gigantic hassle that costs you time and, occasionally, money. Thanks to the popularity of the WordPress platform, the associated community of designers and supporters are always coming up with new ways to beef up the security of the content management system for all users. Web Design WordPress

Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 2

Byte Technology

In Part I of “Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems” we looked into five of the most frequently encountered hiccups that occur for both beginning users and well-versed pros. But when it comes to “common” and “problems” in regards to the WordPress platform, there are unfortunately a great deal more than just five. Indeed, what way seem like a time-consuming repair to the novice or intermediate user is often a veritable snap for seasoned gurus of all things WordPress.

A shared WordPress framework cuts costs for MENTOR and affiliates

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Early on in the discovery and scoping process, we discussed the possibility that they could potentially share the newly designed WordPress framework with the other affiliates in their network. MPMN adopted the new MENTOR MN brand successfully and launched a brand-new WordPress website.

The Buddy System: Going Social with Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

The best WordPress bloggers, site owners and administrators know that one of the keys to having a fantastic and wildly successful web page is to integrate everything you post and promote with some sort of social media component. But before you run out and grab a social media plugin, first check out BuddyPress, a sister program to WordPress. Keep in mind that, if you decide to install BuddyPress on your site, you’ll need a self-hosted site to use it.

Paired Up: Must Have Smartphone Apps for WordPress Bloggers

Byte Technology

The best and most noticed bloggers working on the WordPress platform no doubt attribute much of their success to being able to post, update and edit on the go. And even for those WordPress users who aren’t bloggers but rather do online marketing, manage a cause-related site or administer an e-commerce concern, having the ability to remotely work on their pages is of vital importance.

Current Affair: The Importance of Keeping Your WordPress Site Updated

Byte Technology

When it comes to WordPress, the Holy Grail of do-it-yourself Content Management Systems (CMS), updating isn’t just a good idea: it’s a critical component of using the site in the most efficient and secure way. Tech professionals and Internet security specialists call out four main reasons why keeping WordPress updated at all times is important: security, performance, bug fixes and compatibility.

Plugging In: Utilizing the Most Important WordPress Options

Byte Technology

It takes only a brief look at the impressive statistics surrounding website builder WordPress to realize what an online juggernaut it really is: Currently, nearly 75 million sites are built on the platform and half of all those accounts are hosted directly on the company’s site. Additionally, WordPress-related keywords get 37 million searches each month; the program is available in 40 different languages; and 22 percent of new U.S.

Carnival Hosting Again!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Carnival Hosting Again! March 7, 2007 Next Monday, I’m hosting the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. The topic is “Nonprofit Data Management: from slips of paper to CRM&# As you all know, I’ve been thinking about data management issues for years, and it would be great for people to share their ideas and knowledge.

Wish List: Collaborative editing in WordPress

Judi Sohn

A lot of folks don’t realize that WordPress has the ability to save posts as “Pending Review.&# This doesn’t mean much on a single-author personal blog, but it’s really handy on a group blog like WebWorkerDaily (VIP hosted at If anything, WordPress 2.7 Related posts: WordPress 2.7 WordPress 2.5 WordPress 2.2 Tags: WordPress Blogging

Free and open source tool #5: WordPress

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #5: WordPress January 24, 2008 It seems like a good day to talk about WordPress. Automattic , the makers of WordPress , and, just got a big chunk of “series B&# funding. Anyway, WordPress is a blogging tool (in fact, the one that runs this blog.) Installation of WordPress is scarily easy.

Ask the Experts: The Best Security Tips for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Far too often new users to WordPress, giddy with excitement, leave one critical element out of the planning process: security. After all, hackers love WordPress sites because there are so many of them, which makes exploiting security leaks a very attractive and perhaps even lucrative endeavor. But for as many hackers as there are operating in our virtual world, thankfully there are even more good guys helping the WordPress community keep their sites and safe and secure.

Lights, Camera, Action! How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that WordPress is a pretty amazing program, and open-source jewel that allows users such great latitude of design possibilities. The problem is, WordPress—while allowing designers to embed videos in posts simply by entering the video’s URL as well as displaying hosted videos on a site—doesn’t allow for the creation of an “out of the box” gallery. How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

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WordPress 4.8: What’s New and Notable in the Latest Release

Byte Technology

Back in May we gave readers a sneak peek, thanks to WP Beginner editorial staff, of what was coming down the line with WordPress 4.8. And keep in mind that, unless you enjoy the ease and peace of mind of being on a managed hosting service, you’ll have to manually initiate the update (after creating a complete backup of your site first). Frequent users of WordPress will at once recognize a new element that they’ve been asking for: Media Widgets. The post WordPress 4.8:

What’s Your Type? Adding Custom Fonts to Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Ask yourself this question: what’s one consistent element of every outstanding and beautifully designed WordPress site you’ve ever seen? The problem many WordPress site owners find is that the theme they chose has an unfortunately limited set of types to work with. And Typekit fonts are easy to add to your site, they won’t affect page load speeds and, because them come from Adobe’s own “content delivery network,” they load much quicker than if you were hosting them on your own site.

Stay Mobile: Tools to Take Your WordPress Site on the Go

Byte Technology

So how do you manage your WordPress site via your smartphone or tablet while sitting in your car or your favorite coffee shop or even while you’re on vacation? Of course, the first place you should start is with the WordPress mobile app for iOS or Android. And it works seamlessly whether you’re on a self-hosted WordPress site or working via And it connects directly to your WordPress site so you can publish posts from anywhere.

Built for Speed: Ways to Make Your WordPress Site Load Faster

Byte Technology

True words no matter whether you’re running on a WordPress site or another platform. So how do you fix a slow-loading WordPress site? To begin, consider your site host. So spend a few extra bucks on a host such as WP Engine, which is, by all accounts, super fast, easy to use as an administrator and comes with a solid support system. Lastly—and this the best WordPress experts agree on wholeheartedly—turn off any “pingback” or “trackback” services.

Shopping Spree: Some Great WordPress Plugins for Building an Online Store

Byte Technology

Your WordPress site is up and running and looking sharp. Here’s a peek at five WordPress plugins for building and running an online store, each with different features, options and layouts and each a good fit for different types of virtual selling. By far the most popular e-tail plugin is WooCommerce, designed and launched by the company behind WordPress itself. You’ve come up with an absolutely brilliant idea for an online store.

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Feel the Heat: The Best Firewall Plugins for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

No matter whether you’re a newbie to the WordPress platform or a seasoned professional, one thing that should never be forgotten is the important role security takes in regards to your site. Sure, the core WordPress program comes with fair security features, and if you’re on a hosted server there’s likely a few more safeguards in place. The post Feel the Heat: The Best Firewall Plugins for Your WordPress Site appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

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The Fast Lane: More Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

As wonderful as the WordPress content management system is, by its very nature—capable of supporting hundreds of different themes, thousands of plugins and so much more—it can be quite slow at times. How’s your hosting? Too many people try to save money by choosing a shared hosting service, but this can be a big mistake. If you publish a lot or have a dedicated clientele base that visits often you should absolutely pick a host such as WP Engine or another dedicated server.

Best to Test: Tools for Gauging your WordPress Site’s Speed and Performance

Byte Technology

It’s an all-to-common scenario: a new user to WordPress builds their site, goes live and starts blogging or selling or raising funds without giving much thought into how their site’s performing. Having images that are too large, a poorly coded theme, a lousy hosting service and far too many plugins are all things that can slow down your site considerably and have visitors hitting the “back” button immediately.

I’m hosting the carnival next week

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology I’m hosting the carnival next week April 11, 2008 (Photo by frankienose ) I’m hosting the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants here, next week.

The evolution of web hosting

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The evolution of web hosting November 8, 2007 It seems like not so long ago that I helped an organization build a Linux email and web server, that we plugged into a college internet connection, so that they could begin to take advantage of the wonders of the internet.

How to Set Up a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog

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How to Set Up a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog : Last week, I asked you how I could be of help. Of the hundreds of responses I received, many of you said you were itching to learn how to start a successful blog. NPBlogging NPBlogs NPBlogsetup

Leaderboard Update: Wordpress Perfect for Small Nonprofits

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I’ve been using Wordpress now since the inception of this blog and used it for several other blogs as well. I haven’t been recommending Wordpress mainly because it’s needed a lot of care and loving from an administrator. Wordpress can now update itself with the click of a button by its administrator. If you’re a nonprofit that has less than 5 people on their Web team, I suggest you consider Wordpress 2.7.

How To Create A WordPress Website For Nonprofits On A Budget

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In this article, I’m going to break down my step-by-step process for building a beautifully designed WordPress website, regardless of your budget. Why WordPress For Nonprofits? Selecting A WordPress Hosting Provider. WordPress Website Design On A Budget. I’ll also share examples of the best nonprofit websites on the web along with how they’re leveraging WordPress to make an impact. Why WordPress For Nonprofits?

MilesWeb Cloud Hosting: Best and Affordable for Your Small Business Website

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

But MilesWeb cloud hosting has the answers to all your questions. MilesWeb, started in 2012 is one of the best and affordable web hosting providers of India. They are popular for the optimized web hosting services. They offer a wide-range of web hosting services such as shared, dedicated, VPS, reseller, WordPress, business and cloud hosting. Their technical team has years of experience in the web hosting niche and can handle all types of queries.

How to Set Up Wordpress for Your Non-Profit

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I’ve started working with more and more Wordpress-based nonprofit Web sites such as those at and , stepping in after the site has been set up. What follows is a checklist of common errors that I’ve seen that you can use with your site designer if your non-profit is creating a Wordpress site. It should also serve as a follow-up to my previous article recommending Wordpress for nonprofits. Install Wordpress in root.

Picture Perfect: How to Remedy the Most Common WordPress Image Issues

Byte Technology

WordPress experts and website designers are constantly reinforcing to their clients the importance of having great imagery on their pages. However, imagery doesn’t always cooperate, especially for beginners to the WordPress platform. And that’s to say nothing of the problems involved with making sure your host server has the space to maintain all the great photos you want your viewers to see.