You’ve set up your WordPress site, there’s just one issue.
Your website can’t send mail.
This means your contact forms don’t work, new user emails don’t work, password reset requests can’t be sent. It’s not a good situation. The good news is, there’s a pretty simple fix.
Thanks to the 5.2 updates to WordPress, the good old maintenance screen for WordPress is gone. Now we have “The site is experiencing technical difficulties.” screen. So what does it mean? Well, frequently, it means “wait 5 minutes”.
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If you haven’t setup 3rd party email before, it can be a bit intimidating setting up G Suite the first time. I’m going to walk you through the info you need to gather in advance and then the setup process.
Recently, we onboarded a new Agency into a maintenance plan for their client sites. The agency thought they had things under control and were quite surprised when they discovered the truth.
A client recently came to me with an issue: one of her friends had a hacked WordPress site, and GoDaddy (their hosting provider) had restored the files, but the site still wasn’t working. Unfortunately this example is far too common — what many people forget is that hosting companies maintain their servers, not your website. Which means they can do a restore, but after that you are on your own.
Over the years I’ve tried a number of optimization plugins trying to both get fast (2s or less) load times and good Google PageSpeed scores. Here’s my breakdown of the Autoptimize plugin vs the Hummingbird plugin.
A boutique investment house needed an easy way to get documents to and from their clients. They also needed this investor portal to be both easy for investors to use and easy for portal admins who didn’t have a lot of tech-savvy.
You’ve selected and purchased a domain for your business, now it’s time to decide how your email will be powered. If you go out and search for “email provider” you’ll see tons of possibilities out there, but honestly very few of them are relevant to your business.