Are you a musician? Perhaps in a band or organizing a music festival? You might want to consider WordPress as your platform over services like Bandzoogle, FourFour or HostBaby because unlike these platforms, WordPress is an open-source platform that is free to the public. That means nobody can hold it ransom as they do not own it ;)
Two weeks ago Apple announced iOS 6 at WWDC. For those of you who doesn’t know what WWDC is, just use Google or be satisfied with the fact that it is a developer focused Apple conference, where a ton of consumer products are often unveiled. So maybe it is more of a media spectacle then? I’m not sure I can be bothered to know anymore.
First, as a matter of due diligence, I feel I should direct you to what WordPress.org has to say about this topic. Here are the hosts that they most strongly recommend (and the minimum requirements that they set) for a WordPress.org site:
If that is all the information that you need to make a decision, then you can stop reading right now.
You might still want to take some time to think your way through the decision. Here are the questions I would recommend you ask of yourself and of any potential host.
How Much Do Your Really Need?
I’m not usually one to rave about companies, and most website-related companies leave me ready for the rubber room.
To make my “love list” takes a lot–great products, great services, and super-duper customer support.GoDaddy has hit the high mark in all of these areas on more than one occasion.
For better or worse, we live in a template-driven society. Almost, if not everything, is a component of something greater that drives our global economy. Modern commerce relies heavily upon technology, and technology is most effective when it streamlines productivity. This typically means that everything related to technology must be agile and accessible.
If you’re a regular WPMU reader you’ve probably gathered that we’re pretty big on our Facebook page (if you haven’t liked it already, do it now, you’ll love it, promise) so, needless to say, we’ve been watching their promotion features pretty closely over the last few months – and equally huge fans of integrating WordPress with Facebook.
But today, they really got my attention by not just offering to promote the page, but telling me the exact percentage of our ‘likes’ that saw each post:
And perhaps most significantly, how many I could buy with a promotion, check it out:
WordPress 3.4 is out and if this is the first you’re hearing about it you should seriously reconsider your news sources and reading lists.
You know what, WordPress 3.4 is great. I’ve been doing that thing you’re not supposed to with it for quite some time, which is to say I’ve been enjoying nightly releases. And yes, I really tried to make that sentence sexual but it just didn’t work out, OK? OK.
WordPress originally began life as a blogging platform but has grown to be a Content Management System (CMS) and is now so popular, that it is now used by thousands of companies and corporations.
Many thousands of free themes of differing purposes and quality have been released to the public, but yet during the last few years more and more developers have popped up selling premium WordPress themes, but are they worth the money?
Personal Users vs Business Users
The worst just happened, my internet went down. As in down for hours, not minutes, and no reprieve in sight. This points to obvious holes in my workflow towards some clients at Odd Alice, necessary holes in all but one cases, but holes nonetheless.
It would seem some people get slightly upset on this world wide web thingy. Sometimes they even get upset with me, and spend their no doubt very valuable time commenting about how they are right and I am wrong.
This prompted me to write this FAQ, to clear up some things. Here we go!
Do you hate WordPress?
Obviously not, I’m writing for a WordPress site, I write books about WordPress, my web agency Odd Alice is focused on WordPress, and WordPress is pretty damn good!
Then why do you complain about WordPress all the time?