Is Ghost a good WordPress alternative?

In Keeping Up With Ghost at Tuts+, I write an overview of the new Ghost blogging system. Ghost has a lot going for it but it will mostly appeal to more technical folks rather than novice WordPress users: I’m a longtime WordPress user and the platform is admittedly slow and cumbersome. WordPress recently raised $160 million […]

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Build a Mobile App for WordPress Using AppPresser

If you have a popular WordPress site, you might have wondered how hard it may be to build a mobile app for your subscribers and/or visitors. There are a number of ways to launch apps powered directly from your WordPress site without having to build an app from scratch. With a mobile app, you can […]

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Secure Your Instance

Secure Your Instance Contents 1 Welcome 2 Estimating Costs 3 Sign Up for Amazon Web Services 3.1 Sign Up to Install at Digital Ocean 4 Create Your Amazon EC2 Server Instance 5 Secure Your Instance 6 Installing WordPress 7 Installing Varnish Cache 8 Installing W3 Total Cache 9 Activating Amazon CloudFront 10 Installing Themes and […]

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What’s Not Covered

What We’re Not Addressing Contents 1 Welcome 2 Estimating Costs 3 Sign Up for Amazon Web Services 3.1 Sign Up to Install at Digital Ocean 4 Create Your Amazon EC2 Server Instance 5 Secure Your Instance 6 Installing WordPress 7 Installing Varnish Cache 8 Installing W3 Total Cache 9 Activating Amazon CloudFront 10 Installing Themes […]

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Useful Links

WordPress WordPress.com – If you want them to host your blog. WPEngine – WordPress hosting company Page.ly – WordPress hosting company WordPress.org & the WordPress Codex – Documentation for the self-hosted version of WordPress Hardening WordPress W3 Total Cache Plugin ThemeForest WordPress Themes MySiteMyWay WordPress Themes Elegant Themes for WordPress WordPress Performance Optimization by author of W3 Total […]

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Create Your Amazon EC2 Server Instance

Before you move forward with an Amazon instance, you may want to explore installing WordPress at Digital Ocean (this site runs at Digital Ocean). I’ve recently decided to switch to Digital Ocean because of their low $5 per month pricing and fast solid-state digital (SSD) drives. In general, DO is simpler and cheaper than Amazon. Create Your Amazon […]

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Estimating Costs for WordPress at Amazon AWS

Estimating Costs Contents 1 Welcome 2 Estimating Costs 3 Sign Up for Amazon Web Services 3.1 Sign Up to Install at Digital Ocean 4 Create Your Amazon EC2 Server Instance 5 Secure Your Instance 6 Installing WordPress 7 Installing Varnish Cache 8 Installing W3 Total Cache 9 Activating Amazon CloudFront 10 Installing Themes and Plugins […]

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Related Links

WordPress Contents 1 Welcome 2 Estimating Costs 3 Choosing WordPress 4 Registering a Domain Name 5 Choosing WordPress Hosting 5.1 Installing at Amazon 5.2 Installing at Digital Ocean 6 Sending and Receiving Email 7 Selecting a Theme 8 Recommended Plugins 9 Optimizing Performance 10 Search Engine Optimization 11 Marketing and Outreach 12 Managing Your Site […]

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