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Easier than ever before: SSL encryption for your WordPress website

Having a website is a great way to ensure the world can see your passion and bring customers to your business. However, with many people feeling unsafe on the internet, website owners have a duty to build trust by providing extensive security and data protection. An SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate provides vital encryption to keep your website and its visitors safe. Until now even setting up a WordPress page with an SSL was a laborious process that required a lot of technological know-how. 1&1 has now streamlined this process for all users.

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Category: Additional Features | Servers and Hosting
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Be online today – 5 Steps to having your own website

It’s now been over 25 years since the first website went online and back then, that was not possible without manually coding the HTML yourself. Nowadays you don’t need to be a fully-fledged programmer to create a professional website in just a few steps. From comprehensive content management systems, simple homepage builders to free frameworks, the possibilities are almost endless. But what’s the best tool for your needs and what exactly do you require to build your own website? Modern hosting packages usually include a wide range of features that can help you to make a website, but there are so many options.

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Category: Servers and Hosting
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Endless possibilities – Why hosting today is so diverse

Those looking to publish a website normally have a clear goal in sight, to get online as soon as possible. However, the steps towards accomplishing this goal aren’t always clear due to the wide variety of possibilities out there. In order to help make sense of the myriad of options available, let’s first take a little digital trip back to the 90s.

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Category: Net World | Products | Servers and Hosting
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Managed WordPress powered by 1&1: Create your own website quickly and securely

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1&1 offers its customers an even simpler way to create and maintain a website with the WordPress (WP) platform. With this new offer, customers can concentrate on their website content instead of investing their time and resources in updating WordPress. 1&1, as a reliable partner, takes care of all necessary updates and provides expert recommendations for plug-ins and themes. The 1&1 WP Assistant guides customers through the WordPress installation in just a few simple steps.

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Category: Net World | Products | Servers and Hosting
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Boost Traffic to Your Blog With These 5 Tips

A blog can be a great tool for organisations to communicate with their customers. Whether it’s used for blogging about your business’ products and services or to increase traffic to your website, a blog can help to give your company a personality. The question is how do you get visitors to notice it? There are several different ways to enhance the popularity of your blog, here are five simple steps you can use right now.

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Category: Tips
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3 Things You Need to Know about WordPress

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Since it’s creation just 8 years ago, WordPress has become a dominant player when it comes to content management systems (CMS). Delivering a free and easy to use platform, community-based development, and ultimate customisation possibilities, it’s no wonder why it is powering 23% of the Internet today.

Businesses looking to launch a WordPress based blog or business website do need to be familiar with the CMS. So what do you need to know?

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Category: Tips
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Protect Your WordPress Website from Brute Force Attacks

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WordPress Brute Force Attacks are on the rise and it’s essential that your website is secure. A Brute Force Attack occurs when someone attempts to gain access to your site by repeatedly trying various admin/password combinations. While 1&1 customers benefit from various security features, it is each customer’s responsibility to secure their WordPress installation. From choosing a strong WordPress admin password to restricting access to your site, there are quite a few tactics that can lower your risk of being compromised by a brute force attack. Apply some of these seven methods to improve your level of protection:

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Category: Developers
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Understanding Clean and Maintainable Code for WordPress

Having a basic understanding of code and how it should look is beneficial to all WordPress users. It’s important to know if code is of good quality so that your site can function properly and remain safe. For those who are new to the tech-scene: There’s no need to worry about becoming a master coder to achieve success with your WordPress site. This overview will help provide you with a strong basis.

What is “clean code”?

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Category: Developers
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Share WordPress posts with your social networks automatically

When it comes to promoting your blog, you’re missing a trick if you manfully post an update to each social network in turn. Why not speed things up by automating the process? And if you’re a WordPress user, all you need is the JetPack plugin.

JetPack is one of the few official WordPress plugins, and is packed with lots of useful tools – but we’re specifically interested in its Social Sharing component in this blog post. Once enabled, it’ll automatically publish updates to your social networks when you publish a new post – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Path and Google+ are all supported.

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Category: Tips
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It’s a big year for WordPress developers

2015 could just be one of the biggest years for WordPress users in terms of code and new functionality. Developers are improving code quality and continuing the transition to a RESTful API, working on enhancements for media handling, expanding translations to over 10,000 plugins via GlotPress, and more.

In this video, 1&1’s WordPress Expert, Marko Heijnen, discusses why 2015 will be a big year for developers, the main features and enhancements they will work on, and the projects he will contribute most to this year.

Key Takeaways:

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Category: Developers
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