This post is a little bit “in the weeds” for regular business owners, but this might come in handy for more adventurous do-it-yourselfers and less-experienced WordPress professionals. On a closed Facebook group for WordPress users someone asked I’ve never converted a Visual Composer website to [another page builder.] I imagine it is a total rebuild…

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So another participant in a private Facebook group for WordPress users echoed something I’d said about the importance of making your own backups. Similar to David Innes I use [a commercial backup plugin] for Scheduled backups ([cloud-based storage firm] is my choice, but there are many others)…And a lot of people when backups have been discussed…

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Example of contact form spam from a scammer calling themselves Melissa

Our standard maintenance plan includes one hour of consulting a month. In the last couple of days several maintenance clients have contacted me after receiving scary, threatening “copyright infringement” messages coming from their contact forms or other sources. Here’s one example. Note the suspicious elements. And here’s another, note the similar email address? Others I’ve…

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On a WordPress-related Facebook group someone asked… I’m looking for something similar to Schedulista that can do the following:-Allow people to book appointments on a website-Remove unavailable appointments in real-time-Send SMS/Email reminders to people who book the appointments-Create a calendar each employee can access from an app-Open source to manipulate how it appears on a…

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A contributor to a WordPress Facebook had a question about image compression:  I have [an image-optimization] plugin installed to compress my images and I noticed while doing a bulk compression that there are multiples of the same image (in different sizes) that it compressed. I did not do this manually. It seems that something created…

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When Seattle Unity decided to rebuild their church building the heart of the city they decided it was time to completely rebuild their beautiful but very old website as well. Part of the process involved migrating their 361 Sunday Service podcasts to a new podcast-hosting service. And since we finished their site in the middle…

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Here at RealBasics we build all new and rebuilt websites using the popular Beaver Builder page builder [non-affiliate link] products. On a Facebook group we follow someone asked: How do people explain using BB plugin and theme to clients? When comparing to other agencies who buy [heavily-advertised commercial theme company] themes and use demo content……

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Ken Jones of Village Auto Care and Tires in Seattle’s University Village neighborhood is one of the nicest human beings on the planet. His motto is “what drives us drives you.” When he approached us with new photos from Jennifer Boyle we decided to combine color photos of Ken and his staff with an old-time…

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