In this article I’ll be sharing my thoughts and recommendations regarding the MalCare WordPress security product. I’ll offer a basic comparison to Sucuri, which has been my go to for the past 5 years. What is MalCare?MalCare is a WordPress security service. I guess you could call it a plugin, but really the only thing the plugin seems to do is provide a connection from the software to your website. You may be more familiar with BlogVault, their first product, a very well done backup … [Read more...] about WordPress Website Security and My Review of MalCare
ExchangeWP is a WordPress e-commerce plugin. Similar to WooCommerce, but way more simple and light weight. Oh, and way more cost effective! There is huge news to the development of this plugin! You can read all about the new development here => ExchangeWP is NOW Ninja Shop, powered by Ninja Forms! A little History It use to just be called Exchange, and was originally developed by iThemes. However, they were trimming the fat in 2017 and decided that Exchange didn't fit their product focus, so … [Read more...] about ExchangeWP Shut Down – Opportunity Missed?
When I started in the web development industry, 7+ years ago, providing clients with support and maintenance services was a lot of work. And beyond the amount of work, it was hard to get clients to appreciate the value enough to pay a price that made the work worth it. I sometimes hoped they would get hacked, or do something to erase their database, something that would put them in a situation where they could experience the value of my support services. However, all that said, for the … [Read more...] about Tips for Starting a WordPress Support Business
A couple of years ago I wrote a post Invoicing & Billing with WordPress: There’s a plugin for that!, and it has been very popular over the years, however, the solutions haven't always worked out so great for everyone. I thought it was time to do an update! So I set out to find another solution that could provide better results. As a side note, I no longer use WordPress for invoicing. I switched to Freshbooks about 18 months ago. For the past, 4 or 5 months I've been watching a new … [Read more...] about Send Invoices with WordPress: Exchange Add-on
Over a year ago I wrote about three WordPress eCommerce plugin that I was using for client projects, however, a lot has changed over the past year. Over the past 6 months we have built three eCommerce sites for clients with the WooCommerce Plugin from WooThemes. And I have been very impressed by the diversification and functionality built into this plugin. Not to mention the huge library of "Extensions", add-on plugins, that add functionality to the WooCommerce core features. It's important … [Read more...] about WordPress eCommerce Plugin