So you want to build your own website. There are HUNDREDS of services and DIFY (do it for you) setups out there that promise instant websites. Many offer free or very cheap solutions for business owners wanting to toss up a quick online presence. These free sites are great for a quick proof of concept for an idea, orRead More
It’s well known in our industry that IT departments have changed drastically in their organizational structure over the last decade. Although some traditional IT departments still exist, many enterprise level companies are learning important lessons from smaller startups and DIY business owners about how to streamline their IT needs. This is especially true for companies taking advantage of OpenRead More
For the past six months, our Custom Development Team has been nose to the grindstone working on the new TreatingPain website. We are currently on a happy high after launching the new custom theme for this valuable website. TreatingPain helps people across the USA find solutions to their pain. Their site educates visitors on treatment optionsRead More
Last weekend our team traveled to Tampa, Florida to speak at WordCamp Tampa. This conference was Tampa’s first WordCamp, and it started with a bang, with over 250 in attendance and representatives pouring in from all over the globe. It took place at the spacious Keiser University campus. This year, James Tryon—our Creative Director—decided to present “Research andRead More
After the recent Heartbleed fiasco, tech companies and non-tech companies alike are on top of major breaches in computer security. Chances are you’ve already heard about “ShellShock“. These snazzy names for security breaches are meant to generate fear and awe, and while they may sound like they are irrelevant to you, they are actually closerRead More
Describe your position at WPV and what you do. Currently at WPV, I am a Premium Valet. This means any request for support is directed towards me as the initial contact. After the request is made, I will investigate the issue and determine whether the issue needs to be escalated or handle it myself. I’mRead More
Linux and Unix-based web servers, the safest you can get! While that may be true, no operating system (or software for that matter) is perfect.
The Bash Bug, also known as the Shell Shock vulnerability, presents a mega serious security problem for all servers that currently have “bash”(short for Bourne Again Shell) installed.
A/B testing; also known as multivariate testing, is the testing of two versions of a web page – an A version (the control) and a B version (the variation) — with live traffic and measuring the effect each version has on your conversion rate. We’ve been performing A/B tests since the launch of our new design, butRead More
We’ve just recently started digging into paid advertising opportunities for the WP Valet as we continue to scale. Going through this process was a reminder of how we were able to build a successful business with zero “traditional” digital advertising dollars spent. No Ad Dollars Spent Doesn’t Mean There Was No Cost I want to makeRead More
Our WP Valet founder and CEO was recently interviewed by Troy Dean on the WP Elevation podcast. Watch and listen here. What is WP Elevation? WP Elevation is a company dedicated to helping businesses and consultants grow and succeed in the WordPress space. In addition to their podcast, they also offer a membership which includesRead More