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How Can I Protect My Financial Information Online?

by Ethan Clevenger

There's certainly a lot of scary stuff out there implying that if you shop online, you may as well be handing an identity thief your wallet. Fortunately, by taking the right precautions, you can shop online and have peace of mind all at once.

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The Nuclear Option: Setting Up WordPress Backups with Dropbox and UpdraftPlus

by Ethan Clevenger

WordPress bcakups are super easy to set up. This tutorial shows you how to quickly set up backups, automatically take backups on a regular schedule, and keep them somewhere safe like Dropbox.

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Stop Jetpack from Slowing Down Your WordPress Site

by Ethan Clevenger

Jetpack comes with lots of modules. Odds are, you aren't using them all, and they could cause your WordPress website to slow down. Here's how to quickly find all activated modules and deactivate the Jetpack modules you aren't using.

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My Dog Remus, His Poop, and User Experience

by Ethan Clevenger

UX is vital to retaining users, and it exists everywhere. Learn how walking your dog at your apartment can be a case study on poor (or great!) UX.

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Fix My Slow Website! Part 3: Plugins

by Ethan Clevenger

Bad plugins and lots of them will wreak havoc on a WordPress site. Speed up your slow WordPress site with these easy steps to clean up your plugins.

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Adding a Gravity Forms PayPal Continue URL

by Ethan Clevenger

Losing customers with your PayPal-powered Gravity Form? This plugin gives you a PayPal link for abandoned entries so customers can complete their purchase!

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Fix My Slow Website! Part 2: Optimizing Images

by Ethan Clevenger

Optimizing your images is a great way to start speeding up your WordPress website. Learn about steps you can start taking to address those pesky pictures.

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Fix My Slow Website! Part 1: Why is my Website Slow?

by Ethan Clevenger

Wondering how to fix your slow WordPress website? In part one of this series, Sterner Stuff lays out the broad reason for slow websites.

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Capitalize on SEO and appear genuine in 2017: The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer

by Ethan Clevenger

Use Sterner Stuff's SEO and social media marketing services to take advantage of new trends discovered by the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer.

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6 digital resolutions for 2017

by Ethan Clevenger

See how Sterner Stuff is handling the web in 2017! Take a few pages from my book, or reach out and let me tackle your web presence for you!

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