WordPress Maintenance News – Care Plans

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    I am trying to keep consistent when keeping you all informed as to the status of your Care Plans. This is my second video and it is getting a little easier. The hardest part is editing as I can’t help myself from constantly making improvements.

    So this video I go over the improvements we’ve made to your accounts, adding SSL, and announcing that we are kicking off a Houston WordCamp.

    It’s only 8 minutes but below the video is a synopsis.

    Web Hosting Upgrades – Speed, Baby!

    As I mentioned in my last newsletter, our web servers were hit pretty hard with Brute Force Attacks. After some updates, improved security changes, and creating a better stop-gap, it improved drastically.

    Since then, we’ve also made improvements to the web server itself. Each has been upgraded from 4MB of RAM to 8MB of RAM, doubling its speed. In addition, we are adding more CPU power. I am already seeing a huge difference in website speed.

    Payment Links Have Changed

    We have moved our subscription accounts to a new URL. If you need to update your credit card on file with us or view past orders, please visit, https://store.globalspex.com/my-account.

    Encryption & SSL Status

    We slowly going through each website that we manage and adding SSL Encryption. We are about 80% complete. If you are on our Managed Plan, we are adding this automatically. If you are on our Tech plan, we’ll be reaching out to you for approval as this would require a setup fee.

    GlobalSpex Is Hosting Houston WordCamp!

    Whew! It’s happening! GlobalSpex has decided to be the lead organizer for the next Houston WordCamp in 2020. This is a big conference that usually includes speakers across the nation and topics that range from running a business with your website to programming.

    What Are WordCamps? WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open-source personal publishing software that powers over 75 million sites on the web.

    WordCamps come in all different flavors, based on the local communities that produce them, but in general, WordCamps include sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, beginning plugin and theme development, advanced techniques, security, etc. To get an idea of the types of sessions typically seen at WordCamps, check out the WordCamp channel at WordPress.tv.

    2019 Digital Marketing Goals

    Now is the time to start really thinking about 2019 and your digital marketing goals. What do you want your marketing to accomplish for by this time next year? Have you considered your company’s overall branding and message? What can you do to enhance your brand via social media and tie it in with your website?

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    Christina Hawkins

    Since 1999, Christina has been designing and building exceptional websites partnering with small businesses to help them grow and increase revenue. With many years of experience in creating thousands of websites, she understands the need for continuing education in her field and, therefore, is constantly learning and teaching others about internet marketing and digital processes. In addition to her ability as a digital marketer, Christina serves as a coach and mentor with WPElevation to other digital marketing freelancers, helping them grow their businesses. She is a sponsor and co-leader of Houston's WordPress Meetup. Recently, she spearheaded the next Houston WordCamp 2020 as its coordinator after a 10 year hiatus. She is currently President of the Houston Interactive Marketing Association.

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