Backing up Your WordPress Site is…Pretty Important

Backing up Your WordPress Site is…Pretty Important

I have a client (bless his heart) that has managed to lose his website not once, but twice in the past few years.  Mainly it was an issue of forgetting to pay his hosting fees, but the result was: no more website. See, if you miss that bill your entire website is...
How Does Earnest Enterprises Help You?

How Does Earnest Enterprises Help You?

I was asked an interesting question: how does my business help other people/businesses.  I like the question!  It made me really think about what we do and why and I want to articulate it here. Earnest Enterprises provides 3 key tools for businesses to use: websites,...
Why We No Longer Recommend GoDaddy for Hosting

Why We No Longer Recommend GoDaddy for Hosting

Over the years, we’ve tried several different web hosts for ourselves and at client request.  A longstanding favorite was GoDaddy.com.  They did a great job as registrar and as host (a server where all of your site files are held and made available to the...
PLEASE Don’t Give Away Ownership of Your URL

PLEASE Don’t Give Away Ownership of Your URL

We’ve run across this scenario many times: a business owner needs a website so they hire a designer/builder.  The designer kindly offers to handle purchasing the URL, and oh!  They can host the site too!  Wahoo, right? NOPE. If someone else registers your URL...
O’Connor Site Gets a Facelift

O’Connor Site Gets a Facelift

About 4 years ago, I created a website for Dennis of O’Connor Auto Repair.  At the time I was using Thesis Framework, and I used a skin for the custom look.  In 2015, WordPress websites could be customized a bit using typical themes.  Thesis was quite...