All About Automatic Plugin Updates And Why You Shouldn’t

Every new WordPress site owner dreads seeing update notifications multiple times a week upon logging in.

Eventually, most people get tired of having to update their plugins all the time and end up going down two very different paths:

  1. Log in and just update every single plugin, every single time.
  2. Rarely update plugins until they become long overdue.

If you ever find yourself doing either of these two, an automatic update software sounds like the natural solution.

Usually, such a feature is provided by hosting companies as part of a managed WordPress hosting account or by a WordPress plugin.

How it works is that your host or your plugin will automatically update each and every plugin the moment an update becomes available. Some even update your WordPress core.

But we would only recommend this if you have a very basic WordPress site with static pages whose content doesn’t change often. Otherwise, we wouldn’t recommend it, as there is some room for it to wreak havoc on your site’s functionality.

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Networking On LinkedIn For Your Business

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You probably know already that networking is the best way to search for key people that you could recruit for your business or promote your company. Doing it all online is the easiest and most efficient way to do that.

But online networking has its own set of challenges and difficulties. While most people know how to use social media networks like LinkedIn, many don’t know the best way to network online while seeing tangible results for their business. Here are some principles to consider as you get the most out of online networking.

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Where To Find Free Images For Your Website

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When you’re running your own business and counting pennies, it’s hard to get yourself to spend money on stock photos. Websites like Shutterstock charge a hefty sum for a handful of pictures and you don’t want to risk yourself getting sued while using some random picture from the Internet.

The common notion is that you either have to pay money or settle for lesser-quality, free images. That’s not true. Here’s a list of websites that you should keep on hand whenever you need some free stock images.

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