An Important Note Regarding SSL Encryption on Your Website

Recently, Google Search Console sent out an announcement regarding the usage of SSL on sites.  If your site includes text fields of any sort, Google Chrome will begin displaying an “insecure” message if the site isn’t using SSL in October.  My understanding is that even search fields or comment forms will trigger this labeling. We can quibble about whether such …

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Does WordPress Have a Security Problem?

Often at Clockpunk Studios, we hear some variation of the following question/concern regarding WordPress: “My friend has a WordPress site, and it got hacked.  I’ve heard that WordPress has a lot of security problems, so I’m worried about using it.” We completely understand these concerns, and a few years back, we were also concerned about the security of WordPress itself. …

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What Does it Cost to Keep a WordPress Website Running?

A common misconception is that owning a WordPress website is free of costs. While WordPress itself is “free” software (as in beer, as well as speech), running a solid WordPress site itself isn’t free. There are some ongoing costs associated with any reliable WordPress site that people new to websites overlook or don’t understand. Let’s run down those costs and …

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Why Don’t You Offer Hosting?

Here at Clockpunk Studios, we build the majority of our websites using the WordPress engine. We think it’s a pretty great way to build websites, and we must not be alone, since WordPress now powers fully 25% of the internet. But WordPress websites rely on a hosting service to stay “on the air” and operational, and we’re often asked why …

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The Importance of Revisions

Here at Clockpunk Studios, many of our clients are writers, and all writers know the importance of revisions. Whether it’s your first pass back through a rough draft, incorporating the feedback from your beta readers, or handling heavy revision notes from your agent, editor, or publisher, the revision process is a key part of writing. There’s a saying in film …

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Why the New Year is the Perfect Time for a New Author Website

Yeah, we know, years are basically just arbitrary units of time that we use to measure out our course through a cold and indifferent universe, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t use those arbitrary markers to our advantage. For most people, the New Year is about new beginnings, including a lot of resolutions that don’t usually last through the …

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