Nine Ways to Prepare Your WordPress Site for the Holidays

If you had to describe the holidays in a single word, from the perspective of many who run a website, it would be this: busy.

The holidays are a busy time, and for many companies, the most important time of the year. And not just because of sales. Schedules adjust. Employees take time off. B2B businesses change their routines. Bloggers create new holiday content.

So whether you’re hoping to increase sales revenue, draw more traffic to your site, or keep your customers or readers in the loop, there’s a lot to do. 

The last thing you want is to be scrambling to put out fires and make last minute updates because you didn’t plan ahead. 

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Black Friday Sale – Save 40% on all new purchases

With the holidays around the corner, your to-do list is piling high. But it’s not just a busy time for you and your customers, it’s also busy season for hackers. A report released by Infoblox in 2019 showed that 31% of retail IT professionals saw an increase in cyberattacks during the holiday season

Check one thing off your list by letting Jetpack manage your site security. Jetpack Security provides easy-to-use, comprehensive WordPress site security including backups, malware scanning, and spam protection. Let us guard your site so you can focus on more important things.

Save 40% on all new purchases through November 30 — use code JETBLACK at checkout.

There’s no better time to make sure your site is protected. Stay ahead of security threats and get back online quickly to minimize lost sales.

Save 40% now.

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No code required: Build a fast, world-class WordPress site

This post was written by Dan Walmsley, Lead Architect for Jetpack.

We spend more of our lives online than ever before. Whether you are building a business or expressing your creative side, you need a website that is fast, beautiful, and able to gracefully present your biggest ideas. And with search engines prioritizing performance more than ever, a slow website can really hurt your ability to optimize your SEO.

In this article, we’ll discuss how just two plugins working together, Jetpack and the official AMP for WordPress plugin, will give you world-class performance and SEO. Are you ready? Let’s go!

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Jetpack 9.1: Focusing on Compatibility

Jetpack 9.1 ships several under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes that make Jetpack’s features work even better for you and your website. This month, we focused on improving compatibility of the Jetpack plugin with other plugins you may be using on your site:

  • We’ve improved how Jetpack’s comments, embeds, blocks, and Google Analytics features work with the AMP plugin.
  • We’ve added support for Google’s Web Stories plugin to our Open Graph Meta tags.
  • We’ve improved the performance of the block editor when using Jetpack alongside the Gutenberg plugin.
  • You can now track WooCommerce events with Jetpack’s Google Analytics feature, even when using the AMP plugin.

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Create Beautiful, Effective Real Estate Sites with Jetpack

Long before signing a contract on their new property, nearly half of all potential home buyers turn to the internet to start their search. This means that, for both agents and brokers alike, there’s real opportunity to attract new clients and streamline the process for existing ones. 

But to be effective, real estate sites need to have reliable, up-to-date information and be well designed to capture and keep attention. WordPress, with the help of Jetpack, is the perfect platform for any agent looking to boost their online presence.

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The Types of Malware Jetpack Scan Catches

No one wants malware on their site. It leads to lost traffic, sales, and visitor trust. If your website is your business, it could have huge financial implications.

Websites are hacked more often than you think — 30,000 times per day or more — and sites of all sizes are targets. The bots that carry out hacks aren’t looking for specific websites or people, just vulnerabilities they can exploit. 

Almost 39% of all websites use WordPress, which means hackers often target WordPress sites first, for the biggest impact possible. But thanks to its huge popularity and community of contributors, vulnerabilities are usually found early and fixed fast. 

Jetpack Scan monitors your website and alerts you if it finds something wrong. Let’s take a look at how hackers can access your site, the types of threats they cause, and why Jetpack Scan is the best method of protection.

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Meet Eric Binnion, Straight-shooting Lead Developer for Jetpack

It’s probably fair to say that if you have a tattoo that says “CODE IS POETRY” on one arm and a Wapuu on the other, you’re probably pretty passionate about WordPress. 

This ink belongs to Eric Binnion, Lead Developer for Jetpack; this phrase is at the bottom of every WordPress.org page; and Wapuu is the cuddly Japanese manga-style mascot for WordPress.

We sat down with Binnion, who joined Automattic as a Code Wrangler in 2014, to talk code, Jetpack, partnerships, and more. 

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Jetpack 9.0: Continue sharing Facebook and Instagram posts on your site

In this month’s release, we’re offering new ways to transform your content and extend your reach. Now it’s easier than ever to move content from your site to social media and vice versa. 

Even better, all updates included in Jetpack 9.0 are available for free.

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Six Website Problems that Can Ruin Your Reputation

A great website can catapult your business to success — and one plagued with problems can hurt your reputation and impede growth.

Your website is the face of your business. It’s typically the first thing potential customers and clients see when they want to find out more about you and what you’re selling. You can’t afford to compromise a visitor’s first impression with a bad experience.

Jetpack protects your brand’s online reputation by eradicating some of the most common issues that turn good websites bad. Let’s take a look at a few of the problems it solves.

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Jetpack Blocks: Tools for Creating Engaging Content

According to Hosting Tribunal, 70 million new posts are published on WordPress blogs alone every month. And though the average post is 1,150 words long, the average time visitors spend on a page is only 16 seconds.

To beat the average, it’s more important than ever to create quality posts that hook website visitors. Engaging, top-notch content requires more than just a text editor — you need tools that allow you to build visual, interactive, multimedia experiences.

The WordPress block editor (and additional Jetpack blocks) give you the power to deliver that without needing to hire a developer or learn a single line of code.

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