Moving your WordPress site to a new host or server can seem daunting, but it’s sometimes necessary. The internet can seem like everything’s just floating out in space, but when you get down to the nitty gritty, your WordPress website files actually have to physically live somewhere. A hosting company’s job is to store your files and database so that your site can be accessed by anyone from any location around the world.
Ideally, your website can live happily at your hosting company forever and you never have to give the physical files any thought. But there may come a time when you want to move your website. Let’s take a look at a few reasons you might need to migrate to a new host and how you can do this easily.
Continue reading → How to Migrate Your WordPress Site (to a New Host or Server)
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Do you feel like you’re always behind in your business no matter how hard you work? Are you failing to follow up with customers and missing out on new revenue? Are you struggling to understand what’s working and what’s not? As common as these feelings are for business owners and entrepreneurs, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Running any business requires an array of procedures, tasks, and details. The goal of a CRM is to make these tasks easier to complete. Once you start effectively using a CRM, your company will run more efficiently, increase sales, and track contact data better.
For new entrepreneurs just starting out, a CRM is an essential startup tool that will give you an edge over the competition so you don’t feel like you’re always climbing uphill.
Continue reading → What Is a CRM and Does Your Business Need One?
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.
Continue reading → Jetpack Blocks: Tools for Creating Engaging Content
One of the greatest benefits of WordPress is its extendability — there’s a plugin for nearly any task you could imagine so you can build a website that accomplishes anything that you want.
Does this mean you should load up on plugins? No. The more plugins you have, the slower your site loads, which negatively impacts your visitors’ experience. And some plugins can conflict with one another or with your theme, leading to errors or downtime.
That’s why Jetpack is a great option for WordPress sites: with dozens of tools in a single plugin, it provides a ton of functionality without weighing down your site.
Continue reading → What Does the Jetpack Plugin Do?
No matter the size of your online store, the number one way to make customers happy — and increase sales — is to help them find exactly what they want, and find it fast. This is where your search box comes in, leading visitors to the information they’re looking for without having to scroll through layers of categories or menus.
While this is good for your customers, it’s also great for you. Visitors are twice as likely to buy a product if they use search to find what they need, so a good search tool means more conversions and more sales. And quality search results engage shoppers across your whole website, giving them access to alternate products and blog posts to further increase the chance that they’ll end up making a purchase.
The key is to find the right search tool, one that provides relevant, filterable, fast results.
Enter Jetpack Search.
Continue reading → Site Search for WooCommerce: What Customers are Looking For
Owning a website is just like any other multi-part project, whether it’s teaching a class of students, running a household, or managing a business: the more you know about what’s happening, the better you can keep things operating safely and smoothly.
Continue reading → Four Things You Can Do with Jetpack’s Activity Log
If you’re a successful blogger with a lot of posts, congratulations! Getting to where you are today took a lot of hard work, dedication, and passion.
But the more content you have, the harder it can be for visitors to find what they’re looking for quickly and easily. What’s the solution? Adding a high-quality search engine to your blog.
Continue reading → Why the Best Bloggers Need Solid Site Search
Hosting companies play an invaluable role in building and managing your website. Not only are they responsible for storing the files that make web pages available to people around the world, they have a significant impact on site speed, security, and scalability.
The hosting landscape is competitive, so providers work hard to offer effective tools that add value to every site they host. That’s why we’re honored that Bluehost recommends Jetpack as an essential WordPress plugin.
Continue reading → Bluehost and Jetpack: Working Together for Better Website Management
As your website grows, it becomes challenging for visitors to find exactly what they need. More posts and pages mean more things to search, and more chances of finding irrelevant content. The default WordPress search can strain your server, slowing your site down for everyone.
Jetpack Search is a powerful search solution backed by Elasticsearch, Jetpack Stats, and our globally distributed data centers. We process your data with multiple technologies for a modern search experience that improves website engagement, so visitors can search, refine their results, and find the content and products that interest them. And now you can add it to your website as a standalone search solution with Jetpack 8.4.
Continue reading → Re-introducing Jetpack Search for WordPress Sites
Have you ever used a new piece of technology and immediately wished you could poke around inside — “How’d they do that?” Us too! Luckily, the open source ethos that informs everything we do means that the guts of the new Jetpack Search are there for the poking.
For a change this big, we also thought it’d be useful to share why we felt large changes to our architecture were necessary in order to improve the search experience.
Continue reading → The New Jetpack Search Architecture