Web Designers: Should You Consider Selling your Hosting Clients?

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Hosting WordPress websites is a lot of work. If you’re here, you already know that. From dealing with plugin conflicts to server issues and load times, it may feel like a losing battle. If you’re a website designer, you probably started hosting websites thinking it would be an easy and natural addition to your existing skillset. You already designed the … Read More

IT Companies: We’ll Buy Your Website Hosting Clients

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WordPress hosting is hard. As an IT provider, you probably thought it would be a piece of cake. After all, these servers pretty much run themselves, right? It can’t possible be harder than building PCs. If you’re here, you’ve probably realized the error of your ways, and now know that website hosting in general, and WordPress hosting specifically, are not … Read More

Anatomy of a Small WordPress Host Acquisition

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I thought it might be helpful to those interested in selling their small WordPress website hosting company to talk a little bit about what that process looks like. Having acquired two other hosts before, I know what it actually takes to establish terms of an agreement and actually proceed with the transfer of ownership and migration of clients. Note that … Read More

Where to Find Buyers of a WordPress Website Hosting Company

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As a buyer of WordPress hosting companies, I’ve been all across the web searching for markets where I can find sellers. This has allowed me to get a good sense of the options available for selling a website hosting business, too, and I thought I would share some of those here. Obviously there are a number of reasons why someone … Read More

Your WordPress Hosting Clients May be More Valuable Than you Think

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So you’ve managed to run your website hosting business successfully and you’ve amassed a number of WordPress hosting clients. You’ve perhaps started considering retirement or moving on to another chapter, and you’re considering trying to sell. The question you’re probably asking yourself is: what are my WordPress hosting clients worth? They may be more valuable than you think; to the … Read More

How to Include & Indent Subcategories Using wp_dropdown_categories

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I was using wp_dropdown_categories() this week to, well… Create a dropdown menu that links users to the category archives page on a WordPress website, obviously. And I couldn’t figure out how to indent the subcategories, even though that seemed like a very obvious thing you’d want to do. Google was amazingly useless in this task. Though it almost always is, … Read More

All Pages Have Home Page Content – WordPress Caching Issue

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While migrating a new client website over to our premium WordPress hosting this week, I ran into a problem that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before: every page that you would navigate to had the same content as the home page. What’s weird is that the URLs seemed to be correct, but the content was not. In our case, … Read More

Gmail: How to Prevent Your Signature from Getting Added to Every Reply

For years, I just assumed it was a fact of life that every time I responded to an email, my signature (and everyone else’s, too) would get added to the message. Ordinarily, you don’t actually see them. But for whatever reason, it seems that Office 365 / Outlook users don’t have the correct settings and Gmail doesn’t know to hide … Read More

How to Easily Embed a Twitter Feed in WordPress Without Plugin

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As a web developer, using social media plugins which are famously prone to breaking are the bane of my existence. That’s why, when I figured out that you could very easily embed a Twitter feed of your timeline directly on your WordPress website without using any plugins, I knew I had to write about it immediately. This incredibly lightweight solution … Read More

Migrate Comments from Disqus Back to WordPress

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve been fed up with Disqus and the asinine ads ruining your beautiful website. Maybe you’ve been putting off figuring out how to migrate all of the comments back to WordPress, thinking it’s going to be a nearly-impossible task. I’ve got great news for you! It’s actually quite simple. Disqus tried to make it very … Read More