Change Domains w/ a WordPress Installation

I’ve done WordPress domain changes a few times. Most of the time it’s just a way of importing a production installation to my development environment, but I’ve done it a couple times on production environments. To be clear, I’ve never had a problem with it. There’s a first time for everything, right?

WordPress documentation regarding the subject:

Changing The Site URL
Moving WordPress

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2012 Mobile Internet Traffic Statistics

If you are a website owner and have not been convinced of your need to satisfy people looking at your website with mobile devices, maybe I can point you to some statistics that will. Technology is moving very fast, and perhaps you have been trying to resist it, but just as it had become essential to have a website for your business, it’s now essential to make sure mobile devices are displaying your website correctly.

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Early last month Cisco, one of the world’s largest designers and manufacturers of networking equipment, released their Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update. If you’ll take a few minutes to browse through the statistics, you’ll see statistics on internet traffic that offer solid evidence of your need for a mobile friendly website. Cisco has also provided the update as a PDF, in case you want to download or print the report.

3 Highlights From The Statistics

  • Global mobile data traffic grew 70 percent in 2012.
  • Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent for the first time in 2012.
  • Average smartphone usage grew 81 percent in 2012.

Some website owners I have spoken with say that around 50% of their website’s traffic is coming from mobile devices. Regardless of the amount of mobile traffic you are currently experiencing, I think it’s safe to say it is going to keep increasing. Now is the time to take action if you don’t have a mobile friendly website. Contact me today for a free consultation.