The other afternoon I was going about my day as usual. I decide I should probably make sure my site is all updated so I head over to my dashboard and try to log in. Yes, try, you see it wasn’t there. My dashboard was the dreaded white screen of death with a semi-helpful php error code scrolling across the top of the page. You’ve got to be kidding me! Here it was an hour before dinner and I had to spend my time troubleshooting my site. Not how I wanted to end my day! Fortunately, the front-end was still working so if you visited my site during this time you never would have noticed this problem. I however, was in my ftp account trying to fix it. Was it a WordPress upgrade issue? Nope. Was it a plugin issue? YES! Now to figure out which of my plugins was causing the issue. Which meant the tedious job of activating and deactivating each plugin, one at a time, until I discovered the culprit. Was it the first one? HAHA. No, of course not. Was it one of the previous trouble makers I suspected? No. Half an hour later I managed to regain access to my dashboard, so I could then attempt to upgrade my plugins and hope the upgrade took care of the issue. Fortunately it did, finally! It was only an hour past the normal end of my work day and deep into dinner time by the time I had finished. Not the way I wanted to end my day!
Have you ever been there? Have you ever logged onto your blog do “just do one thing real quick” only to discover, something terrible has happened and you can no longer access your dashboard, or your site is just not there, or it looks funny, and OMG you don’t even have time for this?!
It’s not fun.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way you could, you know, not have to deal with that? I mean you could hire me, but there’s another alternative. An alternative that gives you the peace of mind knowing that your blog is safely taken care of by people more technically knowledgeable than you. That your WordPress, plugins, and themes will all be safely updated and all you have to do is worry about actually blogging?
Guess what? There totally is.
Not Just Another WordPress Site
The ease of an all-in-one website builder with the flexible power of WordPress.
Introducing StudioPress Sites — WordPress made easy without sacrificing power or flexibility. It’s perfect for bloggers in any niche!
Focus on Blogging
(Forget Fooling with Technology, cuz you don’t have time for that!)
Industry Standard Design Framework
The Genesis Framework already powers over 500,000 WordPress sites (including this one and all blog themes I create for my clients), and it’s the foundation of your new StudioPress Site. With search engine optimized code, airtight security, instant updates, customizable widget and layout options, and a huge developer community, Genesis is the framework that makes WordPress easier, without sacrificing power or flexibility.
20 Mobile-Optimized HTML5 Designs
You want sleek, professional design — without paying a fortune for it and without fearing instant obsolescence as web design evolves. Choose from a score of included turnkey “mobile optimized” HTML5 designs that provide beautiful frames for your content. Feel free to personalize any of the included themes by tweaking the CSS, or go to a completely custom Genesis child theme.
Translation for Normal People: That means your site will never look dated or unprofessional, and no matter which device visitors access your blog on, it will look great, work wonderfully and most important of all, load quickly!
Fast Loading Performance
Get started setting up your StudioPress Site right away on StudioPress’s infrastructure that’s optimized specifically for peak WordPress performance. Site speed and page load times are too important to be jammed on a box with hundreds of generic WordPress installs. More importantly, never face the experience of your site crashing just because you succeed in getting big traffic.
Zero “Hosting” Hassles
Not only do you enjoy superior speed and performance with your StudioPress Site, you also avoid the hassle of self-hosted WordPress, like surprise expenses for bandwidth upcharges, storage, CPUs and RAM. Even as your StudioPress Site remains solid during surprise traffic spikes, you won’t pay extra for short-term success on the way to sustained higher traffic. Plus you can end the endless quest for the perfect web host. Get it all in one place with no surprise fees and excellent support.
Even beyond the security features built into Genesis and the included automatic plugin and theme maintenance, there’s more to protect your StudioPress Site. Our architecture is designed to maximize security and performance — including intrusion prevention, continuous scanning and monitoring for malware, distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, and more.
Translation for normal people: Rest easy knowing your blog is safe from hackers and malware!
Advanced SEO Functionality
Translation for normal people: Your site will load quickly, even on slow mobile networks! This makes your visitors (and Google) happy, which will make you happy with lots of traffic.
Automatic Plugin and Theme Maintenance
Getting hacked is no laughing matter, and the number one way bad guys get in is through outdated themes, plugins, and old versions of WordPress. Many WordPress site owners now spend $79 or more every month to have an outside service keep things updated and safe (like hiring me for example). StudioPress technology takes care of this for you at no extra charge. Opt-out if you want!
(So you don’t have to end up like me; starving and working late because the latest updated decided to crash your Dashboard).
One-Click Install of Included Plugins
Never wonder which plugins are trustworthy, thanks to your StudioPress Site’s repository of one-click solutions for the premium functionality you desire. Choose from an ever-expanding selection including WooCommerce, Design Palette Pro, AMP, Beaver Builder Lite, OptinMonster, AffiliateWP, Soliloquy Lite, Easy Digital Downloads, Restrict Content Pro, Ninja Forms, WPForms Lite, and more to come.
Translation for normal people: Your blog can have access to the best newsletter opt in forms, affiliate programs, and every other feature you’d ever want including the ability to sell your own goods (both digital and physical)!
StudioPress Sites are truly unique, in the sense that the entire service has been designed from the ground up to promote integrated ease-of-use while eliminating confusion and the chance that something will go wrong. And yet, you should rest assured that if something does go off the rails, our friendly support team is standing by 24/7 to assist you in getting back on track fast. It’s perfect for new bloggers or anyone who is not a technical pro.
StudioPress Sites is the perfect option for any blogger who wants the flexibility of WordPress, plus the ease of use of a website creator and the security of managed WordPress hosting. Use some of the best, and most popular themes in the industry to create your blog without having to touch a line of code or hire a developer!
Wait…I thought Self-Hosted WordPress was best? Is this that? What’s the deal?
You’re right, and yes, this is still a self-hosted WordPress option. However, all the hard parts of hosting (like finding a host, dealing with all that back-end host stuff) is taken care of for you. This is managed WordPress hosting with the added benefit of giving you access to an easy to use site builder so you can edit your blog to your heart’s content without hiring a developer, and without having to learn how to code! It’s the best of all possible worlds for creating your blog!
StudioPress Sites is the ideal option for the blogger who wants their blog to be secure, to look and feel professional, to load quickly, and to never have to deal with all the annoying hosting & domain related stuff.
I’m a new blogger, is this for me?
Absolutely. If you have wanted to start your own blog, this is the perfect platform to help you get started, quickly, easily, and affordably. It will give you a solid platform to grow your blog on, plus every thing you need to create a professional looking blog that you can be proud of. It’s the perfect way to make sure you will not have to deal with the growing pains so many bloggers run into, like having down time, transferring to a new host, random white screen of death errors, and getting your site shut down because you got “too much” traffic and your hosting plan doesn’t allow that much without you having to pay sudden overage charges and upgrade to an even more expensive plan!
I’m an experienced blogger, is this for me?
Absolutely. You know how important it is to keep your blog up and running. You know that your blog’s loading speed impacts your SEO, and that if your host is down, then you aren’t making money. Never worry about your site again, because you know it’s good hands and your host will keep it up and running smoothly. Plus get access to all of your favorite plugins to make sure you are growing your newsletter and community, and the tools you need to sell your own products and services to build your income.