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Facebook Page Cover Graphic

Facebook pages are an amazing business tool. If your business has a page on Facebook, how does your Facebook page cover graphic look on mobile? Some business pages are missing out on optimizing across platforms. Each part of Facebook offers a different optimized size, with page covers size being:

  • 1200 pixels wide by 675 pixels tall on the Desktop
  • 1200 pixels wide by 457 pixels tall on the Mobile

Facebook Page Cover Graphic Size

Facebook Page Cover Graphic Space

The above graphics shows the space each platform uses. The larger desktop area provides a great place for adding a background image or color. The mobile area also known as “safe space” across platform, is great for text or graphics. Let us look at a real world example.

Michael Mann Web Design & Development Facebook Page Cover Graphic

The background, or desktop area, contains the content area of the WordPress page or post. Over the content area is a transparent blueish cover color. In the front, in the mobile space, is the new logo and what I do. Want access to the SVG template I use? Here you go.

Facebook Page Cover SVG

Benefits of a Properly Managed WordPress Site

WordPress is an amazing platform upon which to build a business or a community. Providing a central location for clients or customers to see what you are about and have to offer is amazing. However, maintaining a WordPress site, with themes and plugins can be a nightmare, but it does not have to be. This is why I offer a managed WordPress option.

Managed WordPress versus managed WordPress hosting

That is an excellent question. With so many hosting companies offering managed WordPress, what separates my service from theirs.

Managed WordPress Places Focus on Client

Until something updates and breaks your site, automation is not bad. However, it is then up to you to fix the issues. This can be through restoring back to a point before the update, if your site has a backup strategy in place. Or asking the host and waiting.

Managed WordPress works by manually applying updates. Prevention of site downtime is important. Updates should not come with surprises, but they often do. I check your site, post updates, to alleviate the stress of surprises. Daily checks and updates, all without any need to contact me. And as a WordPress developer, I can assist you with WordPress related matters.

Managed WordPress Customizes Updates

The managed WordPress options I have seen seem to be of a one size fits all variety. Automatic updates performed automatically, based on the type of update, is selectable. This is great. However, update strategies for your site should be tailor for your site. Each new full release of WordPress core (4.6, 4.7, and 4.8, for example) will come with it’s own nuances. Some might even reek havoc on your site, depending on how things are setup. A seasoned WordPress developer on your team, testing each new release, is an asset for your site.

Managed WordPress is Host Independent

Managed WordPress offers benefits, regardless of who your site uses for hosting purposes. Whether you are using GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostGator, SiteGround, A2Hosting, or anyone else, my service will work for you. A simple and free plugin, MainWP Child, helps setup a gateway to manage your site. The MainWP parent plugin on my end can do the rest. Yes, I use a WordPress plugin to manage your site.

The Managed WordPress service through Michael Mann Web Design was setup to give you peace of mind. Completed on a daily-basis, for an insanely low entry cost. Each month of site management also includes 2 hours of support per month. And I will work with you on a remotely stored backup strategy.

So if you go over your allowed hours, an additional hourly rate applies. There is a price cap however, equal to the monthly cost of the Site Management+ package, in any given month. Designed for budget minded individual, this cap remove any insane surprises. So if you go over your allowed hours, an additional hourly rate applies.

Free WordPress Cleanup for Your Web Site

Now, through the end of 2017, I will be offering free WordPress cleanup services for web sites. This comes with zero strings attached, including zero offers to upgrade or purchase any of the services I currently offer. This is a love gift, giving back to the wonderful WordPress community and is available regardless of whether you are a current or past customer, or someone I just met through this offer. I will retain no site information beyond the assistance I provide, as is customary for my business, unless that information is permitted by the client and is kept as securely as I possibly can. It is not my intention to use this free service to acquire new customers.

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WordPress 4.8.2 Released

WordPress 4.8.2 is the second security release under the 4.8 release of WordPress. This fixes some core issues, as well as the following:

  • $wpdb->prepare() can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection (SQLi). WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to this issue, but we’ve added hardening to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability.

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WordPress 4.1.2 Released

Note: All clients will be updated today!

Previous to this post, WordPress update notifications have been taking place only over at WPbyMe.com, my WordPress training site. From this update forward, notification will take place here as well.

WordPress 4.1.2 is considered a critical security release and it is strongly encouraged you update your sites immediately. This helps to patch a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability. which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site and affect 4.1.1 and earlier releases.

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