By now we’ve created a lot of content for our site. We need to learn how to backup a Thesis 2 WordPress site. I’ve probably waited too long to cover this step. Especially since I’ve been waiting a good bit of today for my site to come back online. Apparently, my shared hosting server came under a DDoS attack. Even after changing the IP address for my site, the attack started up again. I’m probably not the target, but this is the risk of a shared hosting plan. Many sites are sharing the same server so if one gets attacked, they all can suffer if the attack is large enough.
A website isn’t a website without a home page, an about page, and a contact page. In this step we’re going to learn how to add a contact page to our website using the popular WordPress plugin Contact Form 7.
We’ve built a lot of content and we want to encourage our site visitors to share it. In this step, we are going to add the popular AddThis social media sharing buttons to our site. Social media sharing of our content can help us build our audience and get noticed. So we don’t want to miss out on this important opportunity to make it easy for our site visitors to spread the word.
I would like to tighten up my sidebar to make room for ads and other items. To do this, I’m going to add my social media icons to the Thesis 2 nav menu. This will free up nearly 100 pixels of height in my sidebar.
In this step we’re going to learn how to put an icon in our Thesis 2 nav menu. In the picture above, you will see the WordPress icon next to the WordPress menu text. Once we learn how to do one menu item, the rest will follow the same procedure. In fact, this turned out easier than I thought it would be.