WordPress self-hosting – what has to be considered?

self-hosted-wordpressI’ve been working with WordPress for over 9 years now and have already created, set-up and driven some blogs at this time. My own blogs all run on their own vServer. But if a friend or one of my family circle says “I want to start a blog, can you help me with the installation?”, then the blog usually ends up on a webspace.
But which webspace package is suitable? What are the installation requirements for WordPress and can not you simply take a free provider? I would like to clarify these and other questions.
WordPress self-hosting or ready to take-off solution?
If I am asked what I would recommend to a beginner – host the blog himself or use a complete solution like wordpress.com – then my answer is always always hosting itself. (If you don’t trust me, […]

How to create personalized form mails in Thunderbird

Serienmails mit Thunderbird versendenIn today’s post we will talk about how to create serial mails in Thunderbird. By using a plug-in, Thunderbird is able to do the same thing as Microsoft Word does with its form letters. So our aim is to automatically send personalized e-mails from an existing recipient list.
It makes sense to use such a serial mail, for example, when you want to send invitations or for sending newsletters to small recipient list in your friend and acquaintance circle. (For several hundred recipients, however, you should rather switch to a professional solution because otherwise you would run the risk of being classified as spammer.) However, the following solution is best suited for “home use”.
Install the Mail Merge plugin
In order to teach Thunderbird the serial creation of mails, we have to expand it with a plugin. In this case, the plugin of choice is called “Mail Merge”. Although there […]