Category: Wordpress

Install WP Super Cache caching plugin on WordPress

The WP Super Cache plugin for WordPress is an essential plugin needed for boosting the performance of your WordPress website by utilizing caching techniques. To install the WP Super Cache plugin, you’ll want to first use the “Add New” option from under the plugins sub-menu:     Next, simply type in “wp super cache” in

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WordPress SMTP & Contact Forms

In this tutorial we’ll go over the steps to add an SMTP plugin to your WordPress site & configure Contact Form 7 to send emails through an SMTP connection vs using standard php mail. This will assist in ensuring your emails are send using a valid email account and they don’t end up being sent

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How to reset WordPress admin password

There may be times when you’ve misplaced or forgotten your password to log into your WordPress based website and need to reset that password. To do this, there’s two easy steps to change your password. The first step is going to be by using the password reset link. Password Reset Link: When going to your

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WordPress Themes & Plugins: Bloat & what is too many

In this short guide, we’ll outline some problems that many WordPress users face when it comes to WordPress performance, themes & plugins. We also have a basic WordPress performance optimization guide found here: WordPress Performance Optimization The number one cause in the majority or “slow” WordPress sites is typically related to plugins. Let’s face it,

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WordPress Performance Optimization

WordPress performance out of the box (a new, blank installation) is fairly fast, but as you add content, themes & plugins, the performance typically drastically decreases. The options below are what we recommend for some basic optimizations for your WordPress site that can help decrease load times on your site. Before hand, there’s a few

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Password Protect wp-login.php Against Brute Force Login Attempts

You can utilize .htaccess rules to password protect your wp-login.php file from brute force login attempts. The process will require an additional layer of security (additional username & password) in order to access the WordPress login. Step 1. In your cPanel file browser, navigate to the top level “home” directory. You’ll want to create a

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emails are sent from user@servername.com and not an actual email address

This is because our servers require you (or your script) to use a properly formatted, valid From: field in the email’s header. If the From: field is not formatted correctly, empty or the email address does not exist in the cPanel, the From: address will be changed to username@serverhostname.com You must change the script you

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Default WordPress htaccess rules

Below, you can find the default htaccess rules for a WordPress website. # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule . /index.php [L] </IfModule> # END WordPress If you have a valid SSL Certificate installed you can also force your site to use HTTPS via .htaccess rules.

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How to install WordPress using Softaculous in cpanel

In this tutorial we’ll go over using the included Softaculous to install a WordPress website on your cpanel web hosting account. First, log into your cPanel account & locate the Softaculous installer as shown below & click the WordPress icon. cPanel X3 theme: Paper Lantern theme: After clicking the WordPress icon, you’ll be taken to the

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