Category: WordPress

How to change a WordPress URL using phpMyAdmin

This guide will show you how to manually change a WordPress URL by using phpMyAdmin & cPanel to update your domain or WordPress installation path. Sometimes it may be necessary to manually change the URL for your WordPress site directly in the database. For example, if you have the main domain on your cPanel account

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How to Configure WordPress to Use a Temporary URL

This guide will show you how to configure a temporary URL in WordPress. Quick Steps: Login to your cPanel account and open File Manager. Therein, in the root folder of WordPress, locate the wp-config.php file. In the wp-config.php file, locate the lines that specify WP_HOME and WP_SITEURL and make the below changes: Define(‘WP_HOME’,’http://IPADDRESS/~username’); Define(‘WP_SITEURL’,’http://IPADDRESS/~username’); Now

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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 a WordPress Admin Password

This guide will explain how to reset your password for your WordPress admin account using both the reset password email link and manually through phpMyAdmin. Quick Steps: Password Reset Link Step 1: Go to your website’s wp-admin URL (yoursite/wp-admin) Step 2: Click the link “Lost your password?” Step 3: Enter your username or email and click

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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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How to Optimize WordPress Performance

This guide will explain how to optimize the performance of a WordPress website. Quick Steps: Step 1. Limit the number of plugins being used Step 2. Avoid bloated themes and plugins Step 3. Enable gZIP compression and browser caching Step 4. Optimize images Step 5. Install WordPress caching plugins Step 6. Database and Other Optimization

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

Quick Steps: First, create an .htpasswd file. Edit .htccess to restrict wp-login access to only username and passwords defined in .htpasswd file. Flush your browser cache. 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)

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