Category: Server Administration
How to Use FTP to Deactivate a Plugin That’s Breaking Your WordPress Site
In this text and video Quick Guide, we’ll explain how to deactivate a WordPress plugin via FTP.
GoDaddy vs. Bluehost in 2019: Why Neither is a Good Choice (and What to Choose Instead)
If you’re trying to choose between Bluehost vs. GoDaddy in 2019, there’s one very clear right answer:
How To Fix a WordPress Site Stuck in Maintenance Mode
This quick guide walks you through fixing a WordPress site that’s stuck in maintenance mode. This problem shows up as both the front-end and admin area of your site displaying nothing but “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.”
Which is the Best SiteGround Plan? The WordPress Shared Hosting Comparison
Common WordPress Security Issues & How to Secure Your Site
Last night I was invited to speak at the Boulder WordPress meetup. My friend Angela drew a big crowd, and they listened intently to me talking a little too long about WordPress security vulnerabilities and what you can do to protect your WordPress site. That talk, like this article, is focused on protecting WordPress users and site-owners from common security problems. I have a whole other course about what WordPress developers should do to keep WordPress secure. This article will intentionally simplify complex technical details which often just cloud the story of security from a WordPress site owners perspective. There are far too many complex acronyms for WordPress security conversations to make sense easily to most non-developers.
How to Migrate your Site with All-in-One WP Migration
Migrating WordPress sites is a common and annoying task. Whether that’s between two different remote web servers, between a development server and production, or from production to local, there are lots of directions your WordPress site migration might flow. All-in-One WP Migration remains the tool of choice for us at WPShout most of the time. It’s certainly one of the best free ways to move a WordPress site.
How to Remove the Date from a WordPress Post URL
So, you want to remove the date from your WordPress post URLs? I get it. Those /2016/07/09/post-slug URLs that seemed pretty cool when you (or someone else) set it up get old. The primary reason: when you update that post, what should you do? Leave it’s URL looking old? Move it to the new one and worry it’ll break. These concerns are why we use the “Post name” option for WordPress permalinks here at WPShout and encourage most of our clients to do the same.
Understanding VPS vs Shared Hosting for WordPress
There are two big ways that WordPress hosting breaks down: nerdy stuff for people who know what “a command line” is, and approachable stuff for people who don’t. That’s at the heart of the “VPS vs shared hosting” comparison. (VPS stands for “virtual private server”, by the way.)
Most Hosting Recommendations for WordPress Suck. Here’s Why.
When you need to choose a WordPress host, an obvious first step is a Google search. Searching for “best wordpress hosting” yields lots of hosting comparison articles. You can skim a few of them to get a sense for the patterns, and then make your decision. Easy, right?
Top WordPress Hosting for Personal Websites
Both the traffic demands and the technology used to host personal websites differ. As you might guess from our site title, we mostly offer advice on WordPress specifically. If you’re newly looking into a personal website on WordPress, you’re in the right space. If you’re in a hurry, here’s my twelve-second answer for “what’s the best WordPress web hosting for a personal website”: