Category: Server Administration
How to Migrate a WordPress Site with the Duplicator Plugin
WordPress has a lot of migration systems. We’ve had lots of good experiences with All-in-One WP Migration, some people swear by WP Migrate DB Pro, and others are partial to WP-CLI’s terminal-based systems. On top of these options, I’ve recently found a plugin I really like called Duplicator that approaches WordPress migrations in a unique way. Here’s a guide on how to use Duplicator, and what sets it apart.
WordPress.com Coupon Code, expiring 31 August 2019
WordPress.com is one of the biggest hosts in the WordPress space, and a great one. And people love coupons. So this is our place to share great WordPress.com coupon codes we’re sent, as well as Jetpack coupons. They’re both great WordPress services, and who doesn’t like saving money?
SiteGround vs. Bluehost: Which Shared Host to Choose in 2019
How to Change WordPress Password in phpMyAdmin (a cPanel tool)
In this Quick Guide, we’ll walk you through how to change a WordPress user’s password using phpMyAdmin, a tool found in most webhosting cPanels. To change WordPress passwords from phpMyAdmin is simple (it takes less than a minute front-to-back) and it’s a very useful trick to know—one we use at least a couple times every single month in our work with our clients.
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 2020: 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.”
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.
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?