How to Migrate a WordPress Site Without Crying
A major advantage of WordPress over other website solutions is that you can migrate a WordPress site. Unlike solutions such as Squarespace and Wix, WordPress sites can be freely migrated from one hosting environment to another, without your ever being locked into a specific provider.
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.
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.”
How to Change WordPress User Passwords via FTP
A member from the WPShout Facebook Group blew my mind last week with this set of instructions for either resetting WordPress user passwords or adding new users using only an FTP connection. This was in response to our Quick Guide that describes how to do the same thing inside phpMyAdmin, which requires cPanel (or similar) access. For many situations, I believe this FTP route is quite a bit simpler and requires requesting less complete access from your clients.
SSH Access Using PuTTy: A Guide from SiteGround
Deactivate a WordPress Plugin via FTP
The conventional method of turning off and on plugins in WordPress works 99.9% of the time. But sometimes, when you’re doing development work in a fast way (possibly “cowboy coding” in a sloppy way… :p), you’ll need to make plugin stop being loaded by WordPress in a different way. For that very small percentage case, it’s useful to know how to disable a plugin when you aren’t able to login to the admin area of a WordPress site. That’s where the (S)FTP hack we’ll cover today comes in.
WP File Manager Plugin: In-a-Pinch Substitute for FTP Credentials
We live in an imperfect world: we park on driveways and drive on parkways, buy hotdogs in sixes and buns in eights, and sometimes we don’t have the client’s FTP credentials.
White Screen of Death? Turn on WP_DEBUG
Better alternatives to “Discourage search engines” in WordPress
This post picks up where a recent post left off: Arguing that WordPress’s “Discourage search engines” feature is best left unused because of the dire SEO consequences if you forget to disable it once a site is live. Here, we explore specific alternatives to “Discourage search engines” that don’t carry its risks.