How to Restrict IP Addresses from Accessing WordPress Dashboard?

Posted at June 9, 2017 at 4:34 pm by Jithin

WordPress is the most popular CMS and the number of installations keeps growing. The popularity of WordPress makes it an easy target for hackers.. To avoid such issues, you can protect your WordPress dashboard by restricting certain IP addressesss. You can add the following code to your .htaccess file inside the wp-admin directory. order deny,allow # Replace the below x.x.x.x with your IP address # allow from x.x.x.x deny from all   There are also plugins that serve the sam   [...]

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How to Change WordPress Theme by Editing Database?

Posted at June 9, 2017 at 4:33 pm by Jithin

Normally we change a WordPress theme from our WordPress dashboard. Inn some cases, updating a plugin is not compatible with our current theme, so we need to switch our WordPress theme. In such situations the only way to change the theme is manually from the database.   Steps to change the WordPress theme within phpMyAdmin 1) Log into cPanel. 2) Navigate to FileManager under 'Files' section.   3) Open 'wp-config.php' file and check the database name.      [...]

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How to Secure Login URL in Linux or cPanel?

Posted at April 16, 2017 at 9:41 pm by Jithin

For Content Management systems like WordPress and Joomla need more protection. We need to restrict the login URL from public access. This will prevent a large numbers of brute-force attempts. Additionally this will help the server's load.  This can be configured in different methods. Some of the methods are given below:   Setup IP restriction on htaccess Open .htaccess file and add the below code. # vi .htaccess <Files "file name"> Order Deny,Allow Deny from all All   [...]

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Error fix: Images are not loading on website

Posted at April 16, 2017 at 9:41 pm by Jithin

WordPress sites that are hosted in cPanel, will sometimes have images that are not loading after we have uploaded the images to the correct location. This is because both hotlink protection and mod security are enabled. To load the image, you need to add the ‘URL to allow access’ list found within Hotlink Protection. You should select the "Allow direct request" checkbox when you use hotlink protection. Hotlink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to files on your website.   [...]

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Disable WordPress Plugins via phpMyAdmin

Posted at April 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm by Jithin

WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It is an online website creation tool written in PHP and it is the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system. Major issues faced by WordPress websites is cause by any plugins. When this occurs, we need to disable the WordPress plugins manually. A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. These plugins can extend and ex   [...]

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How to Correct Image Links After WordPress Migration

Posted at March 30, 2017 at 10:44 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can learn how to correct image links after migrating WordPress sites. After migrating a WordPress website, we need to update the URLS for images within your pages and posts. If you simply change the site url, it will not fix this problem 1) Login to your cPanel interface. 2) Select the icon ‘phpMyAdmin’ under the ‘Database’ category.   3) After selecting phpMyAdmin page, find your newly added database, and click on the database.     [...]

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Create New Admin Account in WordPress via MySQL

Posted at March 30, 2017 at 10:44 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial, we can discuss how to create a new admin account in WordPress via MySQL. 1) Login to your cPanel account. 2) Select the icon ‘phpMyAdmin’ under the ‘Databases’ section.   3) A new window will open and here you can see the list of databases of your accounts on the left-hand side bar. Then click on the database for your particular WordPress installation.   4) After the database details are loaded, you need to click on the tab ‘SQL’.   [...]

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WooCommerce a Free WordPress Plugin for eCommerce

Posted at March 30, 2017 at 10:42 pm by Jithin

It can be a competitive task to maintain an online store for a small-to-medium-sized business in the marketplace of today. It can be helpful for customers to have a simple, powerful, and free eCommerce platform. WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin that can be easily integrated with your WordPress websites. It is the most popular plugin for its simplicity, scalability, and customization. In this tutorial, we will be discussing how to installation WooCommerce.   Installation Requirements   [...]

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How to Enable PHP Error Log for WordPress Sites

Posted at March 30, 2017 at 10:42 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial we can learn how to enable PHP error log for Wordpress sites. WordPress is the most popular free and open-source content management system which is based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is used by more than 25% of the 10 million websites. A system admin will eventually have to work with a WordPress site. For an admin, error logs are clues which can be retrieved from apache log. However, WordPress comes with a specific debug systems designed to simplify the process as well as stan   [...]

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How to Protect WordPress from XML-RPC Attacks

Posted at February 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm by Jithin

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System. This popularity makes WordPress a perfect target for hackers. The most common attack faced by a WordPress site is XML-RPC attack.   Recognizing an XML-RPC Attack 1) Randomly "Error establishing database connection” error is displaying on the WordPress site. 2) "Out of memory" error in web console. 3) "Cannot open the file no such file/directory" error in web server error log. 4) "POST /xmlrpc.php HTTP/1.0" error in   [...]

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404 Error Page When Logging Into WordPress Admin Page

Posted at February 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm by Jithin

When you get 404 error page while accessing wp-admin page, you may need to update your site url in the database. Follow the below steps to change your site url from cPanel.   1) Login to your cPanel interface. 2) Click on the icon ‘phpMyAdmin’ from ‘Databases’ section.   3) Select your WordPress database from the phpMyAdmin panel.   4) Go to the table ‘wp_options’ and click on the ‘Browse’ option.   5) Find the option ‘   [...]

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The WordPress shows this error "Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons" when you try to upload files to your website through admin dashboard. The users are only allowed to upload certain file types to WordPress websites for security reasons. This is to prevent users from uploading executable files to their websites. WordPress allows users to upload only the following file types. If you try to upload any other file types then you get the error message "Sorry, this file type i   [...]

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How to Configure Secure Updates and Installations in WordPress

Posted at January 28, 2017 at 11:39 am by Jithin

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System used today. It is very simple, powerful and easy to manage. WordPress provides a wide range of plugins and most of them are free to use. You must install LAMP stack and WordPress before proceeding. You need to login as root or as a privileged user to perform these steps. Please note that you need to replace "wp-user" with your WordPress user and www-data with your Apache web user.   Set Up Secure Updates with SSH Create a user cal   [...]

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Installation, Configuration and Features of Wordfence Security

Posted at January 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial, we can learn about the installation, configuration, and features of WordPress Wordfence security. With a CMS, one can easily customize and design their websites without a deep level of technical knowledge. Many website owners trust WordPress because of its ease of use and secure behavior. However, there are chances that a WordPress blog can be taken down. The Wordfence Security is a WordPress plugin which can be downloaded from the official WordPress website, wordpress.org.    [...]

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How To Fix “Error Establishing Database Connection” In WordPress

Posted at December 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial, we can learn how to fix error establishing database connection in WordPress WordPress is the most popular CMS (Content Management System). In the web industry, WordPress and its various features are a topic for discussion. There are a number of common errors in WordPress.  These errors can be fixed by following some steps. There can be various solutions to these common errors. In this article, we are going to see how to fix  establishing database connection error in Wor   [...]

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WordPress – Changing Site URL and Home Settings

Posted at December 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial we can check how to change WordPress Site URL and Home settings. WordPress is a free and open-source content management system(CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress keeps track of itself via WordPress address and site address settings. If you change the location of WordPress installation or migrate your WordPress website, you need to change the URL of your WordPress website. It is a common practice to develop the new version of your WordPress website in a subfolder and move    [...]

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How to Fix the WordPress Login Page Refreshing and Redirecting Issue

Posted at December 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial we can check how to fix the WordPress login page refreshing and redirecting issue. WordPress is a free and open-source Content Management System built on PHP and MySQL. WordPress started its journey as just a blogging system, but has evolved to an advanced state where it can be used as a full content management system. It has thousands of plugins, widgets and themes to customize the website. It also provides an Admin panel to manage the website. If you are using WordPress for   [...]

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Reset WordPress Admin Password Using Emergency Password Reset Script

Posted at December 23, 2016 at 12:18 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial we can learn how to reset WordPress admin password using Emergency Password Reset Script. WordPress provides a number of methods by which its admin password can be reset. If you ever lost or forgot your WordPress admin password, there is no need to panic. Many WordPress admins manage their WordPress websites from their dashboard. You can try resetting your WordPress admin password though the following methods. 1) email 2) phpMyAdmin 3) FTP   Emergency Password   [...]

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Fix : The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/uploads

Posted at December 13, 2016 at 11:37 am by Jithin

In this tutorial, we can learn how to fix error - The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/uploads WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. You can use WordPress to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.   The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/uploads This common error often occurs when you migrate your website from one hosting to another. This error is displayed when you try to upload files to your we   [...]

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How to Reset WordPress Password?

Posted at December 13, 2016 at 11:37 am by Jithin

In this tutorial we can learn how to reset WordPress password. Have you ever lost your WordPress admin password? Do you know how to reset the password in case you don't have access to the WordPress dashboard? There is an option "Forgot Password" in the WordPress admin login screen. You can simply reset it by clicking on the link and following the instructions. Suppose someone had intruded into your WordPress installation and reset the password and changed the email address so that the passwor   [...]

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Choosing a Gallery Plugin for your WordPress Site

Posted at October 28, 2016 at 4:22 pm by Jithin

  Choosing a Gallery Plugin  There are various factors by which you may need to decide upon in order to choose the best gallery plug-in. Several criteria you may need to consider: 1) Rating/Number of Installs: By checking the number of installations and ratings provided by users.  2) Features: The features provided by each plug in will be different from one another, so looking through the features will be an advantage too. 3) Speed: Optimization has a key role in loading t   [...]

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About WordPress Nonces

Posted at October 28, 2016 at 4:21 pm by Jithin

The main objective of the WordPress nonces is to protect the website URLS from malicious or any other malpractices. This is actually a combination of numbers and letters which is not easy to understand. However, the WordPress nonces has a limited time of validity, after which it expires. As soon as the nonce expires it will generate for a given user in a given circumstance. Once the nonce are assigned for a particular user it won't change until the life cycle of the nonce is completed. The WordP   [...]

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Why Do WordPress Sites get Hacked and How to Prevent It?

Posted at October 14, 2016 at 3:58 pm by Jithin

In this documentation we can learn why do WordPress sites get hacked. For the normal individual, it can be difficult to comprehend why a programmer would even need to attempt to break into your little blog where you offer high quality cleanser. Am I right? There are three principle reasons. 1) They need to utilize it to convey spam email. 2) They need to access your information, mailing list, charge card data, and so on. 3) They need to access your website and cause it to download ma   [...]

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How to Update WordPress Manually via FTP

Posted at September 22, 2016 at 5:32 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to update WordPress manually using FTP.   Download WordPress Download the most current WordPress release documents from the WordPress site to your PC.   Extract WordPress documents Extract the compressed document that you just downloaded to an area on your PC.   Find the records in your FTP client Open FileZilla, or another FTP customer of your choice and find the envelope where you saved the WordPress records.     [...]

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WordPress Files and Directory Structure

Posted at September 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm by Jithin

Having an understanding of the WordPress directory structure will help you to navigate more efficiently. In this article, we are going to discuss WordPress directory structure in detail.   What is WordPress? WordPress is a web content management system. It is used to create websites and add data into it. Using a CMS like WordPress enables people who are not technically savvy to perform operations easily with the help of a user friendly interface.   What is Directory Stru   [...]

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About WordPress multisite and it’s features

Posted at September 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm by Jithin

The multisite is a WordPress feature. As the name indicates, it is helpful to create multiple websites on the WordPress. We are going to discuss what a multisite is and how to create a WordPress multisite in this article.   What is Multisite (MU)? The Multisite is a WordPress feature that allows users to create a network of websites on a single WordPress installation. It is otherwise called as the WordPress MU or WordPress µ. This feature is ideal for the ones who want to setup a larg   [...]

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The most common wordpress compromises of 2015

Posted at August 30, 2016 at 12:12 pm by Manoj Kumar

2015 is coming to a close, and InterServer's Managed Wordpress Hosting has been protecting wordpress sites from all sorts of malware. Wordpress got hacked? InterServer can also clean your site during a migration during a site transfer. The most common 5 have been: 1) JSQuery Malware Most commonly added into the header.php file. This is hidden malware added to code under the header line usually. Get this and you'll likely see a malware warning page in your browser. Common code blocks loo   [...]

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How to Set Permalinks in WordPress

Posted at August 4, 2016 at 4:52 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can learn how to set permalinks in WordPress.   1) Login to WordPress admin panel. 2) Go to ‘Settings’.   3) Click the option ‘Permalinks’.   4) Select the permalink structure. Plain:This is the “ugly” permalink setting. Day and name: This uses a year/month/date format followed by your post’s name. The name here refers to the slug of your post. Month and name:This is the same as option two, but without t   [...]

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Change Time Zone in WordPress

Posted at July 21, 2016 at 11:53 am by Jithin

In this documentation, we can learn how to change time zone in WordPress.   1) Login to WordPress admin panel. 2) Go to ‘Settings’.   3) Click the option ‘General’.   4) Locate the option ‘Time Zone’.   5) Select the time zone from the drop down menu.   6) Click the button ‘Save Changes’.   That is how we can change time zone in WordPress. If you need any further assistance please contact    [...]

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How to Change Site Title and Tagline in WordPress

Posted at July 21, 2016 at 11:48 am by Jithin

In this documentation, we can learn how to change site title and tagline in WordPress.   1) Login to WordPress admin panel. 2) Go to ‘Settings’.   3) Click the option ‘General’.   4) Enter the title in the section ‘Site Title’.   5) Enter the tagline in the section ‘Tagline’.   6) Click the button ‘Save Changes’.   That is how we can change site language in WordPress.   If you    [...]

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How to Change Site Language in WordPress

Posted at July 21, 2016 at 11:46 am by Jithin

In this documentation, we can learn how to change site language in WordPress.   1) Login to WordPress admin panel. 2) Go to ‘Settings’.   3) Click the option ‘General’.   4) Locate the option ‘Site Language’.   5) Select the language from the drop down menu.   6) Click the button ‘Save Changes’.   That is how we can change site language in WordPress.   If you need any further assis   [...]

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Install W3 Total Cache in WordPress

Posted at July 21, 2016 at 11:12 am by Jithin

In this documentation, we can learn how to install W3 total cache in WordPress.   1) Login to WordPress admin panel. 2) Go to the section ‘Plugins’.   3) Click the button ‘Add New’.   4) Enter the plugin name ‘W3 Total Cache’ in search box and click enter button.   5) Click the button ‘Install Now’.   6) Then you will get the message that says ‘Successfully installed the plugin W3 Total Cache’. &   [...]

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How to Create WordPress Theme

Posted at July 21, 2016 at 10:58 am by Jithin

WordPress is an online website creation tool utilizing PHP. Otherwise it is known as a content management system (CMS) started in 2003. A content management system (CMS) is a computer application. It is used to create and modify digital content using a common user interface. CMSes have been available since the late 1990s. A web content management system is a type of CMS, used to manage the content of the webpages and thereby manage content of the website. As we know, there are a variety of data    [...]

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How to Secure WordPress

Posted at July 8, 2016 at 2:13 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can learn how to secure WordPress. Keeping WordPress secure is necessary in order to keep websites from being compromised.  The are that attackers will attempt to access is the wp-admin page. If a malicious user can login as admin, they can cause issues for the site owner. Hackers will also try to log in using "Brute force attack", by creating up automatic logins using multiple computers. A series of multiple computers used to conduct malicious activities are known    [...]

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WP-CRON

Posted at July 8, 2016 at 2:13 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can learn about Wp-Cron's functionality and how to disable the Wp-Cron.   What is CRON The cron is a utility used to schedule tasks in Unix-like computer operating systems. The tasks scheduled with cron are called cron jobs. They can be commands, scripts, etc. For a cron job, we can set minute, hour, day of month, month and day of week attributes. In addition, we need to provide a command to execute. The system will consist of a crontable, otherwise cro   [...]

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How to Move WordPress to a New Domain without Affecting SEO

Posted at April 28, 2016 at 6:17 am by Manoj Kumar

Domain names are considered to be the equivalent of real estate in the Internet world. It is essentially how your business is known throughout the Internet, therefore selecting the best domain name can often be a challenging task. Even after investing time and money into purchasing a domain you believe to be the best fit. Which still doesn't ensure that you have selected a winning domain, essentially leaving you back at square one. For now lets Assume that you have finally managed to secu   [...]

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YoastSEO Sitemap XML 404 Not Found

Posted at February 25, 2016 at 10:24 am by Michael Lavrik

You just installed the very popular YoastSEO plugin. When clicking the on the sitemap XML link you discover a 404 error on the page that takes you to www.yourdomain.com/sitemap_index.xml Before you dig too deeply into the issue and start to modify .htaccess or any code. Try to disable the XML plugin and then re-enable. Most of the time it will fix the problem on a new install.  

How to quickly change the wordpress site url editing wp-config.php

Posted at January 1, 2016 at 4:24 pm by John Quaglieri

wp-config.php has many options to change and customize many wordpress settings. Changing the site url is one option which can be very useful if due to an incorrect site URL you are unable to log into the wordpress admin section. To change edit wp-config.php and add in define('WP_HOME','http://interserver.net'); define('WP_SITEURL','http://interserver.net'); Change interserver.net to your own domain name. The changes should go under the MySQL settings.

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Migrating from BlogSpot to InterServer WordPress Hosting

Posted at January 1, 2016 at 2:52 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to move your BlogSpot site to InterServer WordPress Hosting.     1) Purchase WordPress Hosting from InterServer. You can use the following link to purchase the Managed WordPress Hosting plan. https://www.interserver.net/managed-wordpress-hosting.html   2) Setup the theme and plugin. You can use the following link to set up the theme and plugin. Theme: http://www.interserver.net/tips/kb/how-to-install-a-them   [...]

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Migrating from Wix to InterServer WordPress Hosting

Posted at January 1, 2016 at 2:52 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to move your Wix site to InterServer WordPress Hosting.     1) Purchase WordPress Hosting from InterServer. You can use the following link to purchase the Managed WordPress Hosting plan. https://www.interserver.net/managed-wordpress-hosting.html   2) Setup the theme and plugin. You can use the following link to set up the theme and plugin. Theme: http://www.interserver.net/tips/kb/how-to-install-a-theme-on-   [...]

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Migrating from Weebly to InterServer WordPress Hosting

Posted at January 1, 2016 at 2:51 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to move your Weebly site to InterServer WordPress Hosting.   1) Purchase WordPress Hosting from InterServer. You can use the following link to purchase the Managed WordPress Hosting plan. https://www.interserver.net/managed-wordpress-hosting.html     2) Setup the theme and plugin. You can use the following link to set up the theme and plugin. Theme: http://www.interserver.net/tips/kb/how-to-install-a-theme-   [...]

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Move from WordPress.com to InterServer WordPress Hosting

Posted at January 1, 2016 at 2:51 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to move your WordPress.com domain to InterServer WordPress Hosting.   1) Purchase WordPress Hosting from InterServer. You can use the following link to purchase the Managed WordPress Hosting plan. https://www.interserver.net/managed-wordpress-hosting.html   2) Setup the theme, widget and plugins. It is not possible to move theme, widgets and plugins from WordPress.com to Self-Hosted WordPress site. So we need to setup the   [...]

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Install WordPress from Plesk

Posted at December 15, 2015 at 7:02 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to install WordPress from Plesk admin panel.   1) Login to Plesk admin panel. 2) Click the ‘Domains’ button.   3) Click ‘Manage Hosting’ button near to the domain name.   4) Click ‘Applications’ button.   5) Click ‘Install’ button near to the WordPress to instantly install WordPress. Else select ‘Install (Custom)’ from drop down menu.   6) Tick the License Agreeme   [...]

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Free Hacked WordPress Cleanup

Posted at December 15, 2015 at 4:25 pm by Michael Lavrik

Switch to InterServer Managed Web Hosting and we will fix your website for FREE during the migration. WordPress is still the best WordPress maybe the greatest blogging tool ever created, when its working correctly. Even the most successful webmasters are unable to fully understand the complexity behind fixing all issues that may come along with running WordPress. Free Hacked WordPress Cleanup is here! Running a WordPress website is easy when it is hosted at InterServer. We focus on any    [...]

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The most common wordpress compromises of 2015

Posted at December 9, 2015 at 2:26 pm by John Quaglieri

3) Basic PHP Shell The basic is a new file created. It is not part of of a wordpress install and does not replace or edit valid wordpress code. Tips: Use clamav virus scanner and look for files that are not part of the wordpress install.

Install WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel

Posted at November 25, 2015 at 3:40 pm by Jithin

We can install WordPress using Softaculous. With the help of Softaculous we can install WordPress with only a couple of clicks.   Step 1: Login to cPanel and go to “Software/Services” section where we can see “Softaculous” option.       Step 2: Click on the Softaculous option and it will direct you to Softaculous page and here we can see a lots of software and scripts. Usually WordPress will be there in the Softaculous home page “Top Scri   [...]

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Install WordPress over SSH

Posted at November 23, 2015 at 2:29 am by Jithin

Though WordPress installation is possible through web hosting control panel like cPanel or Plesk, this documentation is about WordPress installation on VPS, Quick server or Dedicated servers with no control panel installed in it.   Step 1: Connect to server over SSH. Then go the location where WordPress needs to be installed. In my case, I want to install WordPress in the home directory of the user “test”. Also it is the document root of my domain “mydomain.com”. root@W   [...]

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BLANK WORDPRESS SCREEN

Posted at November 13, 2015 at 1:41 am by InterServer Staff

http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-fix-the-wordpress-white-screen-of-death/

Creating and Using Sitemaps: The Basics

Posted at November 12, 2015 at 11:39 pm by InterServer Staff

If you want your website to show up in search engines and your visitors to be more responsive, you should seriously consider adding a simple feature known as a sitemap to your site.  Sitemaps are very easy to set up and can help optimize your site for search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo, as well as assist your human visitors who want to find their way around your site and see everything you have to offer at once.   What is a Sitemap? A sitemap is a file that lists all of th   [...]

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How to add Poll to WordPress

Posted at November 12, 2015 at 11:35 pm by InterServer Staff

A well-placed poll can be a great, fun way to engage with the people who are reading your site. You can use polls to get feedback on a specific piece you’ve written or about your site in general. You can also use polls to stir discussion about politics or other types of current events. You can add any type of poll that you want to your existing WordPress site with just a few mouse clicks. Your main account page has a tool built in designed for this specific purpose. Step 1 Open the dashb   [...]

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