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For this guide we're going to demystify WordPress a little bit and show you how easy it is to move a WordPress installation from your current host to SEO Hosting. You'll gain an understanding of the basic components of WordPress and see how moving the ...
The wp-config.php is a fundamental part of your WordPress installation. It specifies, most importantly, information about how to connect to your WordPress database, which is where most of your content is stored. Without this file, your WordPress instal...
You can use the built-in menu editor in your WordPress dashboard to configure the navigational menus on your WordPress website. Navigational menus are the list of pages/links that usually appear at the top of the website that help direct you to the pag...
One of the primary features of a WordPress website is the ability to create your own blog! You can learn how to create new pages in our handy Knowledgebase article here [1]. So if you don't have any pages set up, go there first. If you just created yo...
Typically websites are made of up several (sometimes many) different pages. When you go to a website, you typically see a menu of the different pages of that site either on the top or on one of the sides. These days, top-side and right hand-side naviga...
You can add another use in your WordPress dashboard so that more than one person can log into your website. This allows you to set certain permissions for that user, as well. To add another user in WordPress: * Log into your WordPress dashboar...
WordPress is an open source project, which means it is developed by a community of developers worldwide and is available to use at no cost. Everything, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. The WordPress co...
So... you've signed up for hosting with SEO Hosting and you wanna get going with your new (or existing) WordPress website--but you just don't know where to start. Or maybe you haven't started the process at all but are gearing up for it. Stop frettin'!...
WordPress allows the use of custom themes for a blog so that you can make your website look fresh and original. There are a couple of ways you can get custom themes to use on your WordPress site: * Download a theme from the internet onto your loc...
If you want to install a fresh instance of WordPress on your cPanel account you can do so very easily with Softaculous. Softaculous is an auto-installer for cPanel that can auto-install over 266 useful scripts. _NOTE: if Softaculous isn't currently ...
There are pretty much two ways to install a WordPress plugin: by uploading the file through the auto plugin installer built right into WordPress via the Dashboard OR by manually installing it yourself in the plugins folder inside of your WordPress inst...
So, you've signed up for a WordPress blog or website, but you don't know how to log in!? Don't worry, it's easy as pie! _NOTE: Your domain name should be pointed to your web hosting [1] already._ To log into your WordPress dashboard: * Navi...
WHAT ARE WIDGETS? WordPress Widgets add content and features to your sidebars on your WordPress website. Some default widgets come with WordPress, like the ones for post categories, tag clouds, navigation, search, etc. Plugins will often add their own...
If you have a WordPress website or blog, and you post with any regularity, you might get some people commenting on your posts! You can set your discussion notifications [1], whether you receive an email when someone comments on a post, and more from yo...
_NOTE: this guide can help you move your WP out of any kind of subdirectory, not just the Softaculous default "wp"._ By default, Softaculous will install your WordPress into a subdirectory called 'wp'. In order to move it up one level or to any othe...
In WordPress, there is more than one way to set your password. In normal circumstances, you can do it through the WordPress interface. If you forget your password, WordPress has a built in recovery mechanism that uses email. But on some hosts, espe...
You can limit access to your WordPress website to restrict visitor's access or to lock down what pages and content they can see on your site. We don't usually blanketly recommend plugins, but the Restricted Site Access plugin [1] can be very helpful i...
WordPress (WP) is the internet's most popular Content Management System (CMS), but that also means it's one of the internet's biggest targets for attackers! We'll help you run a tight ship, though, to help keep your site safe. Check out our helpful tip...
So you have a WordPress blog, but people aren't commenting on it. What's going on? It MAY be because you have the wrong comment or notification settings in WordPress. But that's easy to change... * Log into WordPress [1] * From the left-han...
Sometimes, when you're in WordPress creating a new blog post you go to upload an image into that post and WHAM! it won't upload and a error message comes up: Unable to create directory /path/to/uploads/2012/12 To correct this issue: * Log ...
You can upload content to WordPress in several different ways, including for plugins and themes. Primarily, you would use FTP [1], the File Manager [2] or as this article explains, via the WordPress dashboard. The Wordpress Dashboard allows for files ...
WHAT ARE PERMALINKS? Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual blog posts, as well as categories and other lists of blog postings. A permalink is what another blogger will use to link to your content, or how you might send a link to your po...
If your WordPress blog is stalling or not responding, this is most likely the result of a corrupted plugin or theme. When loading the blog in your browser, it will continuously load until it times out; or it will load with a blank page. Not cool! DAT...
Is your blog missing it's CSS? Or are your website links going to your OLD site, not your NEW one? This is probably due to WordPress storing your domain name as a piece of data in its database. To fix the problem: * Log into your WordPress Dashbo...
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