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The things you’ll need to know about and be able to do in your cPanel so that you can create and run your own website.

Padlocks and Certificates

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Share this postPadlocks and certificates. Everyone wants that padlock in the address bar. Why? Google told them they do. I’m joking (kind of). Generally speaking, it’s a good thing to have the padlock in the address bar, simply because it instills a sense of legitimacy and trust in site visitors. Padlocks and certificates are two […]


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Databases and Database Users

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Share this postDatabases and database users. Databases and database users are fundamental when operating a web application. From a programming perspective, the web application code is quite static, and all the variable information (information which varies between websites) is stored in a database. The web application (in our case, that’s WordPress) needs to be configured


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Installing WordPress

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Share this postInstalling wordpress. A few words of warning before you begin: DO NOT PARTIALLY INSTALL WORDPRESS. AFTER INSTALLING WORDPRESS SECURE IT IMMEDIATELY.  Why? Because you could well get hacked if you don’t, that’s why. You have to be a bit careful when installing WordPress as this is it’s most vulnerable state. During the installation


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How to Reset Your WordPress Password

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Share this postHow to reset your wordpress Password. If you can’t remember your WordPress password, you’ll need to reset it. This article covers how to reset your WordPress password when using cPanel. This guide covers how to reset the WordPress login password by manually editing the site’s database, so the first thing we need to


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Email Deliverability

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Share this postEmail deliverability. Email deliverability. In this post I’ll be talking about what email deliverability is, why it’s important for you, what affects email deliverability and improve your email deliverability. What is email deliverability? Email deliverability is essentially the probability of an email you send being received by the intended recipient.  Although a lot


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Installing a WordPress Theme

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Share this postInstalling a wordpress theme. This guide covers what themes are, what they do, and how you install a theme in WordPress. What is a wordpress theme? There are a LOT of themes available that can be installed in WordPress, about 31,000 of them at the time of writing. WordPress themes are pre-designed templates


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How to Migrate a WordPress site.

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Share this postHow to Migrate a WordPress Site In this post I’ll be talking about how to migrate a WordPress site. I’ll be covering how to migrate a WordPress site from one hosting account to another, using the cPanel hosting platform. This is essentially copying a WordPress installation from one hosting provider to another. Although


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WordPress All Pages Not Found Except Homepage

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Share this postWordPress all pages not found except homepage. WordPress all pages not found except for home page. In this post I’ll cover what causes this problem, why it happens, and how to fix the all pages not found except homepage problem. If you have this problem, you’ll see a 404 message or a “page


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Error Establishing Database Connection WordPress

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Share this postError Establishing Database connection WordPress Error establishing database connection when using WordPress, can be encountered if your WordPress based site can’t connect to the database used by your site. WordPress’ own advice about this is quite minimal, as it’s not really a WordPress centric issue, it’s more related to the underlying services (specifically the


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