Wordpress Administration

How to administer your Wordpress installation, security, migrations, changing the address of a Wordpress site and more.

How to Disable Public Access to Your WordPress

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Share this postHow to disable public access to your WordPress. WordPress, both the site and it’s back end (or admin area) are both accessed via a web browser. Consequently they’re both publicly available, as are the pages you use to complete the installation process. This means anyone in the world can access the site, the […]


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How to Log in to WordPress

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Share this postHow to log in to wordpress. In this article we’re going to cover how to log in to WordPress. This guide is applicable to you running your own installation of WordPress in a hosting account, not a wordpress.com hosted WordPress. If you disabled public access to your WordPress installation, you’ll need to make


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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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WordPress and Caching Plugins

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Share this postWordPress and Caching Plugins. WordPress and Caching Plugins. In this post I’l be talking about caching plugins, what their purpose is, how they work and the difference between different types of caching plugins. What is Caching? What is caching, and what does it do? Some of you might be thinking “caching makes things


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WordPress and Page Builders

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Share this postWordPress and page builders. In this post I’ll be talking about WordPress and page builders. There are different options available to you with regard to which page builder you decide to use. Different page builders work in different ways, and whilst some are easier to use than others, there an be some implications


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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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WordPress SMTP Authentication

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Share this postConfigure WordPress to Use SMTP authentication – a how to Guide. WordPress SMTP authentication. In this post I’ll be taking about how to set up your WordPress so that it uses SMTP to send emails, why you might want to do this, and the benefits of using SMTP authentication. Before you start reading


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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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How To Enable WordPress Debugging

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Share this postHow To Enable WordPress Debugging (wp-debug). How to enable WordPress debugging. In this guide I’ll be covering what WordPress debugging is (or wp-debug as it’s sometimes referred to), why you might want to enable WordPress debugging, and how to enable WordPress’ debugging mode. You can click here find out how to enable WordPress


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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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An Accidental WordPress Experiment.

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Share this postAn Accidental WordPress Experiment. Last week, I accidentally did an experiment with my WordPress site (yes, this one). The results of the experiment that I accidentally found that I’d done, were a bit surprising. I’ve also been searching for related information on the internet to see if anyone else had experienced a similar


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