• What is a FTP Client & How to set it up?

    Working with WordPress means sometimes you will have to transfer files between your computer and server. Without a control panel, you will need an FTP client to do this successfully.   In this guide, we will outline what an FTP client is, why it is important,  available options to choose from, and how to set up and use an FTP client. After reading this article you will have the information you need to understand the basics principles, how to set up and use an FTP client.  First of all, what is an FTP...

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  • How to fix 504 gateway timeout WordPress

    So, are you trying to access your website and coming across the 504 gateway timeout error? This is a common error for WordPress websites and can be quite alarming when you don’t know why it is happening. The downside of this error is that it does not specify it’s cause, your website becomes inaccessible to your users, and this can directly impact traffic. It is frustrating for you and your potential website visitors…  But don’t panic, because in this post we are going to find out what causes...

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  • How to fix not secure WordPress website (HTTPS secure)

    A ‘not secure error’ can be a pretty big deterrent for your potential website visitors as well as unnerving for you the website owner. Knowing why it is happening and how you fix it will help keep your site from displaying this error to future website visitors.  This is a common error that occurs when a website does not have an SSL certificate. Here we will walk through the cause and solution to this ‘not secure error’.  What causes a WordPress website to be ‘not secure’? As you already know,...

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  • Fix 'the link you followed has expired in WordPress'

    We’re guessing that you’ve just gotten told by WordPress that the link you followed has expired... While this can be extremely frustrating, worry not, this is a common WordPress error and we can help you fix it. This article will discuss why ‘The link you followed has expired’ error occurs and how to fix this error on your own.  What causes ‘The Link You Followed Has Expired Error?’ The WordPress site admin area has a pre-set upload size limit set by your hosting company. The size limit is set...

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  • How to fix WordPress password protected page not working

    Many WordPress site owners who offer different hierarchical services through their websites are most probably familiar with the WordPress password protection page feature. Self-explanatory, this feature is used to keep certain pages and posts on a site hidden from the public i.e pages that are reserved for clients only, or staff only. Alternatively, you can use this feature to hide your website login page from the public. Sometimes password protected pages may not work. In this article, we are...

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  • How to fix WordPress too many redirects error

    Are you locked out of your WordPress website? Are you struggling to access your web pages? Is your WordPress stuck in a redirection loop?  These are common WordPress occurrences associated with the “WordPress too many redirects error”  In this article we are going to talk about the ‘WordPress too many redirects error’, it’s causes, and how to fix and prevent it. What causes ‘WordPress too many redirects error’? WordPress uses a SEO-friendly form of redirection to assign functioning URLS to your...

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  • How to fix this site can’t be reached error in WordPress

    This site can’t be reached in WordPress is a frustrating error because what are you to do if your site is telling you it can’t be reached. Well, plenty.   There are different reasons why your WordPress site is presenting you with this error. A majority of these reasons are not as bad as the ‘consequence’.  In this article, we are going to discuss the causes of this error, how to check a specific cause for this error, and how to solve the error.    How to check the cause of ‘this site can’t be reached...

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  • Fix WordPress stuck in maintenance mode easily

    If you often update themes and plugins on your WordPress site then there is a big chance your WordPress is in maintenance mode more than you think. Maintenance mode is part and parcel of a WordPress site. Some WordPress site owners set it up  to make major updates to their websites when they don’t have a staging site. This allows them to provide a friendly message to their visitors as well as a timeframe for when the site will be back live. However when WordPress gets stuck in maintenance mode, this...

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  • How to fix add media button not working on WordPress

    A broken Add media button is one of those confusing and frustrating WordPress problems. Unlike other WordPress issues, the add media button does not present itself as an error nor does it stop your site from working altogether. Instead, it just stops you from adding media to your posts and site. In this article we are going to figure out why the add media button stops working, and how to fix it. What causes the WordPress Add Media button to stop working? WordPress has some dynamic features...

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  • How to fix WordPress update fatal error

    Did you just update something in WordPress and now your website has what we call a WordPress update fatal error? Don’t panic — this is a common WordPress site problem.  That’s why, in this guide, we are going to learn about what a WordPress update fatal error is, what causes it and how to fix the different fatal errors caused by different WordPress updates. What causes WordPress update fatal error? WordPress update fatal error happens when you update something in WordPress i.e. Plugin, Theme and...

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  • WordPress Best Practices Checklist

    A Detailed Guide to Get Your Site Running Optimally Do you ever worry that your WordPress site might not be set up correctly?  That you might have plugins installed that could cause problems?  Or that you might have vulnerabilities that make your site open to being hacked? We get a lot of questions from customers like these and decided to create a checklist to help site owners like you. This checklist is not just based on our 12+ years in business— we actually went out and interviewed a separate panel of...

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  • Most Effective WordPress Malware Removal Plugins

    This article is a Comprehensive Malware/plugins guide to WordPress site owners. Learn about WordPress sites vulnerabilities so you can avoid getting malware on your site, the most effective Malware plugins to solve the problems, and techniques to keep your website safe. The plugins I list here are trustworthy. They are all on wordpress.org/plugins.   Problem 1 - File upload vulnerability Every site that requires uploads from visitors has an upload plugin. It is what allows visitors to complete a...

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  • Top 10 Tips for How to Pick a WordPress Theme

    How to choose a WordPress theme that has a positive impact on my online business. This article offers tips to help you choose the theme to make your online business grow through a WordPress site. Also, I point out some common issues related to themes that you want to avoid. Tip 1 - Choose a theme to fit your business It does not matter if it is a free theme or a paid theme. The theme must fit your business, displaying the information in the exact spot to grab the eye to convert a visit into...

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  • How to Find a WordPress Developer: A Complete Guide

    A comprehensive guide by John Hooley, CEO The $1,200 Hiring Lesson Last year, I hired a Freelance WordPress Developer on a trial basis. She had admirable WordPress developer key skills and seemed to have the capacity we needed. After the first week, I said, “Thank-you for your time,” and fired her. I felt terrible about it, but she was unreliable and not competent enough to work in the capacity that we needed her to.

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