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WordPress Multisite Add an additional site using cPanel

WordPress/ 15th Jan 2020/Will Cook-Martin

Following on from our How to create a WordPress Multisite install, in this guide, we’ll discuss how to create a new site under your WordPress Multisite install. 1 Login to WordPress Login to your WordPress dashboard 2 Navigate to the Multisite Sites Dashboard Navigate to the multisite sites dashboard “My Sites” > “Network Admin” > […]

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Change Your WordPress admin password via PHPMyAdmin

WordPress/ 06th Jan 2020/Jamie Hoyles

We occasionally see web developers take over the management of a website yet the business owner will have no idea what their WordPress access details are. In instances such as this it’s possible to change your WordPress admin password via PHPMyAdmin. How to Change Your WordPress admin password via PHPMyAdmin 1) Log in to cPanel […]

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Winter festivities are nearly upon us…

Company News/ 18th Dec 2019/Will Cook-Martin

It’s that time of year again. For some of you, it’s the greatest time of the year, whilst for others, I’m sure 2020 can’t come quick enough! Whatever your frame of mind, you can be sure that our support team will be on hand 24/7 over the Christmas break. Our Billing and New Accounts teams […]

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How to create a WordPress Multisite install

WordPress/ 16th Dec 2019/Will Cook-Martin

WordPress Multisite enables a single WordPress install with a single database to host multiple websites with completely different content. WordPress admins find this type of install attractive because it means they can manage all their WordPress installs from a single admin dashboard. Installing a plugin makes it available for use on all sites and updating […]

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How to test your website’s security

Security/ 27th Nov 2019/Will Cook-Martin

Hardening your website against security flaws should be high on the priority list for any business with an online presence. Websites are constantly targeted by hackers, for a whole variety of reasons, who search for vulnerabilities to exploit. So we strongly recommend that you test your website’s security thoroughly, to ensure that your service is […]

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Move your WordPress site to Clook

WordPress/ 20th Nov 2019/Will Cook-Martin

The thought of moving your WordPress site can be extremely daunting, particularly if the WordPress site is a major source of income for you or your business. The truth is that if the move is properly planned and managed, there will be very little disruption if any at all. At Clook we’ve completed many thousands […]

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How To Set Up A cPanel Addon Domain

Tips and Guides/ 30th Oct 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Our shared hosting plans allow multiple sites to be hosted under the one package using the cPanel Addon Domain feature. It’s important to note however that as Content Management Systems such as WordPress, Magento, etc can use a lot of resources it may be better to create separate cPanel accounts for these websites. Our reseller […]

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WordPress database maintenance

WordPress/ 23rd Oct 2019/Will Cook-Martin

If you have a sluggish WordPress site, one of the most commonly overlooked issues is the size of your database. Like most modern websites, WordPress stores its information in a database. PHP is used to extract this information and turn it into HTML, which your web browser then renders. The size of your database can […]

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Make fewer HTTP requests in WordPress

WordPress/ 05th Sep 2019/Jamie Hoyles

One of the common items highlighted in both Pingdom’s Speed Test tool and a GTMetrix report is ‘Make fewer HTTP requests’. Pingdom describe this practise as: Decreasing the number of components on a page reduces the number of HTTP requests required to render the page, resulting in faster page loads. Some ways to reduce the […]

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Autoptimize and Contact Form 7 Conflicts

WordPress/ 29th Aug 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Autoptimize is a great plugin for WordPress that combines scripts and code to reduce HTTP look ups. This can speed websites up considerably, improving both visitor experience and how Google, Yahoo, etc rank the site. Using Autoptimize and Contact Form 7 on the same WordPress install however can stop a visitor being able to send […]

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