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WordPress – How to create a staging area using Softaculous

WordPress/ 18th Dec 2018/Will Cook-Martin

Let’s be honest, we’ve all done it. Updated a plugin, code, or some element of WordPress and seen the dreaded WordPress white screen of death 🙂 Even if you were wearing your sensible hat and took a backup before you made any changes, you’ve still got the pain of restoring that backup in order to […]

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WordPress How to Upgrade to PHP 7.2 safely

Tips and Guides/ 30th Nov 2018/Will Cook-Martin

There are many reasons you should be using PHP 7.2 rather than an older version, though security and performance probably top the list. In terms of security, if you are using a version prior to 5.6 this is already End of Life (EOL). In short, this means that unless you are using a hardened version […]

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WordPress 5.0 Is Coming…

WordPress/ 21st Nov 2018/Jamie Hoyles

Tuesday 27th November 2018 is scheduled to be the release date of WordPress 5.0. This is the first major update to the content management system in years… What’s new in WordPress 5.0? WordPress 5.0 focuses on 2 items: The new Gutenberg WordPress editor The Twenty Nineteen WordPress theme For the majority of users, a new […]

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Increase Contact Form 7 Submissions

WordPress/ 15th Nov 2018/Jamie Hoyles

A great way of capturing leads is to include an email box on a web page. Here I look at how to increase Contact Form 7 submissions on WordPress built websites. Create Your Contact Form Contact Form 7 is the most popular email form available with over 50 million downloads. The first step is to […]

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WordPress and Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

WordPress/ 19th Sep 2018/Jamie Hoyles

Unfortunately we often see WordPress websites compromised due to weak or insecure passwords. A way to tighten security is to combine WordPress and Two Factor Authentication (2FA). Two Factor Authentication adds an extra layer of protection to enhance the security of online accounts. Once enabled you will not only use your username and password to […]

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How to Enable WordPress Automatic Updates

Tips and Guides/ 08th Aug 2018/Jamie Hoyles

This post details how to enable WordPress automatic updates… At present I have 20+ WordPress websites online – if I were to log-in each time a security patch is released and update the core install it would take an hour each time. Thankfully Softaculous has a setting that will automate the process for me – […]

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