Intro to Shell (CLI) for Plesk Linux

There’s a lot of Linux shell intro guides out there. There’s also a lot of intro to Plesk guides out there. But what you don’t find as often is a great reference guide to help you find the most common paths and command line utilities for managing your Linux VPS or dedicated server running Plesk. For example,…

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How do I log in to Plesk?

This guide will show you how to access Plesk, our hosting control panel of choice for all of our shared servers. Shared Hosting User If you have a shared standard or reseller hosting account with us, here’s how to access Plesk: Login to the Client Centre. If you are already logged in, when you visit…

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White Screen of Death: How to Fix it

When attempting to access any given page on your website, you get a blank white screen, when you were expecting the page to load as normal. Occasionally the screen will contain a line or two of text describing an error, but not always. This indicates that there’s an error with the code that runs your…

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How to use the Plesk File Manager

This guide will show you how to use the Plesk File Manager. Here you can learn how to upload and download files, change permissions of your files, edit a file, or create an archive. Access the File Manager Start by logging in to Plesk. Here’s how if you’re hosted with us. Choose “Files” from the…

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How to hire a web designer / developer

We see a lot of websites pass through our systems, and often even just questions about sites we never end up hosting. Sometimes they’ve been hacked and need a cleanup and secure home. Other times the developer disappeared and the client needs help with maintenance. Some are trapped in a proprietary ecosystem, making other services, like…

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How to change the post author in WordPress

When working with posts in WordPress, a common question is “how do I change the author?!” Single Posts At first glance it doesn’t seem like an option. This is because WordPress hides the post author changing box by default! When editing the post, look for the “Screen Options” tab at the top right corner (you’ll…

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Integrating New User Approve WP Plugin with WooCommerce

I originally wrote this guide to work with the WP Approve User plugin, however that plugin appears to not be well maintained any longer, so this is a similar guide for the “New User Approve” plugin instead. When building an ecommerce website with wholesale functions, there were two key modifications that needed to be completed…

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Websavers is making friends – Partnerships Galore!

We’ve been working on some exciting news for the past couple of months, and we’re finally able to make the announcement. This all comes from the fact that we’re regularly asked what our preferred plugins for WordPress are, what we recommend for speed, security, optimization, and even page building. There’s a ton of options out…

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What to do when Thesis (WP Theme) stops generating CSS

This has happened to us a few times, namely every time we migrate a site using Thesis. The problem is that Thesis stores all its CSS (custom, skin, and editor CSS) in the database. It also stores the variables that drive that CSS in the DB. Something about how that data is transferred over when…

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