How to keep your development sites from being indexed

This guide will show you how to configure your development site to ensure it is not indexed by Google. If you’re looking to set up a development environment, take a read over our guide here to learn how to do so then come on back here. Why is it important that your development sites not…

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Top 5 Must Have WordPress Plugins

This article is an update to one we wrote almost seven years ago: Top 9 Must Have WordPress Plugins. In that time a lot has changed in both the WordPress world and in the tools we use to create sites. Since we often make use of both paid and free plugins and yet it’s not…

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Beaver Builder 2.0 – A Guide

For each page and post within WordPress you get a basic text editor. It’s much like working within your favourite word processing application: you can write/insert and format your text, insert images and videos very easily! This is often just fine for blog posts and even many pages. However in some cases you want to do more…

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How to set your PayPal IPN URL

There’s plenty of guides out there showing how to do this with the old PayPal interface and it seems they all could use some updating! Here’s how to set your IPN URL, as is commonly requested by cart software like WooCommerce. Login to your PayPal account Click here OR click the cog icon in the upper right…

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How to Transfer from Yellow Pages

Let’s face it, changing providers isn’t always easy to do even when the company you’re transferring to and from are both helpful and friendly; that’s the whole reason we have a SiteMigrator service to do it for you. That change can be made much harder when the company you want to leave keeps trying to…

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Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)

Once you have a website and your marketing efforts are sending new customers to your website, it’s important to analyze the flow of traffic from the moment they reach your site through to the final order process. This is called Conversion Rate Optimization or CRO. CRO ensures your business makes money after you start driving…

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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. Plesk allows you to manage every detail of your hosting, including DNS records, mail accounts, FTP accounts, and more. Shared Hosting User If you have a shared or reseller hosting account with us, here’s…

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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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