WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com – What’s the difference?

The wordpress.com vs. wordpress.org thing can be a bit confusing. Rather than providing a long and drawn out history of the company, let’s get straight to the facts and most common related questions: What is hosted WordPress? WordPress is the software that powers the website; it’s what the owner of the site uses to make…

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Why choose WordPress to build your website?

In our more than 15 years of web hosting, we’ve encountered just about every content management system out there, from Mambo to Joomla, WordPress to Drupal, ModX to Magento. We’ve worked with them all! During each project we determine the best tools for the job based on the needs and wants of the client and,…

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How to use wp-cli with Plesk hosting

If you use WordPress to power your website and have a bit of technical knowledge (particularly of Linux shell), then taking advantage of the command line interface tool, wp-cli, might be of interest to you! WP-CLI is a command line method of working with WordPress. Rather than triggering actions by logging in to the WordPress…

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How to prevent fraudulent transactions with WordPress

While most of these guidelines will help you with any eCommerce application, there will be specific mentions for WooCommerce related plugins as it has (arguably) become the standard for eCommerce on WordPress. Fraud and Website Security The first thing to understand about managing fraudulent transactions is that they don’t directly have anything to do with…

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Elegant Themes Divi critical security update

Heads up for our Divi users (theme and builder plugin) as well as Extra, Bloom, and Monarch plugins. The following alert was sent out on Monday March 11th: Today some of our products were updated to patch a security issue. This issue was patched after being privately disclosed to our team by an independent security…

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How to configure a subdomain for transactional SMTP email services

When using transactional email services like Postmark, SendGrid or MailGun (among others), they’ll often ask you to set up a subdomain that they can use as their dedicated sender subdomain. Unfortunately they also often confuse the heck out of their customers by calling it a subfolder or simply not being clear about what they want.…

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How to disable greylisting spam protection in Plesk

This guide will show you how to disable greylisting for your domain in Plesk. Greylisting protects your domain from spam by declining the first connection attempt from the sending server, and then accepting a later connection. This can cause delays in email receipt and in some cases (where sending servers use multiple different servers for…

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