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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 avoid timeouts when importing a WordPress export XML file

WordPress provides a great mechanism for exporting and importing data simply by using Tools > Export or Import. However when used on large datasets, you’re bound to run into timeout issues, especially when that data includes images since it takes time for the importer to grab those images from their source and download them into…

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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. If you’re using WordPress, as of WordPress 5.2 you will likely…

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Adding a fly-in side menu to the BeaverBuilder theme

A few months ago we were provided a design spec for a client site that required a button which, when clicked, would open a ‘fly-in’ menu appearing from the side — in this case the right side of the screen. This guide will show you how to add such a menu to the BeaverBuilder theme,…

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Adding select2 to WP Forms

Select2 is a great jQuery library that allows for dynamic and live-searchable selection of elements in a long drop down menu. This guide will show you how to easily add support for Select2 to WP Forms. Note that this refers specifically to the WP Forms plugin, and not general forms for WordPress. Begin by adding…

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Overlapping images when using a content grid?

If you’re seeing overlapping images, or odd grid display issues when using a content grid plugin, look for a plugin that enables lazyload of images and disable it on the page. For example, we use WP Rocket on most of our sites, and while it’s a fantastic caching plugin, occasionally you can run into the…

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Configuring PowerDNS with SolusVM on CentOS 7

The SolusVM documentation has detailed instructions on configuring PowerDNS to work with SolusVM for rDNS configurations, however their instructions only work with CentOS 5 and 6. This guide shows you how to do it on CentOS 7. Note that we’ve stuck with very similar steps to the SolusVM docs, with adjustments where necessary for remotely…

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Enabling custom 403 error docs with nginx in Plesk

Please note that in order to complete these steps you must have admin access to Plesk. While you would think that enabling “Custom Error Docs” under hosting settings in Plesk, then editing the appropriate document under the /error_docs/ folder in your vhost root would do the trick, unfortunately that’s not the case. Those error documents…

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