Posts Tagged ‘wordpress’

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 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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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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January 2017 WordPress Botnet Bruteforce Attacks

Although we haven’t seen any major reporting on it yet, as of 2017 our servers have detected a massive botnet attacking WordPress installations in an attempt to exploit weak passwords. Our typical firewall rules are configured to allow at most 15 login attempts prior to immediately blocking the IP at the network level. This works…

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What is “WordPress Optimized” hosting?

As of Jan 2021, WordPress is now used by over 39% of all websites on the Internet, and more than 64% of websites powered by content management systems. Because of this large market share, there’s a vast array of companies offering dedicated services targeted specifically for WordPress, such as WordPress optimized hosting or Managed WordPress…

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WordPress Plugin: Category Checklist Tree

The Category Checklist Tree plugin may sound pretty boring but in reality it’s an extremely simple and useful plugin! If you’ve ever found yourself perplexed by the behaviour of the Categories lists in WordPress, this is the plugin for you. How might I be annoyed by the WordPress categories list you ask? Well it all has…

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WooCommerce shortcodes not showing all products

I believe this issue should now be resolved in core WooCommerce. We love WooCommerce around here, but occasionally we run into a bug that hasn’t yet been merged into the core codebase. We set up a storefront many months ago for Lemon Dogs Tacos and Lemonade wherein they change their stock quite regularly. Because of…

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Keep your plugins updated!

It has been brought to our attention that the popular “All-In-One SEO” plugin for WordPress leaves your website open to what is called a cross-site scripting attack. This means both your website and your visitor’s computers could be vulnerable when visiting your website! Please be sure to login to your WordPress install and update the…

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How to Clone Your Website

If you’d like to move your website from another provider to Websavers or from another hosting account to your own, this is called a migration. You can learn how to migrate your website here. Or you can let us take care of it for you! Check out our SiteMigrator service here. Requirements You cannot and…

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Using WP Approve User Plugin with WooCommerce

As the WP Approve User plugin appears to not have been maintained for 3 years, I’ve written a new guide to integrate WooComm with the New User Approve plugin instead, which is somewhat better maintained. WooCommerce is the newest and arguably the best E-Commerce solution available for WordPress. If you aren’t considering using it for…

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Eliminate Broken Links For Good!

Broken Link Checker is a great little plugin that keeps track of all the links on your site and ensures that the pages they link to are all up and running and responding as they should be. It’s one of those little essentials that we often forget about, at least until we login and it…

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Why we love Canvas by WooThemes

This article is now depreciated. We haven’t worked with the Canvas theme in many years, having replaced it with the BeaverBuilder theme or GeneratePress. This WordPress Wednesday post is just a quick overview of the Canvas Theme and Framework from Woothemes. We’ve been following (and using) WooThemes since early late 2009. There are several framework…

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Top 9 Must Have WordPress Plugins

This article is now out of date. Since many of the plugins below are no longer maintained, we cannot recommend their use any longer. We’ve written a new article to replace it: Top 5 WordPress plugins. We spend a lot of time in the back end of a WordPress system. Whether we are helping clients…

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