A WordPress staging site is like a sandbox. It’s where you can try out all kinds of tweaks and changes without risking breaking your production site. And, as opposed to running a local development site, your WordPress staging site is using the exact same hardware as your live site, which means anything that works on … Read more
Need to move your WordPress site to a new domain? While no one sets out intending to change domain names down the road, it’s certainly something that can happen to you. Maybe that perfect domain name opened up, maybe you need to rebrand…who knows. It happens. But when the time comes to change the domain … Read more
When you first install WordPress, it enables comments for all posts on your site. Most of the time, that’s totally fine…but sometimes, you’ll run into situations where you need to disable comments on your WordPress site. And for those situations, I’m here to help. I’m going to show you a variety of different methods you … Read more
Struggling with how to add Facebook Pixel to WordPress? Just like adding Google Analytics tracking to WordPress, Facebook Pixel can throw you for a loop if you’re not super tech-savvy. But don’t worry – it’s really not all that difficult. And in this post, I’m going to show you exactly how to add Facebook Pixel … Read more
Managed WordPress hosting…if you’ve been around WordPress for any length of time, you’ve probably seen this term bandied about. But what is managed WordPress hosting? And do you actually need it for your site? And what’s more, which of the twenty million managed WordPress hosts out there are actually worth considering?
Ever wished that you could track outbound link clicks from visitors on your WordPress site? If you’re like 90% of webmasters I know, you use Google Analytics to track your WordPress site. It’s the default and plenty of plugins make it stupid simple to add Google Analytics tracking to your WordPress site.
If you’ve ever shopped around for WordPress hosting, you’ve probably seen this weird little acronym that shows up on many hosts’ features lists: WP-CLI. Are you familiar? Most managed WordPress hosts offer it nowadays. Impressively, it manages to pack two different acronyms into a name that’s the perfect storm for confusing beginners. So what does this acronym mean? And why should you care about it?
You probably created your WordPress site because you want people to see it. But that doesn’t mean you want people to see every single thing! That is, there are plenty of valid reasons to restrict access to all or parts of your WordPress site. Beefing up security, creating a private staging site, restricting sensitive content…you need to do it sometimes. But how?
What do you do when you’re launching a new site or working on an existing one? Did you install a third-party plugin to let you create coming soon or maintenance pages? Or do you just…not put up anything at all because it’s too much trouble to go through setting up dedicated maintenance and coming soon pages?
If you’re any kind of online professional, Google Docs is a lifesaver. Easy collaboration, cloud storage…Google makes you happy to hand your life over to them! But up until now, most of our Google-focused posts have been focused on Google Docs and showing you skills like how to import Google Docs to WordPress with Jetpack or via some manual hacking.