WordPress FAQ (75 Articles)

How to Leverage Browser Caching

Add these rules to your .htaccess file in order to reduce the load times of web pages by storing commonly used files from your website on your visitors browser.

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Why BackupBuddy fails to send backups to a remote server

When backing up to a remote server, the successful completion of the process relies on many different factors including the type of the remote server (FTP, Amazon, DropBox, etc.), the load on the two servers, the network connectivity between the two, the size of the backup, server limits, and more. The way BackupBuddy works is to create […]

How to Disable Theme Editor and Plugin Editor in WordPress Admin Panel

WordPress allows you to edit your plugin and theme files directly through its admin panel. Although handy, this is dangerous because a single typo can render your website blank. Moreover, you may want to give admin access to people that don't need to edit code. All you need to do is to disable the Theme Editor […]

How to Modify my Title Tag in WordPress

To modify the title tag of your index page you need to login to the WordPress admin area and go to Settings -> General. On this page, edit the Site Title field and hit the Save button. Unfortunately, by default WordPress doesn't provide you with the ability to set custom title for each post or […]

How to Change my WordPress Subheading

The majority of WordPress themes take the subheading text from your blog's tagline. To edit it, go to Settings -> General and change the Tagline value. Note that advanced WordPress themes may have custom settings pages that can change this setting. WordPress is a powerful software that is easy to work with once you have […]

How to troubleshoot WordPress blank page?

In most cases the WordPress application displays a blank page due to a corrupted plugin that is currently active for the application. In order to find out if this is the reason for the issue you should access your account via an FTP client. Once your account is opened through FTP you should navigate to […]

How to change the WordPress application domain?

In order to change the domain that your website would work with you should open your WordPress administrative area -> Settings -> General. Under the WordPress address (URL) and the Site address (URL) fields enter the domain that you wish your application to work with and save the changes. In this way your website will […]

Password protection and WordPress permalinks issue. How to fix it?

When you want to password protect a subfolder of your account, if there is a WordPress application installed in the public_html folder, the rewrite rules of the WordPress application will most likely negate the password protection. To have the folder properly protected, you need to edit the .htaccess file in your public_html folder and change […]

How to exclude a folder from WordPress permalinks?

The default WordPress rewrite rules for permalinks might not work in some cases. For example, when you have other settings defined in .htaccess files located in subfolders. To exclude the subfolders from the WordPress rewrite rules, you need to edit the .htaccess file and change the bold line below: # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine […]

How to build a WordPress website using the server URL of my account

You can do so by using the server URL related to your account. It is of type: http://servername.com/~username/ where: servername.com is the actual server name where your account is located. You can get this from the name servers provided for your domain name or from your cPanel > Account information section (located on the left […]

How to use the Post via Email feature in WordPress

In order to set up a Post via e-mail functionality for your WordPress installation, you need to have a valid email account which you can use with it. On the SiteGround servers you can create such via the cPanel -> Email Accounts tool. The next step is to add this account in your WordPress installation. […]

How to create a Blog Website in Joomla

The word blog is used to describe different things in different cases. If you want to build a blog like website in Joomla there is no problem to do so. Joomla is extremely extensible and there is virtually no limitation what type of website you will build with it. A Joomla Blog can be extended […]

Block spammers in WordPress through Project Honey Pot

Blogs are often abused by spammers. Besides the automatic bots and robots which are usually blocked through different techniques, there are many human spammers. Project Honey Pot provides an enormous database with IPs from which spam attacks have been performed. You can integrate their script in your WordPress blog and block all access from suspicious […]

How to enable gravatars in WordPress?

Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. Users can set their avatars at http://gravatar.com/ and they will be displayed alongside their comments in any website that supports them. Starting from WordPress 2.5, Gravatars are built-in and don't require any additional plugins for basic usage and management. You can manage your Gravatar from the Settings > Discussion […]

How to display an RSS feed in WordPress?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication - a web feed format for publishing frequent updates of site content such as news, blog posts, etc. Publishers benefit from RSS feeds because this lets them syndicate their site content automatically. Readers benefit from web feeds by getting timely updates when something new is posted on their favorite […]

How to embed a video into a post in WordPress?

Embedding videos into your WordPress posts is quite simple. To embed a video in a new post, go to your blog's admin area > Posts > Add New. Click the "Add Video" button in the WYSIWYG editor menu and then click on the "From URL" tab. In the "Video URL" field type the URL of […]

How to create an image gallery in WordPress?

WordPress comes with built-in gallery functionality - you can add several images to a post and show them as a gallery. To create a gallery in a new post, go to your blog's admin area > Posts > Add New. Click the "Add an image" button in the WYSIWYG editor menu and upload the images […]

How to add images, audio and video to posts in WordPress?

WordPress makes it really easy to add media to your posts. To add media to a new post, go to your blog's admin area > Posts > Add New. In the WYSIWYG editor menu you can click any of the following buttons to add media to your post - "Add an image", "Add Video", "Add […]

How to create a summary of a post in WordPress?

WordPress gives you the options to create a summary (excerpt) of a post, as well as add a "More..." link to the post so that your visitors can click it and read the whole post. To use these features for a new post, go to your blog's admin area > Posts > Add New. To […]

How to add tags to a post in WordPress?

Adding tags to your WordPress posts will help you organize your blog's content. Tags will also help your visitors find their way around your site more easily. To add tags to a new post, go to your blog's admin area > Posts > Add New. When you write your new post, you can add a […]