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Detailed WordPress requirements.

The minimal WordPress server requirements are listed below: PHP 5.6.x or above - http://php.net MySQL 5.6 or above - http://mysql.org The mod_rewrite Apache module You can find more comprehensive information about this in the official WordPress documentation at: http://wordpress.org/about/requirements/ SiteGround servers are fully optimized to meet all WordPress requirements and to provide the best hosting environment for it.…

What is WordPress?

Currently WordPress is one of the most popular web blogging software. It is the most common choice for blog users because it provides: - Ease of use and versatility . WordPress is suitable for just about anybody - from the absolute novice to the advanced programmer. - Feature-rich interface . WordPress has a rich text editor with advanced multimedia support; - Expandable . WordPress's community distributes a large number of modules for almost any popular website feature; - It is Open Source . It is free to install and use Wordpress for your your site. For more information please check this tutorial about WordPress. If you are still confused and don't know where to begin, we recommend the best WordPress hosting where you will get started in no time.…

How to configure WordPress to use SEF/Short URLs?

WordPress allows you to set your blog links the way you want them to look like via the built-in tool called Permalinks . To configure it, go to the administrative area of your WordPress blog > Settings > Permalinks. From there you can select from several predefined options or set a custom structure for your links. More information on how to set up and use SEF URLs in WordPress can be found in our WordPress SEO tutorial .…

What is the API key for WordPress and how do I get one?

The WordPress API key allows you to use different WordPress services. One such service is Akismet - one of the best antispam solutions available today. To receive a WordPress API key, you should register at the official WordPress website . The key will be included in your welcome mail. Once you have registered at WordPress.org, you will be able to see your API key by visiting the WP dashboard .…

How to retrieve a WordPress password?

To retrieve a WordPress password you can follow these steps: 1. Visit your WordPress sign-in page (the page from which you administrate your WordPress blog). 2. Click the " Lost your password? " link. 3. On the next page enter your WordPress user name and the email address you entered when you registered in WordPress. 4. Click " Retrieve Password ". 5. A new password will be sent to the e-mail you specified when registering. Alternatively, you can reset your WordPress admin password by following the instructions in this article .…

Where I can find the official WordPress documentation page?

You can find the official WordPress documentation page at: http://codex.WordPress.org/Main_Page In addition, you may have a look in our resources by logging into your Customer Area -> Get Support -> Get Support - HelpDesk: (at the left side of your screen) -> Other Resources (at the bottom of the displayed page).…

How to configure WordPress to use my own private SSL certificate?

If you have a private SSL installed for your domain, you can make WordPress run over SSL by following these steps: Step 1: Configure WordPress to work through https Log into your WordPress site as administrator, go to Settings ->  General and in the field 'WordPress Address (URL):' change the 'http://' to 'https://' . Once you do this your visitors will be able to access your website both with and without SSL. Step 2: Fix non-secure items on your site Next, install the SSL Insecure Content Fixer plugin to your application. It will handle all the included elements and fix non-https resources in case such exist. Make sure to check the plugins settings if it doesn't work out-of-the-box. Step 3(optional): Force your website to be accessed only through https Finally, if you want your site to be accessed only through https, please check our article on how to force https with a simple .htaccess rule…

How can I install WordPress Multisite on my account?

The easiest way to install WordPress Multisite is to do so via the Softaculous auto-installer in cPanel. More information on how to install WordPress via Softaculous is available in our WordPress Softaculous Installation Tutorial . To enable Multisite, you need to check the Enable Multisite (WPMU) option on the WordPress installation page in Softaculous. You can then proceed with the installation and once it is completed, Multisite will be enabled in your WordPress. …

I am receiving “500 Internal Server Error” in my WordPress

If you receive that error when trying to access your WordPress installation, you can use the following steps to try to find out the reason for it: 1. Check your WordPress files for permissions above 755. Our servers run in SuExec mode so the maximum allowed permissions are 755, all permissions above 755 will result in Internal Server Error. You can find which files exactly give the error from your cPanel > Error log . After that, you can change the permissions from cPanel > File Manager or with your favorite FTP client . 2. Check your WordPress .htaccess file for bad directives. It is located in your WordPress installation directory. If the error is caused by such a directive, it should be displayed inside the cPanel --> Error log as well. Such error message can also occur if there is high load on the hosting server. For more information about the 500 ISE error you can check this article . If you have problems with your WordPress, ask your host for assistance. SiteGround provides the best WordPress hosting and such requests are handled with…

How can I install/configure my WordPress to be able to access it via the server URL.

You can access your WordPress installation via the server IP without making any changes. You just type the URL below and change it to suit for your account: http://serveraddress/~username/path_to_WordPress_installation/ However, in order your links to access the content via the server's URL you should make the following changes: You should change the 'siteurl' option in your WordPress database. Here is the path to do this change: Go to cPanel --> 'phpMyAdmin' in the Databases box. Then from the left bar select the database for your WordPress installation Browse the table 'wp_options' --> Find the options 'siteurl' and 'home'. Change their values to the desired…

I am receiving 404 Not Found error since I have enabled my SEFs.

If this error occurs, you should make sure that your .htaccess file in your WordPress's main directory has the following rules: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.+)$ index.php/$1 If you do not have .htaccess file at all, you should create one containing the above rules, which will enable the use of SEF on the webserver.…

My WordPress theme is not showing.

If your new uploaded theme is not showing up, you should first make sure that you have uploaded it in the right location which is wp-content/ themes in your WordPress installation folder. Sometimes themes are bundled in their own subdirectory and when you extract them, the files don't go into the correct subdirectory in wp-content/themes. For instance, a theme called mytheme might be incorrectly placed in: wp-content/themes/mytheme/mytheme In that case you need to put the theme's files in: wp-content/themes/mytheme …

How can I configure/install my WordPress template/theme?

To add a new theme to your WordPress, please vist our tutorials on how to install WordPress theme . If you experience any difficulties, please feel free to post your ticket in our HelpDesk under the Script Installation category and our script specialists will handle your request and install the theme for you(if…

How to upgrade my WordPress application?

If you want to upgrade your WordPress installed from Fantastico, just follow the path below: cPanel --> Fantastico --> Blogs --> WordPress --> Find your Current installation and click ' Upgrade ' Please click here to access our WordPress tutorials and you will find a nice one on how to upgrade your WordPress website. Please, note that manual upgrades can cause database corruptions, data loss, and break you script/site. This is why it is recommended that you create a backup of your site before proceeding with the upgrade. If you want to perform an upgrade of a WordPress installed from Softaculous , just follow the steps listed below: cPanel --> Softaculous --> Blogs --> WordPress. Find your installation and click on the Update icon. If there is not any Update button/link, this means that the application is up to date and an upgrade is not available at the moment.…

How to reset my WordPress admin password?

You have to do this through the WordPress database directly. The most convenient way to manage the database is via the phpMyAdmin tool at your web hosting account. Once in phpMyAdmin select the WordPress database from the drop-down menu on the left. The page will refresh and the database's tables will be displayed on it. Open the SQL tab (look at the top navigation bar). In the text field write the following SQL query: [crayon-58dc8bedb5365923315277/] "new_password_here" - replace this with the new password you wish to use. "admin_username" - replace this with the username the password should be updated for. Once you are ready, click on the GO button to submit the query. If everything goes fine without errors, you should be able to login to WordPress with the new password. If you have problems resetting the password yourself, ask your host for assistance. SiteGround provides the best WordPress hosting and such requests are handled with…