These are the easy and complete steps that I follow to move a WordPress site from one hosting account to another (i.e. from one server to another). This method keeps my entire WordPress site intact through the move. This has worked for me over a hundred times (I’ve lost count), and nothing has broken during […]
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This is how you can force your whole site to use HTTPS, except for one page. This will do a 301 redirect to HTTPS on all pages of your site, except for the one URL that you will specify. This allows you to keep one URL on HTTP, for whatever reason that you may need. […]
Here are steps that you can take to renew your Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate for sites hosted on GoDaddy shared cPanel hosting. While these steps have been tested on Godaddy shared cPanel hosting, they should work for any shared hosting company that has cPanel. These steps are for multi-domain certificates (also known as a “UC” […]
These are the steps to create and install a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate on your GoDaddy shared hosting account. While these steps have been tested on Godaddy shared cPanel hosting, they should work for any shared hosting company that has cPanel. This doesn’t work with GoDaddy’s classic web hosting because it doesn’t have cPanel. These […]
Redirect your Godaddy domain from HTTP to HTTPS, but only apply it to one domain. This is necessary if you are hosting multiple “Add-on” domains in your Linux/cPanel hosting account. If you use Godaddy’s rules for your “Automatically Redirecting Visitors to HTTPS”, you will notice that all of your other domains which are hosted in […]
The WordPress dashboard lets you edit plugin files in Plugins -> Editor. It also lets you edit theme template files in Themes -> Editor. You can remove the ability to edit these files in the dashboard. Removing the ability to edit files in admin can help stop some hack attacks. Some WordPress sites are hacked […]
Here is the solution when you need to do a 301 redirect for a URL (or many URLs) for a WordPress site the right way. This will show you how to manually add Rewrite rules directly to your .htaccess file. This method works. Doing a 301 Redirect for a URL on your WordPress site when […]
These settings go inside the wp-config.php file in the root of a WordPress installation. These are my favorite settings. If your site has ever been hacked by those “payday loans” links (you probably have GoDaddy hosting), be sure to do #4 below.
You may want to increase the maximum file size limit of the files you upload, particularly when you use WordPress. Your host sets the max file size limit to something like 2 MB. This stops you from uploading most regular pictures from digital cameras. Digital camera pictures are usually larger than 2 megabytes in file […]
Linux users see this instead: Create a PHP info Test Page in Linux Terminal Follow these steps to see all your PHP info, including, but not limited to: what version of PHP you’re running your max filesize limit for uploads, whether its for images or any media what PHP extensions you’re running? your session […]