If you are looking to set your website up with an SSL Cert, you will also need to change the ‘base URL’ of the website to load all content with ‘https://’. You can do this manually in the website settings in the WordPress Dashboard, or you can install a plugin to take care of it […]
General queries related to Wordpress along with guides for common wordpress tasks such as upgrading, installing wordpress and troubleshooting issues.
Enabling SSL on your WordPress website
If you would like your WordPress to load all content over ‘https://’, for example if you have set up a new SSL Certificate on your website, you will need to do this via your WordPress Dashboard. In order update the website address within WordPress, you will first need to login to your WordPress Dashboard (usually […]
Setting up caching in WordPress
When using WordPress, we highly recommend installing a caching plugin. In general, we suggest using the plugin W3 Total Cache. To set up this plugin, please see the following steps. First, log in to your WordPress Dashboard (typically by going to ‘yourdomainname.com/wp-admin’) Once logged in, on the left hand side click on Plugins Click Add […]
Disabling WordPress plugins without access to the Dashboard
Sometimes, a plugin in your WordPress website will auto-update itself and/or encounter an issue. This can lead to issues with the website functioning correctly or you being able to log in to the Dashboard (/backend) of the website. If this is the case, you will need to disable the plugin to be able to access […]
How can I get a WordPress website set up?
Setting up a WordPress website is very straight forward. The WordPress software is available free of charge. The two things you will need first are a domain name and a WordPress Hosting plan. Once the hosting account is set up and you are logged in to the cPanel control panel, you can use the Softaculous […]
Enabling SSL on your website
In order to use an SSL certificate on your website, you will need to update the websites address to use ‘https://’. Exactly how to do this depends on how your website was built. Instructions for the most popular content management systems are as follows, as well as instructions on how to do this via your […]
My hosting account was hacked into – What do I do?
With more and more websites being built with 3rd party software (WordPress accounts for approx. 25% of all websites on the internet), it is more common than ever for websites to be hacked into. There are a number of reasons why an attacker might want to hack into a website. Once a website is hacked […]
How to reset WordPress Dashboard password
There are a number of way in which you can reset the password for your WordPress admin section. If you have access to your admin panel you can reset your password by clicking on Users, clicking on your Username (often set to admin) and scrolling down to the section for New Password. Enter in the […]
Moving WordPress to a new website address/directory
Moving the WordPress files from one location on your hosting account to another, i.e. changing its URL, requires some special care. Please see the following for step-by-step instructions to move your WordPress site to a new location on the same server. We would strongly suggesting downloading a full backup of all WordPress files prior to […]
WordPress security plugins – what do they do and do I need one?
After setting up your new WordPress website, one of the first things you should do is install a security plugin. This is strongly recommended and will make your website much more secure. There is not much worse than spending hours and hours building up your new website, only to find out some morning that it […]