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 […]

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Enabling SSL on your website

In order to use SSL on your site you will need to update the website’s Address to use https.  How to do this varies depending on the CMS in use, instructions can be found below for the most popular CMS’s as well as instructions on how to do this via your website’s .htaccess file. WordPress […]

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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 […]

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How do I install a new WordPress plugin

WordPress is one of the most popular pieces of software used to build a website, and it is estimated that around 25% of all websites on the internet were built using WordPress. One of the main reasons for this is its ability to install individual plugins, adding specific functionality. Finding and installing a WordPress plugin […]

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How do I add a new WordPress theme?

When you install WordPress for the first time, it will comes prepackaged with a couple of default themes. While these will be enough to get a blog online, you may want to install a different theme to give your website a more professional look and feel with more functionality. To install a new theme, please […]

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Creating a new WordPress user – what option should I choose?

WordPress allows you to have four different roles and it is important to understand each role before creating a new user. The four user roles are; administrator, editor, author and contributor. Administrator: An administrator has full and complete ownership of a website, and can do absolutely everything. This person has complete power over posts/pages, comments, […]

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How can I improve the Google ranking of my WordPress website?

To improve your Google ranking (i.e. to have your website appear higher in a Google search), we recommend you to install an SEO WordPress plugin. SEO (or Search Engine Optimisation) is the process of improving the volume or quality of traffic to your website from search engines like Google, etc. via “organic” or unpaid search […]

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Installing WordPress using the Softaculous installer

Packaged in with shared hosting accounts with LetsHost, you will have access to the auto-installer script Softaculous. This will allow you to install/manage a large number of scripts and 3rd party pieces of software in just a couple of clicks. The most popular of these is WordPress. For information on how to install WordPress on […]

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