Author: Luke Cavanagh

Product Operations Manager at Liquid Web. Devoted husband and Tween wrangler. Synthwave enthusiast. Jerry Goldsmith fan. Doctor Who fan and related gubbins.

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Having access to an easy-to-use control panel is important to troubleshoot or repair your site easily. Without a control panel or user interface (UI), it can be more complex to run the day-to-day tasks. With loads of useful features in cPanel, users run everyday necessary functions from the menu in the control panel.

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What is GitHub?

GitHub is a commonly used software development platform for storing and maintaining software. It hosts over 200 million repositories from 3 million organizations like Airbnb, Netflix, Instacart, and Lyft. But when Microsoft acquiring GitHub in 2018, some wondered if there were any other options out there. In this article, we will tell you about the top 5 alternatives available to GitHub.

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WordPress has a great GUI-based installation process however some use cases call for CLI! Or, maybe you just feel more at home in a terminal, either way this article will show you how to get your WordPress site setup with just a terminal, using WP-CLI, and maybe a sprinkle of SSH.

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What is Discourse?

Discourse is modern forum software that can be easily installed on your Ubuntu-based Liquid Web VPS or Dedicated server to create a vibrant community-driven discussion board. Some of the more popular companies using Discourse to power their communities are New Relic, Cloudflare, and Docker.

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The instructions in this tutorial are for the Managed WordPress portal clients. These instructions do not apply if you have a Liquid Web WordPress Server Optimized Template account.

Migrations to Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce portals are made easy using a custom plugin called Migrate To Liquid Web created specifically for Liquid Web by BlogVault. With this plugin, you can migrate any WordPress site into your portal in just a few easy steps.

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If you are using one of our Managed application platforms like ManagedWooComerce or Managed WordPress, now may be an optimal time to look into switching your email provider to a different service.

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There will be many times when you will need to optimize all images in a site media library. If you are familiar with using WP-CLI, then there is a very handy package which can be installed. The package is called “image-optimize” and it will simplify the process of getting your images ready for web hosting.

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There may be times when you need to clean up post revisions created on your site. This is possible, using the commands already available in WP-CLI.

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If you do not keep site plugins updated along with WordPress core updated, then you run into the chance of your site being hacked or infected by Malware. If your site does get infected by malware, a way to easily find any of the non-standard WordPress core and plugin files is by using the verify checksums commands in WP-CLI (the WordPress Command Line Interface).

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How to Migrate from Shopify to WooCommerce

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Shopify is a hosted e-commerce platform which can make setting up a store easy for most customers. Unfortunately, Shopify can get expensive when you need to scale up, plus there is a cost per transaction for each order. WooCommerce is an open plugin which can be installed on your existing WordPress site which, along with other plugins, will turn your store into a fully fledged eCommerce store. You can also get a fully-managed WordPress/WooCommerce store with Liquid Web’s Managed WooCommerce Product.

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