Reading Time: 4 minutes 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. Continue reading “Update: Migrating to Liquid Web with Managed WordPress Portal”
Reading Time: 3 minutesIf 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. MailChimp made a change earlier in the year to become more of a marketing platform, which was also accompanied by a pricing increase in their plans. Due to this change, we have reviewed several reliable options which may make choosing a replacement easier! We considered three other services which may be a better alternative; they are EmailOctopus, Moosend, and MailBuster. Continue reading “Best Practices For Changing Your Email Marketing Provider”
Reading Time: 2 minutesThere 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. WP-CLI has a wp post delete command which can be used to delete post revisions. Post revisions are changes made to content on your site, over time those post revisions on your site can mount up. The following directions assume you are using one of Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress or Managed WooCommerce products. You can also use these techniques with other WordPress installations, just be sure to run the commands from the primary WordPress installation folder. Continue reading “How To Delete Post Revisions using WP-CLI”
Reading Time: 2 minutesIf 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). Continue reading “How To Verify WordPress Checksums Using WP-CLI”
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What is a Redirect?A redirect is a web server function that will redirect traffic from one URL to another. Redirects are an important feature when the need arises. There are several different types of redirects, but the more common forms are temporary and permanent. In this article, we will provide some examples of redirecting through the vhost file, forcing a secure HTTPS connection, redirection to www and non-www as well as the difference between temporary and permanent redirects. Continue reading “How to Redirect URLs Using Nginx”
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What is WooCommerce?WooCommerce is a WordPress based plugin used by many small to medium-sized businesses for building, tracking and maintaining an easy to use e-commerce solution. Because WooCommerce is updated regularly with new releases, online sellers can add new and existing features frequently, along with resolving any known bugs or security vulnerabilities. WooCommerce is actively installed on over 4 million WordPress sites and is used to drive e-commerce sales on a significant number of websites. Continue reading “Resolving WooCommerce Plugin and Theme Issues”
Reading Time: 2 minutesWant to clean up your WordPress site without having to add multiple plugins? By using WP-CLI, you can run many useful commands to helpfully clean up your database and elements related to your site. In this post, many of the most common tasks are covered:
- Purging Cache
- Regenerate Thumbnail Images
- Deleting Spam Comments
- Removing Temp Data from Database
- Optimizing a Database
- Deleting Posts in Trash
- Deleting Posts in Draft Status
- Delete Posts With Revisions
Reading Time: 2 minutesWP-CLI makes it very easy to rollback plugins and themes as well as update plugins and themes on sites all from command line. This is useful if you see your site is broken by a newer version of the theme or plugin. In this article, we’ll be running through some valuable commands for rolling back your site. If you need to rollback a plugin on a site to a previous version, you can find the previous version number from the development tab of the plugins listed on WordPress.org. To find the slug of the plugin, you will need to go to the WordPress.org plugins. In the case of Contact Form 7, the plugin slug is contact-form-7. Pre-flight
Rollback a Plugin to a Previous VersionIf you need to test that the command is correct, you can always use the flag –dry-run at the end of the command:
wp plugin update contact-form-7 --version=5.0.5 --dry-runIn the following example, to rollback Contact Form 7, you can use this command:
wp plugin update contact-form-7 --version=5.0.5
Activate A Particular Version of a PluginIf you need to install and activate a previous version of a plugin, run:
wp plugin install contact-form-7 --version=5.0.5 --activate --force
Update All PluginsIf the plugins you updated have been fixed and you now need to update all plugins, the example command is:
wp plugin update --allExcluding A Plugin If you want to update all plugins, but need to exclude a specific plugin (in this case WooCommerce), run command:
wp plugin update --all --exclude=woocommerce
Rollback a Theme to a Previous VersionIf you did need to rollback a parent theme to a previous version, you could use this command example which would rollback the Storefront theme to version 2.4.0:
wp theme update storefront --version=2.4.0
Update Theme to Current Version ReleaseIf you know wanted to update the Storefront theme on a site to the most current version, you could use this command example;
wp theme update storefrontUsing a mix of these WP-CLI commands will enable you to easily rollback a plugin on your site, rollback a theme, or update all plugins. It will also update all plugins, but exclude a specific plugin from being updated. Our Managed WordPress product comes with WP-CLI installed along with easy, automatic updates. Check out how our Managed WordPress platform can streamline your work today!
Reading Time: 2 minutesWP-CLI is a very handy set of commands. You can run anything that you would run in wp-admin on a WordPress site but from the command line. Useful commands which WP-CLI employs to keep WordPress core updated plugins including the default themes which come with WordPress. Continue reading “What are Common Commands to Update WordPress Using WP-CLI?”
Reading Time: 3 minutesWe have collected some of the most common questions that customers ask about our Managed WordPress Hosting platform and housed them in one place.
- How can I access the file manager?
- How do I make a site live?
- How do I make a staging/development site?
- How do I take the staging/development site live?
- What is a stencil and how can I use it?
- How can I increase my PHP limits?
- Why didn’t my plugins update?
- I migrated my site, but I only see the default install. What’s going on?
- What cache plugin should I use to speed up my site?