Upgrading to PHP 7 in Managed WordPress Portal

PHP 7 is the newest release of PHP, replacing PHP 5.6 and lower. It was released in December 2015 and as of January 2017 PHP 5.6 is End of Life. This means that PHP 5.6 is only being supported for security issues, no other support will be given. With this in mind, Managed WordPress Portal gives you an easy upgrade tool so that you can update your sites to PHP 7. The upgrade tool will scan your entire site and let you know if your site is compatible with the upgrade. If not, it will send you an email to let you know what to update in your site to make your upgrade seamless. We will walk you through upgrading to PHP 7.0 in this article. Continue reading “Upgrading to PHP 7 in Managed WordPress Portal”

Creating Backups in Managed WordPress Portal

Note: The instructions in this tutorial are for the Managed WordPress Portal, these instructions do not apply if you have a Liquid Web Managed WordPress Server Optimized Template account.

Managed WordPress Portal will automatically backup your live site daily and store the last 30 days automatically. Even though your site will be backed up automatically, you have the option to manually create a backup of your site at any time. Any backup can be downloaded from the Portal and onto your local drive, giving you the ability to securely store a backup offline to restore your site. Continue reading “Creating Backups in Managed WordPress Portal”

Restoring a Site from a Backup in Managed WordPress Portal

Note: The instructions in this tutorial are for the Managed WordPress Portal client, these instructions do not apply if you have a Liquid Web Managed WordPress Server Optimized Template account.

Sometimes, bad things happen, even on the internet. You’ve learned about how to create a backup and Managed WordPress Portal automatically backs up your site. So luckily, if anything goes wrong with your site, you will be able to restore it easily from your Managed WordPress Portal. Continue reading “Restoring a Site from a Backup in Managed WordPress Portal”

Finding Your SFTP/SSH Credentials in Managed WordPress Portal

Note: The instructions in this tutorial are for the Managed WordPress Portal client, these instructions do not apply if you have a Liquid Web Managed WordPress Server Optimized Template account.

Managed WordPress Portal provides user credentials for both Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) for your FTP client and Secure Shell (SSH) access credentials to log in via command line. See the steps below to locate your SFTP and SSH credentials for login. Continue reading “Finding Your SFTP/SSH Credentials in Managed WordPress Portal”

Creating Stencil Sites in Managed WordPress Portal

Note: The instructions in this tutorial are for the Managed WordPress Portal client, these instructions do not apply if you have a Liquid Web Managed WordPress Server Optimized Template account.

With the Managed WordPress portal, you can create a copy of any site and save it for another deployment without having to redo all the hard work you’ve put into customizing the site. This saves time when you need to quickly get a site up and running, using a design that works for the end user. Let’s take a look at how to create a Stencil Site in Managed WordPress Portal. Continue reading “Creating Stencil Sites in Managed WordPress Portal”

Creating a Staging Site in Managed WordPress Portal

Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress Portal allows developers to create a staging site to test design, plugin and configuration changes without affecting the performance and look of your the live site.

Once your staging site is created, you have the same functionality as you do with your live site to make changes, use SFTP/SSH for file management and run updates to view changes before making them to your live site. Continue reading “Creating a Staging Site in Managed WordPress Portal”

Accessing Your Database in Managed WordPress Portal

Note: The instructions in this tutorial are for the Managed WordPress Portal client, these instructions do not apply if you have a Liquid Web Managed WordPress Server Optimized Template account.

One important facet of WordPress development is the ability to reach the back-end databases and interact with them. Managed WordPress Portal gives you access to your databases using phpMyAdmin. Once you login you will have access to view, edit and delete database items. Continue reading “Accessing Your Database in Managed WordPress Portal”

Going Live With Your Site in Managed WordPress Portal

Note: The instructions in this tutorial are for the Managed WordPress portal client, these instructions do not apply if you have a Liquid Web WordPress Server Optimized Template account.

Going live with your site is the last step in the process of migrating your WordPress sites into Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress portal. These instructions are for domains registered at Liquid Web, if your domain is registered with someone other than Liquid Web, see our DNS Tutorials for instructions to update the DNS for other domain registrars. Continue reading “Going Live With Your Site in Managed WordPress Portal”

Using iThemes Sync Pro in Managed WordPress Portal

Note: The instructions in this tutorial are for the Managed WordPress Portal client, these instructions do not apply if you have a Liquid Web Managed WordPress Server Optimized Template account.

Liquid Web partnered with iThemes to bring you their Sync Pro plugin, included in your Managed WordPress Portal for no additional charge. With iThemes Sync Pro you can:

Within 24 hours of purchasing Managed WordPress Platform, you will receive an email from iThemes Sync Pro with login information and setup instructions. iThemes Sync Pro users have access to step-by-step getting started materials in the article How to Set Up iThemes Sync.

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If you have issues with the plugin, please contact iThemes by opening a Support Ticket by clicking Support within the plugin dashboard. iThemes support is available Monday – Friday 8AM-5PM Central Standard Time.

Click the iThemes Sync Pro link in the menu on the left hand side of your portal and a new tab will open in your browser with the login page for iThemes Sync Pro.

Migrating to Liquid Web with Managed WordPress Portal

Note: The instructions in this tutorial are for the Managed WordPress portal client, these instructions do not apply if you have a Liquid Web WordPress Server Optimized Template account.

Migrations to Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress and Manage WooCommerce portal are made easy using a custom plugin 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 “Migrating to Liquid Web with Managed WordPress Portal”