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.

Note:
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 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”

Adding a Site in Your 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.

Adding a site in Managed WordPress portal is an easy process that just takes a few steps. Whether you’re adding a site to get ready to migrate your site over to your dashboard or creating a site from scratch, the steps in this tutorial will walk you through how to add a new site to your dashboard.

  1. Log into your Managed WordPress portal.
  2. Click Create/Import New Site at the upper right-hand corner of the page. 
    Note:
    Managed WordPress plans have a maximum limit of sites allowed. You can see how many sites are left at the top of your portal home page. If you need to increase the number of sites, contact our Heroic Support team and they will be happy to help you.
  3. Enter the site nickname and your email address. 
    Note:
    The site nickname (short name) is a nickname to help you organize your sites from the home page of your Managed WordPress portal.
  4. If you are creating this site from a stencil you made of another site, use the drop-down menu to choose the stencil you want to build from. 
  5. Click on Create Site to start the creation process. 
  6. Your site will begin creating. 
  7. When it is complete, you will see the new site added to the list on your home page. 

Logging Into Managed WordPress Portal

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

Managed WordPress Portal has two easy ways to access the Portal:

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