How to combine activity logs and monitoring to supercharge WordPress administration
Careful and consistent administration of a WordPress website can not only help you ensure happy visitors and users but ultimately more of them. However, many WordPress website owners are not in the business of managing WordPress websites. With primary focus lying elsewhere (mainly on running the business), they tend to find this activity something of a black box that can take valuable time away from the core business. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. Logging and monitoring are two primary, easy-to-use tools that can help you ensure a healthy website with minimal effort. WordPress monitoring and activity logs are two sides of the same website-health coin. There are some commonalities; however, they are not the same. If you’re looking at improving your WordPress availability while ensuring a healthy system, you need to have both.
The ultimate guide to the WordPress database
At its core, WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System). To manage content, it needs to be able to store it. WordPress does this through folders and files, and a database. We have previously covered the WordPress filesystem in a separate article; we will focus on the database this time around. In this article, we […]
How to set up multiple WordPress sites using XAMPP
XAMPP is used by many WordPress administrators to set up WordPress environments. While there are many different case uses, some of the most common use cases are to set up a staging, development or testing environment. As a highly configurable environment, XAMPP offers many advantages, including the ability to set up multiple WordPress sites through […]
The WordPress file system
WordPress is, at its core, a web application, and just like every other web application, it requires and uses a labyrinth of folders and files to work. These files and folders include everything from access controls and WordPress’ core code to the plugins, themes, media you upload, and everything in between. Posts and pages are […]
How to troubleshoot common WordPress errors
With WordPress, you can create and manage a site almost without any technical knowledge. It has many built-in features and templates that let you get started right away. And if you do need to change something, the large user community can help you out. But as with all things in the world (software included), WordPress […]
How many WordPress plugins can I install?
Many things make WordPress great. Firstly, it’s free. This fact alone has allowed countless people to set up their own websites, contributing to the mass democratization of information that we enjoy today. Secondly, it is open-source – allowing hobbyists and professionals alike to hack away, change, and optimize whatever they want. Completing the trifecta of […]
Understanding the risks of login sharing on WordPress
While it’s a big security no-no, login sharing on WordPress happens more often than one might think. As the term suggests, login sharing is the practice of users sharing their login information with other users. In a recent survey, a whopping 49% of users admitted to sharing their business login details, with younger users (16-24 […]
Why you should use a log management service?
Logs provide the foundational data to support performance, user and technical monitoring on your WordPress sites and the web servers they run. With them you can understand who changed what and when. You can then use this log data to troubleshoot technical and administrative issues, increase user accountability, and improve the security of your WordPress […]
What are log management services?
Logs are an essential part of good systems governance and management, providing administrators with a detailed view into the innermost workings of the very systems they manage. For the most part, logs are not something that is used every day, and as such, they do not always get the recognition they deserve. Even so, when […]
Top 10 WordPress website maintenance tips
A newly installed WordPress site feels so good. No speed issues, no plugin conflict, no errors, no problems at all. You are exhilarated, and you can’t wait to see thousands of readers on your website every week. Few months down the line, your seemingly perfect site begins to struggle. Speed might become a problem, some […]