Category: WordPress Admin Tips

How and Why to Use The Windows Hosts File

The Windows hosts file can be used to redirect requests from your computer to a website to another IP rather than the original IP or domain. In other words, if I want to run a test copy of the website www.wpwhitesecurity.com on my laptop, I configure a lightweight web server on my computer and simply […]

Finding the absolute path of a directory on a website (using PHP)

A WordPress website is made up from a number of files, organized in a number of sub directories. These files and sub directories are saved in a directory on a web server. This is the root directory of your site, also known as the document root. Sometimes you need to find out absolute path of […]

How and Why to Create a Robots.txt for your Website

Robots.txt is a file which should be stored in the root directory of every website. The main purpose of such file is to restrict access to some or all content on your website by search engine bots that crawl websites. A robots.txt file is not mandatory. In fact you only need to have one if […]

Choosing the best WordPress hosting service for your business website

Although self-managed hosting sounds like a crazy thing to do, it is not. Self-managed hosting provides you with all the flexibility you need, and is ideal for bigger businesses who have a whole web farm. For example with a WordPress managed hosting service you are limited to running just WordPress and using the host’s specific […]

Introduction to WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugins are small open source PHP scripts which have the power to transform a WordPress installation into anything the user wants such as an online store, a social networking website or even a content management system as a backend for a normal website. Even though some WordPress plugins are available at a price, most […]

Website Sitemaps – what they are and why you need them

A Sitemap is an index of all your pages on your website or blog. Typically a single XML file, the Sitemap includes a list of the URLs of all pages on your website. Irrelevant if you are using WordPress or not, a Sitemap is a must have for every website or blog, especially if you […]

WordPress.com or WordPress.org?

If you are thinking of starting your own blog, the first question that comes to mind is if you should have a hosted blog with WordPress.com, or if you should host your own blog by downloading the WordPress software from WordPress.org. In short, while with WordPress.org you have to download the WordPress software, have your […]

Why you should use WordPress

Before starting a new blog or building a new website, we recommend you to read Why you should use WordPress. Millions of amateur and professional bloggers, webmasters, website owners and businesses already chose WordPress software. WordPress is the first blogging platform to provide non-savvy internet users the ability to easily publish content on the World […]