The WordPress Posts Menu

Most blogs concentrate their content in the form of posts — pieces of content arranged in reverse-chronological order. If you’re writing a traditional blog, you’ll spend a lot of time in the Posts area of the WordPress administration screen. All Posts The All Posts view is the default view when you click on the Posts […]

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The WordPress Dashboard

The WordPress Dashboard is the first screen you’ll see when you log in to your WordPress Admin Panel. The following are some highlights: Welcome to WordPress The first time you log in to WordPress, you’ll se a box that says “Welcome to WordPress”. This box serves as a launchpad for doing some basic tasks to […]

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Creating Static Pages

Overview: Posts vs. Pages Most blogs make use of posts, which are, by default, displayed in reverse chronological order on your site. When a visitor reaches your site, they will see your latest content first. Some content may be better suited for a static page, whether it’s because you don’t want the content to get […]

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pair Networks WP Hosting Included Plugins

Included Plugins WP Enthusiast and WP Professional hosting packages come with three plugins installed by default: Akismet Varnish http purge Wordfence Akismet is an anti-spam plugin that is now included in the default setup of WordPress. As such, it is included in our WordPress install, as well. Varnish http purge is a caching plugin that […]

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WordPress User Roles and Capabilities

Overview The users on your WordPress site are assigned to different roles. Roles determine what each user can and cannot do on your site. When you create a new user, you will need to assign a role to that user. You may also update a user’s role in the future. The users described below are […]

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Adding and Disabling Email Service for WP Hosting

Adding Email Service You can enable email services for the account through the Account Control Center. That can be done using the following steps: Log in to the Account Control Center (https://my.pair.com/) Select “Add Ons” Select “Enable E-Mail Hosting” Choose the desired email plan level Click “Enable E-Mail Hosting” The Email Management interface menu will […]

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Creating and Deleting WordPress Sites

Note: The instructions in this article apply to WP Enthusiast and WP Professional Hosting. Creating New WordPress Sites You can add additional WordPress sites to the account through the Account Control Center. That can be done as follows: Log into the Account Control Center (https://my.pair.com/) Select “Create New WordPress Site” Enter the email address, site […]

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WP Hosting Backups

Creating Backups You can take a backup of your WordPress site through the Account Control Center. That can be done as follows: Log into the Account Control Center (https://my.pair.com/) Select “WordPress Site List” Select the WordPress site to backup Select “Backups” Click “Create” The creation of the backup may take a few minutes. Once done, […]

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Resetting the WordPress Admin Password in the ACC

Note: These instructions apply to WP Enthusiast and WP Professional hosting. The WordPress admin password can be reset through the Account Control Center as follows: Log into the Account Control Center (https://my.pair.com/) Select “WordPress Site List” Select the WordPress site that you wish to reset the password for Click the “Reset Password” button Click “Reset […]

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WordPress Passwords

Topics Resetting the Admin Password Changing the Admin Password Changing a User’s Password Resetting the Admin Password If you can read the email address associated with the admin password for your account, resetting the admin password is easy to do by visiting the login page for your site’s Admin Panel: Go to the WordPress Login […]

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Installing Plugins

Topics Finding WordPress Plugins Installing Using the Plugin Installer Installing Plugins Manually Finding WordPress Plugins You have two options for finding compatible WordPress Plugins, browsing the WordPress Plugins Directory, and using the WordPress admin panel. WordPress Plugins Directory The WordPress Plugins Directory is found here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ The WordPress Plugins Directory is a browsable online directory […]

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Updating Plugins

Topics Knowing When to Update Preparing for Updating Updating Using the Admin Panel Knowing When to Update If you have plugins that are awaiting updates, you’ll see an indicator in the WordPress Admin Panel: Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel Look for a red badge near the Plugins menu entry Click on the Plugins […]

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Adding Themes

Topics Finding WordPress Themes Installing Using the Admin Panel Activating Your Theme Finding WordPress Themes It is recommended that you use the official WordPress Theme Directory. The Theme Directory contains only themes that have been checked by WordPress, and only themes that are free to download: https://wordpress.org/themes/ Installing Using the Admin Panel After finding a […]

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Updating Themes

Topics Preparing to Update Updating Your Theme Preparing to Update Before updating, it is important to understand the consequences of updating a theme: Most themes will not preserve any changes you’ve made to the theme’s CSS and PHP. Updating a theme typically removes the old version of the theme and replaces it entirely with the […]

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Using pairCDN with WordPress

Requesting pairCDN Log into the Account Control Center Click “Add Ons“ Select “pairCDN“ Select the domain name you wish to use the pairCDN service with Enter your email address into the Webmaster address field You will be contacted at the address entered in step 5 to confirm the pairCDN set up configuration and to choose […]

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WordPress Discouraged Plugins

Discouraged Plugins The following plugins are discouraged. wponlinebackup wp-db-backup Revolution Slider Gravity Forms FCKEditor Contact Forms 7 WP PHPMyAdmin Woocommerce wponlinebackup This plugin is no longer supported and is a common source of security exploits. wp-db-backup This plugin is a common source of security exploits. Revolution Slider We recommend using Soliloquy instead. If you are […]

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