How to Change WordPress Fonts

Topics: Adding Web-Safe Fonts Adding New Fonts Plugins Adding to Site Files Steps Before You Make Changes Finding Site Files Adding Google Fonts Using a Font File Adding Web-Safe Fonts If you’re planning on using a web-safe font that is automatically recognized, you can just go to the Customizing Additional CSS interface and add the […]

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What is a 500 Error?

A 500 error means something went wrong with the website’s server, but the server could not be more specific on what was wrong. Topics: Common Error Messages Possible Reason #1: Permissions Possible Reason #2: PHP Timeout Possible Reason #3: WordPress Theme/Plugin Issue Possible Reasons #4: .htaccess Possible Reason #5: PHP Memory Limit Common Error Messages: […]

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Permalinks

A permalink is a stable human-readable and search engine-friendly link to your article. WordPress URL Structure The default URL structure of WordPress is to append, for example, “/?p=123” to the end of the URL to view article 123. This URL is nice and short, but is difficult for visitors and search engines because it doesn’t give […]

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Tutorial: Uploading Files to WordPress

Did you know you can upload files through the WordPress admin panel and avoid the security pitfalls of FTP? You can upload files directly to a post or can upload files for a later use. Uploading Files for Later Use If you’re coming to us from another provider, uploading a bunch of files that you […]

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Making an XML Sitemap for Your WordPress Site

A sitemap is a file that describes the layout of your site including all categories, pages and posts. It includes data such as the last time the page was changed. This file is used by search engines to help them navigate and process pages on your site. There are a number of plugins that can […]

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WP Hosting Backups FAQ

How do I take backups? Manual Backups Scheduled/Automated Backups File Backups How do I Manage My Current Backups How do I schedule or automate backups? Do backups count against my account’s storage space? What is backed up? Why do I have more backups listed than the number I listed to be backed up? 1. How […]

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Wordfence Notification Settings

Wordfence is a security plugin that helps protect your site and notifies you of activity on your site. The default settings will be adequate for most users, however, you may wish to change notification settings depending on how you assign administration of your site. Configuring Wordfence email alerts: Click on the “WordFence” top level menu in […]

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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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