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How to Reduce and Lower the Size of a WordPress Website

If you are on a webserver that has limited capacities and not much free available disk space, you have¬†several options to reduce the size of your WordPress site. If you are going to clone your website with WP Staging, you can choose the options below to lower the size of your file system. Check if … Continue reading “How to Reduce and Lower the Size of a WordPress Website”

How to Hide or Remove the WordPress Admin Bar Effectively

The WordPress admin bar is a toolbar on top of your WordPress website that shows more or less useful information when you are logged in. Learn how to hide it for your users. The admin bar is visible in the backend all the time, but additionally, to that, it is also visible at the front … Continue reading “How to Hide or Remove the WordPress Admin Bar Effectively”

Update procedures for Ubuntu Server, Nginx and MySql

These update procedures contain only essential information and best practices for updating a running ubuntu server and to keep the downtime low. Ubuntu 16.04.6 to Ubuntu 18.04 Backup – If you use a cloud hoster like digitalocean create a snapshot. It’s recommended to power off the VM before creating the snapshot for keeping file integrity. … Continue reading “Update procedures for Ubuntu Server, Nginx and MySql”

Create & Restore WordPress Backups with WP Staging Snapshots

WP Staging Pro 3.0.2 has been released and comes with the long-awaited new snapshot feature! WP Staging snapshots allow you to create database backups. It creates a snapshot automatically every time you push your staging site to live. So for instance, if something does not work as expected after a push or installing a new … Continue reading “Create & Restore WordPress Backups with WP Staging Snapshots”

WPML error due to missing index: Table wp_options is filled up with multiple entries of wpml_translation_services

One of our users was running WP Staging Pro alongside WPML (inc. translation management) on a couple of websites. On one, in particular, pushing the staging to live site using WP Staging Pro immediately causes the wp_options table to fill up with entries with the wp_name of ‘wpml_translation_services‘. As soon as these were deleted, no … Continue reading “WPML error due to missing index: Table wp_options is filled up with multiple entries of wpml_translation_services”

phpMyAdmin Repair and Optimize Database Tables Tutorial

Sometimes it might be necessary to repair a MySQL database table. This can be the case if your WordPress site acts weirdly or slowly. So for instance, when you notice that modified settings in your WordPress dashboard are not permanently saved it could be an indicator for a corrupted database table. Another indicator for a … Continue reading “phpMyAdmin Repair and Optimize Database Tables Tutorial”

Linux Commands Reference

We publish these commands for our developer’s for reference purposes. They are publicly visible as it might be helpful for other users as well: Docker #stop all containers: docker stop $(docker ps -a -q) # Restart docker service sudo systemctl restart docker.service #stop all containers by force docker kill $(docker ps -q) #remove all containers … Continue reading “Linux Commands Reference”

WP Staging Pro NULLED – Why using it could break your website

So, are you looking for a WP Staging Pro version that comes without any license activation and is freely available? If you reached this article you will probably think that we as the WP Staging developers do not recommend the use of a nulled version of WP Staging pro just for the simple reason that … Continue reading “WP Staging Pro NULLED – Why using it could break your website”

How to Block Google From Accessing a Staging Website

When you use a staging website for developing or testing purposes you might be confronted with the question of what is the best way to protect your staging site from being indexed by Google. Since the first release of WP Staging the staging site is protected by a custom authentication login prompt. We have always … Continue reading “How to Block Google From Accessing a Staging Website”

How to secure WordPress and Protect your Website from being Hacked

WordPress is the most popular content management system and website builder. That’s the reason why it is also the most attractive platform for bad guys and malicious plugins who target the WordPress platform. There is never a 100% guarantee that your site can not be hacked but there are some common steps you should go … Continue reading “How to secure WordPress and Protect your Website from being Hacked”