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How to Backup WordPress Website Manually using cPanel

I’m sure you love your website and can’t afford to lose it. Every website can get hacked or attacked by malicious software. Especially, WordPress websites are a lucrative target for attackers. There are more than 200 million WordPress sites reachable, and more than 14.7% of the world’s Top 100 Websites are based on WordPress. (At … Continue reading “How to Backup WordPress Website Manually using cPanel”

WP Staging Pro New Release 3.0.5 – Auto Refresh Permalinks

With the latest release of WP Staging Pro, we’ve finally got rid of the need to resave permalinks after pushing a staging site to live. So whenever you migrate the staging site the permalinks are recreated automatically on your production site. So, when you successfully push it looks like this now: Several Improvements We’ve finished … Continue reading “WP Staging Pro New Release 3.0.5 – Auto Refresh Permalinks”

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 haveĀ 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. How to … 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 keeping 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. If … 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 & Troubleshooting

We’ve published these commands for our developers for reference purposes. They are publicly visible as it might be helpful for other users as well: Ubuntu 18.04 – Login reloads the login prompt If you try to login to KDE and the login form reloads after entering correct credentials try the commands below: systemctl stop gdm.service … Continue reading “Linux Commands Reference & Troubleshooting”

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”