Archive for : February, 2017

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2 Quick Ways to Install WordPress Themes

WordPress is one of the best platforms to run your online empire. There are a ton of WordPress Themes available to choose from, the support is great, and you have countless plugins. But if you are using it the first time, and don’t know how to install a WordPress theme, than stick around!

2 Quick Ways to Install WordPress Themes

Install from Theme Page

You can install WordPress Themes from themes page. It only works with free themes available in the directory. To do so, you need to go to Appearance>Themes from WordPress Dashboard.  You will find Add New Theme button right next to Default Themes. Click on the box, click Add New button on Top of the page, and move to the next page.

You will see the featured themes at first. To find the one that suits you, search and use filters.  Click the Feature Filter link and provide a name or aspect in the search box. Once you have something suitable, hover over the theme and you get three options, detail, install, and preview.  The first and last option are same, click and they will open the theme in full screen.

Upload via WordPress Dashboard

You a zipped archive of theme file, download the theme and save it on your HD. Log on to WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearances> Themes Page. Click on Add New Theme and then Upload Theme.  Click Choose File and select the Zipped Archive. WordPress Themes install automatically this way. Afterwards, you will be taken to a page from which you can choose to preview or activate it.

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End Word

The market is very competitive, and there are endless array of WordPress Themes.  There are hundreds of new themes each month, but not all of them follow the coding standards and tested. A badly coded theme can ruin your site. So you better test it before uploading.

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A Quick Guide for Moving to a New Hosting Service

Do you want to move your site to a new hosting? It’s not the most difficult thing in the world but you have to careful. You need to make sure you are leaving with a back up and on good terms. If you don’t know how, let the following help you.

A Quick Guide for Moving to a New Hosting Service

Make a Local Copy of Data

Before you notify your current host that you plan to make a switch, you better pack your thing and be ready for the move. By packing we mean you should copy every file, script, Dlls, and the whole database to a local hard drive. Get the configuration and SLL certificate as well as info about your drivers, software, security settings and registry entry.

Find a New Host

Your next step will be finding a new hosting company. There are many options to choose from when it comes to finding a host. Just make sure you evaluate your needs and find the best package according to your budget. Before you sign any deal, make sure the host you opt for supports everything you run on your site.

Get Your Info

The next move is to get your domain name registration information. Visit a WHOIS site and ensure you are enlisted as administrative contact for the domain. If not, you can’t legally ask to be transferred to a new host. If you are leaving on bad terms with the old host, it will be a long battle for you. So you make sure you are on good terms because you don’t want this sort of trouble.

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Move Your Site

Now you need to load your files and database onto the new hosting servers.  At first, you will have a temporary domain you can test. Make sure you have relative links and script paths in the domain. Test to make sure everything works before you actually upload your site.