How to Move a WordPress Site from Localhost to a Live Server

It’s common practice for WordPress developers to create websites on a localhost, which is a local server hosted on their personal computer or laptop. Developing websites locally has a lot of advantages over a live server, but once site development is complete, it needs to be moved to a live website and made publicly accessible.

If you’re relatively new to website development, moving a WordPress website from localhost to a live website will require a bit of extra learning. The process can be quite involved and take some time if you do it manually. 

While a plugin is the easiest solution for migration, you may run into some issues if your site is particularly large or if there are any conflicts between the local and live environments. So, in some cases, a manual migration is still the best option.

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Why You Should Avoid Using Nulled Plugins and Themes

It’s a general rule that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. That’s especially true when it comes to nulled themes and plugins for WordPress sites. What can seem like a great deal on software can damage your website and result in more problems and costs than any potential savings. For safety and security, it’s important to be able to identify and avoid nulled software.

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Benefits of Using a Backup Plugin vs a Hosting-level Backup

Are you trying to find the perfect backup solution for your WordPress website? Then you’ve probably already discovered that not all backups are created equal and there are many options to choose from. It’s hard not to stress about this choice when it seems like your site’s safety depends on it. 

While you can opt for backing up your site manually, this is very time consuming and can be prone to human error due to all the technical details involved. It can also be very impractical if you’re running a site with dynamic content that changes on a daily or even hourly basis. Using an automated method of backing up your WordPress site will not only save you time and money, but will likely give you more consistent, reliable backups. 

In this post, we’re going to explore why backups are so important. Then we’ll discuss the pros and cons of two automated backup options — backup plugins and hosting-level backups — and explain why using a backup plugin is almost always the best choice. Let’s get started! 

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Severe Vulnerabilities Fixed in All In One SEO Plugin Version 4.1.5.3

During an internal audit of the All In One SEO plugin, we uncovered an SQL Injection vulnerability and a Privilege Escalation bug.

If exploited, the SQL Injection vulnerability could grant attackers access to privileged information from the affected site’s database (e.g., usernames and hashed passwords).

The Privilege Escalation bug we discovered may grant bad actors access to protected REST API endpoints they shouldn’t have access to. This could ultimately enable users with low-privileged accounts, like subscribers, to perform remote code execution on affected sites.

We reported the vulnerabilities to the plugin’s author via email, and they recently released version 4.1.5.3 to address them. We strongly recommend that you update to the latest plugin version and have an established security solution on your site, such as Jetpack Security.

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Full vs Incremental vs Differential: Comparing Backup Types

There are many things that can go wrong with your website, from a hack to unplanned downtime. If an incident occurs, it’s vital to have a backup of your site’s files so you can restore to an earlier version. However, it’s important to choose the right kind of backup.

The good news is that, once you understand each of the options, narrowing down your decision becomes significantly easier. Familiarizing yourself with the pros and cons of the available solutions will better position you to choose the right one for your specific needs. 

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Jetpack 10.4 – Re-publish Social Posts from the Block Editor

Jetpack is one of the easiest ways to share your site content directly to social media. This month, we’re adding some handy functionality to make it easier to re-share posts to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and LinkedIn.

That’s not all. We’re adding captions and subtitles for VideoPress, and we’re making it easier to purchase and activate Jetpack even if you don’t have a website. Let’s dive in.

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Never Miss a Moment: All Backups Are Now Real-time

Whether you have an eCommerce store, write about your favorite topics online, or promote services on your site, backups are absolutely critical. They provide incredible peace of mind — if your WordPress site is ever hacked or if it goes down for any reason, you can quickly and easily restore it in full.

Until now, Jetpack has offered daily backups as an option for site owners. And while this is a great step to protect your site, Jetpack’s real-time backups are the best way to get complete peace of mind. They save a copy of your site each and every time a change is made — a page is updated, a post is added, a setting is tweaked, or a product is purchased — all behind the scenes without requiring you to lift a finger. That way, you know that you’ll never lose a second of your hard work or a single customer order.

And we believe so strongly that every WordPress site should have real-time backups that we’re making them even more affordable and accessible.

That’s why we’re now including real-time backups in each of our Backup and Security plans.

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