Changing your WordPress theme is a good way to unlock new functionality or give your site a fresh look. And while switching themes isn’t as simple as a click of a button, don’t let fear leave your website lacking.
Take a deep breath, follow the steps methodically, and make sure you have time available to do a complete and careful job — and an improved, more modern, more usable version of your website can become a reality.
Continue reading → How to Change Your WordPress Theme (Without Losing Content)
Search engine optimization (SEO) is incredibly valuable, whether you run an online store, service-based business, or blog. Why? Because it helps you get in front of people who are actively looking for what you have to offer. And, long-term, it’s much more affordable than many other marketing strategies, like paid search ads.
But, in many cases, you’ll want a tool to help you optimize your site and gain valuable information about keywords and rankings. So let’s look at some of the best SEO tools and plugins for WordPress and compare them based on factors like features, ease of use, and pricing.
Continue reading → The 13 Best WordPress SEO Plugins and Must-Have Tools
Backups are a critical component of website management, whether you run a blog, online store, or small business site. They keep your valuable content and hard work safe if anything ever goes wrong — a plugin conflict, website hack, coding error, or simple mistake. You can rest easy knowing that you can quickly restore a backup in an emergency.
That protection and ease of use is at the heart of Jetpack’s tools, along with the products and services offered by IONOS. And because they believe so strongly that every WordPress site needs backups, IONOS has decided to include a year of Jetpack Backup at no cost for all of their hosting plans. We’re honored that they trust our team to keep their customers’ websites safe and secure, and look forward to providing peace of mind for years to come.
Continue reading → IONOS Partners with Jetpack for Free WordPress Backups
Most of the time, your website’s database will run quietly in the background, retrieving the requested information on demand. But if there’s a problem, you may encounter the following warning: “Error establishing a database connection.”
Fortunately, there are various ways to fix this common WordPress error. By working your way through these possible fixes, you can get your site back on track as quickly as possible.
In this post, we’ll discuss why your site may be struggling to connect to its underlying MySQL database. We’ll then share seven ways to fix the “Error establishing database connection” issue in WordPress.
Continue reading → How to Fix “Error Establishing Database Connection” on WordPress
If you own a website, it’s your responsibility to protect the data of your site visitors, especially if they share sensitive information like credit card numbers, medical details, and addresses. And a big part of doing that successfully is implementing an SSL certificate. SSL certificates are also an indication of site quality, which can impact visitor perceptions and where search engine’s place you in the rankings.
So, what is an SSL certificate? Why does your website need one? Where do you find an SSL certificate and how do you install it? This article will dive deep into everything you need to know.
Continue reading → How to Get a Free SSL Certificate for Your Website (HTTPS)
This month, we’re excited to announce a new QR Post feature that automatically generates QR codes for your published posts. This means more flexibility on how you can share your posts and spread the word.
In addition, we added Openverse as a media provider so that you can benefit from openly-licensed images in your posts.
Continue reading → Jetpack 10.8: Share your posts more easily with QR codes
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You’ve put a lot of work into creating the pages and blog posts on your WordPress site. You carefully wrote each word of content, tweaked the design until it was perfect, and added beautiful images.
But then, something happens and you accidentally delete your work. What do you do? You certainly don’t want to start from scratch!
Don’t worry — this is a pretty common issue, and one that’s completely solvable. So let’s take a step back and look at how WordPress handles deleted posts and pages. Then we’ll walk through several ways to restore your valuable content.
Continue reading → How to Recover & Restore Deleted WordPress Pages and Posts
When running a business, websites are the centerpiece of everything you do. If your site stops working, you’ll miss out on customers or visitors. Your gateway to the world will be gone.
That’s why it’s so important to constantly keep tabs on the health of your website. You want to know about any issues as soon as possible, so you can fix them before they become a big problem. But unfortunately, DIY monitoring is extremely time-consuming and virtually impossible for busy website owners.
So let’s take a closer look at different types of website monitoring and why you need them, plus a few tools to automate the process.
Continue reading → What is Website Monitoring and Why is it Important?