ManageWP Review: Manage Backups and Updates Across Multiple WordPress Sites

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As a part of my no-contract website maintenance programs I have been offering free “off the clock” back-ups and updates on a weekly basis for a while now. I was managing these back-ups individually with the plug-in UpDraft Plus, which was fine in the beginning…but managing dozens of sites individually is just asking for something to go wrong. Plus, it’s a pain in the butt going around to dozens of WordPress sites to update them and set up backups. I needed a better solution. Introducing ManageWP: A tool for easily managing multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard All of my member’s sites are in ManageWP, which allows me to back-up daily instead of weekly, and update all of these sites with the click of a button. ManageWP has lots of features, which I am going to go over one-by-one in terms of what I have found to be useful and what I have … Read More

Error: uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini

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Error: uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini. Difficulty: 3/5 (If you feel comfortable modifying files via FTP or cPanel, you’ll be able to do this. If you’d prefer me to handle it for you, this is something I handle for members on my membership programs.) This is a common error that occurs when the default settings for “maximum upload size” on your hosting solution are set too low and you try to upload something. For example, if you are trying to upload a 3 MB plug-in but your maximum file-size is set to 2 MB, it won’t let you upload it. It’s the same way for images, though you shouldn’t be uploading images that large to your server (for site-speed sake, PLEASE resize your images before uploading them). This is an easy fix that took just a few minutes, but it can be a little intimidating if you’ve never … Read More

How to Create a Drop-Down Menu in WordPress

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Difficulty: 1/5 (Most people could handle this by themselves. If you’d prefer me to handle it for you, this is something I handle for members on my membership programs.) In this video, I show you how to easily create a dropdown menu in WordPress. Sky StoverSky Stover helps solo-entrepreneurs and small businesses position themselves as experts through Websites that are mobile-friendly and strategically designed. Sky has a growing Website maintenance program in which her members receive personal IT support, marketing advice, copywriting services, WordPress support, and more – all with world-class customer service that seems all too rare in the Web Design industry today.

How to Install WordPress Manually in 2018

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It’s fashionable these days for Web hosts to offer “one-click installations” of WordPress. Unfortunately, these are sometimes problematic in that they introduce third-party scripts that may slow your site down. It’s also much harder to fix something when it inevitably goes wrong if your WordPress installation is managed by your Web host. This is why I always recommend installing WordPress manually. Luckily, once you get the hang of it, it doesn’t take very long. The video below shows you step-by-step how to do it. Difficulty: 2/5 (You need to feel comfortable enough in downloading and using an FTP Client (like Filezilla) along with following along in your hosting control panel, but other than that this is a sitch) Sky StoverSky Stover helps solo-entrepreneurs and small businesses position themselves as experts through Websites that are mobile-friendly and strategically designed. Sky has a growing Website maintenance program in which her members receive … Read More

How to Open WordPress Menu Items in a New Tab

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In this video I will show you how you can set items in the WordPress navigation menu to open in a new window or tab. Difficulty: 1/5 (This one is pretty easy, though I am still happy to help you do it on my membership plans.) Sky StoverSky Stover helps solo-entrepreneurs and small businesses position themselves as experts through Websites that are mobile-friendly and strategically designed. Sky has a growing Website maintenance program in which her members receive personal IT support, marketing advice, copywriting services, WordPress support, and more – all with world-class customer service that seems all too rare in the Web Design industry today.

How to Check that Google Analytics is Installed Correctly on WordPress

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In this video, I am going to show you how you can get a definitive answer as to whether or not Google Analytics is installed correctly. It seems like there are a billion-and-one ways to install Google Analytics, and this adds some confusion to mix when certain plug-ins aren’t updated or you install Google Analytics in multiple places by accident. By following the steps in this video, you will be able to know for sure if Google Analytics is working. Sky StoverSky Stover helps solo-entrepreneurs and small businesses position themselves as experts through Websites that are mobile-friendly and strategically designed. Sky has a growing Website maintenance program in which her members receive personal IT support, marketing advice, copywriting services, WordPress support, and more – all with world-class customer service that seems all too rare in the Web Design industry today.

How to Fix WordPress “Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance” Error

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The “Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance” Error in WordPress is common, especially on sites that are currently running slow or are overloaded in their resources. This happens when you try to update a plug-in, theme, or WordPress itself and the process ends prematurely. In the video below, I show you how to fix the error. It’s important that after you fix the error you also check to make sure plug-ins and WordPress itself are installed correctly. You may need to re-install updates or full plug-ins/themes/files. This is unlikely, and in most cases, this fix will be enough to get your site back to working order. Sky StoverSky Stover helps solo-entrepreneurs and small businesses position themselves as experts through Websites that are mobile-friendly and strategically designed. Sky has a growing Website maintenance program in which her members receive personal IT support, marketing advice, copywriting services, WordPress support, and more – all … Read More