Updating your DNS Server
How to Update DNS Settings When You Switch WordPress Hosting Providers

In December 2014, we published a three-part series of articles on DNS. We explored the most commonly misunderstood topics related to the domain name system (DNS): registrars and name servers, zones and records, and record…

Using VaultPress with Your WordPress Website

A common question Pressable Support receives from our clients is “What is the best way to backup my site?” Pressable already includes automated backups for everyone who hosts on our platform, so you don’t need…

Jetpack, a WordPress plugin.
What is Jetpack? Demystifying Jetpack and its Features

Jetpack is one of the most popular plugins for WordPress. Most of the features the Jetpack plugin offers are free and easy to install, but the plugin gets a lot of criticism for being “too…

Using two factor authentication to keep WordPress site secure.
WordPress Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

There are many vectors of attack that can compromise your WordPress site, and the list is growing as hackers are improving their methods. But oddly enough, brute force attacks remain one of the largest and…

wordpress rest api tutorial
Try WordPress REST API for Faster Website Features

The WordPress REST API is one of the newest and most interesting features that has landed in the WordPress Ecosystem in quite some time. There has been quite a lot of buzz about it, and…

let's encrypt
What is Let’s Encrypt? Let’s Encrypt SSL and Certification

Over the last few months, there has been a noticeable spike in the number of articles, blog posts, and tutorials that describe how to use Let’s Encrypt. Most promise to show readers how to instantly…

sni Server Name Indication
Using Server Name Indication (SNI) for Better SSL Encryption

Ask any WordPress developer about SSL certificates and encryption and you are likely to get a lot of groans and eye-rolling. Encrypting even basic WordPress websites is becoming a requirement due to market movers like…

A developer explaining what DNS records are used for.
What are DNS Records? Types and How to Use Them

This article is part three in a series dedicated to the DNS Management; DNS Record Types Explained. We recommend you read the first two entries in this series, Registrars and Nameservers and Zones, Record Types, and Record Composition before…

dns records
DNS Management Basics: DNS Records, DNS Zones, and Record Composition

This article is part two in a series dedicated to the basics of DNS management, DNS Record Types. It is recommended that you read the first entry in this series, “Registrars and Nameservers,” before continuing with this…

How to set up WordPress 301 redirects
Page Redirection: How to Set up Redirects in WordPress

One of the biggest reasons why WordPress is so popular is because there is pretty much a plugin to help solve any problem you may have. One of the most common problems we get asked about…

A woman in a server room handling dns management.
DNS Management: Registrars and Nameservers

If you’re reading this article, chances are great that you have about had it trying to understand how DNS records work. There is a ton of record types, places to point things, countless IP addresses,…

Two developers performing scheduled maintenance on a WordPress site.
Why does my site say “Briefly Down For Scheduled Maintenance”?

Is your website showing the “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance” message? You may encounter this message when applying updates to your site. This happens because a plugin or theme was interrupted before it could finish the updates…

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