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Four WordPress Tips To Manage Your Blogging Platform Effectively

As the world’s most popular blogging platform (and some might say Content Management Systems), WordPress is now loaded with useful features that help structure content (and boost SEO) on professional web hosting platforms.

Here are four technical tips that you may help you in your daily blogging activities on all platforms offered by Westhost.

Can I install WordPress through a wizard?
Yes! It’s called Softaculous and it works great, automating the creation of your MySQL database and the corresponding administrative files. Begin by logging into your cPanel and selecting the Softaculous option from the Software & Services section.

Then, simply follow the prompts to complete your install, which takes less than a minute.

My account has been hacked – what can I do?
Security is crucial when it comes to protecting your files, including WordPress. Westhost engineers patrol your website 24/7. It is always a good idea to back up your data on a regular basis. It is also recommended that you keep your WordPress installation up to date and your passwords secure.

Finally, one of the best ways to keep your WordPress instance safe is to update all your plugins — even unused themes.

How do I update my WordPress URL in MySQL?
This simply requires a single edit in MySQL after you have installed your database.  Locate the PHPMyAdmin tool and select your database name from the pick list.  Upon choosing your DB click on the table called “WP Options”.

From here you will need to locate the Pencil icon and update the Domain.

Can I reset my WordPress password?
The best way to do this is to use PHPMyAdmin available via your cPanel.  Click on the wp_users table and browse the table until you see the Pencil icon.  Delete the current password and enter your desired password.

For more information or tips on managing your account or keeping your WordPress platform running smoothly visit our knowledgebase.

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