Will Inactive Plugins Slow Down WordPress? Should You Delete Inactive Plugins?

Will Inactive Plugins Slow Down WordPress? Should You Delete Inactive Plugins?

Many users use WordPress usually plugins for checking and using. A time later , they don’t want to continue that plugins. The fastest way ‘s disable plugins.  In this article, we will answer do deactivated plugins slow down WordPress and whether its safe to delete inactive plugins? What are Deactivated or Inactive Plugins in WordPress? When you install WordPress plugin, WordPress downloads the plugin file to your web hosting server. You can install and active the plugins,  you can also deactive them if you don’t need. Do Inactive Plugins Slowdown WordPress? A lot is written about it and some say that inactive plugins doesn’t impact the loading speed of your website and some say that it does. I would say that it depends upon the environment you are working in. As a usual process, WordPress loads all required and active plugin’s codes when a visitors opens a particular page on the website. Should I Delete Inactive Plugins in WordPress? The reason why WordPress allows you to deactivate plugins instead of directly deleting them is because sometimes you may just want to switch off a plugin temporarily. If you plan to use that plugin soon, and you fear that deleting the plugin will […]

Keep Visitors on Your Site by Using Custom 404 Page

Keep Visitors on Your Site by Using Custom 404 Page

If you care about your website, you should take steps to avoid 404 (Page not found) errors as it affects your SEO badly. A custom 404 page with attractive graphics and good content is much better than just showing an error. Custom 404 pages can stop your visitor from bouncing off your site and never coming back. A well-designed custom 404 page will help you keep visitors on your site even if they don’t find what they were looking for. Here’s a step-by-step instruction on how to build a great 404 page that will engage visitors and stop them from bouncing off your site. Step 1: Install and Activate 404 to 301 Plugin First of all, you must go to your WordPress site and install a plugin called 404 to 301. You can do that by choosing Plugins from the left-side menu and then click on ‘Add New‘. In the search box, type 404 to 301. There are many 404 plugins, but the one I’m recommending has something the others do not: a log feature. Basically, this plugin redirects the visitor to a custom 404 page and keeps a referral log for you. This means you’ll see the URL they […]

How to Secure Your WordPress Site From Hackers

How to Secure Your WordPress Site From Hackers

Getting hacked is the kind of thing that you might think only happens to other people. However, that heart-dropping moment when you realize your site have been hacked changes everything. You can check on your site if it had any Common Signals That WordPress Site was Hacked then consult our guide on how to Fixing Your Hacked WordPress Site. Maintaining a healthy and hack-free website does not need to be hard work, but protect your site early will help you catch problems early and fix them before any damage occurs. Fortunately, there are various ways in which you can protect your WordPress blog from hackers make sure of the following: Switch to Managed WordPress Hosting – Most managed WordPress hosting companies go to extra lengths to keeping your site secure. You should change the default “Admin” username, and set a strong password. Hackers invariably use the default username, as it is low-hanging fruit; change it, and they’ll turn their attention elsewhere. Only use well-regarded, trusted plugins. Always check the plugin reviews. Avoid pirated themes, using only reputable sources if you’re using third-party themes. here’s how to tell if your WordPress theme is legal. Maintain a regular backup routine. Install an encrypted login plugin to […]

Fixing Your Hacked WordPress Site

Fixing Your Hacked WordPress Site

When your WordPress site was hacked, you can lose your search engine rankings, expose your readers to viruses, have your reputation tarnished due to redirects to porn or other bad neighborhood websites, and worst lose your entire site data. You might check your site have any Common Signals That WordPress Site was Hacked and continue to read these step-by-step guide to resolve . In this article, we will show you how to fixing your hacked WordPress site. Step 1: Identify the Hack When dealing with a website hack, you need to keep calm and check your website have got any issue as in this article: Then contact to your hosting company as steps below to fix your site (Don’t forget to change your passwords before you start the clean up and when you’re done cleaning all isses) Step 2: Check with your hosting provider Good hosting providers usually have experienced staff who deal with these kind of things on a daily basis, and their hosting environment which means they can guide you better. Start by contacting your web host and follow their instructions. If you are on shared hosting, the hack may have affected more than just your site. Your hosting provider may […]

Common Signals That WordPress Site was Hacked

Common Signals That WordPress Site was Hacked

There are some common signs that may help you figure out if your WordPress site is hacked such as suddenly behaving oddly or a drop in traffic, or perhaps changed theme, or maybe even new content. And now you can’t log in. Hackers experiment with new ways to gain illegitimate access to websites each day. So it’s impossible to predict all the signs that your website has been hacked. In this article we will show you the common signals that your site has been hacked, to avoid presenting malicious content to your visitors without even realizing it. Let’s get started! Spam Links Added to Your Website This is one of the most common signs, hackers create a backdoor on your WordPress site which gives them access to modify your WordPress files and database. Spam links are added to the footer of your website or any where. Deleting the links will not guarantee that they will not come back. You will need to find and fix the backdoor used to inject this data into your website. Unexpected Users Are Registering on Your Site If your site is open to user registration, and you are not using any spam registration protection, then […]

How to Leave Reviews on WordPress.org

How to Leave Reviews on WordPress.org

WordPress.org  is a community built on the open source WordPress CMS platform. It is the place where you can get more than 50,000 free WordPress plugins and hundreds of free WordPress themes for your website. Developers, designers contribute to it by sharing their free plugins and themes. Although you are not a developer but you can help out by using and join for sharing your experient and reviews of products that you use. This is one of ways to give feedback to the WordPress community and contribute to develope it.   Why we should leave reviews on WordPress.org? When you browse the plugin or theme directory on WordPress.org, you will find reviews for them in the search results. You can also read each individual review on the Reviews tab, and you can add your own review as well. Plugins search result If you are using a WordPress plugin/theme, and you find it useful, then your positive review can help others users make the right decision because users usually feel less inclined to install and try plugins or themes that has fewer installs with no star ratings. So newer plugins/themes may go unnoticed even if they are good and really useful. […]

How to Update WordPress Plugins via FTP

How to Update WordPress Plugins via FTP

WordPress comes with an integrated system to manage plugin upgrades. All you will need to do is click on the update link, and it’ll update your plugins however sometimes these updates can fail due to incorrect host configuration variables which can break your website. The only way to resolve those errors and continue using the most recent version of the plugin is by manually updating the plugin via FPT. Let’s take a look at how to manually update WordPress plugins via FTP. Manually Updating WordPress Plugins via FTP Firstly, you need to download the latest version of the plugin you are attempting to update. If it is a free plugin, then you may download it from the WordPress.org plugin page. If it is a premium plugin, then you can download the most recent version from the website of the specific plugin. You will need to login into your account and download the plugin. For example, here we use Grid Plus – Unlimitted grid layout plugin that downloaded from wordpress.org. All plugins come in . zip files so you need to extract them. Note: In this example we’ll be using FileZilla, but you can use any FTP client you like. You’ll have […]

How to Add an Image in WordPress Sidebar

How to Add an Image in WordPress Sidebar

Do you want to add an image to a sidebar widget in WordPress? Now we will show you 3 ways to easily add an image in your WordPress sidebar widget Using “Image” From WordPress vesion 4.8, you can use the “Image” widget to add any image to your WordPress sidebar. It is recommended in most cases, especially if you are not that technical, and just want something basic. Using “Text” widget or “Custom HTML” The WordPress text widget or custom HTML widget for those who understand basic HTML code and/or would like more advanced control. Using a WordPress plugin could be beneficial for a number of specific use-cases. Image slideshows, image lightboxes, etc. I’ll talk about a few good options later on in the article. Using WordPress Image Widget The easiest way to add an image in WordPress sidebar is by using the default ‘Image’ widget. Goto Appearance -> Widgets page and add the ‘Image’ widget to your WordPress sidebar. When the widget expands, You can setup for its options. Click on the ‘Add Image’ button to upload your image or select an image you have previously uploaded. Then provide a title/ALT text for the image, add a description, select […]

Upload Images in WordPress Comments

Upload Images in WordPress Comments

Comments with media allows to boost user engagement on your site. In this article, we will show you one easy way is to allow your visitors to insert both videos and images into their comments on your WordPress website. Install and activate the Comment Attachment plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/comment-attachment/ This plugin allows your visitors to attach files with their comments, such as documents and images. It uses only built in wordpress hooks, and provides you with multiple settings in you admin. Go to your admin area and select Plugins -> Add new from the menu. Search for “Comment Attachment”. Click Install -> Activate. Go to Settings -> Discussion page in your WordPress admin area and scroll down to Comment Attachment section. Comment Settings From here you can setup options to display image attachment field in the comments section of your WordPress posts and pages. These options include the position of comment field, field title, required option, file types, image attachment size, etc. You can also allow your users to attach a document, PDF, powerpoint presentation, excel spreadsheet by checking the file type options in the comment attachment settings. Once all options are setup, click on the Save Changes button to store your settings. […]

WordPress and Wix Comparison

WordPress and Wix Comparison

Nowadays, Self Hosted WordPress.org is the most popular website builder but is not the only option. Wix is another popular platform that allows you to easily create a website. Both Wix and WordPress allow you to create websites without learning to code. In this article, we will review and compare the pros and cons  between Wix vs WordPress. Hopefully that you will be able to decide which platform meet all your needs. Categories Wix WordPress.org Cost Wix offers a basic website builder for free. However, there are 3 major downsides to it. 1.     It adds Wix branded advertisements on the top and bottom of your website. 2.     You cannot use a custom domain name for your site, so your site address will be: username.wix.com/sitename 3.     To remove ads and get additional add-ons (Google Analytics, Favicons, eCommerce, etc.), you’ll have to upgrade to one of the premium plans they offer. Apart from that, Each Wix premium plan has different storage and bandwidth limitations. You can pay monthly or choose a yearly plan. The WordPress software is available for free for anyone to use. 1.     There are flexible plans available from a variety of web hosting companies. The cost depends on how […]