Read these articles to learn how to customize and optimize your WordPress installation.
There are certain scenarios where you may want to change the URL for a WordPress site. This article shows you how, as well as how to restore the original WordPress URL.
A2 Hosting offers several ways to log in to the WordPress Dashboard. Learn about all of them in this article.
If you are locked out of your WordPress administrator account and cannot use the e-mail password recovery feature, you can still change the password. This article shows three methods for resetting the password: using Softaculous, using the WP-CLI command line program, and modifying the MySQL database directly.
Learn how to fix a problem that may occur when you try to add images to a WordPress post. You must ensure the image files have the correct file permissions.
This article shows you how to optimize your WordPress installation by enabling caching and performance metrics. The W3 Total Cache and GTmetrix plugins enable you to do this and more.
CAPTCHA protection helps secure your WordPress site, and reduces the amount of spamming by bots and other malicious actors. Learn how to add CAPTCHAs to your site here.
There is a huge number of plugins available that you can use to extend WordPress functionality. Learn how to use some of these plugins, such as Query Monitor, P3, and 2Checkout, and troubleshoot plugin issues in these articles.
The WP-CLI tool enables you to do many WordPress administrative tasks from the command line, and you can also use it in cron jobs to automate tasks. This article shows you how to use WP-CLI at the command line and in a cron job to take care of tasks like changing a user password, backing up and repairing a WordPress database, and more.
When you try to view a WordPress site, you may receive an "Error establishing a database connection" message. This article covers how to resolve this problem by updating the database configuration settings for WordPress.
This article provides step-by-step instructions for adding an external RSS feed to your site from the WordPress administrator interface.
Learn in this article how to determine the current WordPress version a site is running. This article shows you how to check the WordPress version with two methods: using the administration interface and checking the version.php file.
Pingbacks and trackbacks are convenient ways to enable communication between blogs, but they can also lead to spam links on your site. Learn how to enable and disable these features in this article.
WordPress includes thousands of free themes that you can use to customize your web site's appearance. Learn how to install themes both manually and using the WordPress administration interface in this article.
Keeping a WordPress site updated is important for stability and security reasons. Learn how to update WordPress using the administration interface in this article.
It is crucial that WordPress is backed up frequently. This article covers why, how, and when to backup WordPress.
Learn how to troubleshoot the problem where WordPress displays a blank page, also sometimes known as the "white screen of death."
Learn how to change the username for a WordPress account by modifying the database directly in phpMyAdmin.
Learn how to manage WordPress comments using the WordPress administration interface, and how to delete bulk amounts of comments using phpMyAdmin.
Learn how to optimize the trash settings in WordPress in this article. Doing this helps reduce database usage, and can help improve performance.
You can change the auto-save interval that WordPress uses to automatically save post edits. Learn how in this article.
You can easily change the settings that WordPress uses to display dates and times on your site, and this article shows you how.
You may receive a "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance" message in your web browser when you try to view your WordPress site. Learn about this issue and how to resolve it in this article.
WordPress provides several settings in the wp-config.php file that you can use to help debug themes, databases, and more. Learn about these settings in this article.
Learn how to enable maintenance mode in WordPress, as well as how to customize the page WordPress displays when it is in maintenance mode.
Learn how to both configure and disable a cron job for WordPress and ensure scheduled tasks and other features work in a timely manner.
You can schedule a WordPress post to be published automatically in the future, and this article shows you how.
Learn how to use Google Analytics with your WordPress site to obtain statistics about visitor traffic. This article covers two methods for adding Google Analytics to a WordPress site: using a plugin and editing the theme.
Learn how to use Matomo (formerly Piwik) with your WordPress site to obtain statistics about visitor traffic. This article covers two methods for integrating Matomo with WordPress: using a plugin, and editing the theme directly.
You can easily protect a WordPress post page with a password to prevent casual visitors from accessing content. Learn how in this article.
Learn how configuring the permalink structure can make your WordPress site easier to use, and friendlier to search engines.
This article shows how you can quickly and easily optimize your WordPress installation using the A2 Optimized for WordPress plugin. Learn how to install, configure, update, and remove the plugin.
This article covers how to migrate an existing WordPress site to your A2 Hosting account. Learn all of the steps you need to take to ensure your WordPress files, database, and custom settings are migrated correctly.
WordPress supports many different languages. Learn how to change the WordPress language (both manually and with a plugin) in this article.
Learn how to change the WordPress e-mail notification settings for comments and comment moderation.
You can quickly and easily install WordPress on one of your account's subdomains by creating a subdomain using cPanel and installing WordPress to cPanel with Softaculous, and this article shows you how.
Learn how to use the ManageWP plugin to set up a dedicated testing environment (or "sandbox") for safely testing and experimenting with WordPress.
The WordPress heartbeat may cause performance issues. This article describes what the heartbeat is, and how you can configure it by using a plugin.
You have purchased and installed an SSL certificate, and now you want to use it with WordPress. This article shows you how to set WordPress up to always use SSL connections, both from the administration interface and by modifying the database directly.
This article discusses using APC or OPcache with WordPress.
If you use a caching plugin for WordPress, you may have to clear the cache occasionally, and this article shows you how.
This article shows you how to disable the Gutenberg WordPress plugin in WordPress 5.0 by installing the Classic Editor plugin.
Learn how to configure WordPress to send e-mail messages from your A2 Hosting account. This article covers two methods you can use to send e-mail: third-party plugins and the WordPress API.
Learn how to use widgets in WordPress to quickly and easily add functionality to your site's sidebar.
Learn how you can add subscribers directly to your MailChimp mailing lists from WordPress by either using a plugin (and how to install and configure the plugin), or by adding HTML form code to a widget.
If you are experiencing problems with WordPress, it can be hard to know where to start looking for solutions. This article walks you through possible solutions, such as disabling plugins and themes, enabling debugging, as well as other common issues, and how to enhance your site's performance.
Learn how to accelerate your WordPress site with the WP Rocket plugin. This article shows you how to install and configure the WP Rocket plugin for your site.
You can use Softaculous to import a WordPress installation from another server, and this article shows you how.
Learn how to manually install the WP-CLI (WordPress Command Line Interface) tool on your account. Please note that this article only applies to certain types of hosting accounts.
You can easily enhance your WordPress site with a custom logo. This article shows you how.
Learn how to help secure your WordPress site with an SSL certificate and HTTPS connections.
You may have already installed WordPress in a subdirectory on your account. If so, you can configure your account so the primary domain automatically redirects to the WordPress site. This article shows you how to use .htaccess file redirection rules to do so.
Reduce load times for your home page when using WordPress with WooCommerce. This article shows you how.
Learn how to change the WordPress theme manually. You may need to do this if the administration dashboard is inaccessible, for example. This article covers two methods for changing the theme: renaming and copying theme folders, and modifying the WordPress database directly.
Learn how to create and set up a multisite network for WordPress and simplify site administration. This article covers how to enable and configure multisite networking for WordPress.
Learn how to display the user count on WordPress pages by adding a brief code snippet to the functions.php file of your theme.
Learn how to create custom shortcodes in WordPress by adding a brief code snippet to the functions.php file of your theme.
Learn how to limit the number of search results displayed per page in WordPress by adding a brief code snippet to the functions.php file of your theme.
Learn how to automatically show the current year in WordPress posts by adding a brief code snippet to the functions.php file of your theme.