How to Manage your WordPress Site

WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world. Out of the top 10 million most visited websites on the internet, WordPress is the CMS of choice for 38.2% of them, and the brand holds a 63.5% share of the CMS market.

Installing and Managing WordPress

Within your cPanel control panel, access to WordPress Toolkit is provided. WordPress Toolkit is a feature-rich management interface that allows anyone to install, configure, and manage WordPress websites. To access WordPress Toolkit visit your cPanel control panel:

Within cPanel you will find a WP Toolkit entry in the Applications section of cPanel’s main page menu.

The following video from cPanel provides an overview of using WordPress Toolkit:

Why updating WordPress is Important

Security is arguably the most important reason why you should keep your WordPress website up to date. WordPress powers more than 30% of all websites in the world. Due to its popularity, WordPress is a common target for hackers, malicious code distributors, data thieves, and hackers. Since WordPress is open source, anyone can study the source code to learn and improve it. However it also means that hackers can study it too and find ways to break into websites.

How to troubleshoot a WordPress Issue

The best way to troubleshoot an issue is to locate where errors for WordPress are being installed. For example, you would be looking within the file manager, in the folder public_html and then locate the file error log and view the errors written to this file.

Additionally, we suggest before making any changes, create a full backup of your site.

Once you have a backup, we would suggest visiting the WordPress ToolKit and deactivating the Plugins installed. After all plugins are deactivated, test your site to see if the issue is resolved. Most of the time, WordPress issues are caused by plugin conflicts. It is best to be sure that the plugins being used are the latest versions. Try enabling each plugin, one by one and test your site to see if/when the issue you were experiencing presents itself.

When you identify a plugin causing an issue it is best to reach out directly to the plugin maker for support in resolving the issue experienced.

How to get support for WordPress

WordPress is a 3rd party application. We provide support for the basic installation on the server, not the actual WordPress software. Here is the link to WordPress Support Forums