Growth: Notable Clients and New Managed WordPress Features

Today we are happy to share a few details on new plan features and highlight our continued success in serving the enterprise WordPress hosting market. As we continue to grow (read our last Growth: post) we have been working on new tools and configurations for our large scale clients, many of which we’ll very soon be porting to all WordPress hosting clients. New WordPress Hosting Management Plugin Includes Stats & Cache Management We are excited to announce the release of our new management plugin for our WordPress hosting service, which will enhance the experience for our customers. We have taken a few…

To WWW or Not to WWW? How to Add WWW to Your URLs in WordPress

Just bought the perfect domain name? That’s great; now it’s time for the hard work to start: designing a logo, building your website, crafting content. Before all that, though, you have a few important decisions to make – I make these decisions straight away on every fresh WordPress install. Now, we’ve already discussed the importance of choosing your websites permalink structure from the start – it’s less important which permalink structure you choose; the important thing is you stick with it. Another important consideration is your website’s URL. More specifically, should you go with a www or a non-www URL?…

8 Questions with WP101’s Shawn Hesketh

Welcome to the sixth edition of Pagely’s 8 Questions series, and today we have none other than Shawn Hesketh, founder of WP101. Shawn is a graphic designer turned WordPress guru, with his fantastic WP101 resource helping hundreds of thousands of WordPress users find their feet. You can find out more about Shawn by visiting his personal blog, or following him on Twitter @leftlane. In today’s interview, we’ll be covering how it all started with WordPress for Shawn, how awesome the WordPress community is, and Shawn’s thoughts on the future for the platform. He’ll also be pointing out where many WordPress…

Give: Keep 100% of Donations with this Free and Easy to Use WordPress Plugin

If you want to accept donations through your WordPress website, then the free Give plugin provides an easy way to do so. Not only that, but this plugin allows you to keep 100% of the donations you receive. Another benefit of using this plugin, as opposed to integrating with a third party service, is that you own all of the data covering each donation. As the free version of this plugin supports both PayPal and offline donations, it gives your visitors a good range of options for how they can give to your cause. Give is very easy to use,…

Sell Files with WordPress and Easy Digital Downloads

Whether you want to sell a single file from your WordPress blog, or create a fully functioning ecommerce store that sells digital downloads, there is a free plugin that lets you do both, and everything in between with ease. Perhaps you’ve written an eBook, or composed an audio track that you’d like to sell from your website. Or maybe you want to start selling a range of digital products from your website, such as photographs, illustrations, themes, or anything else that can be distributed digitally. If any of those objectives apply to you, then the free Easy Digital Downloads (EDD)…

How to Find the Post ID in WordPress

When I first started using WordPress several years ago, I remember a plugin asking me for a post ID. I thought I was getting to grips with WordPress quite quickly, but this had me stumped; I could see the name of my post, I could find the URL, but I had no idea how to find the post ID. If you’ve ever had this problem, you’re in luck: today I’m going to show you exactly where to find the WordPress post ID. Now, many WordPress users don’t know how to find the post ID, and they get by just fine….

8 Questions with Sucuri Co-founder Tony Perez

Welcome to the fifth edition of Pagely’s interview series with some of the best known names in the WordPress community. Today, we are fortunate enough to have Sucuri co-founder, and all-round WordPress security expert, Tony Perez. For those unfamiliar, Sucuri is a well-respected website security company, specializing in malware detection, prevention, and cleanup. Tony and the Sucuri team regularly post comprehensive security advice — a topic far too many of us take for granted — so be sure to check out their work over at the Sucuri blog. If you want to read more from Tony, be sure to check…

Publish Your Podcast with Seriously Simple Podcasting

If you are running a podcast, or thinking of starting one, then the free plugin we are looking at today gives you a quick and easy way to publish each episode on your WordPress website. Not only that, but the plugin also makes it easy to add your podcast to iTunes. Doing so results in your episodes being displayed on the Apple platform, making it much easier for new and existing listeners to find your latest content. If you want a free and easy way to publish your podcast episodes on your WordPress website, complete with playback controls, then Seriously…

Promote Your Older Blog Posts with the Advanced Random Posts Widget Plugin for WordPress

If you’ve got a busy blog that publishes lots of great content, then it can soon become difficult for your visitors to find your older posts. For those with blogs that publish timeless content that still offers value to their readers even after the post has been pushed off the front page, this can be quite frustrating. However, by installing a free plugin you can increase the chances of your visitors stumbling upon more of your classic content. The free Advanced Random Posts Widget, as the name suggests, adds a new widget to your website. This widget can be added…

Multi-Authored Blogs: How to Add New Writers to WordPress

Today, I want to show you how to add new writers to WordPress. As your website grows, you’ll quickly realize you don’t have the time to do everything you used to do. One of the most important lessons you’ll learn in business is how to delegate. It can be hard to hand over responsibility at first, especially if you’ve poured your heart and soul into a project. But if you want your business to grow faster, it’s just something you’ll have to come to terms with. There are other highly skilled people out there, and by delegating certain tasks to…