Normally putting the URL of a pdf on a line by itself doesn’t display the pdf on a WordPress page, and if you use the add media button and paste the URL for the pdf into the URL field, you get a link that will open the pdf, but the pdf does not display on the page itself,Read More
Recently a reader raised a question in a comment to a previous post. He was confused about how to move an existing site to Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting. Having done this several dozen times now I’ve developed some “best practices” and work-arounds I can share.Read More
Google has started rolling out filtering for Google searches from mobile devices. If you site doesn’t meet the criteria for mobile-friendly, your site won’t show […]Read More
Admittedly it’s a new product, but currently there is no elegant way to manually backup your WordPress site at GoDaddy WordPress Managed Hosting. GoDaddy does take a nightly snapshot of the files and database and keeps it around for 30 days. If you want to rollback to a previous version, you have to call customer support and get them to do it. But change is coming…Read More
There are several reasons why you might want to copy your website,
you want to make a “sandbox” copy to experiment on, without affecting the public-facing production site
you want to change hosting companies to get a better deal, faster performance or more functionality
having a complete copy of your website is a great insurance policy should something happen to your host and your site is lost.