How to Disable Gutenberg and Keep the Classic Editor

Gutenberg is an upcoming WordPress editor which will replace the classic WordPress editor. While it looks modern, a lot of users are finding it hard to use and would prefer to keep the classic editor (us included). It attempts to work like a “page builder” plugin¬†and allows you to drag Read More

Getting your WordPress site ready for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU Regulation that comes into effect on May 25th. It’s complex to say the least, and results in some pretty heavy fines for non-compliance. The regulation is related to the processing and recording of personal data and applies to all companies Read More

How to purchase a VPS and then register a domain name elsewhere

In this tutorial it is assumed you wish to have a WordPress VPS for your website, but will register your own domain name elsewhere and point to this VPS. This is particularly useful for protected Top Level Domains (TLD) like Ireland’s IE domain, for example, where you need the DNS Read More

Spam Filtering with Akismet (instead of Captcha)

Today, spammers target everything. Your website contact form is no exception. Adding Google Captcha or one of the many captcha plugins for WordPress will usually solve this, but there times when you might not want to use captcha at all. Contact Form 7 (probably the most popular contact form for Read More

Offering Discounts in your Woocommerce Store

Coupons are a great way to offer discounts and rewards to your customers, and can help promote sales across your online store. As well as the standard Coupons that come with the popular Woocommerce plugin for WordPress, the following discount plugins will help you have greater control over discounts you Read More

Change the WordPress Email “From” Details

Some plugins, when sending emails from your WordPress VPS, use the SERVER username and email address (rather than your website’s) resulting in funny looking emails from “root user” with an email address of “[email protected]” (these mails will likely also land in a spam folder). However, there is a way around Read More

How to Block Bots from Seeing your Website

HackRepair.com is a website that details comprehensively how to protected your website from, well, hacking. They all produce a fantastic set of rules for use in your website’s .htaccess file that will automatically block all bots trying to get access. However, as a VPS user you don’t have direct access Read More

Take More Control Of Your WordPress Updates

Easy Updates Manager is the first in its class, full update managing plugin for WordPress. No other plugin offers full control over all your updates. With loads of settings making endless possibilities for configuration, Easy Updates Manager is an obvious choice for anyone wanting to take full control of their websites Read More

How to modify your MX records for Google Apps Mail

Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Business) is a suite of cloud computing productivity and collaboration software tools and software offered on a subscription basis by Google. It includes Google’s popular web applications including Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Calendar, Google Docs and, of course, Gmail. It is Read More

Caching Content on your WordPress VPS

If you still don’t think your WordPress site is fast enough, or you are expecting VERY high traffic for some reason, it’s time to start caching. Like with most things in life, there is an easy way and a hard way to enable caching on your WordPress VPS. Simple Solution Read More