How to Access Your WordPress Database and phpMyAdmin

How to Access Your WordPress Database and phpMyAdmin

Although most WordPress users are not comfortable poking around in their database, there will come a time when you need to access it in order to troubleshoot your site. While messing around with your database’s settings can be a bit complicated, accessing it isn’t all that difficult.

However, the way to access your database will depend on your web panel. Here are the most popular web panels like cPanel and Plesk and instructions on how to access your database through each one.

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Improve WordPress Email Deliverability

WordPress Email Problems?

Are you having any of these email problems with your WordPress website?

  • Emails not sending
  • Emails going to spam
  • Emails not going through
  • Emails slow

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Password Protect Your WordPress Login Page

Password Protect WordPress Login

Password protecting your WordPress directory files (/wp-admin.php and /wp-login.php) can add an extra layer of security to your WordPress website.

Now before we talk about how you can actually do this, let’s quickly go over some pros and cons of this security feature:

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How to Add the Facebook Pixel in WordPress

Facebook Pixel WordPress

Facebook advertising, in our opinion, is the best PPC channel out there. In fact, no other PPC channel at Zen WP has a conversion rate higher than Facebook’s. We get anywhere between 30-40% of our new customers every year as a direct result of Facebook ads.

And as with any PPC channel, you’re probably already sold on the idea of retargeting or remarketing advertising. But in order to create a retargeting audience on Facebook for Business, you have to start off by installing a pixel (that Facebook provides you) on select pages of your website.

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How to Create a WordPress Child Theme

WordPress Child Theme

Having a child theme is necessary for every WordPress site and installing one is the first thing a WordPress user should do upon creating a new website.

Why? Because at some point in the future, you’ll find the need to directly edit your theme files. And if you don’t have a child theme, all the changes you make to your theme files will be lost every time you update your theme, requiring you to implement the same changes over and over again.

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How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress

Google Analytics WordPress Cover Image

Last Updated on May 13, 2018 – How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress

Google Analytics is an amazing tool for tracking the activity of your visitors and gaining insights on what’s working for your site and how your visitors or customers are interacting with your content.

When you sign up for a Google Analytics account, you’ll be given a unique snippet of code that you must insert on every page of your website. That sounds like a very time consuming or error-prone task. But fortunately with WordPress, it’s relatively simple and straightforward.

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How to Choose the Best WordPress Hosting

How to Choose the Best WordPress Hosting

Google something along the lines of “Best WordPress Hosting” and you’ll find that most of the results link to blogs with affiliate content and nothing but a price comparison between hosting companies.

But not here. We’ll go over (1) the different types of hosting available on the market, (2) what to look for in a WordPress hosting company, and (3) our list of the top hosting options in each category; all without any affiliate links and 100% unbiased.

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25 Ways To Improve WordPress Security

WordPress Security Tips

40% of all websites are powered by WordPress. And it’s popularity makes it a prime target for hackers.

Unfortunately, tons of WordPress websites get hacked every day due to a lack of security or poor security practices.

Reduce your chances of having your site compromised and improve the security of your WordPress website by using this list.

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5 Pieces Of Advice When Naming A Business Or Startup

What Should I Name My Company?

“Is a company’s name really that important? What should I name my company?”

These are questions that all entrepreneurs will spend time asking themselves. It consumes a lot of time and sometimes even money. Why? Because it’s your company’s identity.

And you’ll find a lot of information out there, both facts and opinions, when it comes to naming your business. But whatever information you use to influence you decision, always remember this:

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Ultimate Guide To Using Stock Videos On WordPress Sites

Ultimate Guide To Using Stock Videos On WordPress Sites

Using videos as homepage backgrounds have been surging in popularity in recent years. Doing it right and using a great video will really make a memorable impression on your users. But performance-dragging videos will deal a direct blow to your conversion rates.

We’re going to cover everything you need to know about using background videos but first, let’s start off with a complete list of websites where you can get amazing stock videos for free.

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