Updating WordPress Plugins
Updating WordPress Plugins is essential for the security and better running of your blog. Learn about updating WordPress Plugins. In this WordPress Tutorial Video we will look at how to update a Plugin, Plugins are the little ‘Pockets of Software” that you can add on to your site for further functionality and features. There are many many different plugins, some are paid for and some are free. In fact most are free but the developer normally has a paypal link you can donate to if you desire to? I have donated a couple of times before and if you use a plugin on multiple site it is definitely worth some thought as it takes these people time and effort to give you something for free!
Updating WordPress Plugins is Better Security
Now another thing to think about is that by keeping all our plugins up to date we are keeping the hackers at bay, some hackers become aware of the flaws in an old plugin and they exploit the weakness then get into your site and destroy your hard work (remember to back up regularly) So if we keep plugins up to date there is less chance of our site being corrupted by not so nice folk. Also these updates are normally done to improve the performance of a plugin so that is another good reason to do it. Plus it really is not too hard as this WordPress Plugin Update video will show you, so let’s get to it. Please do excuse the cough at the 1.50 mark. The most import security aspect of your WordPress Blog is the management of the WordPress Plugins, you need to be vigilant when it comes to the security of your site. You will generally receive notification emails when a Plugin needs to be updated and as this WordPress Video shows you there are also reminders when you logon!
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Nameservers and Cpanel Options
Cpanel options give you the ability to install and run your WordPress Blog on your own hosting! There are limitations when using the WordPress Hosting option. This WordPress Videos shows us how to use the Cpanel to install ouw WordPress Blogs. When you have finally chosen your WordPress Blog’s name and have registered the domain name, you will then have to change nameservers to the hosting company you have chosen, once nameservers have been allocated you then logon onto your hosting cpanel and install the WordPress Site. The following videos were perhaps the easiest to understand and gain an idea from. Some hosting companies may even install the site for you, as you can see it really does not take long. And yes as I keep saying, once you have done it you will find it easy to do the next time. This WordPress site uses Ventraip.net.au hosting, so I went to my domain name registrar (Godaddy) then went to domain control and selected nameservers and changed from domain control to custom nameservers which were ns1.ventraip.net.au and ns2.ventraip.net.au and then i clicked save. My domain name is now pointing to my hosting and via the cpanel i went to addon domains and added the domain name (website address) I then went to the section with the wordpress icon and installed the blog, my cpanel has an icon so I know where to go, some cpanel have the feature called fantastico, you can install WordPress there as well. The modern Cpanel has inbuilt “Wizards” for us to follow if we are having trouble with installing software. This WordPress Video will show you how to install your WordPress Blog onto your own hosting Cpanel where you have the freedom to add more plugins and themes to your site! We also learn how to point the nameservers to our hosting company!
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