Logging into WordPress
Finding your WordPress Password
To login to your WordPress installation, start by accessing our client area at portal.rockawayhosting.com and clicking the cPanel link in the menu
Click 'My Apps' to view your installed applications.
The administrative link ending in /wp-admin here will automatically log you into your Word...
Installing and Activating Plugins
WordPress encrypts your password so it's not possible to look up what your current password is, however, there are a few options for getting it reset in Rockaway Hosting. Start by going to your cPanel and clicking 'My Apps' to view all installs:
Click the 'wrench icon' to edit the install's sett...
Adding WordPress Themes
When you build your WordPress site on Rockaway Hosting you're not limited to the stock set of tools that come with the software, there's an entire ecosystem of plugins for you to take advantage of.
What are plugins? Imagine you just bought a car and you really love it, but you didn't get the leat...
Posts, Pages, Categories & Tags
Install a theme within the WordPress Dashboard
A powerful benefit of building your WordPress site on Rockaway Hosting is the freedom you have to install and customize any theme and adding them couldn't be easier. From your WordPress dashboard click Appearance > Themes to view the themes you curre...
Uploading to WP Media
Out of the box, WordPress provides two primary content types for you to work with: Posts and Pages. If you read blogs or have ever written for a blog before, the concept of a post is probably a bit familiar. Posts might be what you use to share your regular thoughts, reflections, or ideas about a...
Creating Custom Menus in WordPress
Upon occasion, you may want to include media (images, audio, video) in your site's posts and pages. There are generally two approaches to handling media in WordPress.
You can upload the files to your site's Media Gallery and then link to them in your posts/pages.
This works very well f...
Changing your WordPress URL
Out of the box, most WordPress themes will create default navigation for your site based upon the content you create. Posts, for example, will be available through some kind of blog presentation -- displayed in reverse, chronological order. In addition, you may be able to add Widgets to your sit...
Reducing Image Sizes with WP Smush
Changing the URL where your WordPress install is living at isn't a difficult process, however, it's easy to get tripped up in a few areas, especially because WordPress has a setting under 'Settings' > 'General' that makes you think simply changing the field here should work and instead it will br...
Privacy Options within WP Dashboard
Are you looking for ways to reduce the disk space used in your account without resorting to deleting websites or content? If you run WordPress there's a good chance it's not the blog itself that's taking up a lot of space, rather the media uploads. For image-heavy sites, this can quickly get out ...
How to Clean a Hacked WordPress Site
WordPress is a platform intended to allow you to share your thoughts and ideas freely and easily with the world. However, there are options to publish to a more limited audience.
The first way is to limit who can find your website. That is done by keeping search engines, like Google, from seeing ...
Not all WordPress hacks are equal, but understanding how the files that make up a WordPress install are organized will help with cleaning one up. So let's look at the directory structure and break it down.
Here we have a clean WordPress install that hasn't yet been setup. I know this because a ...