How do you update WordPress Plugins?

Most WordPress plugins are updateable from the admin or backend area of the WordPress website.  Some paid plugins, and plugins that have not originated from the WordPress plugin directory will need to be updated manually. To update from the WordPress dashboard –Verify the compatibility between the plugin and your version of WordPress –Login to the admin area […]

Should You Buy a Domain from the Same Place You Host Your Site?

Buying a domain name from the same place as your hosting provider is ease of use. By buying your domain or transferring your domain to Blue Ocean Web Hosting – it means we can take care of business faster and more efficiently if you require changes to the domain setup or something goes askew.  By […]

How Do I Choose Secure WordPress Plugins?

Trawling through the WordPress plugin library, you will see thousands and thousands of plugins.  The WordPress plugin database comes with no guarantees that each plugin is secure, efficient or that it is not already compromised or contains malware. So how do you choose which ones you should use? A number of plugin traits to look […]

What is Hacking and how to best avoid being hacked?

Hackers are basically crooks that want to steal information from you, or manipulate your website to their advantage. They crack or hack the credentials of your site to obtain access to the backend where they are not supposed to be. Once there, depending on their motivation – anything is possible. · Insert unwanted links to […]

Can I have ID Protection available for .AU domain names?

ID protection is not available in the .au domains namespace. auDA (.au Domain Administration) does not allow ID protection on the .au domains. Unlike other gTLD domains (.com, .net), there is less information shown on a standard whois search for .au domains.  Only the Registrant/Entity data is shown including ABN, ACN, Trademark, etc along with […]

Updating Account Contact Details

If you forget your web hosting login credentials or you no longer have access to your email address that you used to sign up with, you can follow the below instructions to have your web hosting account updated and be able to login again. Forgot Password You can follow the ‘Forgot Password’ link here . […]

What SSL Certificate is right for me?

No matter what sort of website you maybe hosting, protecting and encrypting  the date that is being sent and received over the internet has never been more important. What is a SSL (Secured Sockets Layer) Certificate? When a SLL Certificate is installed to your site, the SSL Certificate encrypts the data that your customers are […]

Do I need to buy a SSL Certificate?

SSL these days is a must have.  Once you install an SSL onto your site, you and your visitors are able to access the site securely.  You and your visitors will know you have an SSL as they will see the https:// in the URL bar.  The SSL allows your website to be accessed over […]

Backup your WordPress website

Put this task to the top of every list you make.  Backups are the most important task that you can undertake.  If the worst happens, a current working backup ensures that you are back up and running in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of lost data. A successful and recommended backup […]

How To Minimise Spam – WordPress

With anything, there is an easy way and a hard way. So happens, there are a number of easy ways to stop WordPress comment spam. Before we get to the easy ways – the hard way is manually. Manually means logging into the backend of your site and looking through your comments and weeding out […]