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Articles by Rachel McCollin

Rachel McCollin has been helping people build websites with WordPress since 2010. She's a huge fan of self-hosted WordPress and wants to help as many people as possible create an awesome website with it.

WordPress Maintenance Mode – Troubleshooting and Customizing

WordPress maintenance mode displays a message to your visitors when you run updates. Check out how to fix a stuck maintenance mode and customize it.
Reading time
17 min read
Publish date
December 11, 2020
Topic
WordPress Development

How To Revert a WordPress Multisite to a Single-Site

Exporting from WordPress multisite to single site isn't as hard as you might think. Learn how to do it with this detailed guide.
Reading time
26 min read
Publish date
November 6, 2020
Topic
WordPress Development

A Complete Guide on xmlrpc.php in WordPress (What It Is, Security Risks, How to Disable It)

Why does WordPress still have the xmlrpc.php file? Should you disable it for security reasons? Learn more about what xmlrpc.php is in this in-depth…
Reading time
10 min read
Publish date
July 6, 2020
Topic
WordPress Security

How to Quickly Change (Or Reset) WordPress Passwords

Need to change or reset your WordPress passwords? Here's the definitive guide to doing it via the admin screens, FTP, phpMyAdmin, SQL, and more.
Reading time
19 min read
Publish date
June 15, 2020
Topic
WordPress Security

The Ultimate Guide to Using WordPress Permalinks

WordPress permalinks can be unwieldy by default. Learn how to set up pretty permalinks that will boost your SEO rankings and UX.
Reading time
37 min read
Publish date
June 1, 2020
Topic
WordPress Development
Topic
WordPress SEO

Recommended WordPress Multisite Plugins (Network Management, Migrations, and Backups)

Learn about the best WordPress multisite plugins for managing your network and for backing up and migrating sites in your multisite network.
Reading time
15 min read
Publish date
May 29, 2020
Topic
WordPress Plugins

How to Stop WordPress Spam Comments (Built-In Features, Spam Plugins, Captcha, and WAF)

Spam comments can be very annoying and a big waste of time. Plus they can negatively affect your reputation. Learn how you can stop WordPress spam…
Reading time
18 min read
Publish date
May 6, 2020
Topic
WordPress Plugins
Topic
WordPress Security

27 Popular SSH Commands for WordPress Users to Start Using in 2022

Connecting via SSH is secure, fast, and convenient. Learn the most popular SSH commands for accessing WordPress via SSH and get more work done, fas…
Reading time
22 min read
Publish date
April 13, 2020
Topic
WordPress Development

How to Add Schema Markup to WordPress and WooCommerce Sites (SEO Plugins vs Manually)

Schema markup gives search engines more context about your site, can help boost CTR, and SEO rankings. Check out how to add schema markup to WordPr…
Reading time
21 min read
Publish date
April 6, 2020
Topic
SEO Strategy
Topic
WooCommerce
Topic
WordPress SEO

The Developer’s Guide to Start Using SSH (Connect to Your Server Securely)

Using SSH to access your WordPress site will make you a more efficient developer. Learn how to do it with this in-depth guide.
Reading time
13 min read
Publish date
March 18, 2020
Topic
WordPress Development

How to Do a WordPress Migration on Your Own (With No Downtime)

Moving your WordPress site to a new host? Check this in-depth guide on how to migrate a WordPress site yourself (step-by-step + plugins).
Reading time
34 min read
Publish date
March 2, 2020
Topic
Move to WordPress
Topic
WordPress Development