Sean O'Brien


This post is part of a new series designed to help developers who are just starting out understand some basics and how they relate to WordPress. This third post is about FTP including its cousin the secure version (SFTP), and will attempt to explain the difference between the two and why they matter if you’re developing a WordPress site. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and has been around since 1971. Yes, people actually used computers way back then, but… Read It

Sean O'Brien


This post is part of a new series designed to help developers who are just starting out understand some basics and how they relate to WordPress. This second post is about HTTP including its cousin the secure version, and will attempt to explain the difference between the two and why they matter if you’re developing a WordPress site. Let’s start with HTTP since it’s the more common. HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol and is a system for transmitting and… Read It


The goal at WP101 is to teach the basics of WordPress and beyond in about one hour, all through a series of professionally shot video tutorials. The tutorial series covers everything you need to know in order to create and manage a WordPress site, with the lessons geared towards new users of WordPress who are looking to get a better understanding of the software. For those who aren’t fans of textbooks, and prefer a more multimedia 21st century approach to learning,… Read It

Joe Fylan

WP University

If you want to know more about using WordPress and get access to a library of easy to follow guides and tutorials, then the WP University website could be just what you are looking for. While the online learning materials aren’t aimed at developers, anyone else using WordPress to publish content online can get a real head start by enrolling at the WP University. Whether you are simply using WordPress to create a blog and post your personal experiences online,… Read It

WP Curve

WP Curve is a support service for WordPress which takes care of their customer’s website problems, and carries out unlimited small WordPress fixes 24/7, all for a reasonable monthly fee. While this service sounds great, and it is, the WP Curve blog is proving to be a major attraction in its own right. The two founders behind one year old WP Curve, Dan Norris and Alex McClafferty, are using the blog to document their journey of launching a startup and… Read It

Sean O'Brien


This post is part of a new series designed to help developers who are just starting out understand some basics and how they relate to WordPress. This first post is about DNS, including what it is and why you need to understand it. DNS stands for Domain Name System, so let’s get that out of the way first. Every time you use the internet you’re interacting with it, whether you realize it or not. That’s because DNS is a protocol… Read It

WP Elevation

WP Elevation is the home of the first business accelerator program for WordPress consultants who want to be more successful in their business, by getting better clients and charging higher rates. Alongside the program, the WP Elevation blog features regular business tips and a popular podcast series. Through the WP Elevation weekly podcast, host Troy Dean interviews a range of guests from WordPress, marketing, and entrepreneurial circles, with the goal of imparting advice to help listeners grow their businesses more… Read It

Joe Fylan

WP Tavern

The WordPress Tavern started off life in 2009 as an independent WordPress news blog. After its rise in popularity, which saw it become one of the go to sources of WordPress news on the web, the site was acquired in 2011 by the co-founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg. Although the ownership of WP Tavern changed hands, its creator Jeff Chandler was hired to keep working on the site by the new owners, Mullenweg’s Audrey Capital. As well as the regular… Read It

Sean O'Brien

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Here at Pagely® we’ve recently upgraded our control panel (Atomic™) to allow full control over 301 redirects with respect to domain aliases. This means you no longer have to do it manually via an .htaccess file. What is a domain alias? A domain alias is a domain name that can be used as an alternate name for another domain. So think of domain aliases as other domain names that serve as front doors to your website. An example of a domain… Read It

Joe Fylan


The WPMU DEV Blog is the content arm of WPMU Dev, the largest WordPress plugin store in operation today. The blog and the store started off life with a strong leaning towards WordPress Multisite users, but their scope has since expanded to cover all aspects of WordPress. The blog features the latest news and reviews of plugins, themes, and WordPress-related services, plus a steady stream of useful tips and tutorials to help WordPress users make the most of their sites…. Read It

WP Explorer

WPExplorer is a multi-author WordPress blog that was founded by AJ Clarke. The aim of is to be your number one source for all things WordPress related and along with the regular blog posts, and the theme and plugins reviews, the site does a great job of achieving this. Who is Behind WPExplorer As mentioned in the intro, the site was created by AJ Clarke, a WordPress theme developer from Las Vegas, Nevada. After starting out promoting the many… Read It


Here at Pagely® we’ve been working hard on getting our VPS & Enterprise setups dialed in. Please consider running HHVM with us in beta and here is all the information you need to know. What is HHVM? HHVM stands for Hip-Hop Virtual Machine and is an open-source virtual machine designed for executing programs written in Hack and PHP. You likely know what PHP is, but what is Hack? It’s a programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP, while… Read It

Joe Fylan

WP Lift

WP Lift is a blog that covers the full spectrum of WordPress. From themes, to plugins, interviews and guides, no stone is left unturned when it comes to publishing new content on this blog. WP Lift was started back in 2010 with the goal of helping you make the most of WordPress. Some 790 published posts later and over 10,000 subscribers, the site is still as fresh and useful as it was when it was first launched all those years… Read It

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Sean O'Brien


Here at Pagely® we’ve had customers requesting a staging location for some time, and finally we have an answer. Our VPS plans and above (Enterprise) now feature staging which is great news. The current staging we have in place syncs files and databases between sites with the ability to ignore tables and/or files. There is also a capability for basic site renaming, but without database rewriting of URLs since there are cases where that can cause issues. Our normal recommendation… Read It

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Sean O'Brien


Branding This post is part 20 of a series on how to launch your startup on WordPress. Last time I talked about why SEO isn’t dead despite what you may have heard, and which tactics are still effective. Today’s post is about branding and why most people don’t seem to get it. This is the final post in the series, which will be turned into an eBook shortly and emailed to those who signed up for the list using the link below. Get the… Read It