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Visual Composer is a plugin that one can add to a WordPress site. Visual Composer provides drag-and-drop functionality options to create blogs, e-commerce sites, personal portfolios, and more. Much like Weebly, Visual Composer makes customizing your websites faster and...

What Is WordPress? WordPress is one of the most popular CMSs (Content Management System) available today. It is also available as a free, automatic installation for our Shared, Business, and Reseller hosting clients! Listed below is a step-by-step guide for logging into...

What Causes A "Cannot modify header information" Error? Cannot modify header information errors are most commonly caused by extra white spaces (blank spaces) that are not supposed to be within your PHP files or other files already sending header information. This is a common...

If you have installed WordPress using Softaclous Apps Installer and need to edit the details of an existing WordPress installation for your Hostwinds service, this guide is for you. Regardless of if you are using your hosting plan's access to Softaculous or are using cPanel...

For WordPress installations, there are just two primary components that you need access to manually migrate the installation to a new host: the files and the database. Migrate Files One of the easiest methods to migrating your files from your old host to a new one would be...

With any portal where you can log in from anywhere, it is advisable to enable Two Factor Authentication to increase security for the account. This way, even if someone could guess your password correctly, they will still need to obtain your 2 Factor Authentication method to...

WordPress is a top-rated platform for easy-to-use hosting. Being as popular as it introduces many security concerns, however. It is imperative to secure and harden your WordPress installation so that your site remains safe from external attacks . This guide will set forth...

So you've just installed WordPress on your site and didn't realize that Softaculous defaults to /wp — or maybe you've had it installed on /blog for a long time and want to make it your main landing page. If it's a fresh installation, deleting it and re-installing it in the...

WordPress has gone through a significant change in its default editor in its Version 5 release. We have a guide here that will explain the benefits of the new Gutenberg editor and give an overview of how it works. Gutenberg looks very different because it is a series of...

If you are having trouble sending emails from your Shared or Business Web Hosting account with Hostwinds, we recommend using a plugin so that you can authenticate to the mail server and send your emails. This will ensure that your WordPress is configured to authenticate with...

So you've just bought hosting and a domain name and want to set up a WordPress site while waiting for the domain registration or DNS propagation . WordPress relies on the domain name resolving to your web hosting account's IP address to function properly, so if the domain is...

With your WordPress installations, you now have access to additional functionality that enables you to create what is referred to as staging areas. After you install your WordPress site, you can now create a staging site. A staging site will allow you to create an identical...

As of WordPress version 5.0, they introduced a new Editor for Posts and Pages. The new editor goes by the name of Gutenberg . While Gutenberg may be quite different than what you are used to with the Classic editor, it is fairly simple to get the hang of. The Gutenberg...

With WordPress being the most popular CMS for websites today, we thought it would be fitting to help affiliates learn how to use affiliate links in WordPress. This guide will show you several ways to add affiliate links into your posts, sidebar, or where ever it is you 'd...

There may be instances in which you will need to migrate a WordPress installation manually, but if so, it is a straightforward process, and we will make every step clear and easy to follow. Quick Version: First, you will export/backup the existing site. Then, you will then...

WordPress is arguably the most popular web platform on the internet. When using CentOS Web Panel on your Hostwinds VPS server, you may wish to install WordPress. This guide will cover the steps required for installing WordPress on CentOS Web Panel. Prerequisites CentOS Web...