Complete Setup of WP Rocket

Requirements

  • Linux hosting platform (64 bit)
  • Apache 2.2+ server
  • mySQL 5.1+
  • PHP 5.3+ (64 bit)
  • WordPress 4.0+
  • suexec or SuPHP
  • PHP exec() function enabled

Installation

  • Go to WordPress > Plugins ->  Add New > Upload
  • Upload the WP Rocket plugin zip file
  • Activate the plugin

Configuration

  • On Basic settings, enable LazyLoad, Mobile cache, Emoji cache, Disable embeds
  • On Static files, minify HTML files, Google Fonts, remove query strings, optimize CSS files
  • Notes

Complete Setup of Monarch Plugin

Installation

    • Install and activate Monarch plugin.
    • Go Monarch Settings > Social Sharing > Location, then select Inline
    • Go Monarch Settings > Social Sharing > Networks, then add Google, Facebook and Twitter
    • Go Monarch Settings > Social Sharing > Inline, scroll down to post type settings then select Post



    • Access Facebook for Developers account
    • Click Add New App on My Apps button
    • Add Website Title to Display Name field
    • Select approriate category
    • You’ll be redirected to the Dashboard of Apss
    • On Dashboard, click Choose Platform then select Website
    • Scroll down to the page then add Site URL
    • Go back to the App Dashboard then go to Settings > Basic
    • Add the domain to the App Domain field then save changes
    • Go to App Review then select Yes to make the app public
    • Go to Dashboard then get App ID and App Secret key
    • Go to wordpress site, Tools > Monarch Settings then add the
    • App ID and App Secret key

Facebook Authentication
Facebook Authentication
Facebook Authentication
Facebook Authentication
Facebook Authentication
Facebook Authentication
Facebook Authentication
Facebook Authentication

Complete Setup of BackupBuddy

Requirements

  • Linux hosting platform (64 bit)
  • Apache 2.2+ server
  • mySQL 5.1+
  • PHP 5.3+ (64 bit)
  • WordPress 4.0+
  • suexec or SuPHP
  • PHP exec() function enabled

Installation

  • Go to WordPress > Plugins ->  Add New > Upload
  • Upload the BackupBuddy plugin zip file
  • Activate the plugin

Configuration

  • Go to the Settings > General Settings and set ImportBuddy password
  • Scroll down to Local Archive Storage Limits then set the age limit number of backups to 150 days
  • Keep 4 full backups and 30 database backup
  • On Schedules Settings, schedule weekly complete backup and daily database backup

Site Migration

  1. Download the backup file & importbuddy.php: Navigate to BackupBuddy > Restore/Migrate in your dashboard and download the backup file you’d like to use for the migration and a copy of the ImportBuddy script.
  2. Upload the backup and a copy of your Importbuddy file to your chosen directory via FTP
  3. Navigate to the uploaded ImportBuddy URL: http://domain.com/importbuddy.php
  4. You’ll be prompted to Enter your ImportBuddy password to continue.
  5. Create database for the site migration
  6. Enter the database settings for the new location

Notes

Complete Setup of Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights

Requirements

  • The latest version of WordPress
  • Google Analytics Account

Installation

  • Install Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights either via the WordPress.org plugin repository or by uploading the files to your server. (See instructions on how to install a WordPress plugin)
  • Activate Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights.
  • Navigate to the Insights tab in your WordPress admin menu and configure the plugin.

Configuration

  • Access WordPress dashboard and install Google Analytics by MonsterInsights plugin
  • Go to Insights > Settings > General.
  • Click Authenticate with your Google account button

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  • Paste Google Authentication code

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  • Paste Google Authentication code
  • Select the website

Complete Setup of UpdraftPlus

Requirements

  • WordPress Version 3.2

Installation

  • Log in to your site’s dashboard (e.g. http://domain.com/wp-admin)
  • On the dashboard’s left panel, click on “Plugins” and select on “Add New”.
  • Search for the plugin “UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin” by UpdraftPlus.Com, DavidAnderson
  • Click on the “Install Now” button.
  • Wait for the installation to complete, then click the “Activate” button.
  • An alternate way for installing the plugin is through downloading the zip file from the plugin’s page (https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/) and upload it by navigating through the site’s dashboard and by clicking on Plugins > Add New > Upload page.

How to Create a Scheduled backup

  • Access plugin through the left panel on the site’s dashboard by clicking on Settings> UpdraftPlus
  • Screenshot: https://www.screencast.com/t/I7Hads3kJ
  • Click on the Settings tab
  • Screenshot: https://www.screencast.com/t/07Im4Awm
  • Choose your preferred backup schedule for your files that would include WordPress themes, plugins, images and other uploads.
  • Select the backup schedule for your site’s database. (Site’s contents and settings are stored in the database.)
  • On creating your backup schedule, base it on how often changes are applied on the site.
  • Choose where you prefer to store the backups created. The preferred storage is through cloud storage. (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, etc.)
  • Click on a preferred storage service and see the setup instructions that will appear below the selected storage service

How to manually create a backup

  • Access plugin through the left panel on the site’s dashboard by clicking on Settings> UpdraftPlus Backups and click on the “Backup Now” button
  • Screenshot: https://www.screencast.com/t/4anKEkrra1B
  • A pop up would appear which has selections on what files you would want to create a backup on. It would also let you choose if you would want to send the backup through a remote storage
  • Click on the “Backup Now” button after your selected preferences
  • Screenshot: https://www.screencast.com/t/f3xiR684N
  • Wait for backup to complete
  • Backup will also be sent through the set remote location

Restore Backups created

  • Access plugin through the left panel on the site’s dashboard by clicking on Settings > UpdraftPlus Backups page and click on Restore button.

Complete Setup of JetPack

Requirements

  • A WordPress.com account (sign up)
  • The latest version of WordPress
  • Your site must be publicly available (no authentication required, maintenance mode off)
  • XML-RPC enabled and publicly accessible

Installation

  • Log in to your site’s Dashboard (e.g. http://www.yourgroovydomain.com/wp-admin)
  • In the left panel, click “Plugins”, then click “Add New”.
  • Search for “Jetpack”
  • Click the “Install Now” button.
  • Wait for the installation to finish, then click the “Activate” button.
  • Click the “Connect to WordPress.com” button. Login with your WordPress.com account or create an account.
  • Login with your WordPress.com account (or create one) and click “Authorize Jetpack”
  • Click the “Approve” button and wait for the connection process to finish.
  • Select Basic plan. You will be returned to your site’s Dashboard and see the message “Your Jetpack site is ready to go!”
  • Click “Activate recommended features” (optional)

Notes

  • If you don’t see a Plugins menu in your dashboard, then your site is likely on WordPress.com and you don’t need Jetpack – its features are already built in.
  • If you are using a Multisite installation, Jetpack must be connected individually for each site in the network. Any administrator can connect the site.

Troubleshooting

  • Jetpack relies on a solid connection with your site for features such as Stats and Publicize to work. If you are experiencing issues, first verify that Jetpack is connected using the Jetpack debugger. You will know your site is correctly connected when the Jetpack debugger shows “Everything looks great!”
  • Plugin conflicts can be a cause of issues. To check this, temporarily disable all plugins but Jetpack. If the issue disappears, enable one plugin at a time until the issue reappears. This will help you identify which plugin Jetpack is having trouble with. Ensure that your plugins are up to date.
  • If you see a display issue, try temporarily switching to a default WordPress theme such as Twenty Seventeen. If the issue goes away, it is likely a problem with the theme. You can get in touch with the theme’s author for further help. Be sure to let them know the troubleshooting steps that you have tried.

Useful features

Visitor Engagement Modules

  • Site Stats: Get insights into your traffic and other analytics from your dashboard.
  • Sharing: Add simple social sharing buttons to your posts and pages.
  • Publicize: Automatically share newly published posts on your social media accounts.
  • Related Posts: Keep readers on your site by display similar content below each post.

Security Modules

  • Protect: Prevent brute force login attempts.
  • Monitor: Checks your site every 5 minutes and notifies you of any downtime.

Appearance Modules

  • Tiled Galleries: Display your images in tiled arrangements.
  • Photon: Optimize, cache, and serve your images from the WordPress.com CDN.
  • Widget Visibility: Add conditional rules for when to display widgets.
  • Custom CSS: Keep your CSS edits in a separate location from you theme.

Writing Modules

  • WP.me Shortlinks: Enable shortlinks for all your blog posts.
  • Contact Form: Create simple contact forms with shortcodes.
  • Markdown: Write posts or pages in plain-text Markdown syntax.