Wordfence Manually Refresh Rules (Explained)

The Wordfence plugin runs regular downloads of new and updated security rules from the central Wordfence servers. Occasionally, the plugin fails to connect or download the latest rules. Your WordPress dashboard will show a warning message. Many Wordfence users have difficulty finding the option to manually refresh the rules. This article gives you step-by-step instructions … Read more

3 Ways To Download UpdraftPlus Backups To PC (With Pictures)

This article covers three ways to download UpdraftPlus backups to your personal computer, by using: the UpdraftPlus plugin interface the control panel provided by your hosting service the interface provided by your remote storage service I’ll walk step by step through each method with images from my own websites and remote storage service. Although your … Read more

Where Does UpdraftPlus Store Backups? (Helpful Examples)

When you install and activate the UpdraftPlus plugin on your WordPress site, it creates a subfolder named “updraft” on your local web server storage. The Updraft Plus plugin backs up a website to the updraft subfolder in the wp-content directory on the local webserver. If remote storage is configured, the files are copied to the … Read more

Beginner’s Guide To WordFence (Read This First!)

This beginner’s guide to Wordfence is a quick overview of what you need to know to secure your new WordPress site. WordFence is one of the first plugins you should install on your website. The free version is enough for a small and growing site. When your site starts getting a high volume of traffic, … Read more

Uptime Robot And Cloudflare – Do You Need Both?

Uptime Robot and Cloudflare are used together on many websites. But Cloudflare provides some protection to downtime, so do you need the two services? This article discusses why it’s a good idea to use both. Do you need to do anything special to make Uptime Robot work well with Cloudflare? Usually not, but we have … Read more

Uptime Robot Guide (Explained For Beginners)

Uptime Robot offers a free service that regularly checks your websites are up and available for visitors. It can alert you when your website is down or badly affected by issues such as hosting problems, high bot traffic, or hacking. This guide is for people with smaller websites who are looking for a reliable service … Read more

How To Use The Uptime Robot Keyword Monitor

The Uptime Robot Keyword Monitor is part of the free features with this website monitoring service. It’s a great choice to catch some downtime scenarios that won’t get picked up by standard website monitoring. You can use The Keyword Monitor in conjunction with other monitoring so you get wider protection from problems with your website. … Read more

How To Turn Off Wordfence Email Alerts

If you’re wondering how to turn off Wordfence email alerts, you’ve probably got a new installation with all the defaults. The number of emails can be a little overwhelming. Wordfence keeps you informed of nearly everything, which may not be necessary. This is a quick guide to accessing the Wordfence email alerts settings, and some … Read more