How to install and set up MailChimp in WordPress

How to install and set up MailChimp in WordPress

This tutorial assumes that you are already logged in to the WordPress admin panel as the admin user.

Now Let’s learn How to install and set up Mailchimp plugin in WordPress.

This tutorial assumes that you have an active account with MailChimp.

Mailchimp plugin helps you to add subscribers to your website using various method by creating good looking forms.

Point the mouse on Plugins and then click on Add New menu

In Search Plugins window, search for Mailchimp.

That’s it! You have successfully installed the Mailchimp plugin.

Click on Activate button in order to activate the plugin

The Mailchimp plugin is activated now.

Click on Settings option.

We have searched the plugin here.

Now, Click on Install Now button.

In MailChimp API Settings, provide the API key.

Click on Save Changes button.

You are now connected with your Mailchimp account.

Now Click on Forms menu under Mailchimp for WordPress option.

On the Edit form page, enter the title of your sign up form.

In the Form Fields section, click on the option that you want to add to your sign up form.

In order to add dynamic variables like Date and Time to your form click on Form variables button.

To add custom fields to your form, click on Add more fields button.

Click on Save Changes button.

Click the Messages Tab.

The Forms Message section helps to configure the messages that to be shown to visitor on certain incidents while filling the Sign up form on your wordpress website.

You can configure these options as per your requirements.

Click on Save changes button.

Click on Settings tab.

The Settings tab helps you to configure options for your website subscribers.

Configure the Form settings as per your requirements.

Let’s configure the Mailchimp plugin.

Form behaviour options helps you to configure post sign up behaviour of your website.

Select the radio button in Hide form after a successful sign-up option as per your requirement.

Fill in the URL that you want to show your visitor after successful sign-up.

Click on Save Changes button.

Click on Appearance tab.

Click on Form Style drop down window to select the Form style in Form Appearance section.

Click on Save Changes button.

To Preview the form click on Preview this form button.

Now, click on Integrations menu.

Enabled integrations section helps you to integrate other form plugins.

In order to use these forms, install and activate the corresponding plugin.

Click on Other menu.

In Miscellaneous settings section, configure Usage Tracking option as per your requirements.

Configure the Logging options as per your requirement.

Click on Empty Log button to clear the Debug logs whenever you want.

Click on Save Changes button.

That’s it, You have successfully configured the Mailchimp plugin.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to install and set up Mailchimp plugin in WordPress.

How to install and set up Jetpack in WordPress

How to install and set up Jetpack in WordPress

Now Let’s learn How to install and set up Jetpack plugin in WordPress.

Jetpack secures your wordpress website and helps in increasing the website traffic.

Point the mouse on Plugins and then click on Add New menu.

In Search Plugins window, search Jetpack.

We have searched the plugin here.

Now , Click on Install Now button.

That’s it! You have successfully installed the Jetpack plugin.

Click on Activate button in order to activate the plugin

This tutorial assumes that you have a registered account with wordpress.com.

This tutorial assumes that you are already logged in to the WordPress admin panel as the admin user.

Sign up for a new wordpress account or use existing registered account.

Type in your email address , desired username and password in respected fields.

Then click the Sign Up and Connect button.

In order to finish the connection process , click on Approve button.

Your Jetpack plugin is now activated and connected with WordPress.

You can subscribe for a plan that’s best suited for you.

Let’s click on Activate recommended features button.

The features are activated now.

Let’s configure the plugin.

Click on Settings button.

Under the writing settings, enable the WordPress.com toolbar if you’re comfortable using it.

Under Composing section keep the Write Posts or pages in plain-text Markdown syntax optiondisabled.

Keep the Check your spellings, style and grammer option enabled.

Configure the media options as per your requirements.

Set your desired Color scheme.

Click on Save Settings button.

Under ‘Custom Content Types’, turn on the Testimonials if you want to add and show them to your customers.

Turn on the Portfolios option if you want it to be displayed on your website.

Configure the Theme enhancements options as per your requirements.

Disable the Publish posts by sending an email option.

Scroll up and click on Sharing tab.

Configure the Publicize connections option as per your requirement.

Click on Connect your social media accounts option to connect all your social media profiles to Jetpack.

Enable/disable the sharing buttons option as per your requirement.

Click on Configure your sharing buttons option to add or remove various sharing buttons on your website.

Scroll up and click on Discussion tab.

If the comments option is enabled the readers will have an option to comment on your posts using their social media profiles.

Configure the Comments option as per your requirements.

Choose the Color scheme Light or Dark as per your website theme.

Click on Save Settings button.

Keep the Subscriptions options enabled.

In order to view your email followers click on View your Email Followers option.

Scroll up and click on Traffic tab.

To view and configure the website traffic stats click on the dropdown button.

You can use the opensource version of Jetpack by clicking on Skip button at bottom.

Configure the other sub-options as per your requirements.

Configure the options as per your requirements.

The Related posts option scans all of your posts, analyzes them, and lets you show contextual posts your visitors might be interested in reading.

Configure the options as per your requirements.

Enable/disable it as per your needs.

Sitemaps option helps to generate a Sitemap of your website.

In order to verify your website and manage the multiple search engine services, Activate the Site Verification Tool.

Scroll up and click on Security tab.

Keep the Brute force attack protection option enabled.

To whitelist your IP or other IPs click on dropdown button.

You can see your current IP here.

Click on Add to whitelist button

You can whitelist a series of IP addresses or specify a IP range in Whitelisted IP addresses box.

Keep the WordPress.com log in options disabled.

That’s it , You have successfully configured the Jetpack plugin.

This is the end of this tutorial. You now know how to install and set up Jetpack plugin in WordPress.

How to install and set up Duplicate Post in WordPress

How to install and set up Duplicate Post in WordPress

This tutorial assumes that you are already logged in to the WordPress admin panel as the admin user.

Now Let’s learn How to install and set up Duplicate Post plugin in WordPress.

Duplicate Post plugin allows users to clone posts of any type, or copy them to new drafts for further editing.

Point the mouse on Plugins and then click on Add New menu.

In theSearch Plugins window , search for Duplicate Post.

We have searched the plugin here.

Click the Install Now button.

That’s it! You have successfully installed the Duplicate Post plugin.

Click on Activate button in order to activate the plugin

The Duplicate Post plugin is activated now.

Now lets set up and configure the plugin.

Click on the Settings option.

Keep the Post/page elements to copyoptions as it is or you can enable/disable them as per your requirements .

In Title prefix window type your desired prefix.

In Title suffix window type your desired suffix e.g. dup.

Leave the Increase menu order by window blank.

In the Do not copy these fields window type in the Comma-separated list of meta fields that you dont want to be copied while duplicating a post/page.

Leave the Do not copy these taxanomies option as it is.

You can customize all these options as per your requirements.

Now click on the Save changes button.

Scroll up and click on the Permissions tab.

Permissions option lists all the roles that can edit the posts.

Configure Roles allowed to copy settings as as per your requirements.

Enable for these post types option lists the post types which have a default user interface to add and manage items.

Then click Save Changes.

Now click on the Display tab.

Show links in options control where to show the links added by the plugin to the WordPress user interface.

Configure the settings as per your requirement.

Click Save Changes.

That’s it, you have successfully configured the Duplicate Post plugin.

This is the end of this tutorial. You now know how to install and set up Duplicate Post plugin in WordPress.

How to install and set up Contact Form 7 in WordPress

How to install and set up Contact Form 7 in WordPress

This tutorial assumes that you are already logged in to the WordPress admin panel as the admin user.

Now Let’s learn How to install and set up Contact Form 7 plugin in WordPress.

Contact Form 7 helps you to create, manage and customize multiple contact forms for your website.

Point the mouse on Plugins and then click Add New.

In the Search Plugins window, search for Contact Form 7.

Here it is!

Now, Click the Install Now button.

That’s it! You have successfully installed the Contact Form 7 plugin.

Click the Activate button to activate the plugin

The Contact Form 7 plugin is activated now.

Click the Settings option.

Let’s add a new contact form and configure it.

Click Add New under Contact option.

Type in the Title for the Contact Form.

Select the additional fields that you want to add to Contact Form and click on it.

Edit the default form fields as per your requirements.

Click on the Save button.

Now click the Mail tab.

Let’s setup the Contact Form 7 plugin.

You can edit or duplicate the existing Contact form.

Update the To field to the email address where you want the form to send.

Update the From address to an email address with the same domain name as the hosting.

Update the Subject as per your requirements.

Point the mouse on Contact Form 1 and select the option as per your requirements.

Add additional headers like CCBCC, email addresses.

Update the contents of the Message Body field as per your requirement.

Configure the Message body behaviour accordingly.

When finished, click Save.

Click the Messages tab.

Here you can configure the messages that are to be shown while filling the form and submission of the form.

Update the messages accordingly or keep the defaults.

Click the Save button.

Now click the Additional Settings tab.

Include additional settings to each contact form by adding code snippets in the specific format into the Additional Settings field.

Click the Save button.

Next, click the Integration menu item.

Secure your website form from spam and abuse by adding reCAPTCHA service.

Click the Configure Keys button.

Configure the Site Key and Secret Key in respected fields that you have received from google.

That’s it, You have successfully configured the Contact Form 7 plugin.

Click the Save button.

This is the end of this tutorial. You now know how to install and set up Contact Form 7 plugin in WordPress.

How to install and set up AutOptimize in WordPress

How to install and set up AutOptimize in WordPress

This tutorial assumes that you are already logged in to the WordPress admin panel as the admin user.

Now let’s learn How to install and set up the Autoptimize plugin in WordPress.

Autoptimize allows you to easily optimize all of the CSS and JavaScripts of your website .

Go to Plugins and then click on Add New.

In the Search Plugins window, search for Autoptimize.

Here it is!

Now, click the Install Now button.

Great, you have successfully installed the Autoptimize plugin.

Click Activate to activate the plugin.

The Autoptimize plugin is activated now.

Now lets set up and configure the plugin.

Click the Settings option.

Click the Show advanced Settings button to start configuring the plugin.

Use the Exclude scripts from Autoptimize option to exclude the scripts from Autoptimization.

If your .js returns a script error, you can try enabling Add try-catch wrapping as well.

Keep the Generate data:URls for images option disabled if you are using CDN services for the website images.

Enable the Inline all CSS option.

Use the Exclude CSS from Autoptimize option to exclude the CSS from Autoptimize.

Enter your CDN URL in the CDN Base URL field option, if you have purchased CDN Services.

Enable/Disable the Miscelleaneous options as per your requirements.

Click the Save Changes button.

That’s it, Your settings have been saved.

You have successfully configured the Autoptimize plugin.

This is the end of this tutorial. You now know how to install and set up Autoptimize plugin in WordPress.

In the HTML Options section, enable Optimize HTML Code and Keep HTML comments.

In the Javascript Options section, enable Optimize JavaScript Code and Force JavaScript in head.

In the CSS Options section, enable Optimize CSS Code. You can also inline your CSS so pages load faster.

What is the difference between WebHost Manager and cpanel

What is the difference between WebHost Manager and cpanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to WebHost Manager.

Now let’s learn what the difference is between WHM and cPanel.

WHM is a reseller’s, or hosting provider’s control panel. It is what resellers or hosting providers use to create and manage end-user hosting accounts.

cPanel on the other hand, is the end user’s control panel. It is what the hosting provider’s customers use to manage their individual hosting accounts.

We are currently logged in to WHM, so let’s go take a look at our list of hosting accounts.

Click the account information link.

Then click the List Accounts link.

Here is a list of accounts in this WHM. Once again, each of these accounts have their own individual cPanel, and we can login to their cPanel by clicking the corresponding link.

Let’s login to the cPanel for demoreseller.com

That’s it! As you can see here, we’re now in the cPanel control panel for the demoreseller.com hosting account.

WHM admins have the ability to login to their customer’s cPanel control panels without their username or password. This can be useful in helping customers learn how to use their cPanel.

Ok, now let’s close this window and return to WHM

Welcome back to WHM (WebHost Manager).

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know the difference between cPanel (end user’s control panel) and WHM (hosting provider’s control panel).

Using the Mail Troubleshooter in WHM

Using the Mail Troubleshooter in WHM

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to WebHost Manager.

Let’s learn how to use the mail troubleshooter feature in WHM.

Click the Email link.

Then click the mail troubleshooter link.

This is where you can test any email address by tracing it’s route from this server.

Let’s trace an email aaddress that would be on this server.

Enter an email address in the Email to trace box.

Then click Submit.

The trace didn’t go very far because the email address would be located on this same server.

Go back to the mail troubleshooter.

Let’s enter an email address that we know is not on this server.

This time the trace went to a server called smtpin.eastlink.ca and there were no errors in this trace. This email address appears to be working fine.

Click the mail troubleshooter link again.

This time enter a bogus email address that you know will fail.

This time we got an error saying it failed.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to check an email address by performing a trace using the email troubleshooter tool in WHM.

Using the Feature Manager in WHM

Using the Feature Manager in WHM

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to WebHost Manager.

Now let’s learn about the Feature Manager and how you can use it help create hosting accounts.

Click the Packages link.

Then click Feature Manager.

Feature manager let’s you assign a custom set of features to a specific package.

The first thing we must do is Add a feature list name.

This is a list of the features available in cPanel. We can either select all the features or can configure it as per our needs.

We will select all the features.

Now, Let’s go ahead and configure the feature list as per your needs.

When finished , scroll down and click Save button.

That’s it! we’ve just created a custom feature list.

You can always edit a feature list later.

In order to use the feature list we created, it must be linked to a specific package.

Click the Packages link.

Then click Edit a Package.

Select a package, then click Edit.

Click Feature list drop down and select the feature list we created.

Then click to Save your changes.

That’s it! Now, any time we create a hosting account and assign it the silver package, the account will only have those features available to it that we assigned when we created our custom features list.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to use the feature manager tool in conjuction with account packages to limit the availability of features to certain accounts.

Using cPanel branding in WHM

Using cPanel branding in WHM

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to WebHost Manager.

Now let’s learn about cPanel branding and how to display a custom logo in cPanel.

Click the cPanel link.

Then click Customization.

This is where you can insert your company name along with a Help URL and Documentation URL.

You can also brand cPanel with your own logo.

Click Browse button to locate and upload the logo and then click Save… that’s all there is to it!

Click Customize Style tab.

To view help documentation on customizing the style of your Cpanel, click this link.

To upload your own cPanel style, click the Upload a Style button.

From here, you can manage and set your default cPanel style.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to use cPanel branding to replace the standard cPanel logo with your own.

Terminate an account in WHM

Terminate an account in WHM

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to WebHost Manager.

Now let’s learn how to terminate (or delete) a hosting account from WHM.

Keep in mind that terminating an account in WHM also permanently deletes it off the server so be very sure you want to do this before proceeding.

Click the Account Functions link.

Then click Terminate Accounts.

Select the account you want to delete… then click Remove.

Remember, clicking the Remove button here is permanent. You will only be able to get the account afterwards, if there is a backup of it on the server, or if you’ve backed it up yourself somewhere else.

Click the… Yes, remove this account button to confirm.

That’s it! The account has been deleted from WHM and the server.

Now go to the account information menu in the left side panel.

Click the List Accounts link.

The account we just deleted is no longer listed here in the list of accounts.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to terminate (or delete) a hosting account in WHM.