Knowledge Base

WordPress plugins

There is a vast number of plugins available that you can use to extend WordPress' functionality. Learn how to use some of these plugins in these articles.

Optimizing the Wordfence Security plugin

Wordfence Security is a popular WordPress plugin, but requires some configuration to make sure your WordPress site runs optimally.

Installing Akismet

The Akismet plugin helps protect your WordPress site from comment and trackback spam. Learn how to install it here.

Installing and configuring ManageWP

The ManageWP plugin enables you to manage multiple WordPress sites from one location. Learn how to install and configure ManageWP here.

Installing and configuring a bbPress forum on WordPress

You can easily add a forum to a WordPress site by installing the bbPress plugin. Learn how here.

Installing and configuring WooCommerce

With the WooCommerce plugin, you can easily add an e-commerce store to your WordPress site. Learn how to install and configure WooCommerce here.

Installing and configuring 2Checkout

The 2Checkout plugin is a WooCommerce extension for WordPress that enables you to process payments from your customers. Learn how to install and configure the 2Checkout plugin here.

Configuring PayPal payments for WordPress

With the WooCommerce extension for WordPress, you can process PayPal payments from your customers. Learn how in this article.

Installing and configuring the Google XML Sitemaps plugin

The Google XML Sitemaps plugin enables you to quickly and easily generate XML sitemaps for your WordPress site. XML sitemaps help search engines index your web site content.

Installing and configuring the Postie plugin

You can post to your WordPress site by sending e-mail messages. Learn how with the Postie plugin for WordPress.

Disabling plugins in WordPress

Learn how to disable plugins for WordPress, both individually and all at once.

Installing and configuring the Disqus Comment System plugin

You can integrate the popular Disqus Comment System into your WordPress site. Learn how in this article.

Installing and configuring the EWWW Image Optimizer plugin

You can use the EWWW Image Optimizer plugin to automatically optimize image files as you upload them to your WordPress site, as well as optimize existing images. Learn how to install and configure this plugin here.

Installing and configuring the TinyMCE Advanced editor plugin

The TinyMCE Advanced plugin enables you to add powerful editing capabilities to the WordPress editor.

WordPress plugins A2 Hosting does not recommend

This article contains a list of WordPress plugins that A2 Hosting does not recommend, for a variety of reasons.

Disappearing WordPress plugins

You may experience a problem where installed WordPress plugins disappear from the administration page. Learn about the likely cause and how to resolve this issue here.

Installing and using the P3 plugin

You can use the P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) plugin to measure WordPress plugin performance and help determine which plugins may be slowing down your site. Learn how to install and use this plugin here.

Installing and configuring the UpdraftPlus plugin

You can use the UpdraftPlus plugin to back up your WordPress site, and this article shows you how.