Site Tools (vs. cPanel) – part 2: dashboard

Site Tools’ left column acts as a navigation bar which holds all tools, grouped by themes. The first item in the navigation bar is the Dashboard. Although it holds no tool, it is supposed to give access to different elements of the site's functionality. Does it?

SiteGround New Client Area and Site Tools – part 9

As revealed in this mini-series, the proclaimed plenty of new tools turn out to be the exact opposite. Without deluding myself about it, let me try to find (at least) one of the three FREE backup solutions that were available before the switch.

SiteGround New Client Area and Site Tools – part 7

Third time lucky! There is no doubt (this time); after fifteen months, the long awaited and dreaded shift to SiteGround new control panel is finally here. The decisive moment is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

SiteGround New Client Area and Site Tools – part 4

I wish I could quote Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. However, six months after SiteGround announced their New Client Area and Site Tools, I am afraid that I can’t tell if the fruit is sweet. Why? Read on to discover how the story continues.

SiteGround New Client Area and Site Tools – part 3

We are fighting for the same thing! As revealed by the upvotes received, my concern with the loss of two free backup solutions by SiteGround was shared by many. Check out my moment of glory!

SiteGround New Client Area and Site Tools – part 1

The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Socrates. Nice, but what to expect in a world where quality is sacrificed over simplicity? If the new comes down to "quick and easy", is change a good thing?

A (SiteGround) ticket to hell concl’d

Continuation and ending of this roller coaster of a ticket: after frustration, disillusion and disappointed hopes, I could finally start to see the denouement. Being back to where everything started, with no progress having been made, was a great relief – but not quite satisfactory.

A (SiteGround) ticket to hell cont’d

After struggling with three ineffectual Gurus, I thought this ticket could not get worse. Guru S was about to prove me wrong. By bringing some modifications on his own initiative, he wreaked havoc on an already hopeless situation. This ticket was a goner for sure…

A (SiteGround) ticket to hell

While WordPress Multisite is a powerful feature, it requires higher technical knowledge. After configuring my network to work over HTTPS, I noticed an anomaly limited to the subsite (i.e. not affecting the main site). My inability to fix – or even comprehend – the problem leads me to post a ticket in SiteGround Help Desk…

Backup, Backup, Backup!

Setting up a backup system for your website is one of the most important things you must do. Period! No matter how good is your hosting provider backup solution, you should not rely on their daily backup service only. Fortunately, backing up a WordPress site is not as difficult as it seems.