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How to increase the WordPress Memory Limit on 1&1 IONOS

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Create a php.ini file with the following: 

upload_max_filesize = 100M

post_max_size = 512M

memory_limit = 512M

max_input_vars = 5000

file_uploads = On

max_execution_time = 180

The values can be determined by your individual needs. Elementor requires the memory_limit to be greater than 64M.

After you create the php.ini file, upload it to: your-domain/wp-admin/php.ini


Measuring Network Effects

Plenty of food for thought in this article from Li Jin and D'Arcy Coolican over on the Andreessen Horowitz blog 'a16z'.

Really Simple SSL Wordpress Plugin

Use the Really Simple SSL plugin to move your wordpress site over to SSL.

This is the code that is added to your htaccess file to force the 301 redirects.

# BEGIN rlrssslReallySimpleSSL rsssl_version[2.5.20]

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

# END rlrssslReallySimpleSSL

The Most Complete 101+ Step WordPress Checklist Ever

This WordPress checklist is divided into multiple sections, providing a complete list of tasks you need to do for each and every step when planning, building and launching a new WordPress website.

Use Mailgun to send wordpress emails

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If you have a Wordpress site and have not been receiving your admin emails, you should start using Mailgun to deliver your email. 

Mailgun is the email automation engine trusted by over 10,000 website and application developers for sending, receiving and tracking emails. By taking advantage of Mailgun's powerful email APIs, developers can spend more time building awesome websites and less time fighting with email servers. Mailgun supports all of the most popular languages including PHP, Ruby, Python, C# and Java.

One particularly useful feature of this plugin is that it provides you with a way to send email when the server you are on does not support SMTP or where outbound SMTP is restricted since the plug-in uses the Mailgun HTTP API for sending email by default. All you need to use the plugin is a Mailgun account. Mailgun has a free account that lets you send up to 200 emails per day, which is great for testing. Paid subscriptions are available for increased limits.

It's easy to setup, but use this wpbeginner guide to help you through it.

Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

Here's a useful plugin (from Black Studio) for enhancing your sidebar content:

This plugin adds a new Visual Editor widget type that allows you to insert rich text and media objects in your sidebars with no hassle. The default WordPress text widget lacks of functionalities and it requires HTML knowledge, this plugin was born to overcome these limitations. With Black Studio TinyMCE Widget you will be able to edit your widgets in a WYSIWYG manner using the native WordPress TinyMCE editor, just like you do in posts and pages. And if you are a developer you may still switch back and forth from Visual to HTML mode.


  • Add rich text widgets to your sidebars and edit them using visual editor
  • Switch between Visual mode and HTML mode (including Quicktags toolbar)
  • Insert images/videos from WordPress Media Library
  • Insert links to existing WordPress pages/posts or external resources
  • Support for fullscreen editing mode
  • and lots more!

Ocean WordPress theme

Ocean is a free wordpress theme, that's easy to set up and integrates well with Elementor. Course: Developing Secure WordPress Sites | Perishable Press

This is definitely going on my queue at!

Course Description

with some basic site configuration, code updates, and free plugins, you can make an existing or brand-new WordPress site much more secure. Beginning with the basics (your backup/restore and password settings), author Jeff Starr explains how to harden WordPress by setting up user roles, configuring authentication keys, and setting proper file permissions. 

Topics Include:

  • Backing up and restoring your site
  • Setting up strong passwords
  • Understanding users and roles
  • Choosing trusted plugins and themes
  • Changing and recovering passwords
  • Configuring authentication keys
  • Securing the login page
  • Fighting spam in the comments
  • Blocking access and detecting hacks
  • Building a firewall for WordPress
  • Detecting and blocking bots
  • Auditing your WordPress security

How to Get Cheap SSL Certificates for WordPress Websites | ThemeIsle


SiteOrigin - Free WordPress Themes and Plugins

Powerful Page Builder

With Page Builder, you can craft responsive, custom page layouts. It’s difficult to change the world with boring linear page layouts and we believe that creating lively and dynamic pages is a much better way to get your message across. If you can dream it, you can craft it with page builder.