WordPress REST API

The WordPress REST API – the core of the CMS

The WordPress REST API has been a component of WordPress programming since version 4.7. This interface can be used to develop plug-ins and fill other apps with content from WordPress websites. An extensive command reference is available that enables program routines to be handled relatively easily.

Create WordPress backup

How to back up your WordPress site

WordPress backups allow you to safeguard websites created with the WordPress content management system in the event of unintended data loss. You have the ability to regularly back up WordPress sites with the help of your provider or cloud service provider. On the other hand, a manual backup requires a little extra work but gives you full control.

WordPress contact form plugins

WordPress: contact form plugins in comparison

A WordPress contact form on your website allows people to contact you. Thanks to a comprehensive selection of contact form plugins for WordPress, integrating this feature is an easy process. Which add-ons are the ones that matter, and which plugins even exist? Here are some of the most popular WordPress contact form plugins.

WordPress cache clear

How to perform a WordPress cache clear with and without a plugin

Caching helps your site load more quickly. This has a positive effect both on user experience and your Google ranking. However, whenever you update or change something on your website, you need to clear the WordPress cache. If you don’t, visitors will see the older, outdated version of your web pages. There are several ways of deleting the WordPress cache. Some require a plugin, others don’t. This...

Adding Google Analytics to WordPress

Adding Google Analytics to WordPress: how to do it and how to protect data

Adding Google Analytics to WordPress helps you to collect useful information about visitors to your website. This way, you can better pin down your target audience and tailor your marketing strategies to them. Here, we’ll show you how you can add Google Analytics to your WordPress website, and what you have to pay attention to in terms of data protection.

Introduction to MySQLi

MySQLi: a new development in PHP

Converting the MySQL extension to MySQLi led to some uncertainty in the PHP community since some of the industry’s heavyweights like WordPress continued to rely on the old extension despite it being deprecated. However, as of PHP 7, this extension is no longer available. In this article, we will go over its successor in detail and present examples which highlight the differences between the two...

What is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

Anyone who wants to launch a website on the internet will sooner or later come across the topic of hosting. But many users are unsure how web hosting works and what forms of hosting are available. However, everyone who runs a website should at least have a rough idea of what website hosting entails.

What is a cache

Cache: what is a cache and how does intermediate storage work?

At some point, you’ll undoubtedly have been prompted to “clear your cache.” But what exactly does it mean? What does this intermediate storage do, and why should it be cleared at all? Read this article to find out how a cache works, what tasks it performs, and much more on the topic – explained simply with helpful examples.

What are session cookies?

What are session cookies?

What are session cookies and what’s their purpose when surfing the internet? Compared to regular persistent cookies, session cookies are temporarily stored on a device. That means once you close down your browser, they are automatically deleted. Since these cookies are essential in order to browse websites, they are permitted under the GDPR.

WordPress plugins for securing your website

The best WordPress backup plugins

If you’ve invested lots of time and effort into your WordPress project, you definitely need an adequate backup solution. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing important data through a database or system failure, which may not be retrievable. Which WordPress plugins are available for helping you back up your project?

Hosting

The IONOS Web Hosting Guide: advice for website administration

Hosting an internet presence (web hosting) is getting easier and easier thanks to the variety of tools and increasingly user-friendly content management systems. But it’s still good to familiarize yourself with the finer points of online service administration: and this is where our Web Hosting Guide comes in. In our Digital Guide to hosting, you’ll find in-depth information and recommendations on programs, tools, plugins as well as general hosting tips. These useful articles are designed for all levels, from beginners to professional users: with relevant content and comprehensive detail, the IONOS Web Hosting Guide offers expert knowledge to a broad readership.

CMS, blogs, and technical matters

The ‘Hosting’ category is one of six sections of the IONOS Digital Guide. This is then split into three further subcategories: ‘CMS’, ‘Blogs’, and ‘Technical matters’. The first of these is devoted to content management systems, looking at the considerable number of options available for website creation and administration. The ‘Blogs’ subcategory offers advice and guidance on the establishment and operation of a successful weblog. Here, we also introduce the many extensions and tweaks available for the most widely used blogging and CMS application of all – WordPress. Our final section focuses on information and tips on ‘Technical matters’. This subcategory explores the different sorts of web hosting, the various programs which lighten your web hosting workload, new hosting opportunities, and everything else you need to know about the administration of internet resources.

From beginner to expert: hosting tips for every ability

Our Web Hosting Guide isn’t just for checking basic requirements and techniques of site administration – trained professionals can also expand upon their existing knowledge by reading our articles. Articles like ‘What is shared hosting?’ or our ‘Blog with success’ series are suitable for readers who are new to web hosting, whereas specific posts like ‘Indexing management with robots.txt’ or ‘The top ten .htaccess tricks’ require prior knowledge and experience. This variety makes our Web Hosting Guide attractive and accessible for anyone interested in website administration. Whether you’re a small to medium-sized enterprise, a blogger, a developer, or simply a technology enthusiast: IONOS has got you covered.


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