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    I followed your guidance to configure my website but after changing my domain name and URL in general setting exactly your example domain and URL I started having issues login in.
    Please what about I do.

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    I am a newby just trying to understand how this works. My proposed website would be for sharing info within my group of about 100 people. I do not plan to sell or solicit anything, so it is not a commercial or business venture. I will not be looking to add members to the group. So I if a create a website with a bunch of content after the home page, can I limit access to members of my group? Can I make the content password login controlled? Thanks.

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      You can absolutely password protect parts or all of your website, for example, with a plugin like this: https://wordpress.org/plugins/password-protect-page/. However, which is the best solution depends on your needs and requirements.

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    Very helpful post!
    I am putting together a website that I have not published yet.
    I have done the inefficient method of building each page, if I decide to create a template can it be applied to pages with preexisting content?

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      It depends on what you mean by creating a template. If you change the page layout or apply a page template to your pages, this will not affect the content. Therefore, you can do it without a problem. However, if you want to change the formatting of the content itself, you have to do it manually in the editor.

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    Anna-Katharina Lenk

    Hi, Thank you for this amazing Step by Step guide. I was wondering who actually owns the domain or who am I paying? Who has the power to increase the monthly rate from $2.99/month to $100/month. Is it possible to buy domains? Where could I do that and what are the pro and cons?
    Last questions why do I have to change the Domain Name Server?

    Thank you so much

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      Hey Anna-Katharina, that is an excellent question. You can find a breakdown of who is in charge of web domains here: https://computer.howstuffworks.com/question422.htm. As for the domain name server, this tells user browsers which server a domain is pointing to. That way, when you type in a web address, you can see the website that belongs to this domain. I hope that makes things clear.

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    I’d love some guidance on configuring WordPress for a headless (no theme) implementation. Our front end is completely custom. I’ve finally wrapped my head around which content should live in a page, and which should live in a post (I’m using the CPT plug in for the post components). But any additional help would be welcome, especially that CPT plug in)!

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      Nick Schäferhoff

      Hey Ariel, unfortunately I don’t have any experience with that. Maybe this post would help: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/10/headless-wordpress-decoupled/.

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    This article has made my work even more easier. I’m all set to start my blog. Thanks for clearing out all my doubts. Now I’m pretty confident about my site.

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    I wanted to install the Updraftplus to my new WordPress.org site. I clicked on ‘instal plug in’ and the zipped folder seems to have been installed OK but now I am being asked for an Asikmet key and all references refer to WordPress.com.
    I am asked to log in with a WordPress.com account which is confusing considering your great help article seems to be for WordPress.org user sites.

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      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Bill,

      There are a few plugins that require a wordpress.com account to work, Akismet being one of them. When you go to get your Akismet key they will prompt you to create free wordpress.com account, do it (you don’t have to use it later or create a site there or anything) and claim your key to activate the Akismet plugin.

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    Hi Excellent tutorial!

    But I am having trouble uploading an image. the following message appears “The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/uploads.” Please help, what must I do? Please note, I am am new to this. Any advise will be highly appreciated.

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      Nick Schäferhoff

      The first thing to check when there is problem with images is always whether your file permissions are configured correctly. See: https://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

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    Thanks, better than most of the books out there, which explain PHP Code, that I didn’t want to learn.

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    Thank you for sharing all this content! Really useful for those starting their own Webpage to get their business going. Learned a lot of things and would never have started my website without it. Cheers!

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