How to Edit WordPress in InMotion Hosting

InMotion Hosting is a popular web host used by over 2.5 million websites across the world. It provides affordable, high-performance web hosting that’s been officially recommended by WordPress itself. Let’s take a look at how to edit WordPress in InMotion Hosting.

The Basics

First off, you’ll need to be sure that you’re using the right WordPress version for your website. InMotion Hosting supports a wide range of WordPress versions, so you should be able to find the one you need. Just make sure that you get the one that’s officially supported by WordPress, as otherwise, you may experience any number of bugs or glitches.

You’ll also need to make sure that you have the correct WordPress plugins installed. InMotion Hosting handles all of the technical stuff required to run a WordPress site for you, so all you need to do is simply log in and click on “Create New Post.”” However, if you decide to go the DIY route and want to handle all aspects of WordPress editing yourself, make sure to install the WP-Caching plugin to improve your site’s performance.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Once you have WordPress installed and configured on your InMotion Hosting account, you can start editing the content of your site. In this instance, we’ll be using the WordPress dashboard to do all the heavy lifting.

To begin with, you’ll need to click on the “Tools” icon in the dashboard and then on “Library.” From here, you can click on the “Upload” button to bring up a file browser. Navigate to the folder that contains the files for your website and then select the “index.php” file to bring it up in a new tab. You’ll then see the source code for your site.

Now, we’ll begin the process of editing this file and adding some useful content. Begin by removing all of the comments from the file. If you noticed, InMotion Hosting gives you some rudimentary commenting features built into the dashboard, but they’re pretty much useless. You can leave a comment about the article, but there’s no way for someone else to respond. This being said, you should never, ever leave a comment on a website that you did not create yourself. It creates an awful lot of confusion as to who’s actually responsible for the content.

Now, it’s time to add some structure to the content by creating a new heading for the article.

Click on the “Edit” button under the article’s post section and you’ll see a small horizontal menu. From here, you can click on the “HTML” option to open up a new tab containing the article’s HTML code. This allows you to make any necessary changes directly from the source code.

From the HTML code for this article, you’ll see that there’s a small piece of code that generates the blog article’s thumbnail. If you’ve ever edited an article on a content management system before, you’ll know that it’s usually in this part of the code where all the formatting goes wrong. This is because, when you look at the preview of the article, all of the formatting is preserved. This is why it’s best to do all of the editing directly in the source code.

However, before you begin making any significant changes, it’s a good idea to save the original HTML file as a backup in case you make an error.

Additional Resources

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