GoDaddy prohibits the use of dozens of WordPress plugins

 wordpress plugins

Surely in GoDaddy you will not have read the article the other day about plugins that you should not install but they take it to the letter, maybe a bit too much.

And it is that recently in GoDaddy they have decided that their managed hosting service specialized in WordPress does not support a series of plugins which are already prohibited .

There are valid arguments in many of them, such as the excess requests to the database or complex operations but honestly they have gone hand-in-hand, reaching a point of anti-plugins hysteria that does not send a good message to the WordPress user community.

You have to be aware of the available options, since there are thousands of plugins, hundreds for every need in most of the occasions except some exc eption, but from there to prohibit such a huge list of plugins, where some are included as " Hello Dolly ", to take an extreme example, has crossed the line of caution to paranoia . You just have to check the list:

You will see that there are several of which we have spoken, as plugins of related entries, of statistics, but also others that do not make sense to block because they do not comply with the rules for the election of Effective plugins .

There are also examples that restrict user freedom such as the prohibition to use backup plugins, protected by the idea that the provider of hosting copy, but in my opinion is a line that should not be crossed, because the needs of each user are different. And so we could discuss many other examples, such as cache plugins, also banned.

What do you think?

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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It is impossible to delete your account in WordPress.com • WordPress Help

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The reasons are unknown, because Automattic does not explain it sufficiently, but the reality is that it is impossible to erase your WordPress.com account you just do not have a way to do it.

The fact is that in WordPress.com you can delete a blog, or all you have, but there is no human way to delete a user account Automattic does not allow it, how does this support page explain

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You can change the username, even request – with a long wait – to change your email your account so that, for example, you open another account with the same email, but you can not delete your user account even if you do not have blogs, even if you do not use it, never .

In fact you will continue to receive email notifications unless you take the precaution to disable Rlos before leaving your WordPress.com account in the limb of the Automattic servers.

Not even the site Justdelete.me which gets to remove your fingerprint from a stroke, just one click, a good amount of web services is able to do it, it is simply impossible.
 impossible to delete account wordpress.com

So if you want to be respected your right to digital oblivion to eliminate your fingerprints in the network, do not choose the free blog service of WordPress.com or simply use an email address and user that are not relevant for you, because you will not be able to erase it in the future.

I really greatly respect Automattic thanks to your great WordPress people are better every day, they are really committed to the development of free software, but User account policy of your blog service Free sincerely leaves much to be desired . We put green to Facebook and other networks on a daily basis but the reality is that even these reviled services respect your right to digital oblivion, and in WordPress.com no.

What does this policy mean ?, It can happen to you as in GoDaddy , that there is no way to avoid being sent over and over again promotional emails, then – there too – it is impossible to delete your user account, and take advantage of it.

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<p> I read there that they do this because with your user account you leave comments, even publish them in other blogs, and <strong> there would be conversations that would make no sense, even publications that would disappear </strong>but <strong> where are the rights of the user, their right to control their fingerprint and delete their presence in the network if they so wish? </strong>personally I believe that this last is what should prevail over issues "<em> functional </em> "of a network or community. </p>
<p> I grew up in the network in forums, and it was common currency not to allow the deletion of users for the same reason, so that conversations would not be spoiled or made no sense, but I think the same, that <strong> the first thing is the rights of the people </strong>. </p>
<p> Fortunately <strong> you can install your own WordPress completely free and under your control </strong> from <a href= en.WordPress.org and here you will learn every day to use it and take advantage of it, with total freedom and respect for your privacy .

What do you think about this matter?

NOTICE : this Publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Go from Blogger to WordPress! • WordPress Help

Make no mistake, Blogspot (or Blogger) is fine for some people, and may have an important role for encourage many to blog, but are you really going to have your inspiration locked up in free hosting forever? . If you want to know what it's like to have a blog, learn to keep your space on the network and avoid being blocked because you want to Google the best thing is that you raise yourself create your own blog in a WordPress in own hosting with your own domain and total freedom of publication and maintenance.

 blooger vs. wordpress

There are many differences between Blogger.com and WordPress.com and You might be tempted to just change free hosting, but this is not what we are talking about; we talk about giving " the jump ". You can do it by following the guide that published KnxDT .

If you dare, these are the steps that you will have to carry out, only once, and you will gain the freedom total that assumes your own domain and hosting …

Step 1: Buy a domain

If you do not have a domain name yet, it's time you got it. The advantages of an own domain in front of a Blogspot URL in terms of SEO are undeniable, besides that you have your own brand / name in the network. There are many registrars and you can get your domain name for less than $ 10 a year and you spend a lot more on a single Friday afternoon. Here are some recommendations:

  • GoDaddy – It is one of the most popular registrars, not only because of the prices but because of its easy to use interface. You can have a domain for $ 7 or less, depending on the offers.
  • CDmon – It's not the cheapest but in my experience it's the best. Not only do you have the advantage that it is in Spanish but also its customer service is 11 out of 10. Any questions can be solved quickly by phone or email.
  • Ferca – It is the Spanish standard, where Many of the important blogs that you read on a daily basis are hosted. It is not the cheapest but they have a bombproof service. If you know the blog of the brothers Carrero you know who are the ones who will serve you.

The price may vary from one to another but any of the above choices is a safe value.

Step 2 : Get an accommodation

What I recommend in this regard, to make things easier, is that you choose any of the above services also for your accommodation. It will facilitate the management, migration and any change you want to make. It's the easiest thing.

  • In CDmon you have the Plan X which with PHP and MySQL you get for 45 € / year
  • In Ferca is the Plan Start SQL with more than what you need, for € 99 / year
  • In GoDaddy you can choose the Economy Plan for little more than € 31 / year

To host a WordPress blog you need very little, at least to comply with this:

  1. Disk Space – With 100 Mb you will have more than enough unless it is a fotolog or publish podcast.
  2. Transfer Rate – You can start with 1 Gb to expand "instantly" as you need more when your blog becomes popular.
  3. PHP and MySQL – It is essential to host the database of WordPress. You only need a database even if you host several blogs, but it is important that the versions of both softwares are better updated.

Step 3: Point your new domain to the hosting account

Once you have purchased your domain and hosting you have to " point" the domain name to the hosting account . To do this, in your hosting you will have the DNS in the control panel. You just have to write them down and direct your domain there. If you opted for the same service for the domain and accommodation it will be much easier or you can even ask for it to be configured for you. It takes a few hours to be available, and in this period of time you will usually see a temporary page provided by your hosting provider.

Step 4: Install WordPress

In this aspect I will not enter because we have already covered it extensively in ] several articles del blog . I recommend you review them.

Step 5: Import your Blogspot blog

Well, now what you have is an empty WordPress blog . But you have invested a lot of time in your old posts and you do not want to start from scratch, I understand. Then you will have to import your blog from Blogspot to WordPress . Fortunately WordPress has a special function for it, because it has options to import blogs from the main platforms, including Blogspot. To do this you must go to the WordPress admin panel and choose the tab of Manage -> Import .

Follow the import assistant and in a few minutes you will have all your old posts imported

Step 6: Final touches

Once you have the blog in the right condition, you should not lose the readers of the old one, so you have to redirect your visitors to the new blog. The first thing we will do is edit the HTML of your Blogspot template.

Add the following code to your template:






Between the tags head of the Blogger template also adds this:



Of course, you will have to replace http://www.tublog.com/ with the new real URL.

Now prepare your new WordPress blog to accept these redirects and direct them to the corresponding posts. For this you need to create a new file in the root folder of your WordPress blog; we'll call it redirect-blogger.php . Of course, you can name it as long as it matches the URL you defined in the Blogger template.

Add the following code to this file and save it:

<? Php
require ($ _ SERVER [’DOCUMENT_ROOT’]. '/ Wp-blog-header.php');
$ search_link = $ _GET [’p'];
$ vars = explode ('/', $ search_link);
$ num = count ($ vars) - 1;
$ filename = $ vars [$num];
$ slug = str_replace (". html", "", $ filename);
$ SQL = "SELECT posts. * FROM $ wpdb-> posts AS posts WHERE posts.post_name = '$ slug' LIMIT 1?;
$ posts = $ wpdb-> get_results ("$ SQL");
if ($ posts) {
foreach ($ posts as $ post) {
$ found_link = get_permalink ($ post-> ID);
}
}
else
{
$ found_link = "http : //www.tublog.com/ ";
}
?>


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