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Get StudioPress Genesis Framework Free with WP Engine

Most of them aware of the fact, StudioPress the popular premium WordPress theme provider was acquired by WP Engine and now, the hosting company started offering Genesis Framework free for all WP Engine customers.

Genesis Framework Free With WP Engine

StudioPress Themes are known for its versatile, retina ready themes and while writing this article, there are 35 WordPress themes available for WP Engine customers to download and use it on their sites legally.

The Non WP Engine customers needs to spend $499 to get access to all StudioPress themes or atleast need to pay $99-$149 per theme but WP Engine made Genesis Framework free for all its existing and new users.

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How to Migrate WP Sites Using SiteGround Migrator Plugin

SiteGround just launched their latest automated WordPress Migrator plugin which is first of its kind in the industry considering the fact no other hosting company offers such a feature in shared hosting space.

Since I hold an account and testing SiteGround for the last few years and being Hostingstep's most recommended web hosting company, I just tried to see how the plugin works.

How To Get Started With SiteGround Migrator Plugin

SiteGround has made the steps pretty simple and anyone with basic website management skills can do this stuff with ease. Follow the steps carefully and please let me know if you face any difficulties.

Step 1: Generate a Migration Token in cPanel

Considering you bought a hosting account with SiteGround (If not, follow the link for 60% OFF), log in to your cPanel and you can see the options WordPress Migrator under WordPress Tools menu.

WordPress Migrator automated siteground

Now you'll get the below screen, just choose the domain you added on your cPanel account and generate migration token.

Step 2: Install SiteGround Migrator Plugin

There are two ways to make it, download from the link else search as “SiteGround Migrator” in Plugins -> Add New.

Once done, open the plugin and you can see the option to enter Migration Token. Enter it and initiate the process, once the transfer is done, you'll receive an email stating the same.

Step 3: Update Nameservers

Once the transfer is done, you can update the Nameservers pointing towards SiteGround and your automated WordPress site migration from SiteGround is completed.

Things to Consider

The plugin was released recently and while writing this post, it has already gained 300+ active installation, itself defines the success of the plugin. Currently, the plugin doesn't support multisite transfer and won't able to transfer your websites hosted on your local environment.

What you love most about the plugin? share your thoughts on comments.

Top 8 Free Server Monitoring Tools (2018)

A website may have to encounter several hurdles in its way of progress if not monitored on a consistent basis. Even though, issues about server and network are pretty common for every website, a powerful server monitoring tool can decrease these issues to a large extent.

In fact, there are several free monitoring tools that one may use to avoid server crash and various other issues caused due to overload. In this post, we will share the Top 8 Free Server Monitoring Tools that you may use in measuring various aspects of server health including the response time, CPU usage, memory usage, disk space and hence, maintain a stable website health.

Free Server Monitoring Tools

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WP Engine Price Increase, What’s Next & Alternatives

WP Engine price increase happened in March 2018 on all WP Engine plans with their new launch of WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP).

WP Engine is the industry leader in managed WordPress hosting recently completed its tenth year run in the hosting industry. If you're not aware, WP Engine is the first company to offer WordPress exclusive hosting for customers.

At Hosting, I still believe, WP Engine as the Best Managed WordPress hosting, thanks to its solid uptime & response time reports I got from testing their servers.

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