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Showit is proud to announce optimized Wordpress blog hosting included in your subscription. We believe that blogs can be of huge benefit for a full website solution and Wordpress has been the world leader for blog solutions that are flexible for any business type. At this time Showit does not provide design tools for Wordpress but our vision is to be able to use Showit for your blog design in the future with the same drag-and-drop ease that we currently provide to create a customized website.

Our support pros will be happy to handle migrating your blog to our Showit server for you.

Learn more on our website.


FAQs

Here are some common questions

What will my blog domain/address be?
Showit will install your new or migrated Wordpress blog at the root domain (yourdomain.com) you are using for your Showit Site. We are also able to install your new showit blog at a different domain.


Why is the Showit blog hosting better then my current host?
Showit Blog hosting is a fully managed Wordpress setup that is optimized with server based caching for blazing fast loading speeds. If your site has a large boost of visitors, our servers will respond by providing more resources so that your site never skips a beat. Our support team is available to assist with the migration of you site to our server and for continual support to ensure the site keeps running as expected.


What does "Managed" Wordpress hosting mean?
A "managed" Wordpress installation is one that is installed on servers that are optimized with server based caching for the best performance possible. If demand to your blog rises the servers will make more resources available to ensure speedy loading every time. Because the server is optimized there are some restrictions on using plugins that have similar actions or that may dramatically reduce performance of the site. Our servers have been tested with many widely used template systems and should run without issue.


How many blogs can I host?
At this time Showit supports one blog per account. The blog CAN have a different domain then the Showit site uses.


Can I get cPanel & FTP access?
We are happy to provide FTP access by request. Our managed Wordpress servers do not have a standard cpanel access. We're happy to help address any settings concerns via [live chat].


Can I use Showit to design my blog?
We are actively exploring how Showit can reinvent blog design. At this time you can use any of the thousands of Wordpress themes that are available online.


Will my ProPhoto theme work on the Showit hosting?
Yes, our system is fully compatible with the ProPhoto system. If you have any loading errors when posting new blog posts please check out our suggested ProPhoto settings.


Will everything migrate over from my current site?
We are happy to assist migrating All files that were uploaded via the Wordpress media manager and all posts should copy over to our server without issue. If files were manually FTP'd to your server they may not automatically migrate to the Showit server and you would need to save those files to to your local computer until you can FTP them to the new server at a later time. We always suggest saving a backup of all server files until you have confirmed that all files have copied over to the Showit server.
Will all plugins work with the Showit Wordpress hosting?
Most plugins will work. There are a few plugins that will be disabled automatically if they duplicate functionality or if they will slow down your site loading. You can view our blacklisted plugin list