How do I edit a managed WordPress site on GoDaddy?

You can replace data within a database, such as the domain name, by exporting it and doing a "Find & Replace" with a text editor.

  1. Export your WordPress Database.

    Warning: Make two exports and keep one as a backup in the event you need to restore to the original state.

  2. Open the .sql file in a text editor, such as NotePad++ or Sublime Text.
  3. Access the 'Find & Replace' feature in the text editor (usually Ctrl + F).
  4. Enter the domain/data you want to replace in the Find field (or respective field).
  5. Enter your new domain/data in Replace field (or respective field).
  6. Run the 'Find & Replace'.
  7. Save the updated .sql file.
  8. Before importing the .sql file, you must drop the tables in your database.
  9. Import your database.

Your WordPress site will now be updated to use the new domain or data.

  • If you using this process to change your domain name, then you may also need to update the domain on your hosting account.

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  • Find and replace with a WordPress plugin.
  • Back up your database. (cPanel /Plesk /Web Hosting /VPS)
  • If you need any assistance with a find and replace, our WordPress Premium Support team can do that for you.

You can use a file manager on different hosting platforms to edit, upload, and delete your files. Select the option below, according to your hosting platform, to start using the file manager.

Note: File manager is not available for Websites + Marketing plans.

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Hackers love exploiting and defacing WordPress sites, which makes security a priority for everyone using WordPress. To help make Managed WordPress accounts as hack-proof as possible, we impose strict, security-oriented limitations on which files are editable.

This feature means you can only edit the following files on Managed WordPress accounts:

  • Files within the folder /wp-content
  • wp-config.php
  • .htaccess
  • favicon.ico

You can also edit any directories or files you upload yourself, such as a .user.ini file.

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Have you toured the new WordPress Site Editor yet? Full Site Editing is sure to change how websites are created by reducing the need for code and improving the speed to customizing layouts.

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It was first available in February 2020 within the WordPress 5.6 release and further integration will be available with the 5.9 release later this year. Rest assured, if you don’t change your current theme, new features will not impact you.

What is Full Site Editing?

Full Site Editing also known as FSE, is a new way to use blocks throughout your WordPress website. You can now use blocks everywhere on your site, not just in posts or pages. This is a significant shift in how we can build websites with WordPress.

The vision of Full Site Editing is to provide a collection of features that bring the familiar experience and extendability of blocks to all parts of your site rather than just post and pages.

In 2017 the Gutenberg plugin rolled out and later merged into the core software. This brought block editing to the WordPress posts and pages interface. By installing the Gutenberg plugin, users are able to test the latest features before they are merged into the core software.

We’ve begun to share tutorials of these new features:

  • Query Block
  • Block Based Template Editor
  • Block Patterns
  • Block Based Widgets

Even more features are already available for testing and will continue making their way into WordPress core.

What is the Site Editor?

To see the Site Editor and other block features, we’re using the Blockbase theme in this tutorial, along with the Gutenberg plugin. When WordPress 5.9 is released, if you use any block theme, you won’t need to install the Gutenberg plugin to access the Site Editor settings.

The Site Editor allows you to edit and navigate between various templates, template parts, styling options, and more.

When you load the Site Editor interface, you’ll find the template hierarchy of WordPress.  This includes layouts for the front page, single post, page, and 404 pages. Depending on which theme you select will determine how much of these layouts are completed for you, or if you are customizing them from the start.

Within each layout, you can use the Block Editor to add blocks to your layouts.

What are Block themes?

Block themes are those that are ready for Full Site Editing. Themes that are equipped to connect to the Site Editor and allow website builders to assemble everything using blocks.

You can find a list of freely available block themes in the WordPress Themes directory.

What are Templates and Template Parts?

Each area within the Site Editor left navigation (accessible when selecting the WordPress logo or site favicon in the upper left) is a template. In this area, you can create layouts for each of these regions. Generally, these would be the layout for a single post or page area.

But what if you wanted to create a template for a smaller portion? Template parts are ideal for this. You could use a template part to create the footer for your entire site in one location.

Initially, when you enter the Site Editor interface, you’ll see the view shown earlier. But if you’d like to use the Site Editor to access template parts, select the top link “Back.” This will show you the templates and template parts regions.

See our guide on creating templates: Block Based Template Editor

What are Global Styles?

Configuring themes to use the color and fonts, and any other branding is important. How can you change the settings and options for the theme?

In the upper right, the circle half-filled in will display the Styles area. Here, you can select styles for the entire site, or narrow in to specific block styles. To some extent, this area will replace the Customizer method of changing settings.

Have no fear, the Customizer will not be removed. However, in Block Themes, it won’t display in the Admin Dashboard.

Colors, fonts, and other choices here are determined by the theme developer. To create these settings, check out the WordPress Developer Handbook for Theme.json settings.

What changes with the Navigation Block?

After you’ve created the Navigation Menu that you’d like to use in the header of your site, you’ll need to assign it to the location to display.

Within the Site Editor Template Parts, you can navigate to the Headers section. From here, you can add the navigation block as needed and select the corresponding navigation menu.

What Full Site Editing means for developers and website builders

Full Site Editing is sure to change how we create themes in WordPress. Theme developers will still need to code, but those wanting to change what displays in the footer of the site no longer need to approach this first from a code solution.

Every part of the website is now able to be edited and controlled using blocks. This is sure to be a faster workflow when tweaking existing layouts and will make site configuration so much faster.

Global Styles will be a more consolidated code method to control the colors and options available to users on the sites you build.

Where can I learn more?

  • Gutenberg Times

We look forward to the WordPress 5.9 release on December 14. If you’d like to keep testing the new features coming, watch the WordPress FSE Outreach program for calls for testing. These calls for testing are around the latest features of WordPress and provide a set of directions to practice using every aspect of the features.

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How do I edit managed WordPress on GoDaddy?

To edit a page or post with the WordPress editor, follow these steps:.
Log in to WordPress (Need help opening your product?)..
Select Pages or Posts from the left hand menu in the admin panel..
Locate the page or post you want to edit from the list..
You can select the Edit button beneath the title..
Start editing!.

How do I access managed WordPress on GoDaddy?

Open WordPress.
Go to your GoDaddy product page..
In your My Products page, next to Managed WordPress, select Manage All..
For the website you want to edit, select WP Admin from the. menu..

Which files can be editable on managed WordPress accounts GoDaddy?

To help make Managed WordPress accounts as hack-proof as possible, we impose strict, security-oriented limitations on which files are editable..
Files within the folder /wp-content..
wp-config. php..
. htaccess..
favicon. ico..

How do I edit an existing WordPress site?

Method 2 – from the Admin Bar.
Go to the page to be edited (on the live website).
Click Edit Page (top right of Dashboard).
Edit as required and click the Update button..