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404 error page

Now the 404 error page is automatically fetched from WordPress (feel free to use the default 404 theme page or a plugin) and propagated on the static site, so you don’t need to manually handle that anymore. This change will be applied on your next deploy.

Support for “UberGrid” plugin

Added full support for the popular “UberGrid” plugin

Better “HardyPress login gateway” behaviour

The “HardyPress login gateway” is no more case-sensitive and accept both email and username as credentials, to better reflect the regular WordPress behaviour.

Can I “mount” an HardyPress static site on a subfolder of my existing site?

Yes, it is possible! Sometime you want to use HardyPress only for a section of your existing website (eg. /blog ) and not for the entire site. If you have this need just drop an email to so we can configure your site and help you to setup you current webserver to act as reverse proxy […]

How do I redeem a coupon?

To redeem a coupon you need to create your billing profile and add a valid payment method. After that, in the “Choose plan/recurrence” dialog, you will be able to choose your plan (select your current one if you don’t want to change it) and insert your coupon code. The discounts will be applied to the […]

301 Redirects

In addition to creating and distribute a static copy of your site and hosts your WordPress installation, HardyPress is able to instruct the CDN servers about 301/302 redirects so they will set correct response-headers. It is therefore important to understand how redirects are detected on your WordPress site and propagated to the static version. Our […]

Understanding and troubleshooting WordPress login pages

With HardyPress you can access WordPress in two different ways, and this often causes confusion among our users. “HardyPress login gateway” VS “Admin URL” The first button “Log into WordPress” leads to a special login page, let’s call it “HardyPress login gateway”, that can be reached even if WordPress is switched off. Think to this […]

How to publish posts automatically from your blog on HardyPress to social media (video)

If you need to publish posts automatically from your blog on HardyPress to social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, etc. you don’t really need any additional plugins. Just follow this video guide to have your setup ready in minutes for free thanks to Zapier. What is Zapier? Zapier is an online automation tool that […]

How to integrate CF7 with Mailchimp on HardyPress (video)

There are hundreds of third part extension plugins for Contact Form 7, and we are working hard to make them working seamlessly, but we choose to develop our Zapier App to get you covered  for most of the needs and to enable thousands of additional integrations like the one with Mailchimp. What is Zapier? Zapier […]

Contact forms on HardyPress

HardyPress supports the most popular contact form plugin available in the WordPress market, Contact Form 7. We will proxy and forward all the needed emails seamlessly. When a final user fill out a contact form on your site and clicks the “Send” button, the entered data will be submitted to the HardyPress server. Here is where the […]

HardyPress Site Search

HardyPress Site Search is a way to deliver tailored search results to your site visitors. You can think of it as a replacement for the native WordPress full-text search, but fully compatible with your static site on HardyPress. There are many third-party services out there that fill this need (SwiftType, Algolia, Cludo). Our solution seeks to be the best […]

How to use HardyPress as final client

If you are an agency or a developer, you probably create WordPress sites for final users and want to allow them the edit their contents autonomously. HardyPress allows your clients to turn WordPress on and to generate a new deploy without entering the HardyPress dashboard. Every WordPress site on HardyPress has a special login page (we […]

Understanding backups

HardyPress  saves snapshots of your WordPress files and database. A snapshots is automatically generated every time WordPress is switched off W, or a deploy is triggered D. You can restore it anytime, but your WordPress must be switched off before doing it. Remember that restoring a backup only restore your WordPress files and database, but […]

Understanding deploys

A deploy is the action of generate static (HTML) copies of your WordPress pages. It works a bit like a web crawler, starting at the main page of your website and looking for links to other pages to create static copies of. It also includes any images, CSS & JS files, and any other files […]

How to set up SSL for your site

Thanks to Let’s Encrypt, enabling SSL for your hostnames on HardyPress  literally requires just two clicks. To get started, simply go to your site on the HardyPress Dashboard and click on the “Enable HTTPS” button. After that, a popup will appear for confirmation. Before you can request the free SSL certificate, please make sure your hostname […]

Add an existing domain to your HardyPress website

To add a custom domain to your HardyPress website you need to: Log in to the account you have with your domain provider. Find your DNS settings. Look for your account admin panel, or your domain management area, or DNS configuration, or similar. Find the CNAME record in your DNS settings. Change your subdomain CNAME […]

How to migrate a local installation on HardyPress

Our importer only works for sites that are public reachable. If you want to migrate/upload your local development installation on HardyPress we suggest you a simplified way to use our importer: Use All-in-One WP Migration plugin® On your local website install All-in-One WP Migration plugin® and activate it. Click on “All-in-One WP Migration” on your sidebar. […]

How to import an existing site on HardyPress

You can choose to use our FTP importer, or if you don’t want to leak your FTP credentials, you can install All-in-One WP Migration plugin® a top-rated trusted plugin (600,000+ active installs) Use All-in-One WP Migration plugin® (recommended method) On your live existing website install All-in-One WP Migration plugin® and activate it. Click on “All-in-One […]

How to create a new site on HardyPress

Once you log-in click “Create new site”. You will be asked to enter a site name (feel free to choose whatever you like), and the credentials for the admin user on your new WordPress site. We will install the last WordPress version available. When you create a new site, a static version is automatically generated and […]

How is HardyPress different from Simply Static and similar plugins?

There are some good WordPress plugins out there that transform your site to static (Simply Static and WP Static HTML Output are some examples), and they can work more than well for some websites, but remember that, compared to HardyPress, besides not to host and distribute your content through a CDN, they have some limitations […]

Will my permalinks structure change after migrating to HardyPress?

No, it will not! Your permalink structure on the static generated site will remain the same as the one in your WordPress site. We will also take care of make 301 redirects work!

Do you support SSL?

Yes, of course! Thanks to Let’s Encrypt, enabling SSL for your hostnames on HardyPress literally requires just two clicks. Just follow our guide to set up your free SSL certificate!

What about WooCommerce? Can I build and e-commerce on HardyPress?

As long as you use WooCommerce for creating products showcase and catalogs, you can use it with HardyPress. Unfortunately the “cart” and the “checkout” features can not work on a server-less architecture.  Anyway you can certainly build an e-commerce upon a static website using external services like Ecwid or Snipcart and check if it can […]

Can I have contact forms on my website?

Yes! We seamlessly support the most popular contact form plugin available in the WordPress market, Contact Form 7. If your site uses it, everything will work normally, fields validations, email content, recipients… everything will be OK even if your site is static. We will proxy and forward all the needed emails. Read our guide to […]

Do you host only WordPress-based website?

Yes, at the moment we choose to host only WordPress-based websites. We will support other CMS/technology eventually. Currently WordPress cover more than 30% of the existing web, it has an huge ecosystem with thousand of beautiful themes and great plugins. Our effort is currently focused on expanding support for the highest number of plugins/themes possible.

Do you offer SFTP and PhpMyAdmin access to files and database?

HardyPress offers you a classic PhpMyAdmin interface and SFTP access to the files of your WordPress installation. In addition to this you can always download tarball archive of every single backup HardyPress made for both WordPress and the static generated public site. See the Backup and Deploy guide to know more about this.

Why is HardyPress more secure than traditional hosting services?

With HardyPress you can hide your WordPress installation from the bad guys and publish a static site for the rest of the world to see. HardyPress will create static copies of all of the pages from your WordPress installation, leaving no attack surface for malicious users! Your WordPress installation only runs when an editor enters […]

Why is HardyPress faster than traditional hosting or caching services?

Every time you visit a WordPress page it needs to perform database queries to fetch content and run PHP code to render the page. These actions take time to perform. With HardyPress, you’re creating a static copy of all of your WordPress pages. When someone visits your static site they can instantly receive the page […]

How it works?

HardyPress hosts your WordPress installation securely and use it as a static site generator, so you can create an indestructible static site that we can serve separately from your WordPress installation. This provides a couple benefits. One, this allows you to keep WordPress in a secure location that no one can access but you. Two, […]

What does HardyPress do?

HardyPress is a secure and fast WordPress hosting service targeted to vulnerable, legacy and zero-maintenance websites that aims to free webmasters from performance, security, maintenance and scalability issues of WordPress sites, combining the benefits of this world famous CMS  —  ease of installation and use  —  with those of a Static Sites Generator, namely security […]