When it comes to hosting for your WordPress site there are a plethora of options out there. From traditional shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers to more advanced WordPress specific hosts. Choosing the best WordPress hosting can be a tough decision. Hopefully, we can make that decision easier for you with our review of Flywheel … Continue reading Get the Best WordPress Hosting from Flywheel
In a previous tutorial, I talked about Create a Local WordPress Installation Using Local by FlyWheel. Today we take that one step further and we will back up a live WordPress site to our local environment. This will give us a mirror of our live WordPress blog to do development on. Download and Install Local … Continue reading Copying a Production WordPress Site to Your Local Dev Environment
In in this tutorial we’re going to set up a local WordPress installation on our desktop environment for testing and development purposes. This installation is going to be an out-of-the-box WordPress installation with the default files and a new database. We’re going to use a newer tool called Local by FlyWheel. Local is a tool … Continue reading Create a Local WordPress Installation Using Local by FlyWheel
Are you developing a WordPress site but want to make changes locally before applying them to your live site? Tired of breaking things in production? This tutorial will help you set up a local development environment for your WordPress site on your Mac or Windows desktop. We’ll also show you how to backup and import … Continue reading How to Setup a Local Development Environment for WordPress
There are tons of quality WordPress themes out there. You found the perfect one for your site, almost. Everything looks good at first then you decide you need a few little tweaks to the theme code to really fit your needs. Stop modifying the theme directly. Start using WordPress Child Themes. If you aren’t familiar with child … Continue reading Using WordPress Child Themes
There was a recent exploit found in a common file used to generate thumbnails. I found out about the exploit from Mark Maunder’s site. If you have a server running several wordpress blogs, like us, here is a way to fix all the exploits. If you don’t want to copy and paste skip to the … Continue reading Fix the timthumb.php WordPress exploit
Popularity Contest is a WordPress plug-in written by Alex King. It gives your posts a popularity rating base on these values: Permalink Views, Home Views, Archive Views, Category Views, Feed Views, Comments, Pingbacks, Trackbacks. You also have the ability to change the weight of all of these values. For example, if you value Feed view more than comments, you can adjust the value of Feed Views to be greater than comments. The total of all values added together is the posts popularity. The popularity of the post is then displayed on your page as a percentage.
This tutorial will show you how to replace the default search built into Wordpress with a Google Search box through Google Adsense. Adding the Google Search box will help you make money from your website by showing advertisements in the search results. You are paid if a users clicks on an advertisement. The downside to Google Search is that when a user clicks an advertisement they will leave your site.
This tutorial will show you how to use the Ekstreme Socializer plugin for Wordpress to help generate traffic through social book marking website. Socializer makes book marking to several different networks very simple. The plugin makes it even easier for your readers to submit your quality content to popular social networks.
This tutorial will show you how to generate a sitemap for a Wordpress blog and tell most of the major search engines where your site map is located. Including a site map will increase the amount of pages that get index by search engines, and ultimately increase traffic to your website.
In this tutorial I will show you how to monetize your blog without hassle, using the simple Adsense Injection 2.0 plug-in for Wordpress. With the Adsense Injection plug-in you can randomly place ads from Google AdSense and Yahoo Publisher Network into your content.
This tutorial will show you how to setup Wordpress to use clean URL’s. Using clean URL’s is on of the first step in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Besides that, they just look better. You can see an example of these URL’s on sites like digg.com and more.