How to Push from Your Local WordPress Development Environment to Production

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This tutorial assumes you have set up a local development environment using Local by Flywheel. Next, we will make a change to our local environment and push that change to our production environment. If you use Flywheel’s hosting this is dead simple. However, we’re using a dedicated server with cPanel so the process is a … Read more How to Push from Your Local WordPress Development Environment to Production

Get the Best WordPress Hosting from Flywheel

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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 … Read more Get the Best WordPress Hosting from Flywheel

Copying a Production WordPress Site to Your Local Dev Environment

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 … Read more Copying a Production WordPress Site to Your Local Dev Environment

Create a Local WordPress Installation Using Local by FlyWheel

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 … Read more Create a Local WordPress Installation Using Local by FlyWheel

How to Setup a Local Development Environment for WordPress

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 … Read more How to Setup a Local Development Environment for WordPress

Fix the timthumb.php WordPress exploit

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 … Read more Fix the timthumb.php WordPress exploit

Installing and Configuring the Popularity Contest for WordPress

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.

Replace WordPress Search With Google Search Box

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.