How to Push from Your Local WordPress Development Environment to Production

cpanel and local by flywheel

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

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

Using WordPress Child Themes

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 … Read more

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

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.