Tag: WordPress

How to install a WordPress plugin

Installing a WordPress Plugin

All of my tutorials regarding WordPress are in relation to WordPress.org, not WordPress.com.  These are very different in many ways.  I just wanted to make that clear in the beginning. Plugins can do a huge array of things for your site, these usually add extra functionality, security, convenience, appearance and a whole lot more.  Installing plugins if pretty simple and the management of them isn’t much more difficult either.   Installing plugins from the WordPress admin backend From your WordPress admin, navigate to Plugins > Add New. What’s initially shown to you is the featured plugins that WordPress recommends.  You’re not…

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Customizing the look and feel of WordPress (Beginner)

Customizing WordPress Look and Feel

All of my tutorials regarding WordPress are in relation to WordPress.org, not WordPress.com.  These are very different in many ways.  I just wanted to make that clear in the beginning. Are you ready to make your site reflect your brand and personal style?  Or are you looking to make your site reflect a certain subject or theme to attract your visitors? WordPress is a phenomenal platform for customizing for both the beginner and the expert. Since customizing WordPress is such an incredibly large topic, what we’re going to cover here is the basics using the built-in WordPress customizer from the…

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How to install a WordPress theme

Install a WordPress Theme

All of my tutorials regarding WordPress are in relation to WordPress.org, not WordPress.com.  These are very different in many ways.  I just wanted to make that clear in the beginning. There are a few different ways to get a theme installed into WordPress, and some of that depends on where you acquire your theme from.  I’ll explain these in the different methods below.   One of the first things to note here is, WordPress themes often affect how your site behaves, looks (obviously) and where various site components are and how they operate.  Keep this in mind when changing themes…

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How to start a self hosted WordPress blog for 2018

WordPress Blogging

There are a lot of very viable blogging platforms but by far one of the most popular and highest community driven platforms is WordPress. WordPress is a great blogging solution for both beginners and professionals alike. You can get as complicated or keep it as simple as you like. With thousands of plugins and themes at your disposal (and most of them free), you can have a very professional looking (and performing) site for very minimal cost. Note: In this article I’m referring to the open source WordPress.org project.  Nothing in this article refers to WordPress.com. So where do you…

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The Insider’s Guide to Cloudways WordPress Hosting

Cloudways Managed WordPress

Cloudways hosting review from personal experience When it comes to cloud hosting, there is always a route that I take that I much prefer over the others.  For me, it’s all about creating the best possible experience for my readers.  One way of accomplishing a great reading experience is having a website that performs well.  Who likes to wait for a page to load over 10 seconds? That’s annoying, especially when all you want to do is simply read the article.  And if the page takes forever to load because it’s not optimized, well, that’s aggravating.  What a lot of…

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How to integrate Hubspot in WordPress for collecting leads

Hubspot Marketing Automation

Lead Collecting in WordPress with Hubspot Collecting leads in any website is a very dynamic and broad topic.  The campaigns you implement to collect leads can vary greatly.  We won’t be covering that today.  What we’ll be discussing today revolves primarily around WordPress, and the Hubspot embed code. This is a pretty straightforward process and there are a couple of different means to accomplish this task. Hubspot, is one of the best tools that any person starting out with their blog or startup because it’s free, and comes with a lot of features that are extremely useful.  Again, that’s for another…

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Website building tools for beginners

Website Building Tools

Easy Web Building Tools for the Beginner If you’re looking to get a website up and online, there really is no need to be a developer or even hire one.  Of course, there are quite a few advanced techniques that would require a bit of knowledge in web development.  For the most part however, you can have a professional looking, well running, traffic generating website fairly easily. The tools I use are nothing that require a ton of knowledge in either IT or web development.  That said, these platforms do offer some very in depth options for tweaking your platform…

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How to change the login page for WordPress


Who wants to look at the default, boring login page for your WordPress blog when you can completely customize it to your brand?  Ok, probably not as many as I think there are, but for those of us that want a completely personalized WordPress admin page login, there’s a good answer. I’ve tried out a few, and while they all mostly perform and achieve the basic end result, there’s one that I’ve come to like very much and one that I’ve added to my WordPress favorites for plugins. The plugin is called LoginPress and customizing your login page is as easy…

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WordPress Setup Guide v1 (Vultr Ubuntu 14.04 VPS)

WordPress Setup Guide v1 (Vultr Ubuntu 14.04 VPS)

Disclaimer: There are much easier and better ways of doing this so feel free to use this as a guide in general.  Though, for the most part this can probably still be used in a wide range of uses. Getting Passwords Ready https://xkpasswd.net/s/ Document different passwords for each: Root MySQL Root MySQL User Create Vultr Instance Log into Vultr Create server based on your needs Setup Web Host Setting the Hostname Install Packages Add PHP7 PPA and get things up to date. Change the first HTML to PHP Change the second PHP to HTML Some of the needed modules are…

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