How To Backup A WordPress Site

If you run WordPress websites, you’ll spend a large proportion of your time backing up sites. There are two main reasons you’ll be backing up a site: One-time backups for doing updates, moving the website or improving the site Regular backups in case the server goes down, you accidentally delete something or the website gets

How To Migrate A WordPress Site With BackupBuddy

We do a lot of backups, website migrations and other restorations with BackupBuddy. BackupBuddy is on my list of essential plugins. You can check it out here. How to migrate a WordPress site with BackupBuddy: Create a Complete Backup Download the zipped backup and importbuddy to your computer Upload the files to your new server Create a new database

How To Setup Amazon S3 Permissions For WordPress Backups

Many people use Amazon S3 to store the backups from their WordPress websites. Most of the good backup plugins integrate with Amazon S3. All you have to do is input your Amazon Access Key ID and Secret Access Key. The way their accounts are setup leave many people’s Amazon accounts wide open if someone were

How To Fix WordPress

WordPress generally runs smoothly, but as with any system, things can go wrong. There are some common fixes that will solve most of the problems you’ll encounter. How to fix WordPress: Turn on debugging Check for a .htaccess problem Check the PHP version Check the WordPress memory limit Increase the Maximum Execution Time Save the Permalinks Clone the

How To Create A Countdown Timer In WordPress Without A Plugin

Countdown timers are very useful on things like sales pages or event listings. Most of the decent page builders have great looking countdown timers, but sometimes you just want something that looks a specific way and does exactly what you need. Fortunately it’s pretty easy to create a countdown timer in WordPress without a plugin:

Get The Current Archive Category Type In WordPress

The template I was using ran several, different, custom categories through the archive.php template. I needed to hook in some code to just one type of category, but not the others. I needed some way to test the current archive category type, but all the hooks were too generic. After much messing about, I figured

How To Get WordPress Posts From A List Of IDs

In a website I recently built, I needed to create a WordPress loop of posts based on a list of IDs that I had. How I arrived at that list of IDs is not important for this tutorial, but basically I did a geographical search of profiles based on a set distance from the starting

How To Create A PayPal Coupon Code By Switching Buttons

I was building a WordPress site where people would buy the one item using a simple PayPal button. There was no need for an eCommerce shopping cart or anything fancy. But the client wanted the option for their customers to use different coupon codes to get different discounts. PayPal doesn’t support discount codes directly. The