Google Analytics & Google Search Console: How To Give Access

When someone is helping you with your website, you might want to give them access to your Google Analytics and Google Search Console (formerly called “Google Webmaster Tools”). But you might have other websites in your account, or you might just want to give them access to view the data, but not change anything. In

How To Add Anchor Links In WordPress

Anchor links are a very useful part of web design. They let you improve the User Experience by directing users to a specific part of a page, rather than making them search for the information. They make it easier for you to write more comprehensive information and combine multiple small, related pages, without compromising the

How To Fix WordPress Quotation Marks

I was going through a previous post to check how to increase the memory limit on a WordPress install. When I copied the code, I realized there was a big problem: WordPress was automatically changing “straight quotes” into “smart quotes”. How to fix WordPress quotation marks: Go to functions.php and add this code: remove_filter(‘the_content’, ‘wptexturize’); making sure it’s in a

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