How To Find Which WordPress Database Belongs To Your Website

When you have multiple websites installed on your hosting account, it can be tricky to track which database belongs to which WordPress installation. Given that most of the unique information belonging to a website lives in the database, you don’t want to accidentally edit the wrong one. To find which WordPress database belongs to your

How To Create A New WordPress Admin User In phpMyAdmin

Sometimes a client will give you cPanel access to a WordPress website, but not the login details for an admin. Other times, you might find yourself locked out of WordPress, or the site got hacked and the password changed. Whatever the reason, you might need to manually create a new admin user through the database.

How To Show Hidden Files Like .htaccess In cPanel File Manager

Every WordPress installation has at least one “dotfile” called .htaccess. Files usually have a file name, then an ending, like index.php. But .htaccess is just the ending. By default, cPanel’s File Manager doesn’t show dotfiles. You have to change a setting so that you can see them. To show hidden files in cPanel like .htaccess,

How To Install PHP Zip On WHM

I was playing around with converting a WordPress site to a static html site and ran into a “WARNING: ZIP extension mission” message when I tried to use zip. After some digging around, I realised I needed to install PHP zip. This is a server on which I have WHM, so I’ll go through how

How To Add An A Record To A Domain

The basic setup of most WordPress websites is: A Domain registered at somewhere like GoDaddy or Namecheap Hosting at somewhere like WPEngine or Hostgator WordPress installed on the hosting There are two main ways of connecting the domain and the hosting. You could: Set the A Record at the domain registrar to point to the

How To Clear The Cache In WordPress

We use caching on most websites to help the user experience. Caching saves a copy of images, css etc so it doesn’t need to be fetched every time. It’s great when everything is running normally, but can be annoying when you’re trying to change the design. For someone who works in IT, the default first

How To Edit Files Through FTP

Every web developer should be able to use FTP to edit files. FTP stands for “File Transfer Protocol”. As the name suggests, it’s a way of transferring files between servers, or between a server and your computer. You may be familiar with HTTP, which stands for “HyperText Transfer Protocol”. That’s how you’re reading this page

How To Edit Files In cPanel

Sometimes we need to make small changes to a file on a server. It’s quick and easy to just pull up cPanel and make our changes there. We also have a tutorial on editing files through FTP if you prefer to do it that way. How to edit files in cPanel Login to cPanel Go

How To Install WordPress In XAMPP (Fresh Or From Backup)

When you start getting serious about building WordPress websites, you’ll want to start developing on your own computer. It’s a lot faster, you can do it offline (at the beach like the promo shots for those “lifestyle gurus”), and you don’t have to worry about making mistakes. Many premium plugins, that otherwise limit the number

Step By Step Instructions On How To Install XAMPP On Mac

If you want to install WordPress on your local machine, you have a number of options. I prefer to use XAMPP because it’s been around for ages (so it’s stable and has a lot of tutorials), I can use it on my Windows, Mac and Linux machines, and if I want to do some PHP