Using a Phone to Take Photos for Your Website

So you’ve ignored the pleas of your web designer and decided to take some photos for your website yourself. Not only that, but you don’t even have a decent camera so you’re just going to rely on a device optimized for taking Snapchats and Vines to handle this critical business piece for you. I could go into detail about the … Read More

Solutions to Common WordPress Problems

I’ve learned a lot of tricks over the years about WordPress, and I’ve found that many of the same issues come up over and over again. I figured I would explain how to solve these issues all in one place. This list is ongoing and I will add to it as more issues come up! Only the Home Page Comes … Read More

SSH / FTP Connection Basics + Tips & Tricks

I want to present a quick jumpstart to connecting with and using FTP and SSH, which are both very useful tools. Let’s jump right in and start with FTP. Getting Started with FTP FTP is slow if you’re dealing with lots of files, but it gets the job done and is very reliable. I typically use Dreamweaver for my FTP … Read More

Top 10 WordPress Content Sources

Changing out WordPress content is usually pretty simple, but every once and a while it’s easy to get stuck. I have assembled a list of places to check, in order from most likely to least likely that should help you to change anything on your website. Here we go! 1. The Post / Page Content This is the normal place … Read More

Removing a WordPress Website Hack

I’ve dealt with quite a few WordPress website hacks and infections, especially lately. While there is a virtually unlimited number of ways your site can be compromised, I am going to focus on some likely ones and the methods I’ve used to fix 95% of the sites I’ve seen hacked. These methods all assume that you still have WordPress admin … Read More

DNS Basics + Tips & Tricks

DNS is something that sounds incredibly complicated and takes quite a bit of messing around with to actually learn and get a decent grasp of. So I decided to make a guide that tells you exactly what you need to know to work with your own website or, as a web developer, to work on client websites. I’m going to … Read More

Google Analytics – Traffic Source of Specific Page

Sometimes you just need to see how visitors arrived at a specific page on your website. You may want to know about the referring domain, or maybe even which pages on your own website referred users to a particular other page. This also works for a multitude of other uses. Pretty much anything you can find out about a website, … Read More

WordPress: How to Manage Site Files Without FTP Access

As a web developer, I frequently encounter situations where I need to have access and modify files in the root directory or within the WordPress install and I don’t have FTP access. Often, I simply want to update some plugins but don’t want to do it without access to these, in case something goes wrong. Well now you can do … Read More

Switching Cloud Access Site from Test to Live

This article is mostly for my own use, but perhaps you’ll find some use for it too! These are just the steps I take to ensure that all of the URLs and site information are correct for the live site vs. the test location. When I set up a test site on Cloud Access that is later to go live … Read More

What to Do if Your WordPress Website Goes Down

Your WordPress website just went down! It crashed you have no idea what to do. Never fear! This is the process I use with my clients to determine what actions to take. Note: before doing any of this, go to downforeveryoneorjustme.com and determine whether your site is actually down for everyone, or just you. I find that more often than not, … Read More