9 Tips for Writing Effective Clickbait Headlines for Your Garbage Content

If you’re anything like me, you know that the only way to trick people in to visiting your crappy website is to manipulate them using clickbait titles on all of your articles. Of course you recognize that producing quality content would be better, but quality content doesn’t grow on trees and you can just as easily deceive people into thinking … 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

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

Use FTP to Search for Text in Filename or Content

Search for String Using FTP

If you need to search an entire directory via FTP for a text string (or search by filesize, date, or path), I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news it, if you are searching for files containing the string in their name: you can do it easily with FileZilla. The bad news is, there isn’t really … Read More

How to Remove Filters Using Child Theme

Disabling filters included in a parent theme using your child theme’s functions.php sounds like something that should be really easy, but it’s actually a little tricky to figure out. If you’re here, you probably already figured out that you need to use remove_filter, but might have noticed that it isn’t working. The reason is probably that the child theme functions … Read More

“No Records Were Found” Error with Geodirectory | WordPress

Here’s a quick tip today for those of you using the Geodirectory WordPress plugin or on your website. If you are like me, you probably got the error: “Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.” This is what showed up for me when looking at the map on individual listings pages. Strangely, the plugin … Read More