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How To Use Local By Flywheel For Local WordPress Development

Local By Flywheel is a Graphical User Interface used for spinning up local WordPress development environments. I use it every single day for my WordPress development projects and I think it would be useful for you.

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Web Development WordPress

How To Write Your First WordPress Plugin

After you have been using WordPress for some time, I bet you have some slight modifications you want to make. Maybe changing the title of a specific archive from “Category: Favorites” to “My Favorite Posts”? I’m going to walk you through the basics of how to write your first plugin so you can modify your […]

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Web Development WordPress

How To Back Up Forge WordPress Sites to Amazon S3

I’ve had my personal WordPress site and all of my clients’ sites hosted with Laravel Forge for a little over a year now. If you haven’t heard of Forge yet, you definitely need to check it out. Yes, it is mainly for PHP applications, but it will also host WordPress sites like a champ. Forge […]

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WordPress

How To Develop A Backup Plan For WordPress

Backups are an essential part of any website. What would happen if you woke up one morning and someone hacked your site? Or worse, your web host had dissolved and no longer existed? I’ve heard many stories of people that didn’t think a backup plan was important until it was too late.

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Web Development WordPress

How to Get Yoast’s Primary Category

Displaying WordPress categories in a theme can be a challenge because a post could belong to several different categories and if the theme has to display 30 categories for each post in a list, it could get messy. This is where a primary category comes in handy.

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WordPress

Efficiently Deleting WordPress Posts Using SQL

For the past few weeks I’ve been working on a WordPress plugin for importing a CSV into a few custom post types and taxonomies. I realized that sometimes going “The WordPress Way” isn’t actually the best way to do things. Occasionally, the quickest way to get stuff done is to dive into some SQL.

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Business

Why Every Business Should Have A Blog

How many different blogs do you read in a day ( if you’re anything like me, you read a ton of blog posts before you even roll out of bed). Often they are just interesting posts that friends post on Facebook and Twitter but nonetheless, I read tons of blog posts and you probably do […]

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How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress

Google Analytics is one of the best ways that I have found to really track who is visiting your website. It gives you a clear view how users are getting to your site, how they interact with it, and how long they stay on it. This is one of the most important tools you need […]

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How To Create A WordPress Website

So you want to create a website. But you don’t know how to code or even where to begin? Well, let me walk you through one of the easiest ways to get your own WordPress website up on the internet in just a few steps.

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Web Development

Simple Contact Form (Part 1)

Contact forms are used in just about every website out there to allow users to email you directly through an easy form. This form will take the users info, once submitted, format it into a nice email, and send it to an email address we will specify.