Posts Tagged 'WordPress'

Video How-to: Install WordPress – Nice ‘n Simple

WordPress vintage "Hello World" post

So you wanna blog, huh? You’ve looked at the options and like WordPress. Maybe you like the scalability and personalisation that WordPress offers, but are put off by the installation process?

Don't be.

In this video I'll show you, video too, how to install WordPress, nice ‘n simple – including that bit about connecting it to a database. (Ouch! No, ...

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Guvnr Gets WordPressed (hey, I’m on your Dashboard!)

Guvnr, on your Dashboard

Like I said, I've had problems aplenty with my hosting provider Lunarpages * this last week – or was that two – who apparently aren't set up for traffic spikes and then lose databases.

I've taken steps to ensure this doesn't happen again and will blog about that.

* EDIT: Fact is, I binned those LooneyTunes, months ago now, after their “support” department managed to lose ...

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Video How-to: 10 Tips To Make WordPress Hack-Proof

secure wordpress image

UPDATE: Sept 2013

This post has turned into a site, possibly the most complete WordPress security site ever produced.

Featuring hundreds of tutorials & forums, check it out: wpCop: Secure WordPress. Properly.


Securing WordPress isn't this easy!

Yeah, sorry to break it to you but, having spent the last couple of years immersed ...

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Video How-to: Backup & Restore a Database with phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin logo image

How often do you backup your mySQL database? Does the idea fill you with horror? Or do you think the “full backup” option at your ISP covers the database too?

If the answers are “not often enough, pretty much, and not so sure” then here's some help.

Watch this video to see just how fast ‘n easy it is to backup & ...

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WordPress Upgrade Error Solved – Fatal error: Cannot redeclare pclziputilpathreduction()

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare pclziputilpathreduction() image

If you've tried upgrading a recent version of WordPress and received this error…

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare pclziputilpathreduction()

…here's what you do.

In a nutshell, deactivate the plugin “WordPress Automatic Upgrade”, then try again and WordPress should upgrade without a hitch.

Here's the explanatory video I posted on YouTube about this error, and how to fix it.

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Video How-to: Install & Configure a WordPress Plugin

How to Install a WordPress Plugin image

One of the great things about the WordPress blog platform is how adaptable it is. Need some special functionality? There's bound to be a plugin – an extension – that will help.

This tutorial, complete with video, shows you how to install a WordPress plugin and, from there, how ...

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WordPress Suicide Plugin: Clean a WP Database

Suicide's last-chance-to-cancel screen

How do you clean a WordPress database of unwanted data, while retaining user or other select information?

Strip out the database using phpMyAdmin? Sure. But a lazier option? WordPress Suicide.

Suicide allows you, quicky and easily, to:-

  • delete all blog posts
  • delete categories
  • delete comments
  • delete links
  • delete custom fields
  • delete users
  • delete blog settings


Video How-to: Add a Favicon

guvnr's favicon screenshot

If I had a Big Mac for every favicon tutorial out there, I'd be dead. But hey, I needed a favicon, and I figured a video illustrating the process may come in handy for some folks, so here goes.

What is a favicon, and what's it for? I explain that here and in the video, as well as showing how you can make one using Photoshop, else ...

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Firefox ScribeFire Plugin for Remote Blogging

Firefox ScribeFire Plugin image

So, if this works I'll have published a new post to, remotely, using Firefox's ScribeFire add-on.

So, hey.

Definitely use that more.

Short & sweet ScribeFire review

It connects easily enough and is great for adding uncomplicated posts, like this ...

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