I’m working on a project where I’ll need to add a simple custom post type. I could hand code it, but it’s just such a chore to do, that I decided to use one of the various plugins designed to make the chore much less annoying. For this project, I chose Easy Content Types. It was really pretty simple. There was only a couple of things that threw me for a momentary loop, but both were resolved quickly. I’ll mention them as I get to them in the process below. So here’s how I quickly created a custom post type
I have multiple websites, and I also manage a few sites for clients. “Managing” entails making sure plugin, theme, and core WordPress updates are implemented safely and quickly, that security scans are routinely run, that backups are routinely created, and various other tasks that ensures the sites are up and running smoothly. No Need To Pay Forever And Ever And Ever Site maintenance for more than a handful of sites is nearly impossible without some sort of site management tool. There are several tools in the space, but my choice is MainWP. There is both a free version as well
The most reliable WordPress website backup I can find is one I’ve known about for years, but forgot about! I remember again, and am back on track.
A review of my time testing the MediaTemple Studio WordPress managed hosting plan. Who this hosting is for, and who it is not for. Hint: It was not for me.
Putting Caldera Forms, Formworks, and Ingot To The Test Having come from a background of web marketing, it’s important to me to be able to engage users on a website, and ultimately, to convert them. So when I’m helping a client decide on web page copy or a Call To Action element, I always stress the need to test, test, test. Clients usually balk at that suggestion because: They think they know what their users want. (Hint: no one ever gets that right). They think it will either be too expensive or too technical to implement or too time-consuming to
I run two different types of businesses. I do freelance work, as is obvious from this site. Usually, I’m either consulting with clients or migrating old static sites to WordPress, or helping someone with their search engine optimization. I’m also a wedding officiant, which means I stand in front of couples, ask them if “they do”, say some hopefully inspiring words, and eventually pronounce them a legally wedded couple. Each of those businesses are pretty vastly different from one another, but the one thing they have in common is the contract. Every client, of whatever sort, needs to sign a
A little bit of luck goes a long way. A little less than two weeks ago, I woke up, and before I even had a chance to fully open both eyes, I saw that I had WON the big kahuna of prizes in the AWP 20K Giveaway. First, I did this. Then I acknowledged how happy I was. (And I’m extremely grateful to everyone involved, especially Ahmad Awais for all his efforts in organizing it). AWP is the Advanced WordPress Facebook group. In June, it reached 20,000 members so a huge giveaway contest was launched, that ended up with $100,000
This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive post on everything pertaining to moving a site from // to https://. Instead, this is more like the quick cheatsheet. This is basically the list of steps I use to move my small sites (all pages) from HTTP:// to https://. There may be bumps in the road or special circumstances (especially for larger sites) that I don’t cover here. But if you just want the quick summary, this should work for you. If you have more than one site, I recommend you start by moving the smallest, least popular site. This gives you