Backup and Restore WordPress

There are several ways to backup a WordPress installation. Plugins can do the work, and run backups automatically according to a set schedule. Backups can be saved locally, or in a cloud server. Multiple versions of backups need to be stored, just in case a site gets...

March 17, Restoring WordPress from a Backup

Disaster strikes and your WordPress website goes down. You try to fix it, but after a moment of panic your remember you have backups. (You do have backups…?) Although there’s a big emphasis on backing up, do you know how to actually restore a site from a...

From Static to Responsive

If you have a static website, can it be “converted” to a responsive website? The answer depends on several variables, but in most cases the answer is probably “No”! Only a few years ago the layout of a website was designed to fit a larger...

DACS Workshop, February 17, 2015

Google favors responsive websites… And since ever-increasing people are viewing websites on their smart phones or tablets, it’s becoming more urgent to upgrade static sites to responsive sites. If you have an existing static site, what would be the best way to...

Exploring HTTPS Security for all Websites

The trend is towards having a secure connection to a website. Google is starting to take this into  consideration in their search results. If you don’t sell anything, how important and desirable is it, and how do we install it? If you have a simple form, such as...

Essential WordPress Plugins

WordPress plugins are additional “apps” that enhance the functionality of WordPress. WordPress works quite well “out of the box”, but chances are you’ll be installing several plugins before your new site is ready to go live. The best...

Images & WordPress

Before uploading images or photos to a website, they need to be checked and optimized. This is important not only to avoid long downloads – especially important when viewed on alternate media  – and can to boost SEO results. Things to consider and optimize...

WordPress Widgets

Widgets are an integral part of any WordPress theme, and their locations and options change depending the theme structure. Widgets are small pieces of functionality (PHP code) that can be placed in widget locations within a theme. Widgets can be simple text (a text...

Configuring WordPress – Basic Structure and Menus

Populating the WordPress website, adding pages, posts, categories and setting up menus. Pages are static pages that can be edited, but generally remain the same. Pages do not get archived, once edited the old content is overwritten. Posts are texts that are displayed...

Child Themes in WordPress

WordPress uses “themes” to display the content of the database. The theme determines what the end user sees. Deciding which theme to use is determined by the site requirements, and some research may be needed to find the perfect fit. Whether it’s a...