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How to Backup WordPress to a Local Computer

How to Backup WordPress to a Local Computer

Backing up your WordPress site is one of those essential things that don’t get spoken about nearly as often as they should. We’ve already reviewed the best WordPress online backup tool, BackupBuddy, and today we are going to talk about another tool which allows you to backup your site to your local computer. This piece of software is Backup Smart.

How to Automatically Get Notified When a Plugin is Updated

How to Automatically Get Notified When a Plugin is Updated

One of the major problems with security on WordPress sites is the fact that many people are careless with the updating of plugins. When there is a security vulnerability in a plugin and it gets fixed, it is very important that we update it, else we are leaving the door open to potential hackers. You might have many blogs or be using many plugins, so keeping track of all plugin updates is not always an easy task. Thankfully there is a plugin that sends you an email whenever one of your installed plugins is updated.

The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Taxonomies

The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Taxonomies

In this post we examine the difference between WordPress categories, tags and custom taxonomies. We also go through the step-by-step creation of a custom taxonomy.

How to Add Buttons and CSS Classes to TinyMCE

How to Add Buttons and CSS Classes to TinyMCE

Update: Here’s a better way of adding custom styles to the Styles dropdown in TinyMCE. When creating websites for clients, especially those who are not so familiar with website editing or the internet in general, it is always useful to customise the WordPress Admin in order to make it simpler and more intuitive. Once customisation is that of adding functionality to the TinyMCE visual editor. For example you might want to let clients easily select a paragraph of text and give it a particular style, such as increase its padding and make a background for it. As a developer you…

Options for Creating a WordPress Website

Options for Creating a WordPress Website

Today we’ll be taking a look at the different options you have for creating a WordPress-powered website. Your ultimate choice will probably be based on your level of expertise in WordPress and coding in general, as well as the budget you have for developing your site.

Guide to Using Custom Functions Plugins in WordPress

Guide to Using Custom Functions Plugins in WordPress

Learn how to group frequently used custom functions into re-usable plugins and check out the magic of the mu-plugins WordPress folder in this tutorial.

A Better WordPress Admin for Your Clients

A Better WordPress Admin for Your Clients

We will soon be posting a guide to customising the WordPress admin for your clients, in the meantime this videocast by Troy Dean will give you ton of valuable information on this topic. If you enjoyed this post, make sure to subscribe to WPMayor’s RSS feed. About Jean GaleaJean Galea is a WordPress developer, entrepreneur and padel player. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and EDD Bookings, as well as the Mastermind.fm podcast. His personal blog can be found at jeangalea.com.