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.

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A Guide to WordPress Post Formats

A Guide to WordPress Post Formats

Post formats are one of the most interesting additions to WordPress 3.1. In this post we learn how to use them.

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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.

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Convert Pages to Posts and Vice versa

Convert Pages to Posts and Vice versa

Sometimes you may need to convert posts to pages or vice versa, and as usual a couple of WordPress developers have already developed such a solution for you. Read the post to discover which plugins can help you out.

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How to Remove Obsolete Cron Jobs

How to Remove Obsolete Cron Jobs

WordPress relies on Cron to run scheduled tasks and scripts, such as backups of your blog or flushing the spam comments. Unfortunately some plugins which use Cron are not coded well enough and do not remove their cron tasks when uninstalled. If you notice that this is the case (you can use the Cron View plugin to see what’s in your Cron), you can use this handy function to remove obsolete cron jobs. Replace ‘cron_name’ with the name of the cron job you wish to remove. Then just place the code snippet in the theme’s functions.php file, save and refresh.…

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Anti-Spam Solutions for WordPress

Anti-Spam Solutions for WordPress

Are you fighting a losing battle against spam on your blog or website? Read on to find which plugins will provide a solution to ending spam once and for all.

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Custom Database Error Page

Custom Database Error Page

Put a file called “db-error.php” directly inside your /wp-content/ folder and WordPress will automatically use that when there is a database connection problem.

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How To Remove Media Upload Buttons in Post Editor

How To Remove Media Upload Buttons in Post Editor

In the WordPress admin screen, when working in the post or page editor, you will see some media upload buttons above the TinyMCE editor. If you would like to hide them from your client, for example to disable the upload of such files, you can follow the steps in this post.

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Using Featured Images in Custom Post Types

Using Featured Images in Custom Post Types

Custom Post Types are one of my favourite features in WordPress nowadays, and I use the excellent Easy Content Types plugin for generating them. Sometimes I need to include uploadable images within the the custom post types, and although the plugin mentioned allows file uploads, I still feel that some tweaking of the ‘Featured Image’ functionality provided by WordPress is still the most ideal method of doing this. So at the end of this tutorial we will have something that looks like the screen below This is a screenshot of the ‘Books’ custom post type I have running on this…

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