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SSH / FTP Connection Basics + Tips & Tricks

I want to present a quick jumpstart to connecting with and using FTP and SSH, which are both very useful tools. Let’s jump right in and start with FTP. Getting Started with FTP FTP is slow if you’re dealing with lots of files, but it gets the job done and is very reliable. I typically use Dreamweaver for my FTP … Read More

Top 10 WordPress Content Sources

Changing out WordPress content is usually pretty simple, but every once and a while it’s easy to get stuck. I’ve found myself asking, “how do I change this text in WordPress” dozens of times. I have assembled a list of places to check, in order from most likely to least likely that should help you to change anything on your … Read More

Removing a WordPress Website Hack & Malware

Chalkboard with words "You Have Been Hacked"

I’ve dealt with quite a few WordPress website hacks and infections, especially lately. While there are virtually unlimited numbers of ways your site can be compromised, I am going to focus on some likely ones and the methods I’ve used to fix 95% of the sites I’ve seen hacked. These methods all assume that you still have WordPress admin dashboard … Read More

Google Analytics – Traffic Source of Specific Page

Sometimes you just need to see how visitors arrived at a specific page on your website. You may want to know about the referring domain, or maybe even which pages on your own website referred users to a particular other page. This also works for a multitude of other uses. Pretty much anything you can find out about a website, … Read More

WordPress: How to Manage Site Files Without FTP Access

As a web developer, I frequently encounter situations where I need to have access and modify files in the root directory or within the WordPress install and I don’t have FTP access. Often, I simply want to update some plugins but don’t want to do it without access to these, in case something goes wrong. Well now you can do … Read More

Use FTP to Search for Text in Filename or Content

Search for String Using FTP

If you need to search an entire directory via FTP for a text string (or search by filesize, date, or path), I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news it, if you are searching for files containing the string in their name: you can do it easily with FileZilla. The bad news is, there isn’t really … Read More

How to Remove Filters Using Child Theme

Disabling filters included in a parent theme using your child theme’s functions.php sounds like something that should be really easy, but it’s actually a little tricky to figure out. If you’re here, you probably already figured out that you need to use remove_filter, but might have noticed that it isn’t working. The reason is probably that the child theme functions … Read More

“No Records Were Found” Error with Geodirectory | WordPress

Here’s a quick tip today for those of you using the Geodirectory WordPress plugin or on your website. If you are like me, you probably got the error:

This is what showed up for me when looking at the map on individual listings pages. Strangely, the plugin doesn’t seem to have a good starter guide, and even Googling this … Read More

Trigger JavaScript from Embedded Wistia Video – WordPress Tutorial

I’ve recently had the opportunity to do some work with Wistia videos embedded into a website and had the challenge of having events trigger from the videos. In my case, I wanted some JavaScript to run after the videos concluded. Specifically, I was working with the Sensei WordPress plugin from WooThemes and wanted to hide the “Complete Lesson” button until the … Read More

Bad Request Error When Downloading File From Website

If your situation is anything like mine was, you are very frustrated that you can’t figure out why you can’t download a simple file from you site. In my case, my website is WordPress, and I have followed all of the steps for uploading a file to a page and making it a download link. But when you go to … Read More