Changing Your WordPress Password – Laragon and HeidiSQL

Changing Your WordPress Password – Laragon and HeidiSQL

Introduction I’ve been using Laragon for a while now for local WordPress development. Recently someone asked for help because they had forgotten their WordPress username or password. I made a short video walkthrough that shows how to change the password using the HeidiSQL program that comes with Laragon.  Below the video are the written out…

Code Snippets for Easy Site Customizations

Code Snippets for Easy Site Customizations

Introduction Code snippets are small bits of PHP code that you can use to customize your WordPress website.  The Code Snippets plugin is a great convenience for adding snippets. The plugin is available for free from the WordPress plugin directory. It is regularly updated, is widely used, and has good reviews.  I’ve been using it for…

Free Services for Website Building & Optimization

Free Services for Website Building & Optimization

Last Updated December 14, 2019. There are a number of free online services useful for site builders. The seven listed below are helpful for checking if DNS changes have been picked up, troubleshooting SSL errors, finding the cause of a site slowdown for speed optimization, finding the best headline for your posts, and for using…

The Not So Skinny on Custom Templates: Toolset, and Beaver Builder

The Not So Skinny on Custom Templates: Toolset, and Beaver Builder

The WPBuilds Facebook group is a friendly and interesting bunch of site builders. Periodically there is a discussion about plugins for creating the “display template” for Custom Post Types. This is a decision, or hurdle, that everyone using Custom Post Types has to deal with.  Fair warning, if you are reading this then I assume…