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…

Decisive Victory in the Page Builder War
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Decisive Victory in the Page Builder War

Last updated 1/1/2020 (pricing updated) A year and a half ago, when Pippin Williams wrote the authoritative review of WordPress page builders, there were several strong contenders. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have seen that the field quickly narrowed to two: Beaver Builder and Elementor. These two giants in the page builder arena have…

Free Services for Website Building & Optimization
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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…

Best Web Hosting for Site Builders

Best Web Hosting for Site Builders

Introduction If you need a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or a physical machine in a server facility then this article isn’t for you. For a high-level view of hosting considerations, see my previous article. In this article I look at two options for WordPress site hosting: SiteGround and Cloudways. These two options cover most small and medium…