If you’re running your own WordPress site it’s essential that you have a backup. But you also need a plan for dealing with any disaster. This screencast shows you how to prepare for the worst. The lesson also includes a worksheet to help you create your own disaster recovery plan.
Move a WordPress site from one location to another can be a bit tricky. Because WordPress content and settings are stored in a database there’s a bit more involved than just transferring files between servers. In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to use the free Duplicator plugin to move any WordPress website. For example, can […]
There are many reasons why you might want to install WordPress on your desktop computer or laptop. Unfortunately, installing WordPRess isn’t as simple as installing traditional desktop software. Or rather, it wasn’t until the Desktop Server application came along. In this tutorial I show you how to install WordPress home computer. You can use that […]
If you’re moving your site from WordPress.com, you probably want to move your content as well. There’s no reason you have to re-type everything. This screencast shows you how to transfer your content in a few easy steps.
User roles are a powerful WordPress feature that allows you to create complex editorial workflows. The key is in understanding what they are and how they work. This lesson introduces you to the core WordPress user roles and explains when you should use each.
Thanks to WordPress’s multi-user capabilities you can easily delegate day-to-day site management tasks to someone else. Just create an account for that user and assign the appropriate user role. This lessons walks you through the details.
Now that you’re running your own self-hosted WordPress site (as opposed to using WordPress.com) you’re responsible for performing updates whenever a new version of WordPress is available — and it’s critical that you do so. Updating your WordPress website is the number one defense against being hacked. Fortunately, it’s incredibly easy to perform an upgrade. You’ll learn all the details in this lesson.
There’s been an explosion of hacking activity in the past few months, with at least one major attack aimed squarely at WordPress websites. You may be wondering if WordPress is secure enough for a business or professional website. In this one hour webinar you’ll learn about the current state of WordPress security and what you […]
On the one hand, WordPress plugins empower you to do just about anything you want to with your website. On the other hand, too many plugins can slow your site to a crawl (and possibly even create security problems). In this lesson you’ll learn how to take control of your plugins and avoid some of the common problems that plague many WordPress users.
VaultPress is a hosted backup and security service. If your site is critically important to your business, VaultPress is well worth the monthly fee. In this screencast I take you on a tour of the VaultPress press website and demonstrate all of the services key features. I also provide some guidance on how to determine which backup solution is right for you.
BackupBuddy is a popular all-in-one backup and restore plugin. BackupBuddy allows you schedule your backups to run at regular intervals, and even allows you to automatically move your backups to a secure location. The plugin also comes with a restore script that will help you get your site back online quickly if something ever goes wrong.