Adding Header | Footer Code and Scripts in WordPress

For new users and students running WordPress sites, there are many options available to adding codes and scripts to WordPress header or footer sections of your sites..

When you want to add Google Analytics, Search Console verification code and other scripts, you’re told to add them either in the header or footer section of your website.. To do that, you either have to manually edit your theme’s header.php or footer.php files or use built-in theme options or a plugin…

For new users and students, this can be intimidating..

The thing about manually editing your theme’s file is when you make a mistake, you render the site inoperable… Manually editing the theme’s file also make is difficult to manage, as you’ll always have to re-insert the codes everytime the theme is updated…

This can be time consuming..

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How to Add Search Form | Bottom to WordPress Main Menu

Many good and popular WordPress themes don’t automatically add a search button or form to the main menu for both desktops and mobile devices…

Although these themes have great features and you’d like to continue using them to run your blogs, without the search bar in the menu, the only other option is to add the search form to the sidebar via WordPress widget…

If you’re using a mobile device, and you want search for content on the page… the search button is usually at the bottom of the screen… since that’s why most mobile sidebar are placed..

For those looking for an easy option to add the search button to the main menu on both desktop and mobile device, this post should help you do that…

It shows you how to add a search form to the main menu (top navigation menu) on desktops and mobile devices so users can quickly search for content on the page or site… Read More

How to Install WordPress with Apache2 and Ubuntu 18.04 on Google Cloud

Few days ago we showed you how to setup WordPress with Nginx support on Google Cloud Platform… Google is by far the most powerful Internet company with huge resources… So hosting your WordPress website with them makes sense…

Google Compute Engine (GCE) — scalable, high-performance virtual machines (VMs) running in Google’s data centers worldwide…

Using GCE, you can create custom VMs with complete control over the VMs’ environment and runtime as you write or install programs — and they come with persistent disk storage, great performance and are adaptable…

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup WordPress websites on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 using Google Compute Engine to help improve their website performance and protect their sites against malicious actors..

This tutorial will take the complexity of out running your website on GCE cloud…

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well… It doesn’t have to be WordPress… This setup should work on other CMSs and plain HTML sites out of the box… Read More

How to Setup WordPress with Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04 Using Google Cloud

Google Compute Engine (GCE) — scalable, high-performance virtual machines (VMs) running in Google’s data centers worldwide…

Using GCE, you can create custom VMs with complete control over the VMs’ environment and runtime as you write or install programs — and they come with persistent disk storage, great performance and are adaptable…

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup WordPress websites on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 using Google Compute Engine to help improve their website performance and protect their sites against malicious actors..

This tutorial will take the complexity of out running your website on GCE cloud…

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well… It doesn’t have to be WordPress… This setup should work on other CMSs and plain HTML sites out of the box… Read More

How to Install WordPress with Apache2 and Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificates on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Few days ago we showed you how to setup WordPress with Nginx and Let’s Encrypt free SSL/TLS certificates… For those who want to run Let’s Encrypt with Apache2 instead, then steps below should help them..

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup WordPress websites with Apache2 and use Let’s Encrypt free SSL/TLS certificates and security features to help improve their website performance and protect their sites against malicious actors..

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well… It doesn’t have to be WordPress… This setup should work on other CMSes and plain HTML sites out of the box… Read More

How to Setup WordPress with Nginx and Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificates on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Students and new users who want to install a new WordPress website with Nginx support and use Let’s Encrypt SSL, the steps below should help them get there easily…

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup WordPress websites and use Let’s Encrypt free SSL/TLS certificates and security features to help improve their website performance and protect their sites against malicious actors..

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well… It doesn’t have to be WordPress… This setup should work on other CMSes and plain HTML sites out of the box… Read More

How to Install WordPress with Apache2 and Cloudflare CDN / SSL on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Few days ago, we showed you how to install WordPress with Nginx HTTP server and support for Cloudflare CDN / SSL and other protections.. If you rather use WordPress with Apache2 HTTP server and Cloudflare, then you’re in the right place..

For students and new users who want to setup a new WordPress website with Apache2 HTTP server and use Cloudflare for CDN and SSL protection, the steps below should help them get there…

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup WordPress websites with Apache2 and use Cloudflare’s CDN, free SSL and security features to help improve their website performance and protect their sites against malicious actors..

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well… It doesn’t have to be WordPress… This setup should work on other CMSs and plain HTML sites out of the box… Read More

How to Setup WordPress with Nginx and Cloudflare CDN / SSL on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Students and new users who want to setup a new WordPress website with Nginx HTTP server and use Cloudflare for CDN and SSL protection, the steps below should help them get there…

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup WordPress websites and use Cloudflare’s CDN, free SSL and security features to help improve their website performance and protect their sites against malicious actors..

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well… It doesn’t have to be WordPress… This setup should work on other CMSs and plain HTML sites out of the box… Read More

How to Remove WordPress Default Admin User via the Dashboard

WordPress allows you to change the default username as well as create a very strong password upon installing… However, some webmasters choose not to implement these good security measures..

A good security procedure is not to select Admin as your WordPress administrator username.. instead use something different and unique which can’t be guessed easily..

If admin is used, the bad guys only have to guess the password, since the username (Admin) is widely used in website brute force attacks… If you select a unique name for the administrator and a very strong password, this makes it much more difficult for anyone to easily brute force your account by using combination of popular usernames and passwords..

So, to make your WordPress website difficult to brute force, change your admin username if you haven’t already done so… For help, use the steps below: Read More

Migrate WordPress Website to New a Domain URL with MySQL / MariaDB

Want to move your current WordPress website to a new domain URL? For example, if you have a current WordPress website running on example.com and you want to migrate or move to a different domain like mynewexample.com, the steps below should help you…

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to correctly move WordPress websites to a different domain URL and update is permalinks..

WordPress uses MySQL database to store all its data: posts, pages, profiles, configurations, links and more.. WordPress also uses Permalinks to link to pages, images, posts and other content in the database… These links are very important!

If these permalinks are wrong and pointing to incorrect data, your site is screwed! Read More