How to move WordPress sites manually in 12 steps

Introduction This post is about how to move a WordPress website from your computer to a live server, from start to finish, mostly manually but making quick use of one plugin along the way. Table of Contents Tools mentioned 1. Export your database from your local...

What to do if your WordPress site is hacked

A few months ago, I agreed to take on a WP site that had been put together by someone else a few years earlier and then abandoned. The core files and plugins were all badly outdated. The reason that was dangerous, as I explained to the site owners, was because old...

Using jQuery with WordPress

A couple of years ago I started trying to figure out how to use this version of javascript called jQuery. I’d heard a lot about it, and had seen it in action in a few places, and I thought it was really cool. I had little trouble using it on regular HTML pages, but...