Monday, December 31, 2018

Installing WordPress on a Sub-Domain

From time to time I will teach/coach/mentor new web developers, and it is important to have a website where they can practice.

Fortunately, I have a shared account at that permits unlimited bandwidth and unlimited storage (disk space).

This allows me to create a WordPress installation for training, and then leave it up for 30 days at no cost to the student and no additional out-of-pocket cost to me!

Here is a complete video for installing WordPress on a subdomain..

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

cPanel EMail Filtering

Administrators that have access to cPanel can find a lot of tools to help control spam!

Friday, August 3, 2018

WordPress Checklist

WordPress Beginner posted an article titled "18 Most Important Things You Need to Do After Installing WordPress"

I like to read what other people write, and eventually add thoughts to my own WordPress Checklist.

Here are the 18 things, and my thoughts/comments...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

IP2Location WordPress Plugin

There are three things that sent me in search of this plugin:
  1. Europe's new GDPR only applies to websites that target European Union countries. (GDPR= the General Data Protection Regulation.  It is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU.)
  2. I've attended two WordPress Meetups where GDPR was discussed.
    • In the first meeting, GDPR was briefly discussed. The bottom line was "if you're not doing business in Europe then don't worry about it."
    • In the first hour of the 2nd WP meetup the speaker shared what her research had found. While she acknowledged that GDPR is not here now, we should be aware of it anyway. She said that California is already considering something similar.
  3. Constant attacks from outside the US on my websites; several times WordFence has reported that they've blocked failed/bogus user attempts. In new sites, spurious comments have been installed.

Monday, May 21, 2018

WordPress Plugin: Members (by Justin Tadlock)

Chris Lema mentioned this plugin in his blog "Comparing WordPress Membership Plugins" ~ He wrote "Justin Tadlock’s Members is free. 100% free. That means you can download it for free. You can also review the code for free. You can change it for free. You can install it on 1 site for free – and you can do it on 100 sites for free. That’s amazing, isn’t it. And it’s easy, quick to install, intuitive and all that!" Members is Lema's first choice in his recommendations where Price is the primary consideration.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

WordPress Plugin: WP-Members (by Chad Butler)

Now it's time for me to install and activate the free WP-Members plugin...

Saturday, May 19, 2018

WordPress Plugin: Simple Membership (by smp7 & wp.insider)

Opened a new, blank WordPress Instance.

I added new plugins, and searched for Simple Membership...

Configuring WordPress

You're ready to configure WordPress and add your unique website content.

Now What?

Installing WordPress on an AddOn Domain

At this point a new domain has been registered and is added as an alias to a hosting plan that allows multiple add-on domains.