Securing WordPress (Plugins are the last tool to use)

By Aaron | January 25, 2023

I watched a few YouTube videos on security in WordPress and if you think all you need to do is install a WordPress plugin (as these videos suggested) I highly recommend watching this video. There is a lot more than just installing a plugin to secure a site, there are tools like using CloudFlare, using…

Breakdance: A new WordPress page builder

By Aaron | January 20, 2023

This is me setting up Breakdance, a new page builder, on a local environment of WordPress. I compare it a lot to Beaver Builder, as that is the page builder I am most familiar with. Transcription of the video: Aaron Reimann (00:01): All right, in this video I’m gonna be breaking down Breakdance. Breakdance is…

Setting up a Free Backup of My WordPress Site and Local Development

By Aaron | January 13, 2023

In this video, I go through ManageWP and set up free monthly backups in ManageWP, and then I walk someone through taking one of the backups and setting it up on Local (Local by Flywheel / WP Engine) for local development purposes.

A Quick Walk Through of WordPress 0.71

By Aaron | January 10, 2023

I step back in time with this one… WordPress turns 20 this year and I thought I should walk you guys through what WordPress used to look like. I got an old version of PHP (4.4.4) and MySQL 5.0.23 up and running and I go through the back end of WordPress 0.71. Transcription of the…

ClassicPress – Looking at a fork of WordPress 4.9

By Aaron | January 3, 2023

In this one I take an installation of ClassicPress 1.4.4 and install in on SpinupWP server. I check out the basics of ClassicPress and talk about the differences.

Sending Mail From Your Web Server Using WordPress

By Aaron | December 23, 2022

Have you ever had issues send email through WordPress? For example a “Contact Us” form or any type of form that is sent via email. Well, sometime it doesn’t make it to your inbox for a myriad of reasons, I’ll walk you through using some of the best tools to set up your site to…

How to Use NS Lookup to Get DNS Records That Might Have Been Lost

By Aaron | June 22, 2022

I briefly go through the command line and run some NS Lookup commands.

Support for PHP 7.4 is Ending This Year, Is Your Site Ready for The Switch?

By Aaron | June 14, 2022

WordPress’ underlying programming language is PHP and because of that, it is important to upgrade from PHP 7.4 to 8.0 or 8.1 in the next 6 months because support for 7.4 is ending.

How to Generate a Google Maps API key for WordPress

By Aaron | June 7, 2022

I’ll walk you through generating a Google Maps API key so you can display Google Maps in WordPress. In this video, I’ll be using Beaver Builder’s PowerPack to display a map, but the API Key I walk you through should work with any other plugin that requires a Google Map API Key.