Tutorials

How to Replace WordPress Cron with a Real Cron Job

The default WordPress cron (wp-cron.php) handles automated tasks for websites built with WordPress. This type of cron is only triggered if somebody visits your website. So, for example, if you scheduled a post and you did not install any post-scheduling plugin, your post might not be published on time if nobody visits your website at your scheduled time. And if your website has a lot of automated features and it… Read more

How to Change Session Lifetime in Joomla

Session lifetime refers to the length of time you spend logged in to a website. If you are new to Joomla, you will notice that you are logged out after some minutes of inactivity on your Joomla-built website. This is controlled by Joomla’s session settings. In this tutorial, you will learn how to change session lifetime in Joomla 3. 1. Log in to the dashboard of your Joomla website. 2…. Read more

How to Install Drupal on Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial will show you how to install Drupal on an Ubuntu 18.04 computer. As of writing this article, the latest version of Drupal is 8.7.7. 1. Update your Ubuntu computer. $ sudo apt update 2. Install the LAMP stack. Refer to the tutorial How to Install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) Stack on Ubuntu 18.04. 3. Create a database and a database user for Drupal – and grant user… Read more

Website Migration from WordPress to Drupal

This tutorial will walk you through migrating the contents of a WordPress-built website to Drupal 8. Exporting Contents from WordPress 1. Log in to the dashboard of your WordPress website. 2. Go to Tools > Export. 3. Tick the checkbox for All content under the heading Choose what to export. This option will export all posts, pages, comments, custom fields, terms, navigation menus, and custom posts. Please note that the… Read more

How to Install Joomla on Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial will show you how to install Joomla on a Ubuntu 18.04 computer. As of writing this article, the latest version of Joomla is 3.9.11. 1. Update your Ubuntu system. $ sudo apt update 2. Install the LAMP stack. Refer to the tutorial How to Install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) Stack on Ubuntu 18.04. 3. Go to the Joomla website download page and copy the URL for Joomla’s… Read more

How to Install Nemo File Manager on Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial will show you how to install Nemo File Manager also known as Nautilus file manager on an Ubuntu 18.04 computer. 1. Update your Ubuntu packages and repositories $ sudo apt-get update 2. Add the official PPA repository for Nemo $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo 3. Install Nemo $ sudo apt-get install nemo 4. Put Nemo on the Ubuntu Dock Click on Show Applications (the square of dots on the… Read more

Disabling Text Selection, Forcing Text Highlighting with CSS

This tutorial will show you how to disable the selection of text and force the highlighting of text with the use of CSS. Disable Text Selection 1. Insert the following code into your CSS file. .no-select { -webkit-touch-callout:none; -webkit-user-select:none; -khtml-user-select:none; -moz-user-select:none; -ms-user-select:none; -o-user-select:none; user-select:none; } 2. Give your text the class .no-select. 3. Example result: I am a brave and strong paragraph. The CSS class .no-select empowers me. You cannot… Read more

Code Syntax Highlighting in WordPress

Have you visited a webpage where lines of programming code are written in different colors depending on their function in the code? That is called syntax highlighting. In this tutorial, we will implement syntax highlighting in WordPress using a plugin that is built on SyntaxHighlighter, a JavaScript package developed by Alex Gorbatchev. 1. Install and activate the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin. 2. Go to Settings > SyntaxHighlighter in the dashboard of… Read more

Changing the Order of Articles on the Front Page in Joomla 3

Jooma is a very robust content management system. When you first use it for your website, you are easily overwhelmed by the number of buttons and options in the dashboard. And it does not help that the front page does not display the most recent articles first by default. In this tutorial, we will rearrange the order of articles on the front page of a Joomla 3 site; we will… Read more

Quick Configuration for the W3 Total Cache Plugin in WordPress

W3 Total Cache is one of the top WordPress cache plugins. Its plugin page describes it this way: “W3 Total Cache improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing website performance, reducing load times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration and the latest best practices.” In this tutorial, we will teach you a quick configuration for W3 Total Cache. 1. Go to the General Settings… Read more