Tutorials

How to Remove Widgets from the WordPress Dashboard

The available widgets on the WordPress dashboard are all useful, but oftentimes we do not use all of them and their presence overwhelms us. A lot of custom theme creators even limit the number of widgets shown on the dashboard to whatever are really necessary for the website that they are designing. Some even remove them altogether and create their own widgets! If you find yourself in such a situation… Read more

How to Create a New MySQL Database Using cPanel

MySQL is an open-source relational database management system. It is often bundled with other software to run websites and web applications. It is installed with the Apache HTTP server and the PHP language in software stacks like LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) and WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP). It is used by Content Management Systems like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. 1. Log in to the cPanel of your… Read more

How to Install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) Stack on Ubuntu 18.04

The LAMP stack is a group of four open-source software used in building dynamic websites and web applications. The acronym stands for the Linux operating system, the Apache web server, the MySQL database, and the PHP programming language. In this tutorial, we will install LAMP on an Ubuntu 18.04 computer. 1. Update and upgrade your Ubuntu system $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt upgrade 2. Install Apache and confirm… Read more

How to Migrate a WordPress Site to Another Host Using cPanel

Migrating a website from one host to another is a headache whether you know what to do or not. You may want to move your website to another host because it has grown too big over the years and has been receiving too much traffic lately that your present hosting service cannot handle. Whatever your reason is for the hosting transfer, the following steps will make it smooth and easy…. Read more

Solved: WordPress Permalinks Not Working in Ubuntu 18.04

1. Open the Ubuntu Terminal and enter the code below: $ sudo gedit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf 2. A text editor will pop up. Look for the following lines of code: <Directory /var/www/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Require all granted </Directory> 3. Change the None in AllowOverride None to All: <Directory /var/www/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All Require all granted </Directory> 4. Save the file and close it. 5. Go back to… Read more

How to Display Most Recent Posts, Most Popular Posts, Recommended Posts in WordPress

This tutorial will teach you how to display your Most Recent Posts, Most Popular Posts, and Recommended Posts in your WordPress-powered website. How to Display Most Recent Posts Add the following lines of code where you want to display your most recent posts: <div class=”posts-most-recent widget”> <h4 class=”widget-title”>Most Recent Posts</h4> <ul> <?php $theme_recent_posts = new WP_Query(‘showposts=5’); if ( $theme_recent_posts->have_posts() ) : while ($theme_recent_posts->have_posts()) : $theme_recent_posts->the_post(); ?> <li> <a href=”<?php esc_url(the_permalink());… Read more

Two Excerpt Types for Different Categories in WordPress

By default, you can only use one excerpt type in WordPress. You can display a certain number of characters as excerpts, you display your first paragraphs as excerpts, or other excerpt types. You can only use one of these in your WordPress site. This tutorial will teach you how to use two excerpt types for different categories. Copy the two groups of code below to the functions.php file of your… Read more

How to Install WordPress on Ubuntu 18.04 Step By Step

The use of Content Management System (CMS) has drastically changed the way content is published on the internet and allowed for the mushrooming of a lot of websites. Websites built with WordPress (a CMS) account for the majority of websites online that run using CMS. Because the history of WordPress is rooted on blogging, it makes content publishing relatively easy and straightforward. By installing WordPress with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL,… Read more

How to Move the Ubuntu Dock to the Bottom or Right in Ubuntu 18.04

The Ubuntu Dock is the bar on your Ubuntu desktop that has the shortcut icons for the software installed on your computer. By default, it is on the left of your screen, but you can move it to the bottom or to the right. Here are the steps: 1. Click on the icon that looks like an arrow pointing down at the top-right corner of your Ubuntu computer. 2. A… Read more

How to Create a Shortcut File Launcher in Ubuntu 18.04

(Editor’s Note: We are not responsible over any form of content available on other websites. Download their content or software at your own risk.) Oftentimes you want to install some specific software on your Ubuntu machine but the software creator only provides a compressed file (e.g. .zip, .txz, .tar.gz, etc.) and not an installable file. What some Ubuntu users do in this situation is copy the compressed file into a… Read more