Author: Fred Meyer
How to Change WordPress User Passwords via FTP
A member from the WPShout Facebook Group blew my mind last week with this set of instructions for either resetting WordPress user passwords or adding new users using only an FTP connection. This was in response to our Quick Guide that describes how to do the same thing inside phpMyAdmin, which requires cPanel (or similar) access. For many situations, I believe this FTP route is quite a bit simpler and requires requesting less complete access from your clients.
AnswerThePublic: Visualize People’s Real Searches on Any Topic
This tool is incredible. It gives you beautiful, readable data visualizations of people’s real search queries for any phrase you type in, from “wordpress hooks” to “meaning of life.”
Autocomplete for Relevanssi
I first wrote up Relevanssi back in 2015, when it saved my bacon on a client project. Last week it did the same thing again, and I remembered why I’d found it so cool in the first place.
Discussing the WPShout Pro Community on the WP Tavern Podcast
The three of us (Alex, David, and Fred) had the pleasure of being on last week’s WP Tavern podcast. We discussed what we’ve learned about teaching and learning WordPress development, and why we believe the WPShout Pro Community solves learning challenges that nothing else quite addresses.
Choosing the Right Hosting for You: Honest WordPress Hosting Recommendations
In WordPress hosting, there are definitely right choices—and wrong ones. This article is a quick-but-thorough guide on how to choose the right WordPress hosting for your project. Here’s how it’s structured:
The Secret to Learning WordPress Development Is People
We’ve been thinking a lot about how people learn WordPress, and what drives success in WordPress development learning.
SiteGround is 70% Off All Week
Happy Labor Day! SiteGround has bumped its sign-up discounts up to 70% for all shared hosting products through September 9th. If you’ve been needing hosting for a new project, or wanting to change hosting for yourself or a client, now’s the time.
How to Prevent Browser Caching of a CSS Stylesheet in WordPress
This video and text Quick Guide explains how to prevent browser caching of CSS files, with a special focus on doing this for WordPress sites.
Learn WordPress Development: The Basic Course
WordPress development is a massively useful skill, but it’s also tricky to learn—especially if you learn things in a piecemeal way that allows basic confusions to persist while you try to tackle advanced topics.
“SEO in Content Marketing: How to Write for Search Engines Without Sounding Like a Robot”
Over the weekend, an extremely skilled and SEO-savvy content writer we’ve been working with recommended me this resource. It’s a nicely formatted PDF full of deeply sane advice on SEO-aware content creation.