Getting the WordPress blog password installed using Amazon Lightsail

Getting the WordPress blog password installed using Amazon Lightsail

In the previous article, I showed you the steps to install WordPress on Amazon Lightsail. After installing WordPress we need to login into administration area and change the default password or entirely delete the default user and create a new user, in this article I will show you how we can login into WordPress and do that.

The WordPress image or the other images that are available on Amazon Lightsail while creating an instance are basically Bitnami powered apps. Bitnami makes pre-configured, ready to run image for running WordPress on Lightsail.

Installing WordPress on AWS Amazon Lightsail witn in five mintues

Installing WordPress on AWS Amazon Lightsail witn in five mintues

Amazon Lightsail

AWS launched Amazon Lightsail, a virtual private server service just like DigitalOcean offerings with a starting price of $5 per month. And they are marketing it as The Power of AWS, the Simplicity of a VPS which I think aptly suits, it takes all the hard work on creating an instance and setting up with correct inbound/outbound rules, creating and assigning elastic IP to an instance, setting up firewall, SSH login, taking snapshots.

Features of Amazon Lightsail

  • Lightsail Virtual Private Server (VPS)
  • Powerful API
  • Highly available storage
  • Speedy & secure networking
  • Snapshots
  • Access to AWS Services

So let’s setup a WordPress installation on AWS Amazon Lightsail with in a matter of minutes without any technical knowledge.

Just login to AWS console and click on the services pages check for Lightsail or just go to Lightsail home page after login.

Best WordPress SEO plugins Yoast vs All in one SEO

Best WordPress SEO plugins Yoast vs All in one SEO

The WordPress platform is the single most effective way of sharing content across the internet. With blogging and article writing being the most popular way to communicate with your consumer, you can count on WordPress to help you generate organic traffic to your site even with little to no experience. In this article we will outline some most used SEO plugins that will help enhance your site’s search.

If you’re searching for a way to drive traffic to your site, it is important to understand SEO and how to optimize your WordPress blog. There are hundreds of SEO plug ins to download right from within the dashboard that will help augment your website for maximum performance across all search engines.

Photo Editing Made Easy with PicMonkey

Photo Editing Made Easy with PicMonkey

While there are plenty of photo editing programs available that will allow you to re-size and add custom features to images, some of them come at a price and involve a steep learning curve. Adobe Photoshop is a great tool for those with design experience, but it can be overwhelming for the average WordPress user looking to include images and other multimedia on their posts. User will also have to pay for a subscription and unless you plan on regularly editing images, it might not be worth the money.

How to customize our site using custom css

Most of the times even though we have chosen right theme for site that suits our needs , we still need more or need a little bit of styling to be changed or little functionality to be changed.

In this article I explain step by step procedure on how to change your site’s appearance (not functionality) using custom css.

There are two ways to add custom css:

  • Creating a Child Theme
  • Using Plugins
  • Theme Options (Some themes support option for custom css)

Why Plugins or Child Themes , can’t i just add css in my theme’s style.css ?

WooCommerce – excelling eCommerce - what is it ?

WooCommerce – excelling eCommerce - what is it ?

WooCommerce is a plugin that can be used to create eCommerce websites on WordPress websites. You could either use it to create an online store from the scratch, or use it to add a store front to your existing WordPress website. WooCommerce is very popular amongst WordPress users, with millions of downloads and this is not unconnected to the fact that WooCommerce has an advanced store management interface that can be used for digital products, as well as physical products.

Targeted Audience: Beginners

This guide would show you how you can set up your own WooCommerce website for free.

Exploring Jetpack : How it helps to boost functionality

If you already have a WordPress website, or you are only just thinking of creating one, you must have come across the name ‘Jetpack’ at least once and you were probably wondering “Okay, what the heck is this about?” Don’t worry, i had the same feeling too when i created my first WordPress website. In fact, i didn’t install the Jetpack Plugin until several weeks and countless nagging by WordPress to install the Plugin. That was years ago when Jetpack wasn’t so popular. But now, every Website owner that uses WordPress CMS knows that one of the first few things to do when creating a WordPress website, is to install a Jetpack Plugin.

Changing Pagination Text

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/* Adding Filter to change previous link text */
add_filter(‘genesis_prev_link_text’,’spi_prev_text’);
/* Adding Filter to change next link text */
add_filter(‘genesis_next_link_text’,’spi_next_text’);
function spi_prev_text() {
$link_text = ‘« Prev’;
return $link_text;
}
function spi_next_text() {
$link_text = ‘Next »’;
return $link_text;
}

Famous 5 Minute WordPress Installation

Follow the steps given bellow:

  • Download the WordPress Package from WordPress.org and unzip it.
  • Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user and give all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
  • Upload the WordPress files to the desired location on your web server:
  • If you want to integrate WordPress into the root of your domain (e.g. http://example.com/), move or upload all contents of the unzipped WordPress directory (excluding the WordPress directory itself) into the root directory of your web server.
  • If you want to have your WordPress installation in its own subdirectory on your web site (e.g. http://example.com/blog/), create the blog directory on your server and upload the contents of the unzipped WordPress package to the directory via FTP.
  • Run the WordPress installation script by accessing the URL in a web browser. This should be the URL where you uploaded the WordPress files.
  • If you installed WordPress in the root directory, you should visit: http://example.com/
  • If you installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit: http://example.com/blog/

That’s it success! WordPress is now installed.

Now just go to http://example.com/wp-admin which is the administrator area for your site.