Create a WordPress Admin User for A WordPress Site via MySQL (PHPMyAdmin)

One of our users site got hacked and the WP Admin user account password was changed by the hacker. This essentially locked the user out of his admin dashboard. It is best (for situations like this) to just create a new admin user account to gain access to WP admin dashboard and fix things as […]

How to Restore the htaccess File When Using the All in One WP Security Plugin

Just like WordPress is highly SEO friendly out of the box, it is also highly secure. And in the same way a little extra WordPress SEO’ing can go a long way, bumping up the security a bit for the web site is very beneficial. The All in One WP Security Plugin fills the WordPress security […]

All-In-One-SEO Plugin – Fix for Page Title Rewrite Feature Not Working

This is a short post to show you how to solve the page title rewrite not working issue with the All in One SEO plugin (this post should come in handy if you ever come across this issue). The Issue I use the following format in the SEO plugin settings for the WordPress post and page title: […]

How to Fix the Unable to create directory Error in WordPress

If you are seeing any of the following errors when you try to upload/import media into WordPress’s media library then this tutorial is for you. It will show you how to fix this annoying error. Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads Unable to create directory /wp-content/uploads/ Is its parent directory writable by the server? Unable to […]

Debugging JavaScript Code with Firebug

Firebug has become an indispensable tool for doing front-end development of web applications. However, most developers are unaware of some very useful features of this tool, especially when it comes to debugging JavaScript code. I’ve personally seen many of my colleagues relying on alert() function to reveal the flow of execution of their complex codes. […]

Is the RSS Feed of your WordPress Blog Working in all Major browsers?

This morning one of my site visitors was kind enough to email me saying that the RSS Feed of my blog wasn’t working on Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers. Internet Explorer is well known for its issues so I wasn’t that alarmed but my hearth jumped as soon as I double checked the RSS […]

What Would You Do If Somehow You Lost all Your Blog’s Content?

I hope this doesn’t happen to anyone else but this morning  my blog Tips and Tricks HQ somehow disappeared from the face of this earth! The day started as usual… I woke up in the morning went to my office and started checking my emails and found out that I received an email from  SiteUpTime […]

How to Clean/Remove Not Found Errors from Google web master tools generated from translated versions

I installed a translator plugin on one of my WordPress blogs but the plugin wasn’t working properly so I disabled it but two days later I found out that my Google web master tools account was reporting about 1100 ‘Not Found’ errors under the ‘Web crawl errors’ section. All the errors were from translated versions […]

How to Fix ‘Unable to create directory’ error when uploading image into WordPress

This article is a little outdated. Please check the updated version of the tutorial on how to fix the unable to create directory error. This post has a textual and video instructions showing how to fix the WordPress “Unable to create directory” error when uploading/inserting image into WordPress. I started getting the “Unable to create […]

How to import WordPress SQL database backup file without having ‘create new database’ privileges in phpMyAdmin

In this article I have explained how you can import your WordPress SQL database backup file even when you do not have the ‘create new database’ privilege in phpMyAdmin. This is particularly useful when you are trying to import the SQL database as part of transferring your site from one host ( to another host […]