How to Fix: WordPress Site not Working on Localhost After Port Change

If you have installed WordPress on localhost (example: using XAMPP) and then later you need to change the Apache’s HTTP port number, you will find that the existing WordPress installs will stop loading. It will auto redirect to the URL with the old port number and fail to load. Trying to load the WordPress install […]

How to Install WordPress Plugins

This is a tutorial for the video answers to top WordPress questions series that we have been publishing on this site to help users get started with WordPress. In this tutorial, you will learn: How to find and install plugins from the WordPress Plugin Repository, from within the WordPress Dashboard. How to upload plugins in […]

How to Reset the htaccess File of Your WordPress Site Using FTP

Sometimes, changes to a .htaccess file, whether manually or via a tool with appropriate access, renders a WordPress site inoperable. It might be that all pages 404, or there is simply a white screen without errors, or you get redirected to weird places, or you have the inability to login. Whatever the case, for me, […]

How to Install WordPress Multi-Site in Localhost (Using XAMPP)

So you want to install a WordPress Multi-site Network on your local computer using XAMPP, huh? (you like that HTML Goodies throwback?) Well, in this article, and the accompanying video I will go through the process to make that happen. I will be using XAMPP to run a “web server” on my local machine allowing […]

How to Change the URL of a WordPress Site

Sometimes the URL or domain for a WordPress site is no longer appropriate. This could be for several reasons. Perhaps everything was setup using a different domain (like localhost) for testing purposes. Maybe, it was installed in a folder and now needs to shine at the root of the site. Maybe the domain has been […]

How to Completely Delete a WordPress Blog

When clients ask me how to delete their WordPress blog, after a couple minutes of conversation I learn that, in most cases, they just want to take it off the web temporarily. To do that is very simple. I’ll explain how below but if you truly want to delete the blog and everything associated with […]

How to Install A WordPress Multi-Site Network [Video Tutorial]

Ever since version 3 of WordPress was launched, users had the ability to create a network of WP sites or blogs, allowing us to own a site similar to Using what’s called the ‘multisite’ feature we could have many sites running, only having just one installation of the software installed. There is just one […]

How to Fix the Character Encoding Problem in WordPress

I recently changed my web hosting again in an attempt to speed up the page load time of my website. I had to do it as the former hosting’s page response time was horrible. It was taking 9 seconds for my home page to load with the former hosting. Now my home page loads under […]

How to Install WordPress on Your Domain

This is a quick WordPress Installation guide with screenshots to get your blog up and running quickly. After reading this WordPress Installation guide you will know exactly how you can install WordPress quickly on your domain in a few steps. A detailed WordPress Installation Instruction can be found at too. I install WordPress frequently for my […]

How to Uninstall and Reinstall WordPress

In this post I have explained how you can uninstall and reinstall WordPress. You will rarely think about uninstalling/reinstalling WordPress on your site unless you start having ‘Apache security mod rewrite and htaccess’ issue like myself.  I decided to Reinstall WordPress on one of my sites after trying numerous fixes to solve the issue and […]