15 Most Annoying Things about WordPress and How to Fix Them

Like most things in life, WordPress also has it’s fair share of annoying things. Dealing with these annoyances is very easy with the right system and processes. In this article, we will show you the 15 most annoying things about WordPress and how to fix them.

1. Setting up WordPress Backup

WordPress does not come with a built-in backup system. You are supposed to create your own backups instead of relying on your WordPress hosting company.

Having a regular backup saves you the frustration when something bad happens to your website.

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10 LinkedIn WordPress Plugins to Win New Customers

Want to bring more users from LinkedIn to your WordPress site? LinkedIn is a popular social networking platform for professionals, which means it has a different and often very focused user base. In this article, we will show you 10 LinkedIn WordPress plugins to win new customers.

LinkedIn for WordPress

Just like Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn also offers its own social plugins. These plugins allow you to drop in LinkedIn functionality into your WordPress site without using a third-party plugin.

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How to Open Your WordPress Online Store with WooCommerce + AWeber

Let’s face it: online shoppers have lots of buying options, and, with all of the technology that exists today, their expectations are higher than ever.

If your ecommerce site doesn’t meet their expectations, it could mean the difference between a sale and fail. In fact, 43 percent of consumers visit a competitor’s site after a negative mobile experience, and 51 percent of online shoppers say site slowness is the top reason they abandon a purchase.

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How to Limit or Disable Automatic Empty Trash in WordPress

In WordPress, when delete a post or comment, it goes into trash. By default, trashed posts and comments remain in your database for 30 days giving you enough time to restore them if needed. After 30 days, WordPress automatically deletes all trash content permanently. In this article, we will show you how to limit or disable automatic WordPress empty trash feature.

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How To Make a WordPress Database Backup Manually

Do you want to know how to make a WordPress database backup manually without using a plugin? Knowing the manual method allows you to quickly create a database backup whenever you need it. In this article, we will show you how to make a WordPress database backup manually.

WordPress Database Backup Manually

When and Why Make a WordPress Database Backup Manually

You should always install and setup a WordPress backup system for your site. This allows you to restore your site should something go wrong.

Many users lose access to their WordPress admin area after a hack attempt or some plugin error. In these cases, most tutorials recommend that you create a complete WordPress backup.

However, since you cannot access the admin area, it would be hard for you to use a plugin for backups. This is where knowing how to make a WordPress database backup manually comes in handy.

A manual database backup is exactly the same as the database backups created by a plugin.

Having said that, let’s take a look at how to easily make a WordPress database backup manually.

Backing Up WordPress Database Manually Using phpMyAdmin

For this method we will be using phpMyAdmin. It is an open source software that allows you to manage your MySQL database using a web based interface. It comes pre-installed on most WordPress hosting providers.

First you need to login to your WordPress hosting control panel. Upon login, click on phpMyAdmin under the database section.

 

This will launch phpMyAdmin window. Make sure your WordPress database is selected inside phpMyAdmin. If it isn’t, then click on your WordPress database name to select it. You will be able to see the list of WordPress database tables when it is selected.

Once your database is selected, click on Export link from the top menu bar.

 

You will be asked to select the export method. You need to select custom as it will give you more options to explore.

 

Clicking on custom will reveal more options. First it will show all your tables in your WordPress database as selected.

Sometimes WordPress plugins add their own tables to your database. If there are any tables that you would like to exclude from export, then you can deselect them. If you are unsure, then it is better to keep them all selected.

 

Scroll down to the output section. By default, phpMyAdmin will show you the output of the export process as text. You need to change that by selecting ‘Save output to a file’ option. For compression you need to select zipped or gzipped option.

Now you need to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the ‘Go’ button.

phpMyAdmin will now send you the database export as zip or gzip file.

That’s all, you have successfully made a manually WordPress database backup.

Creating a Manual WordPress Database Backup from cPanel

Most good WordPress hosting companies also offer easier ways to download on demand backups. Here is how you can use that to make a manual WordPress database backup.

Simply login to your hosting control panel and scroll down to the files section where you will see the Backup button. Bluehost, SiteGround, and HostGator all have similar options.

On the backups page, scroll down to partial backups section and click on your database name to download your database backup file.

Download a WordPress database backup using cPanel

You can also download your WordPress files backup from this page if you need to.

Editor’s Note: You can make WordPress database backups manually, but keep in mind that it is not an alternative to a proper backup solution for your WordPress site.

There are situations when you may not have access to your WordPress database at all. Like if your hosting company suspends your account, or loses your data.

Another possible scenario is when some hacker has injected data in your WordPress database, cleaning an infected database would be a lot more difficult.

Use a proper backup plugin to automatically store your WordPress database backups on the cloud. We recommend using BackupBuddy, it automatically creates and stores your backups on a cloud storage service like Google Drive, DropBox, or Stash.

See our guide on how to keep your WordPress content safe with BackupBuddy for detailed instructions.

That’s all, we hope this article helped you learn how to make a WordPress database backup manually. You may also want to see our guide on how to restore your WordPress site with just a database backup.

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Using Twitter Bootstrap and WordPress

Bootstrap is a great responsive design library and more. It was developer by Twitter and google. To use boostrap you first download bootstrap and unzip is into your themes CSS directory. (I put that, js, image, etc) under the theme directory in a folder called assets. I won’t go into the specifics here, bootstrap is well documented.

If you’re not sure how to use it or need help with is contact Justin today. I may even be able to help you over the phone or if you would like your site to be mobile ready contact me also. I can do this for you. Stop missing customers and get mobile! It’s not a trend. More and more people sit in front of their televisions phone in hand, surfing and watching TV.