Author Archives: Steve Dougherty

How To Move Your WordPress Site To A New Domain

Moving or transferring your WordPress site from one domain to another is kinda easy when you’ve done it many times.

There are plugins, both free and very costly, that will help make the process easier.

Before you spend money on a plugin or program, or end up breaking your site when you use a free plugin that seems easy until you hit the ‘Go’ button and you get a blank screen where your site use to be…plrvideodirect guide to moving your WordPress site to a new domain

Spend a few minutes reviewing this post and I believe you will get the confidence and know-how needed to DIY (do it yourself).

I’ve broken the process down to a few simple steps.

Watch the videos and then give it a go.

As I mention a few times within the videos, do a full backup of the files and database before you get started with the move. While the process detailed within these videos work in 99% of the WordPress site moves, if you encounter the 1% where you cannot get it to work, leave me a comment below. This way when we get your situation solved, it may help other people in that 1% camp.

After you have your full backup stored away, to help you visualize an easy move, think about all the moving parts that need to be packed up and transferred to their new home.

In most cases, there are the Continue reading

Future Proof Your Sites Copyright Dates

Have you ever been to a website and noticed the copyright date in the footer was a year or two ago – or older?

plrvideodirect.com post on how to auto update copyright date in footerIf you did, my guess is that your first thought was how outdated is the info on this site.

Sure, the site owner likely just forgot to change the copyright date in the footer but the seed of doubt has been planted.

Let’s head back to Bing or Google and look for something more up to date.

Don’t be that site owner – update your copyright date automatically and never worry about it again.

I made a video showing how to future proof the copyright dates in your WordPress sites footer using a single line of code and the child theme we created in a recent video.

In case you want to learn more about the different styles or code snippets you can use on WordPress and non-WordPress sites, you can head over to this site:

http://updateyourfooter.com/

If you have comments or questions, please let me know by posting them in the comments section below.

Have an awesome and safe New Year.

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