MAMP and Location of the mySQL dump path

By , July 3, 2011

I’ve been using MAMP which has allowed me to develop my WordPress sites locally. I’ve recently installed the wp-dbmanager in order to do backups before doing major changes to a test site and had trouble finding the mySQL dump path. Thanks to the help from Adrian Tomic, I was able to set the dump path quickly.

The path to the “files” are as follows.

To mysqldump: /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysqldump
To mysql: /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysql

This small post it to help me remember for future sites I need it for & it may help others.

Adding a copyright year to your WordPress website footer that will stay updated

By , January 1, 2011

Happy new year!

With the fresh new year upon us, have you found yourself having to remember to update the copyright at the bottom of your WordPress website? If so, this blog post is for you!! Continue reading 'Adding a copyright year to your WordPress website footer that will stay updated'»

Creating & using “Child Themes” in WordPress

By , October 10, 2010

This is well beyond the “WordPress 101” help, but if you find yourself liking most of a theme and just want to change a few aspects of it, then a “child theme” is for you!

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Embedding FLV Videos in Your WordPress Site Using the FLV Embed Plugin

By , September 15, 2010

NOTE: This plugin has not been updated since 2009. Not recommended to use anymore.

If you are looking to embed FLV videos into your WordPress site – and include a player (so users can start and stop the video) then look no further than the FLV Embed plugin.

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Formbuilder Plugin

By , September 3, 2010

This is a plug-in that allows you to add functional forms that allow people to contact you through your website. I covered how to install and use this in a video lesson.

Transferring hosts & want to keep your WordPress site?

By , August 22, 2010

Although this doesn’t REMOTELY fall under the “101” heading, it can be useful for individuals who are looking to change hosting services or for hosting individuals who have access to the cPanel and PHPMyAdmin section of both the old and the new host server & wish to make a transfer. So if you have a WordPress driven site and are looking to transfer to a new host, you can either use this yourself or you can pass this on to someone else who can use this information 😉

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NextGen Gallery hack

By , August 20, 2010

If you have installed the NextGen Gallery & find it slightly annoying the page scrolls back to the top when you’re clicking back to the page, here is the fix you’re looking for:

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Looking to link your website to the social media sites you use?

By , August 17, 2010

Install & activate the “Social Media Widget” to connect your WordPress site to the social media sites you keep up with. This is a very flexible and comprehensive widget! See the links to the left for examples. (Note: none are active links.)

Once you activate the plug-in, you have the ability to change the size and style of the buttons. Simply go to the “Appearance”, “Widgets” menu to the left of your dashboard & drag it from the list of available widgets to the right to activate it.

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Lost access to your WordPress site?

By , August 17, 2010

If you’ve lost access to your WordPress site because you moved the WordPress files in or out of a subfolder or subdomain, made a mistake when filling out the WordPress “General Settings” or simply transferred your domain name and need access to the previous site, you’re not totally up the creek! The following is a hack that you can use to restore access to your blog.

Access your site files via FTP and edit the wp-config.php file. I generally place it just above where you define the database is, which makes it the first two uncommented lines in your wp-config.php file.

Add these two lines to your wp-config.php, where “” is the NEW location of your site.


This is not the best fix: it’s just hardcoding the values. You won’t be able to edit them on the General settings page anymore when using this method, but when you’re desperate, this is a good hack to gain access!

Thanks so much to filosofo and for sharing this hack!

A Simple Way to Share Privileged Information

By , August 6, 2010

Whether you’re selling retail and wholesale items, or simply need to share some content with registered users, or alternatively, content only with visitors, then this simple solution will come to the rescue! It’s so simple and easy to follow, you’ll feel the power of dynamic site content! Continue reading 'A Simple Way to Share Privileged Information'»