How to setup WordPress for website

WordPress is a very popular platform for websites and very easy to use.  All you need is a web server that supports PHP, then setup database.  Download WordPress from https://wordpress.org/download/ to your web server and extract it.

To start go to your domain URL to run the installation of WordPress, select Language of your choice and click Continue

WordPress getting start, at this point setup database and user name, which you will need on next screen, then click Let’s go!

Fill in Database information, then click Submit

Checking communication for the database info you enter, if everything went well, then click Run the installation

Welcome to new site, fill in your website information and click Install WordPress

Successfully installed WordPress

That’s it, now just customize it to the way you like it and enjoy it
You may need to check some settings and update it

Recommended Permissions:

  • Directories: 0755
  • Files: 0644
  • owner: www-data

Here are some quick list of feature which can easy to customize your WordPress site:
It also has a new editor called “Gutenberg”, which is very easy to use, if you want to use it, click Install Gutenberg

Appearance> it will change the look of your site, based on Theme
Themes – it will list all your themes
Customize– It will bring you to your current theme, to be customizing
Widgets – list all Available Widgets, which you can activate or disable
Menus – It will list Menu options and able to customize it
Header – It will bring you to your current theme, to customize your header
Editor – It will bring you to Them files


Settings> common settings changes to your site
Genaral– Site Title, Tagline, URL,Timezone, etc..
Writing -Default Post Category, Format, etc..
Reading– Homage Displays, Blog pages show options, Search engine Visibility, etc…
Discussion– Article, Comments, and other settings
Media– image size settings when you upload
Permalinks– URL link display settings
Privacy – set custom policy page


Tools> some tools to deal with your data
Available Tools – list of tools
Import
– options to import data into your WordPress
Export – options to export your data outside of your WordPress
Export Personal Data – to export user data
Erase Personal Data – to erase user data

if you want official version of WordPRess installation you can find it here



Moving your WordPress site to new server via All-in-one WP Migration

Here is another way of moving your new WordPress site to a new server.  I had written one post called How to move your WordPress site to a new server which was the manual way of doing, without the use of any plugin, like this one called All-in-One WP Migration.  It’s a very simple process to do move using this plugin, please make sure you have a good backup before doing anything.  I like said before, use whatever you feel comfortable.  As always I do recommend doing a full backup of your site file and database, just in case you need to go back to it.  In this post, will go through the whole process of moving your WordPress site, using third party plugin called All-in-One WP Migration. Remember, using this third-party plugin is easier, but have to be aware, it may have the restriction on function/size of database or type, which may change at any time.

I am assuming you already have a good working website, permission, and backup.  Will keep this simple and jump right onto moving site.

Install a plugin called All-in-One WP Migration by going to your WordPress admin panel and clicking on Plugins tab>Then Plugins Add New

Search: all in one WP, once you find it click Install, then Activate it.

Then let’s create a backup using the new All-in-one WP Migration plugin, by clicking on Create Backup under All-in-one WP Migration plugin

It will give you many options where you want to back up to, I am going to select the file

Once, it finishes back up it will give you the option to download it, click on it and save, then click close.

In case you want to download the backup via FTP/SFTP: \wp-content\ai1wm-backups

Then log in to the new WordPress site and install the same plugin installation

Now let’s import your data to the new site

Go to All-in-one WP Migration Plugin>Import>Then select the file and find your backup

You will get this warning if you are ready to override, click Proceed

Once it’s done, you should see Successfully message

That’s it.



How to move your WordPress site to new server

There are many ways to move your WordPress site to a new server.  Whatever you feel comfortable use it, there is no right or wrong way of doing it.  I do recommend doing a full backup of your site file and database, just in case you need to go back to it.  It’s a good idea to have more than one version of backup and keep the backup in a different location.  We will go through the whole process of moving your WordPress site, without using third party tools. Using third-party tool is easier, but have to be aware, it may have the restriction on function/size of database or type.

What you will need:

  • Internet access to download WordPress, go to https://wordpress.org/download/
  • Web server I am using Apache
  • Access to web/database server (mostly its same server, but it can be two different servers)
  • Access to site file via (FTP, SFT, GUI, etc. …)
  • SSH access to MySQL/Web server

WordPress Requirements: “We recommend servers running version 7.2 or greater of PHP and MySQL version 5.6 OR MariaDB version 10.0 or greater”

Backup:

MySQL Database exporting:
command: mysqldump  -u UserName -p DatabaseName > databaseBackupName.sql

Setting up new WordPress:

Copy WordPress installation files to your web server (default location /var/www/Your_WordPress) that you have downloaded from WordPress.org

Give ownership to the web server system user www-data.
command: chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/Your_WordPress/

Go to URL of your WordPress, if everything is correct you should see Installation screen.  Choose your Language then click Continue

If you have any error correct it, then click let’s go

Login to your Mysql server and create a database:

Command: create database wpdb_name;

Grant access to the new database:

Command: grant all privileges on wpdb_name.* to UserName@localhost;
Command: flush privileges;
Then you can exit

Go to URL of your WordPress and fill in the Database, username, password, and hostname, then click Submit

If all is good, you should be able to click “Run the installation”

Fill in the information then click Install WordPress

if everything went well you should see the Success screen, click Login

Login to your fresh installation of your WordPress to make sure it’s all is up to date

Now let’s import the database to your WordPress, so you get your data:

Login to your web server or SSH to it: Then run this command to import the database
mysql -u SQLuserName-p NameOfDataBase < /LocationOfBackUPDatabase/WordPressDataBase.sql

Then update the URL:

Otherwise you will get: HTTP ERROR 404

Then Login to your Mysql:
command:use NameOfWordPressDB;
WordPress Address (URL):
command: mysql> update wp_options set option_value = ”http://URLofYourSite/’ where option_id = 1;

Site Address (URL):
command: mysql> update wp_options set option_value = ”http://URLofYourSite/’ where option_id = 2;

Check to verify if changes were made:
command: mysql> select * from wp_options where option_value = ‘http://URLofYourSite/’;

Images URL update:
UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content=(REPLACE (post_content, ‘https://OldDomain’,’https://NewDomain’));

To exit type \q:
command: mysql> \q

Or

if you want to hard coded: inside: wp-config.php top of the file

define(‘WP_HOME’,’https://yourdomain.com’);
define(‘WP_SITEURL’,’https://yourdomain.com’);

Or via GUI admin panel:
/wp-admin/options-general.php

If you have custom themes, you need to copy it to the new site:

Default Location: \wp-content\themes

Don’t’ forget to copy the media (images/videos you may have):

Default location: \wp-content\uploads

Also, if you have hardcoded any URL within your site, you will have to update it, all the post and any internal URL should be updated automatically

You may have issues, links not redirecting
in your .htaccess you may have to change it to make it work
example: https://YourDomainName.com/public_html/
then you will need to put /public_html/ because by default it only has /

That should be it, hope you find this useful



How to fix Snipping Tool error sending email

Snipping tool is great for taking a quick snip of the screen and highlighting.  You can take the sniping of an error or guide someone to look at point and send to someone via email.
Snipping Tool looks like: you can find it by typing Snipping Tool in search of your Windows 10
For some reason when windows 10 got an update from 1607 to 1703 on some computer user started reporting their Sniping Tool not working.  They got an error like this:
The snip could not be sent.  Check that an email program is installed and then try again
I have checked and compare many setting and started digging more and more, still could not reason.  Started to look at system files and registry, everything seems ok, I knew the issues is with msmapi32.ll for outlook.
You can check to make sure your default email app is set:
Also, you can make sure your default apps by file type is set to your default email app
So after reaching a point of deleting it msmapi32.dll manually, but be very careful, it will reset your MS office license because next step is to repair MS office by going to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features then selecting your MS office and choosing to repair (you may see change then choose repair)
You can take a look at the registry to make sure it looks something like this if you are using MS office 2013
Once you have repaired the MS office your snapping tool should be fine


How to fix error while activating MS office

When you are trying to activate a Microsoft office and you get an error message saying “An unspecified error has occurred.  Your request cannot be processed at this time.  Please try again later. (080070190)” This could be due to the permission issue, in order to fix it all you have to do is right-click on any of MS office application (word, excel, etc…) and run as Administrator.  Then your Activation will be complicated, if you’re key is correct.

First, make sure you have the correct key.  You can go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features and choose Microsoft Office and click Change

Then choose to Enter a Product Key

Then enter your correct Product key, and then click Continue

First time opening any MS office application after entering correct product key will bring you to this screen.  Choose “I want to activate the software over the Internet (recommended)

Then if you get this error, which means you need to run as administrator: You will see the same screen as above in the process, but with administrator permission.

Then your MS office will be activated