How To Manually Back Up WordPress

August 4th, 2017   Akseli Niemelä 

Backing up your website is crucial. If something bad happens to your website or its files while you are without a backup, how will you restore all the data you used to have? This is even more important with blogs that are updated often – if you write every day to your WordPress blog, you…  

The Logic Behind Link Shortener

August 1st, 2017   Akseli Niemelä 

Link shortening is a method of transforming a longer link to a shorter one. Let’s say you are linking to an article at http://www.somedomain.com/content/articles/index.php?article_id=567 on your blog post, but would like the link to appear shorter. There are several different approaches for this – one can, for example, use Bitly, probably the world’s most popular…  

Social Media and Pillars of Addiction

July 27th, 2017   Akseli Niemelä 

In the past ten years, social media has become a big part of everyday life. Since the inception of Facebook, people have flocked to social media to share, connect and learn. Social networking has also changed our lives; people spend more time online today than they did before. Sometimes, the better part of the day…  

Is Life Without Smartphone Possible?

July 25th, 2017   Akseli Niemelä 

In 2017, smart phones are an essential part of people’s lives. For many, it can feel these phones have existed forever, however only in 2010s their popularity exploded, peaking at turn of the year 2012-2013. Indeed, about five years ago was the time when everyone was buying a smart phone; and nowadays it can be…  

Changing WordPress Username

July 22nd, 2017   Akseli Niemelä 

Inside the WordPress admin panel, usernames can not be changed for some reason. First name, last name, nickname and how your name will be publicly shown can be changed, but what if you want to modify the username itself? Reason for this could be that you want to login with a different name – indeed,…  

Files or Database – Which part of WordPress should you backup?

July 18th, 2017   Akseli Niemelä 

Backing up WordPress is essential if you want to make sure your blog survives the unexpected. Maybe you accidentally delete all your files, or you forget to pay your host and they delete your account and everything associated with it. There are many things that can wipe out the dear blog of yours. Luckily, you…  

Backup WordPress Automatically

July 11th, 2017   Akseli Niemelä 

Backups are a crucial thing to do if you want to make sure your WordPress blog or site survives the (unlikely but possible) situation that your files are somehow deleted. Unfortunately, people almost always forget the backups, risking their site should something bad happen. If your blog is important to you, read this post to…  

How To Automatically Update Ubuntu

July 5th, 2017   Akseli Niemelä 

How to automatically update Ubuntu

Today, Ubuntu Linux is a popular choice for servers and even for some desktops. Linux, as a whole, is known for its stability and suitability which makes it excellent operating system for web and email servers. But no operating system stays secure forever because new security holes are found on a frequent basis. The obvious…  

Use Secondary Email with Forward to Combat Spam and More

July 3rd, 2017   Akseli Niemelä 

Signing up for a secondary Gmail address and forwarding it to your real email can help to fight spam and more

Email is one one of the best ways to get in touch with people. Too bad, unsolicited commercial email is a huge problem in the mailing world. However, you can do something about the spam: use a secondary email address. Let me share this simple method to help you separate good emails from the evil…  

How to Automatically Update WordPress, Themes and Plugins

June 29th, 2017   Akseli Niemelä 

Updates to WordPress are frequent and they can be a pain to manage – especially if you have plenty of WordPress sites to take care of. It takes time to log in to each of them individually and then click update buttons. And what if you’re on a long trip and important security update is…