Tutorials

How to Replace WordPress Cron with a Real Cron Job

The default WordPress cron (wp-cron.php) handles automated tasks for websites built with WordPress. This type of cron is only triggered if somebody visits your website. So, for example, if you scheduled a post and you did not install any post-scheduling plugin, your post might not be published on time if nobody visits your website at your scheduled time. And if your website has a lot of automated features and it receives lots of traffic, there will also be a lot of calls to the wp-cron.php file, which can have an impact on your web server resources. This tutorial will teach you how to use Cron Jobs, which is available in cPanel, instead of the default WordPress cron.

How to Change Session Lifetime in Joomla

Session lifetime refers to the length of time you spend logged in to a website. If you are new to Joomla, you will notice that you are logged out after some minutes of inactivity on your Joomla-built website. This is controlled by Joomla’s session settings. In this tutorial, you will learn how to change session lifetime in Joomla 3.

How to Install Drupal on Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial will show you how to install Drupal on an Ubuntu 18.04 computer. As of writing this article, the latest version of Drupal is 8.7.7.

How to Install Joomla on Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial will show you how to install Joomla on a Ubuntu 18.04 computer. As of writing this article, the latest version of Joomla is 3.9.11.

Code Syntax Highlighting in WordPress

Have you visited a webpage where lines of programming code are written in different colors depending on their function in the code? That is called syntax highlighting. In this tutorial, we will implement syntax highlighting in WordPress using a plugin that is built on SyntaxHighlighter, a JavaScript package developed by Alex Gorbatchev.

Changing the Order of Articles on the Front Page in Joomla 3

Jooma is a very robust content management system. When you first use it for your website, you are easily overwhelmed by the number of buttons and options in the dashboard. And it does not help that the front page does not display the most recent articles first by default. In this tutorial, we will rearrange the order of articles on the front page of a Joomla 3 site; we will display the articles from the newest to the oldest.

Quick Configuration for W3 Total Cache Plugin in WordPress

W3 Total Cache is one of the top WordPress cache plugins. Its plugin page describes it this way: “W3 Total Cache improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing website performance, reducing load times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration and the latest best practices.” In this tutorial, we will teach you a quick configuration for W3 Total Cache.