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WP DBManager Plugin for WordPress Database Backup

WP-DBManager

Database is the real wealth for any blogger and hence WP-DBManager is a very important plugin for all the WordPress bloggers. It takes backup of all the database content like posts, categories, tags, comments, users, pages and other content of WordPress blog. This plugin allows not just to take back-up but also to optimize, repair, restore, delete and run queries from WordPress admin section.
With this plugin’s options we can also schedule database backup. It will store database backup into backup-db folder on your server  or you can also manage settings which will send database back up file to your specified email account.

Plugin Setup:

  • Go to the Wp-DBManager plugin page and click on Download. WordPress Beginners can refer to our guide on How to Install WordPress plugins.
  • After installing the plugin, click on Activate Plugin in the plugin menu.
  • After activating the plugin, you will get a message as shown in the screen shot below. Now simply move the ‘htaccess.txt’ file from WP-DBManage folder to backup-db folder. Error message will fade away. 🙂
  • Click on Database menu for all the options for this plugin. It will give you number of sub-menus to setup plugin setting. Click on the ‘DB Options’ menu and make the changes in settings as per your need.
  • Then go into Backup DB menu and take a backup of your WordPress database. All the database files will be stored into your WordPress hosting server under the folder /wp-content/backup-db.
  • You can also find backup files into WordPress admin panel under Manage DB Option menu. This menu will provide various options like restore, download, delete and email the database file.
  • You can find more about this plugin in WordPress plugin directory .

    So do share your experience after using this amazing plugin.  Comments awaited below. 🙂

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Change WordPress Permalink Structure With IIS 6 Server

WordPress Permalink structure is important with respect to the Search Engine Optimization (SEO). I observed that most of the WordPress blogs have a Permalink Structure which looks like /index.php/%postname%/. This post will help you to change your permalink structure using the Microsoft IIS 6 server.

  1. Create a “php” file, say ‘404_wp.php’, paste the below code and upload it to your wordpress root folder (i.e., in same folder/directory where “wp-config.php” file is located.
  2. <?php
    // Default file for WordPress site, generally "index.php"
    $wpdefault = 'index.php';
    // The name of this file.
    $tempfile = '404_wp.php';
    $_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME'] = str_replace($tempfile, $wpdefault, $_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME']);
    $_SERVER['ORIG_PATH_INFO'] = str_replace($tempfile, $wpdefault, $_SERVER['ORIG_PATH_INFO']);
    $_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME'] = str_replace($tempfile, $wpdefault, $_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME']);
    $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] = str_replace($tempfile, $wpdefault, $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']);
    $_SERVER['PATH_INFO'] = false;
    $querystr =& $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING']; $requesturl =& $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'];
    $position = strrpos($querystr, '://');
    $position = strpos($querystr, '/', $position + 4);
    $_SERVER['URL'] = $requesturl = substr($querystr, $position);
    $querystr = trim(stristr($requesturl, '?'), '?');
    // Required for WordPress 2.8+
    $_SERVER['HTTP_X_ORIGINAL_URL'] = $requesturl;
    // Fix GET vars
    foreach ( $_GET as $var => $val ) {
    if ( substr($var, 0, 3) == '404') {
    if ( strstr($var, '?') ) {
    $nv = substr($var, strpos($var, '?') + 1);
    $_GET[$nv] = $val;
    }
    unset($_GET[$var]);
    }
    break;
    include($wpdefault);
    ?>

  3. Download and Install Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager for Windows XP from Microsoft Site. Alternatively, you can install this from your Windows XP Installation CD.
    Download Link
  4. Go to your Windows Control Panel -> Administrative Tools and open Internet Information Services (IIS6) Manager
  5. Right click Internet Information Services and select Connect
  6. “Connect to Computer” dialog box will open, enter your IIS 6 Server IP Address, and Login Credentials
    (In case, you can’t find the IP Address, you can open Command Prompt from Start Menu and ping your site to find IP Address) i.e. ping wpveda.com

  7. Click OK, so as to connect to your server. The IIS manager will open as shown below.
  8. On left-hand side navigation, click on [+] before Your Server’s IP Address to expand
  9. Click on [+] to expand Web Sites
  10. Right click the name of website on which pretty permalinks need to be enable, and select Properties, which would open the Properties dialog box.
  11. Select Custom Error tabs, and find 404 from the grid.
  12. Click Edit button, you will be greeted by another dialog box. Select “URL” from Message Type Drop-Down, and for URL field, write relative path to “404_wp.php” file, that you have created and uploaded on your server (in step 1) and click OK.
  13. You can see the new “404” URL in Custom-Error Tab Grid. Close the dialog-box.
  14. Right click the web-site that you have connected to and select Disconnect and then close the Internet Information Services (IIS6) Manager
  15. Login to your WordPress Admin-Panel and change your permalink structure to  /%postname%/ or any other structure as shown below.

This is how you can easily change your permalink structure using the Microsoft IIS server for a good SEO for your blog. Do write your feedback through your comments.

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WordPress Installation For Media Temple Webserver

In this tutorial we are going to see how WordPress is installed on a Media Temple Domain. It is a pretty simple task, and can be completed by following a few easy steps.

Follow these steps for installation :

  1. Login to your Media Temple account.
  2. Go to your primary domain and select domain.com (gs) Grid-Service from top menu.
  3. Next, click on 1-Click Applications as shown in the screenshot.
  4. Now Click on the Add New Application button.
  5. Click on the Start button, which is located in front of the WordPress application.
  6. Enter all the details of your WordPress blog in the fields shown in the screenshots below. You can select a database name for WordPress, by selecting New from the drop-down menu. You can also change the table prefix of the database.
  7. Finally, click on the Install button and you are almost done.
  8. WordPress will now get installed on your domain. Setup your new WordPress installed domain by accessing the domain from your browser.

If at some point you face difficulties in installing WordPress, do let us know through your comments. We will try our best to resolve your query. 🙂

Link: Signup with Mediatemple

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Install WordPress On Bluehost Web Server

Like all other web hosting servers we can install WordPress on BlueHost in few easy steps. It will also install a database for the blog.

Follow these steps to install WordPress :

  1. Login to BlueHost Cpanel.
  2. Then go to the menus, where you will find Software / Services.
  3. Click on the WordPress icon.
  4. After that it will redirect you to the next page to get installation process of WordPress.
  5. Click on the Install Button (as shown in image) .
  6. In the final step of WordPress installation, select the domain from drop-down and also if you want to install WordPress in sub-directory then write the name of directory.
  7. Click on the Advance Options link, where you can add blog title, user-name and password. Follow all the steps as shown in screen-shot and at last click on Complete button.

Now you are good to go with the WordPress blog on your Bluehost hosting server 🙂

For a comprehensive WordPress tutorial read our WordPress user guide.

Link: Signup with Bluehost

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WordPress Installation on Linux System

Steps to install WordPress on Linux system:

  1. You first need to download the Xampp Server in Linux system.
  2. Extract it into /opt folder in your system files. The best way is to use Terminal to do the same. Type the command in terminal : –
    sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.3a.tar.gz -C /opt
  3. After succesful installation of Xampp in your local system, you need to start a server that works in the local system. Type the command in terminal : –
    sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start
  4. Then, just to cross check that everything is working fine, type the URL in browser http://localhost/ , if you will get welcome message of Xampp then your done with Xampp installation process. (see screen-shot below).
  5. Now download WordPress from WordPress.org.
  6. Extract it into /opt/lampp/htdocs/ folder.
  7. Create a Database for your WordPress site. Go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin

  8. One more thing you can do to avoid extra work is to change permission of wp-config.php file and also avoid to add the database info in the same. Just type the command below in teminal to give read-write permission to the WordPress folder inside /htdocs.
    sudo chmod a+rw /opt/lampp/htdocs/wordpress/ -R
  9. Now go to the WordPress site http://localhost/wordpress/ and add all the information there like WordPress database name that you just created  in step 8. (Note: username should be root and no need to write the password) see the image below.

You are now done with the manual work. Next, enter the info required in the further steps such as the WordPress username and other information.

Hope you will love to work on WordPress with your Linux system. You can also find some useful plugins and WordPress User Guide on our wpVeda blog, keep checking wpveda.com for regular updates by subscribing to us.

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How to Install WordPress on Dreamhost Webserver

WordPress installation on DreamHost is very easy. You just need to select One Click installation Apps and you will get the WordPress blog ready for your selected domain.

Follow the steps below to install WordPress:

  1. Login to DreamHost control panel.
  2. It will take you to the next screen, click on the One-Click Installs menu on the left sidebar. Or you can use Free Website Software menu under the Let’s Get Started! screen.
  3. Next, click on WordPress, it will pop-up one screen that will show you two ways to install WordPress. (See the image below)
  4. As per the below screen shot, you can select the Simple Installation or Custom Installation of WordPress. In Custom Installation DreamHost gives you a facility to select database for WordPress or it will automatically create for you.  In Simple Installation you can install WordPress in sub-domain by selecting your domain also.

    Example : For custom installation  http://mydomain.com/blog/
    For simple installation http://blog.mydomain.com

  5. After that selecting either custom or simple installation process and then click on Install it for me now! . It will install WordPress for your selected domain. Note: Before clicking on install, cross check the things that you mentioned in the fields 🙂
  6. You can find the further process of accessing WordPress and other information in Support History menu under the Support option. (See the image below).

This way you can install WordPress for your selected domain. Check out  more user guides on How to use WordPress.

Link : Signup With Dreamhost

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How to Install WordPress on Godaddy.com

To Install WordPress on your Godaddy hosting account follow the steps below :

  1. Login to your Godaddy Account Manger .
  2. Click on the Hosting menu in left sidebar under the My Product menu.
  3. After that it will take you to the next level in where you need to click on Launch menu for the particular domain where you want to install WordPress.
  4. Now click on Install Apps and select WordPress and then click on the Install Now button.
  5. After that follow the steps shown below to install WordPress and then select domain name. (see the screen shot below)
  6. After completing all the steps of WordPress installation, you will get a notification by email.

You can find more about WordPress installation on Godaddy’s official site. If you are new to WordPress check out more articles on how to use WordPress in this User Guide.

To Install WordPress on Your Hosting AccountTo

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How to Install WordPress on Hostgator

WordPress installation is not a big deal with any hosting server. If you have a hosting with hostgator then you can install WordPress in few easy steps.

Follow the steps below :

  1. Login to your Hostgator c-panel. If your Domain name is example.com, then your hostgator cpanel can be  accessed at www.example.com/cpanel
  2. Scroll down with more menus, you will find Software/Services. Under that click on Fantastico De Luxe.
  3. After that you will move to next page, select WordPress from the left side menu.
  4. Then click on the New Installation link.(see image below)
  5. After that select the domain on which you want to install WordPress. You can also install WordPress into sub-folder. Read all the information of that page.
  6. Click on the Install WordPress button, before that cross check all the fields carefully.
  7. It will automatically create a database for WordPress and you will get all the info about WordPress installation.
  8. Add your email id on which you will receive all the information about the installation of WordPress.

That’s all about WordPress installation. Hope you find this article useful. Read more about WordPress on the How to use WordPress user guide.

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How to install WordPress with ILoveThisDomain Hosting Server

With a few clicks you can install WordPress in ILoveThisDomain (ILTD) host server.

Follow the below steps for WordPress Installation :

  1. Login to your ILTD account.
  2. Scroll down the page, you will find Software/Services. Under that click on Fantastico De Luxe icon.
  3. You will move to the next page, then select WordPress from the left side menu.
  4. Click on the New Installation link.
  5. Select the domain on which you want to install WordPress.
  6. If you want to install WordPress in sub-directory then write the name in text box just below the domain drop-down menu. (Ex : mydomain.com/blog/) .
  7. Click on the Install WordPress button, before that cross check whether all the fields are correct.
  8. It will create database for WordPress and you will get all the information about WordPress installation. 
  9. Add your Email, it will send you all information about the installation of WordPress.

Thats all about the WordPress installation process. For a complete WordPress tutorial, read the  How to use WordPress User Guide.

Link : Signup with ILoveThisDomain

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WordPress Installation Tutorial [Series]

In this series, we are going to deal with the installation procedure of WordPress for a number of hosting websites. Installing WordPress on your domain is a pretty easy task and does not take much of your time.

In this series we are going to learn installation of WordPress on the following web hosts:

  • Godaddy
  • Hostgator
  • Bluehost
  • I Love This Domain
  • Dreamhost

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