Our Blog

The latest post from us

Reset Password

Reset Password

If the ways in the previous post can’t help you reset password, then there is a way to reset it directly in your WordPress database using phpMyAdmin. Or you also can do this by editing your functions.php file. In this guide, we will show you how to easily reset password from phpMyAdmin or from functions.php file .

Reset password by editing your database using PhpMyAdmin

This way is for those who have  phpMyAdmin. You should only use this method if you’re comfortable with working with  databases in this fashion. It’s also recommended that you always back up your database prior to making any database modifications directly.

What is phpMyAdmin ?

It’s a simple, but powerful, application that allows you control over your databases, and can be easily used to change all kinds of information stored in the MySQL databases it manages.

Let’s start.

  1. Login to your site admin panel (e.g: cPanel). Ask your webhost for the login  details and link if you do not have them
  2. In cPanel, scroll down to the databases section and click on PhpMyAdmin.                              reset-password-phpmyadmin
  3. Click on Databases to view all databases in your accountreset-password-databases
  4. Click on your WordPress databases.reset-password-data-project
  5. From the panel list, click on the “user” table. This is usually named “wp_users”, unless you specified a different prefix when installing WordPress. In that case, it will be “yourprefix_users”reset-password-wp_user
  6. Under user_login you will see the list of registered users. Under the user whose password you wish to reset, click edit.
  7. Enter your new password in the “users_pass” input box, select md5 from the function dropdown list, and click Go (or perform)
  8. Test the new password on the login screen.

Congratulations! You have successfully changed your WordPress password using phpMyAdmin.

Reset password by editing functions.php file

There is also an easy way to reset your password via FTP. You need ftp access to use this file.

  1. Login to your site via FTP
  2. Go to “…/wp-content/theme/[whichever is your active theme]”
  3. Open the function.php file
  4. Edit the file and add this code to it, right at the begging, after the first <?php:Put in your own new password for the main admin user. The “1” is the user ID number in the wp_users table
  5. Save the file.
  6. Login to WordPress.
  7. After you then are able to login, make sure to go back and remove that code. It will reset your password on every page load until you do.

And that’s how to reset your WordPress admin password using FTP.

We hope that the solutions covered in this guide were able to get you back in control of your WordPress site. If you have tried any other solutions that worked, please tell us about them in the comments section.

If you are still locked out of our WordPress admin dashboard for any reason. Please follow our next article.

Lost Password

Lost Password

If you have many WordPress blogs, websites. If you change your password regularly to help with site security, it’s very easy to forget or lose track of your current password. This is an obvious one, but nonetheless an important problem, is an of the most frequently problems. Even the most tech savvy people forget their passwords now and then. That’s why WordPres make it super easy to recover a lost password in WordPress.

In this guide, we will show you how to resolve the WordPress login problem.

How to solved the forgotten password problem?

Solution 1: retrieve lost password   

If you’ve lost or forgotten your password, if you’ve used multiple browsers or devices to log into WordPress. First, check to see if any of those browsers or devices are still logged in. Then access the admin panel and change your password

Solution 2: Using the built-in recovery feature

If you have not already tried, try resetting your password. You can reset your password by clicking “Lost your password?” in your admin login page.

Lost Password-recovery

You will be taken to a page where you can enter either your username or your email address

Please click “Reset password” and WordPress will send you a link via email which you can use to create a new password.

However, if for some reason, you have tried to reset your password this way but not received any email, then you need do a manual password reset.

You can do this by “editing your database using PhpMyAdmin” or “editing your funtions.php file”

Solution 3: Reset password by editing your database using PhpMyAdmin

In this situation,you need to reset your WordPress password directly in the database. The easiest way to do that is by using phpMyAdmin. This process is quite easy, you can manually edit your database and change your password

Warning : Always exercise caution when working with the database. PhpMyAdmin allows you to interact with the database directly: it also lets you mess up the database directly. So, use phpMyAdmin at your own risk. WordPress is not responsible for lost of data. If you doubt your ability to use it, seek further advice.

Due to the level of risk, please read our step by step guide on resetting your password using this method in the next article.


You Cannot Login to WordPress Admin Area? How to fix this issue.

WordPress is an incredibly powerful platform. However, some recent of the WordPress users complain about the login problem. They feel very frustrated when stuck in the WordPress login round. This error started to haunt them recently, even though you sign-in using the correct credentials each time.

If you are having trouble logging in to your WordPress Administration Panels. In this guide, I will be going over the common WordPress login issues, explain why their might occur and offer appropriate solutions.

Common Symptoms :

  • You login and then you see an error message.
  • You try to login to WordPress admin area and the screen stays the same.
  • WordPress redirects to the index page even though you have entered the correct user and password. So, we can not access dashboard without error message.

Why does not WordPress let you login?

To understand why not to login to WordPress (although both username and password are correct), we need to get a glimpse of its login process.

WordPress places a cookie in the browser to authenticate the login session.This cookie is set for the WordPress Address (URL) in the Settings section of the Dashboard. If you visit from a URL unlike in Settings, WordPress will not allow you to log in (also known as a failed authentication session).

fix can't login wordpress

In the picture above, WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) are the same

Fix can’t login wordpress.

In case of access to the Dahboard, the fix is also quite simple. You just need to modify the URL of Site Address and WordPress Address for the same is okay. Log in to the Dashboard and look for Settings => General, then edit the URL for the same.

The problem is if you are experiencing errors and can not access the Dashboard then how ?

There are two major causes of this problem : Lost or Forgotten Password and another type of login error is when your login page keeps refreshing and redirecting it back to the login screen.

No need to panic! Depending on the issue you are having, there are a few simple steps you can take to get back into your dashboard.

We will update the article and try to make this a complete user guide for fixing this problem. In the next guide, we will  go over the common login problems above and their fixes.

animated GIFs

Uploading Animated GIFs to WordPress

There is a subtle trick!

If you want to use animated GIFs in WordPress, you may discover the animated GIF has become a static GIF. Sometimes when you add an animated GIF in WordPress, it loses the animation and appears as a plain static image. In this article, we will show you how to properly add animated GIFs in WordPress.

WordPress comes with an easy to use media uploader which allows you to add images to your WordPress posts or pages. When you upload an image using the media uploader, WordPress automatically creates several copies of that image in different sizes. There are three default WordPress image sizes: thumbnail, medium, and large. It also keeps your original image in full add any of those image sizes into your post or page, they will be static GIF images with no animation.

So, if you simply add a GIF via the WordPress Media Manager, you will probably grab one of the resized pictures and not the original animation. Make sure, you select the original size. In the image, you can see the select box where you choose the different sizes. If you choose “Full Size”, WordPress will take the original GIF you have uploaded before. Since WordPress hasn’t altered this image, the animation will be still working.

We hope this article helped you learn how to add animated GIFs in WordPress.

In the previous article, we showed you the best and free backup plugins for WordPress. In this article, we will show you how to easily backup and restore your WordPress site with UpdraftPlus.

Why You Need Backup & Restore Your WordPress Site with UpdraftPlus ?

UpdraftPlus is the most highly-rated and popular plugin out there – and for good reason. Not only is it comprehensive in terms of its features, but it’s aso easy and intuitive to use

  • Restores, as well as backing up
  • Backs up to more cloud options than any others
  • Allows you to set up automatic backup schedules, for the ultimate in convenience
  • Is faster, using up fewer server resources
  • Has been tested on over 1 million sites

    Creating WordPress Backup with UpdraftPlus

First thing you need to do is install and activate the UpdraftPlus plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit Settings » UpdraftPlus Backups page to configure plugin settings.

Now you need to click on the settings tab.

This is where you will set up an automatic backup schedule and a remote location to store your backups.

Creating Manual WordPress Backups with UpdraftPlus

UpdraftPlus can automatically create backups based on the schedule you selected earlier. However, you can also manually create backups any time you want.

First you need to visit Settings » UpdraftPlus Backups and click on ‘Backup Now’ button.

UpdraftPlus Backups

This will bring up a pop-up with options to select files/database backup and whether you want to send the backup to remote storage.

Click on the ‘Backup Now’ button to continue.

UpdraftPlus will now start creating backup of your files and database. You will be able to see the progress on the settings page.

Backup Now

The process may take a while depending on the size of your website.

Restoring Your WordPress Backup with UpdraftPlus

Creating backups is easy, but the real useful part about backups is the ability to restore them with the same ease.

UpdraftPlus makes it easy to restore your WordPress site from a backup.

Next, you will need to install and activate the UpdraftPlus plugin again on your fresh new WordPress site.

Upon activation, you need to visit Settings » UpdraftPlus Backups page and click on Restore button.

If you saved the backup files on your computer, then you can click on ‘Upload backup files’ link to manually upload and restore them.

You can now click on the restore button next to a backup.

UpdraftPlus will now ask you what you would like to restore. You need to select all options and then click ‘Restore’ button.

UpdraftPlus will now fetch your backup files and start restoring your site from the backup.


Regularly backing up your website is one of the most important things you can do to guard against losing all your data. Backups are the first layer of security for any WordPress site. Aside from having automated backups, you also need to have an easy way to restore the backup if needed. In this article, we will show you the  best and free backup plugins for WordPress. Most of them are fairly easy to use.

1. BackWPUp

BackWPup is a free plugin that allows you to create complete WordPress backup for free and store it on the cloud (Dropbox, Amazon S3, Rackspace, etc), FTP, email, or on your computer.

It is extremely easy to use. Restoring a WordPress site from backup is also very simple.

2. UpdraftPlus

UpdraftPlus is a free WordPress backup plugin.  It allows you to create complete backup of your WordPress site and store it on the cloud or download to your computer.

UpdraftPlus also has a premium version with add-ons to migrate or clone site, database search and replace, and multisite support among other things. The premium version also gets you access to priority support.

Overall, UpDraft Plus has one of the more simple, yet powerful, solutions out there, and it doesn’t seem to affect your page load speeds.

3. BackUpWordPress

The appropriately named BackUpWordPress is another excellent option if you’re looking for a free WordPress backup system. It’s been installed more than 200,000 times as of this writing and enjoys a 4.7 (out of a possible 5) star rating.

BackUpWordPress will back up your entire site, including your files and your database, at a schedule that suits your needs. It requires no setup and works on low memory – an excellent advantage if you’re operating on a shared host environment.

The plugin also gives you the option to use zip and mysqldump for faster backups. That can be a significant benefit if time is of the essence.

Finally, BackUpWordPress offers support for multiple languages.

Final Thoughts

Each WordPress backup plugin has it’s pros and cons. Here are the ones you can choose from:

4. Duplicator

5. BlogVault

6. XCloner

7.  WP Database Backup

8. WordPress Backup to Dropbox

If you have a WordPress website,be it a blog or a static website? If your business depends on getting new leads from your website’s contact form? Having a contact form on your WordPress website is a great way for your visitors to communicate with you. Instead of asking your readers to contact you via mail, you can provide a contact form and ask your users to give feedback or send queries via the form.

The Contact Form 7 plugin


Contact Form 7 is a free, easy-to-use and extremely popular WordPress plugin.  Some of its features that make it a winner are :

  • Complete customizability using simple mark-up
  • Simple interface and several options
  • Useful and detailed documentation
  • AJAX submission
  • Submissions comes to mailbox

How to Add a Form in WordPress

Step1 Log into your WordPress Dashboard

Step2 : Go to Plugins -> Add New and search for the plugin “Contact Form 7

Step3 : Click “Install” and then click on “Activate” to install and activate the plugin so you can use it

Step4 : Click on “Contact” in your WordPress Dashboard left side menu pane. Contact Form 7 comes preconfigured with one form already set up to use. If you want to use the basic form simply copy the code at the top of the form. You can change where the email is sent to by changing the email address under the “Mail” section in the “To:” heading

Step5 : Adding email notifications

After creating the design of the form, you can set up the email in the next tab titled Mail. Edit the To field to contain the mail id of the administrator or any other email that you want the submissions to be sent to.

Step6 : Paste the code into a post, page or text widget that you’d like the form displayed on and click “save” or “update

Now when you visit your site you should see your form displayed where ever you posted the code from above.

Embed videos in WordPress

Embed videos

Images, audio, and video make the web rich. Videos bring life to your website and they are a great way to boost user engagement on your site. It’s super easy to embed videos into your WordPress site. In this article, we will show you how to easily embed videos in WordPress.

WordPress comes with a great feature called auto-embeds. It allows WordPress to automatically get the embed code for video from popular video hosting sites like YouTube, Vimeo, etc…To embed a video or another object into a post or page, place its URL into the content area. Make sure the URL is on its own line and not hyperlinked (clickable when viewing the post). WordPress will automatically turn the URL into a YouTube embed and provide a live preview in the visual editor.

What Sites Can I Embed From?

WordPress can only do auto-embeds for few white-listed service providers. For other websites you will still have to obtain an embed code and then paste it in your blog posts.

Here is a list of white-listed service providers for auto embeds in WordPress:

Well you can, but we do not recommend you to do so. Most smaller blogs are on shared-hosting accounts and videos take a lot of server resource.

If your video got tons of traffic, then your site is more likely to crash. Secondly, you are missing out the traffic from YouTube users. We recommend that you pick a third party site such as Youtube, Vimeo etc to upload your videos.

Backups are one of the best defense against any sort of security threat toward your site.Regular backups are one thing that every blogger/webmaster should have.


We all know that we need to backup our website, but the question is always how. This tutorial covers using an excellent and free backup tool, BackWPup. BackWPup also has a paid version if you need additional features (but most people will do just fine with the free version).

Why Backup?

There can be many reasons:

  • Your website can be hacked.
  • A server malfunction can cause the loss of website data.
  • You seriously mess something up and it breaks the website beyond recovery.

Your web hosting company can go bankrupt.
Imagine if you do not have backups and one thing happens as stated above. You will lose all your data and there will be no way to recover your website. You will end up on square one and suffer a major business loss.

How To Create Backups Of Your WordPress Websites

Here is a list of things you should backup on WordPress site:

  • Database (Contains all the settings and content)
  • wp-content folder (Contains all the themes, uploads, plugins)
  • .htaccess file (Contains the server configuration settings)
  • wp-config.php file (Contains the WordPress configuration settings)You can take backups manually, but that is never a good idea as it will take a long time to backup a large WordPress website or multiple websites.
    In this tutorial, I am going to to use BackWPup WordPress plugin to create backups. The free version of this plugin comes loaded with features and lets you create off site backups : 

Step 1: Install BackWPup WordPress Plugin

Install BackWPup

Step 2: Taking a Manual Backup

After the installation process is complete, your next step should be able to take a backup of your website.

To do that, you need to navigate to WP Admin -> BackWPup -> Add new job.

Manual Backup

Name your job and select the following:

1. Database backup
2. Installed plugin list
3. File backup

Under Archive Format, you can select any compression method, but for purpose of this tutorial I am going to use the ZIP format.

In Job Destination, select where to keep the database backup. To create a local backup on the same server, select Backup To FIn DB Backup tab, make sure all tables are selected to generate full backup of your WordPress Database.der

In Log Files, enter your email address and the subject of the email you would like.

Under the Schedule tab, select Manual only.

In DB Backup tab, make sure all tables are selected to generate full backup of your WordPress Database.

Last but not the least, in the Files tab select the following and you can uncheck the rest.By default BackWPup will backup your WordPress install, your content, your plugins, your themes, and your uploads

Click Save Changes and then navigate to BackWPup -> Jobs. You will see the job here and you can run it whenever you want by clicking Run.

Step 3: Backing up WordPress to Dropbox

To take backup of WordPress website on Dropbox, you need to Add New Job -> Select Backup to Dropbox under the General tab. Keep the other settings similar to those explained while taking manual backup

Hit Save and you will see a new tab named Dropbox.

Create a Dropbox account if you don’t have it already. If you have it, then you will need to click on Authenticate to generate the access key.

On this step, BackWPup will request access to your Dropbox account. Allow it and copy the Authentication key. Paste the access key in the App Access to Dropbox field.

Hit Save and Run the job manually to see if it works.

Step 4: Automating the Backups of WordPress Websites

Manually taking backups can be a chore. You can automate this by selecting WordPress Cron option under the Schedule tab.




How to find good royalty free images?

Here’s a question bloggers often find themselves asking. Using free images on WordPress blog posts is one of the best ways to keep readers glued to your content as well as improve the visual appeal of your website.  Whilst high quality images are important for content creation, getting these images for free is one of the biggest challenges to many new bloggers.  In this article, I will show you some of the resources I use to find royalty free images. You can use these resources to find royalty free images for your blog posts.

1. Pixabay

Pixabay-Free Images

Pixabay is a site to download images. All these images are free and high quality. The website offers a large collection of images sorted into categories and tags.  One of the amazing features of this site is the advanced search feature that allows you to search by color!

2. Photo Pin.

PhotoPin-Free Images

Photo Pin is an amazing platform to find images for your website and blog. It searches creative common licensed photos from around the web.

3. Unsplash

Unsplash – A well-known destination for high quality royalty free.

The website also offers a Google Chrome extension which shows a random image in the background when you open a new tab. You can then download that image on your computer. Unsplash has has a good enough search feature, that can be used to find images matching certain themes like nature, office, work, etc.

4. Stock.xchng

5. Skitterphoto