How to Fix “Error Establishing Database Connection” for WordPress


If WordPress is throwing up a message telling you “Error establishing database connection” on an otherwise blank page, it means your database cannot be reached. And, obviously, your site it down. But you probably already figured that. In most cases, this error appears because the credentials you entered for your database aren’t correct, you made a mistake installing or migrating your site, or your database tables are corrupted. In any case, you’ll be happy to know … Check out the source»

Comics of the week #341


Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a break from your daily routine, have a laugh and enjoy these funny … Check out the source»

SEO Copywriting: The Complete Guide


SEO Copywriting: The Complete Guide → If you’re trying to increase traffic on your site, this recent post from Yoast (the makers of some of our favorite SEO Plugins) is a must read. A well built site is only as good as the content that it supports. This guide to copywriting for SEO shows you how to do keyword research, and gives some great suggestions for how to plan your writing and editing process more efficiently.

Three WordPressers Share Their Stories


In just 13 years, WordPress has evolved from a blogging service into a full-service platform that companies like The New York Times and Wired trust with their websites. Like all open-source software, the beating heart of WordPress is the community. Without it, it certainly wouldn’t be where it is today. Today we highlight three different WordPress stories that show exactly how the CMS is changing lives. Tom Ewer Tom Ewer is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of … Check out the source»

13 Years Of WordPress


WordPress launched 13 years ago today. That’s 13 years of blogs, businesses, and community. The CMS has dramatically evolved over the years and is currently used by more than 25 percent of the entire internet. Needless to say, WordPress has come a long way since Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little teamed up to make blogging easier. We certainly wouldn’t be here without it. Let’s look back at 13 of the biggest WordPress milestones over the last 13 … Check out the source»

Adding Free SSL Certificate and HTTPS to WordPress with Let’s Encrypt and Certbot


Installing an SSL certificate on your domain is an essential step you should take to secure your WordPress site and now with Let’s Encrypt you can get one for free. An SSL certificate encrypts the connection between your site and your visitors’ browser so hackers can’t intercept and steal personal information. Normally, SSL certificates can be cumbersome to install and can get expensive, but this is changing fast. Let’s Encrypt is a new open source … Check out the source»

Weekly WordPress News: WordCamp Europe Stream, Prototypes, and Vulnerabilities


WordCamp Europe will stream for free to those who register at their site, a great option for those who live on a different continent. You can learn some of the most likely weak points in your site thanks to some analysis by Check Point. If you have Revolution Slider installed, you’ll definitely want to take The post Weekly WordPress News: WordCamp Europe Stream, Prototypes, and Vulnerabilities appeared first on WPLift.

Major redesign unveiled for Google Search


Perhaps in a nod to the popularity of card-based design, Google has begun to roll out a new look to its mobile Search results. Dubbed “rich cards” in a post on Google’s blog, this new design is a direct successor to the company’s rich snippets feature. But that’s not all, Google is also experimenting with its desktop Search results, creating a new design layout there. Rich snippets, searchers will know, are the search results that feature … Check out the source»

How to Add Your LinkedIn Profile to WordPress


Do you want to add your LinkedIn profile on your WordPress site? LinkedIn is a social network of professionals which helps you connect with other professionals and influencers in your industry. In this article, we will show you how to easily add LinkedIn Profile to WordPress. Method 1: Adding LinkedIn Profile to WordPress with Official Plugins Just like Facebook social plugins, LinkedIn also offers several plugins that allow you to add LinkedIn features to your … Check out the source»