The First Thing To Configure When you Install WordPress CMS

Yesterday we showed you how to setup WordPress in Ubuntu, specifically in 12.04. Well, that’s not all. Now you must configure WordPress.

This brief tutorial is going to show you some of the first things to configure when you install WordPress, whether locally or online. This is very critical. If you miss these settings, going back can be very difficult, and if you try resetting after you have published many posts, you may lose many of them to 404s (invalid links).

So, when you first install WordPress head over to the admin section and go to Settings –> Permalinks. While there, choose a permalink scheme that works for you. For user-friendly links, choose the last option.

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Setup WordPress CMS in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

Here’s a quick and dirty tutorial on how to setup WordPress Content Management System in Ubuntu 12.04.

The reason I’m writing this is to help users get the feel of installing and managing a WordPress blog locally or online. This is the first step in getting your personal page or blog started. If you can install WordPress locally on your machine, you may be able to do it online.

Although most online setup may be different, if you can get your hands dirty by installing it locally, you may be confortable doing it online.

So, this brief tutorial is going to show you how to easily install, setup and manage your WordPress blog using Ubuntu.

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Automatically Backup Your WordPress Sites to a FTP Server

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to create a bash script that will automatically backup your WordPress site and database to a FTP server at a specific time and date.

If you own a personal blog or website and you want to make sure that your blog can be restored in the event something terrible happens, then you’ll want to setup a backup and restore process. Using some WordPress plugins might get the job done, but I haven’t seen a complete plugin for WordPress that will backup your blog’s database and content via FTP automatically. I have tried many out there and they just couldn’t do it correctly.

So, I searched online and came upon this bash script that works. I modified it a bit for it to work in most environment, and all you need to do is add your FTP Server, Password, and the blog directory you wish to backup.

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