Articles tagged with Wordpress

WordPress localhost redirects to live site

When you are developing on WordPress sites it's always quicker to work on a local machine/development server. It's essential to work from the same data as the live site so you can work effectively as possible so taking a copy of the live database and installing it locally is the best and quickest option... but there is one potential pitfall. Because WordPress store site settings in the database it means that all the site addresses that were on the live site are now on your development site, meaning every action you take on your development site such as logging in or saving a post will redirect to the live site and fail. Luckily there is a quick fix:

  1. Login to your local/development database (probably via phpMyAdmin) and find the table 'wp_options'.
  2. Update the entry 'siteurl' to your development server address.
  3. Update the entry 'home' to your development server address.

Once you have updated the entries your links and actions such as logins will work again. This also applies if you ever ...

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Selling with Wordpress

I've recently been working on a few different Wordpress commerce websites. What I have found is that it's not quite as simple as getting an eCommerce plugin installed and dropping in the payment details. There are a whole load of considerations that need to be thought of before a solution is even picked. Since I did the research to find out what was the best option, I thought it would be worth sharing.

You’re probably already aware Wordpress is a very versatile framework and offers a whole range of plugins and extras that allow it to be extended to cover almost any option of buying/selling. eCommerce is just the tip of the iceberg. Before I go into specific solutions I’d like to go over the key type of solutions available.

How to sell

Store

Users can buy your products/ services from your store. This is usually you selling to users, like a normal shop. When other vendors are on your store you’re looking at multi-vendor stores or marketplaces. Amazon or the apple ...

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