Podcast Archives

Catch The WP Guru Podcast where Complex Stuff gets made extremely simple. These are audio versions of my screencasts on a variety of tech topics, such as WordPress, Dreamweaver, web based services and a lot of other super complicated stuff.

I have several other podcasts too, check them out here.

How to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos in WordPress

In this screencast I’ll show you how to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos into your WordPress posts. There’s no need to copy and paste code snippets and position them anymore, thanks to a technology called oEmbed (sometimes called auto embed). WordPress parses the URL to your videos and adds the code needed to display those … Read more

How to replace an Amazon EC2 instance running CentOS and Plesk

In this video I will show you how you can replace a running EC2 instance with a larger one. You may want to do this if you find that you need bigger and better hardware to serve your website, or to move from a development system to a more powerful production system. In this example … Read more

Introducing Child Theme Wizard for WordPress

I’ve just finished writing a new WordPress Plugin to help you create Child Themes with a single click, and no need for any external tools. The Child Theme Wizard is a super slim assistant which can be accessed under Tools – Child Theme Wizard. Pick a Parent Theme, enter additional information, click Create Child Theme … Read more

How to SSH into a Virtual Machine in Parallels Desktop

I was pulling my hair out the other day trying to connect to a VM in Parallels Desktop. It’s fairly straightforward, yet rather complex at the same time. Here’s how to do it step by step. In this example I’m running Parallels Desktop 8 under Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and my Guest OS CentOS … Read more