Category Archives: WordPress Tutorials

How to use Gravity Forms with Headway

We’re big fans of Gravity Forms here at Headway so we thought we’d go over how to use Gravity Forms with Headway. Using WordPress Simply create your form as you normally would in the Gravity Form setup, then use the “Add Form” TinyMCE button to select your form. For my screenshots, I’ve created a page… Continue Reading

Working with the new Search Block

One of the requests or suggestions we received quite often was an easier way to display a search box. Previous to 3.7, the only ways to do this were to put it in your navigation block, use a search widget, or use your own custom code. Now you just add your search block, and choose… Continue Reading

Optimizing Your Headway Website – Installing Varnish

In our series we have been looking at various places in a web server stack to make adjustments, finely tune, or even install new components to help us get a wicked fast server. Today we are going to look at installing Varnish. This tutorial is going to cover both Apache and Nginx versions to get… Continue Reading

Optimizing Your Headway Website – Performance Tuning MySQL

Introduction So far we’ve been spending a lot of time setting up a LAMP and LEMP server. We’ve built firewalls, setup the very basics, and then started to configure Apache, MySQL and PHP; and Nginx, MySQL and PHP. In the next few tutorials we are going to look at improving speed in the various parts… Continue Reading

Optimizing Your Headway Powered Website – Installing LEMP Stack

Introduction How’s everyone doing in this series so far? Let us know your experiences in the comments!! To do a little bit of a recap of our previous tutorials, we’ve started with a clean Ubuntu VPS, installed some common requirements for WordPress on it, Apache, MySQL, PHP. We’ve set up a firewall that should protect… Continue Reading

Optimizing Your Headway Powered Website – Installing WordPress

Introduction Today we are going to walk through installing WordPress from source. We’ll be using command line tools to get the job done today. Hopefully you’ve been following along with them previously and that you are starting to get comfortable in the command line. Step One – Get WordPress You should already be logged into… Continue Reading

Optimizing Your Headway Powered Site – Server Setup

Getting Our Server Ready Introduction This is the first tutorial in our series on Optimizing Your Headway Powered site that will actually cover pieces we touched on in the previous intro article. Today we will be going over getting a server started and setup with some of the basics. Since we are going to be… Continue Reading

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