Category Archive: wordpress

Nov 25

Force WordPress to use a certain URL

Sometimes I forget this (in wpconfig.php): /* set blog site  */ define('WP_HOME','http://mywebsite.com'); define('WP_SITEURL','http://mywebsite.com');

Oct 12

aMember old email confirmation messages fail

We use aMember to control access to some of our pay sites. One thing we noticed is that occasionally we'd get a call from someone saying that they say this error message when they tried to confirm their email address: Incorrect link – make sure you copy link from your email client correctly After a …

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Mar 19

WordPress just won't upload plugins like it should

I found plenty of people out there who have had this problem, where you try to install a new plug in and it asks you to enter your FTP credentials and says, "To perform the requested action, connection information is required." Well, here's what I did to fix it. I added the following to wp-config.php: define('FS_METHOD', …

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Feb 09

Add template page in WordPress

It's easy to make a new template that you can pick for certain pages on your WordPress blog. Write the code you want for your new page.  If you want to keep the same general look of the other pages and just make a small change, you can start with page.php (which should be in …

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Jan 21

Why is WordPress asking me to log in to install a new theme?

I was faced with that question, Googled it, and found that adding the following to wp-config.php fixed the problem: define('FS_METHOD', 'direct'); Thanks to Keith for figuring out why WordPress was asking me to log in just to install a new theme. EDIT: Dude, this fixes problems with installing new plugins too.

Jan 21

How to enable mod_rewrite in WordPress

…so you can have descriptive URLs like ours. Three easy steps: 1) First, from /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/ ln -s /etc/apache2/mods-available/rewrite.load 2) Then… /etc/init.d/apache2 restart 3) Last, add this stuff to your virtual host definition (in my case, /etc/apache2/sites-available/everythingiscrap) RewriteEngine On RewriteOptions Inherit I guess  you could say that the last step is to ENABLE descriptive permalinks in …

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Dec 25

Just made me a WordPress blargh

I've just installed a WordPress blog for the first time. It's running on Windows 2003 and IIS. It was kinda tricky to set up, but now that it's running it's very, very nice! There's plenty of walkthroughs on how to do this, and here are some links to the ones I used. Deserialized has the …

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