WordPress tips and tricks 2013

Since July 2008 we’ve cut through the longwinded noise and shared the clean, lean and sometimes mean tips. How to hack your WP self installed server without messing it up! Just look to the side bars and you’ll see the action we get 😛 There are some odd things that can happen to WordPress MultiUser, […]

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WordPress multisite wildcard redirect .htaccess example

Steps to make a WordPress MU wildcard redirect work (using subdomains): Cpanel -> Subdomains -> Add subdomain -> Subdomain: * . mywebsite.com, document root /public_html Then add this code to your .htaccess file: # BEGIN WordPress RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L] # uploaded files RewriteRule ^files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$1 [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR] […]

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Genesis update breaks wp-admin WordPress admin login

Problem: If you update Genesis Simple Sidebars or Genesis Simple Hooks before updating Genesis theme frameworks to 1.8.2 your WordPress website could break. Solution: Disable your Genesis plugins using FTP if you cannot login to WP admin by renaming them. Then update your Genesis theme frameworks, re-name your Genesis plugins and then they should work. […]

WordPress MU Wildcard subdomains can fail after server migration – Multisite sites not available

If your WP MU sub sites are not available, but the main website is, this could be due to a bug in Cpanel with website migrations: I found this out when a WordPress MultiSite installation no longer loaded the sub sites, only the main site. Turned out the server had just been migrated. The wildcard […]

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Installing WordPress Multiuser subdomains – not working problems

WordPress Multisite install and setup with working subdomains: 1) Install WordPress stand alone in your public_html folder (Multiuser will not work with subdomains if it’s in a subdirectory), set it up so that it loads the default WordPress blog page. 2) Now connect to your website via FTP and edit wp-config add above “that’s it […]