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 […]

WPMU is now at 100,000 users

I just entered the WPMU DEV #100k Users Premium WordPress Plugins/Themes Contest! http://wpmu.org/100k

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WPMU got blocked from google – came back in 1 month

The Penguin update (not Panda) knocked WPMU.org off the charts back in April 2012. What happened was that WPMU had “WordPress MU” with a backlink in every footer of their theme packs. The anchor text was considered WordPress branding by google’s Penguin algorithm. So there were thousands of websites, with hundreds of thousands of links […]

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WordPress Redirect loop!

If your WordPress redirects in a way that will never complete: (“Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.”) The WP database was corrupted. I had to go to an old WordPress backup, lost my latest posts and comments and then plucked them […]

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DNS propagation delay – OpenDNS refresh nameservers immediately!

To see your DNS spread or to make it propagate faster, shorten your TTL and watch it go around the world on this map. If you are using OpenDNS, you can go to this page and refresh their master cache, after loading your website, you can see if OpenDNS has picked up the new IP […]

WordPress Themes

Working with WordPress since 2007 as a pro, my advice: pick a theme that you can work on the backend too! If you want widgets only on certain pages, or a different header for each page, truse a theme that has a WordPress Frameworks on the backend. A pretty theme may not be easy to […]