Tag: Wordpress

WordPress LDAP Authentication

I wanted to enable LDAP in an instance of WordPress 2.6.2. To do this was not as simple as I had hoped. I spent a little over an hour trying to implement something that seemed to be self evident. After some research and testing and once all the pieces were identified and correctly configured, I finally got it working. The…

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WordPress 2.6 Revision Control

A new feature of WordPress 2.6 is the introduction of the Post Revision. This feature is by default enabled and without options. In theory, it is a reasonable mechanism to prevent data loss in the event a mistake is made in a revised Post. One may simply revert to a previous Post. However, the annoyance is that the admin has…

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WordPress Upgrade and Plugin Updates

Upgrading WordPress from 2.3.3 to 2.6.1 is a very easy task when using the InstantUpgrade. However, the problem lies with the themes and plugins. Although, I hadn’t encountered any theme problems in my testings, I did have quite a few plugins that caused some problems. The problems were not necessarily resolved by updating them. In many cases, the updates caused…

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WordPress – How to Move Blog to New Domain or Location

In most cases, the host of a WordPress installation is not the same as the test installation. In the case of testing plugins, themes, and WordPress versions, an exact installation of the original WordPress install would be the best scenario. In other cases, a WordPress installation hosted by an ISP may need to be copied to another ISP. A name…

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WordPress Site Update Widget

On one of my websites, I have older dated material, so it seems that the site is not being updated. I wanted to put a widget in place that would indicate that the “site was last updated” however; the native widget built into WordPress will not execute PHP code. I found a WordPress plugin called the Samsarin PHP Widget. The…

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WordPress Plugin one-click-plugin-updater error and fix

I had downloaded a great little plugin for WordPress that works as advertised. It will update a single plugin rather quickly. I recently made some changes to the table names and imported into another mySQL database. In each case, the one-click-plugin-updater plugin failed to work 100%. The plugin page would be plagued with error messages at a specific line number….

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Encypted WordPress Theme footer.php

Have you ever downloaded a WordPress theme to discover that the footer.php is encrypted.  This can be annoying considering that the footer may be leaving out the one detail that every site should have, your own copyright notice. Some footer.php files even have information that you may want on your sidebar not footer. For whatever the reason, write your own…

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Combine multiple installations of WordPress into the same MySQL database.

When in a situation where the internet hosting site will only permit the use of one MySQL database and it is serving one WordPress installation, and you would like to serve more than one WordPress installation, then combine the multiple installations of WordPress into the same MySQL database. This can be accomplished using phpMyAdmin to select the default WordPress database…

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Edit WordPress Plugin Global Translator for w3.org validation.

I wanted to validate this website against w3.org, and ran into a couple of correctable problems. The images in the lower right indicate the certifications that this site has achieved. One problem, was with the plugin, Global Translator,where w3.org validator didn’t like the use of 〈, so I replaced that line with the recommended &. After making this correction, the…

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WordPress condition if … else statement for wp_pagenavi plugin

I wanted to create a condition in a theme, where if the plugin wp_pagenavi existed then use the plugin. If the plugin does not exist, then use the text Next and Previous.  Researching through the internet took quite some time and without a functioning code.  I found this code in another WordPress theme and applied it to another and it…

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Wordrpess Theme: it

I have modified a WordPress the Internet 1.0 theme to better appeal to my layout. I have found several themes that follow different paths. I modified code from several sources and created my variation of the original template offered by solucija.com. Please keep in mind that this is my first attempt at modifying a WordPress theme so some of the…

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Change forgotten WordPress password

If you have ever forgotten your WordPress password, there is a work-a-round, change it. The WordPress password uses an MD5 version of the password that may have been selected. Generate a new MD5 password using the tool below. Replace the MD5 password in WordPress with the one generated. This, however, is only valid for WordPress installations up to version 2.3.3….

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