WordPress plugins can be easily disabled from the database. You just have to open your favorite client and connect to your favorite client and go to your site database. I normally use HeidSQL, phpMyAdmin or Adminer but you can use any other. For this specific task you must know your database connection credentials. If you have an FTP connection you can find that in your wp-config.php file on the wordpress installation root
I was dealing with this problem for a while and did not know how to give WordPress permission to write to his folders when updating plugins or themes.
On the other hand this was forcing me to chmod
wp-content/uploads folder with 777 permissions. I am not a heavy image uploader, so when I was in need of updating I was just chmod to 777 and then, after uploading my stuff, get back to 755.
Back in 2013, the WordPress 3.7 introduces the automatic update feature. There are 4 types of updates and that includes, the WP core, plugins, themes and languages.
Although updates are a good thing to do, from a security point of view, there are some aspects that you will want to take into consideration when doing an update.
So you may want to choose the time of the update, you may want to choose what to update and most of all you would like to take a full backup, just in case things don’t go out well, specially when updating themes.
If you are like me playing around with the WordPress Multisite feature and you’ve run into the max allowed upload filesize limit of 1M, you are in the right place to fix it.
There is a not quite intuitive (for me) option in the Super admin dashboard that allows you to change this. Please note that this does not overwrite your apache or php.ini settings if this last one is smaller. Here you can apply the rule of the most restrictive.
I have previously write about migrating WP using the database search/replace php tool. But migrating a MultiSite intalation is a little bit different.
This is the first time I am playing with WordPress and the multisite feature, so I am learning from my mistakes. There is a small change that I missed the first time I have read the documentation in WP Codex about Moving WordPress:
If database name or user changes, edit wp-config.php to have the correct values.
There are times when you wold like to rename the default posts to something else. For example, I used a WordPress installation to created a real estate related website from a standard WordPress install.
So you want to migrate a WordPress database and you came into the problem that when you load the new installation directory you are being redirected to the old domain. You probably tried to manually replace in your PhpMyAdmin in the
wp_options table the two entries that normally exist, but still no success. Maybe your website is loading but there are lots of errors in there.
This is because WordPress and lots of plugins store data and full URI in the database using wp_serialize function. Here is a little example about what I am talking about: