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 recently been asked by a client about what 5 languages should he use to go international with his website. Well, beside translating in the obvious English language, I did not know which one should he go next.
I still have my doubts, but anyway here are the most important statistics so you can decide youself on this depending on you website particularities and niche.
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:
Did you know that WordPress websites accumulate overhead due to SQL queries that are being processed. Overhead when referring to databases, is the temporary disk space that it is used to run some of the queries. This overhead is bad for table scan, i. e. when your query needs to run over all table values, it will need to look at more empty space.
POP vs IMAP, the eternal fight. What is POP and what is IMAP, and what in the hell is SMTP, this one is new, not to mention email forwarding. Here is the answer to all that:
What is POP Protocol
Post office protocol (also called POP) downloads email directly to your computer. When this happens, the mail is deleted from the ISP server. This process occurs to prevent you from reading the same email messages again when you access the ISP server from another computer. The benefit of POP mail is since messages are downloaded directly to your computer, you can read them even if you aren’t connected to the Internet. Continue reading “POP vs IMAP vs SMTP vs Forwarding emails”