Category Archives: Plugin

Troubleshooting: BackWPup Next Cron Job at Dec 31, 1969

As usual, on the new website, I created few backup jobs in BackWPup (Free) – my favorite WordPress backup plugin, setup the scheduled start time with WordPress cron. Because I setup one daily backup also send a copy to Box.Com via email, which will trigger an automatic notification email from Box.Com, I get to know if the scheduled backup is executed on time. But something strange happened after the following two days. The scheduled backup didn’t start as expected.

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Missing User Registration Date?

Default users list in WordPress dashboard yield limited information, only userame, name, email, role & posts. Once we customize the website with membership, more requests related with member registration information start emerging. For example, I want to know the user registration date.

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WordPress Dropbox Integration – How to Connect Dropbox to WordPress

My client wants online video streaming directly from his Dropbox account to WordPress site, SECURELY. It is fairly easy to get content from Dropbox’s public folder. To read content from any folder that is not publicly shared, one needs to write own code using Dropbox API. Well, there is an exception. I just found a well-designed plugin that can make WordPress Dropbox integration a walk in the park.

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WooCommerce: Disable Product Review Tab

When working with plugin like WooCommerce, it is hard to avoid customization, a lots of it. In my recent project, I adopted WooCommerce to achieve product management without shopping cart experience. You guessed it, disable and hide so many options.

As it is just a product showcase, review is not required on single product detail page. There are actually two ways to disable the reviews tab.

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Disable WordPress Plugin Update Notification

“There is a new version of XYZ plugin available”. This message is so familiar to WordPress admin. But sometimes, we need to turn it off. For example, I just customized a plugin, and don’t want my customization code being overwritten by anyone who doesn’t know this plugin has to be remain untouched.

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Warning: copy() [function.copy]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration

 A Page Flip Book Lite is a free flipbook plugin for WordPress. It can create and manage flipbooks (only one from free version), and bring either jQuery or Flash based 3D animated flipbook to your website. It is not the perfect flipbook solution, but certainly the most easy and cheap way to start.

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Avoid These WordPress Plugins for Performance

WP Engine is a recommended premium WordPress hosting provider for super duper fast performance. Its package is pricy because it is a managed hosting service solution. The company dedicates resources in providing added service specially for WordPress than regular hosting companies do. Therefore, when I came across this “Disallowed Plugins” page on their support page, I feel I must share it.

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Troubleshooting: W3 Total Cache Mess Up with WordPress Navigation Menu

Most of us will install a caching plugin in WordPress for performance improvement. I do so on most websites when clients ask for a quick speed tuning. There are quite a few good FREE caching plugins available, and they are all doing a decent work. But sometime, you have to realized that, it may bring negative impact on your website. This time, it is W3TC – W3 Total Cache.

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WordPress Security Tip: Disable Theme and Plugin Editors in Admin Panel

WordPress administrators can modify Theme & Plugin files in build-in editor. The editor provides a convenient approach for site administrator to change something on the fly without going through FTP client. It also makes it possible for novice site owner to crash the site. As a security measure, it is recommended to disable the editor to improve security.

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