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Troubleshooting WordPress: Disable All Plugins?

Troubleshooting a WordPress website is challenging. Troubleshooting a live site posses more challenges. You may have read a lot of advice on the Internet from somewhere, among which, “disable all plugins” is one that mentioned most.

Should you?

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BackWPup: SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE: certificate verify failed

I backup database daily, and send multiple copies to different locations. One is my Amazon S3 bucket for backups. If backup task failed, a notification email will be sent to me. And I am getting notification email of this sort recently, constantly from one website. One time isolated failure can be ignored for temporary cause (bad connection for example), not continuous failures.

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Quick Fix for Working with Absolute Path on Temporary URL

Can’t think of a better title, here is the scenario: After creating a new account at hosting service provider, we are normally assigned a temporary URL before link this hosting account to domain of final production site, for example: http://hostingserver.com/~username. Sometimes, we have to work on the temporary URL through development stage before site goes live for various reasons. The temporary URL creates temporary trouble to some not well-written code in case “absolute path” is used in either themes, plugins, or existing site. The trouble can be either broken links, or missing images.

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Troubleshooting: Archive Link Not Working

On one of my WordPress website, the archive link is not working. The site has over 2 dozen plugins installed, and just been handed over to me a week ago. I have no clue when and what was done to the site, neither did my client. Instead of the usual routine of disabling all the plugins, I turned to Google Search. There are few possible solutions, I quickly located mine.

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Troubleshooting: WordPress Contact Form Not Sending EMail

I was ready to call it a day after long hard-working hours, then a unhappy customer dropped me a bomb, “Hey, the contact form you just touched today not sending out email. Get it fixed, NOW!”. If this sounds familiar to you, then you shouldn’t be panic.

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WordPress Update: Installation Failed / Could Not Copy Files

Nothing is more exciting than updating WordPress to the latest version that brings you not only enhancements, but also new features. And nothing is more nerve-racking and dejected when the update doesn’t go smoothly as it should.

I had this “Installation Failed” on 3 of my client websites when trying to update WordPress to 3.6.

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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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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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Failed to Log into Admin Panel after Upgrading to WordPress 3.5.2

Be very cautious on clicking the “Upgrade to 3.5.2” button on your WordPress website. I have 10 successful upgrades, but 8 failures. It is not a disaster, because it is easy to fix.

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