Tag Archives: Wp-config.php

BackWPup: A backup job has started, but nothing happens

BackWPup is a very popular comprehensive WordPress backup plugin. I use this plugin on some of my websites, and really don’t have any major problems with it. Sometimes, there were bugs here and there, but were quickly taken care of by the development team. But just yesterday, I faced one very strange problem I never met before. After setup a new backup job and hit the “Run Now” button (link), nothing actually happens. Even a short description says, “Job (job name) has started”, no backup file can be found in the backup folder.

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Take Control of Post Revisions

WordPress revisions system saves a record of each saved draft or published update. This feature is important to site owners, because it provides some sort of “backup” for the content in case you accidentally edit posts the wrong way. By default, WordPress saves every copy of revision when you click Save button. All the revision copies take up room in database, will eventually slow down the query time, especially on sites with many blogs.

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Download failed. Failed to write request to temporary file.

When trying to update stock Twenty Fourteen theme today, I ran into a theme update failing problem. The error message is “Download failed. Failed to write request to temporary file.”. The first reaction was file / folder permission setting. But it wasn’t the case this time.

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Manually Reset WordPress User Password

From time to time, we need to reset user’s password because user forgets his / her password on a WordPress website. There are few ways to do so. Either use “Lost your password?” function on login page to reset the password, or to change password with the help of one of the site administrators. In very rare cases, none of this works.

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How to Manipulate WordPress Automatic Background Updates

Not just another regular update, WordPress 3.7 made automatic background updates a reality. Gone are the days of manually updating WordPress to tighten up web site security or fixing bugs, background updates can keep your WordPress installation updated with this latest 3.7 release.

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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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WordPress Security Tip: Lock Down File Access

WordPress is more than regular website, it is a Content Management System. It has more than 1000 files out of the box. After installation extra themes, plugins, and other uploads. There are few thousands of files under one roof. Default WordPress installation only setup basic file and folder permission. There are certain files you don’t like to expose to anyone. As one of the security tips, locking down public access to these special files is crucial.

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Improve WordPress Site Performance by Increasing Memory Limit

If you found yourself spending too much time watching the loading icon on your WordPress website, it is time to consider a performance optimization. WordPress loves memory! Insufficient memory can lead to slow response, and in the worst case (I’ve seen quite few), WSOD – the White Screen of Death.

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