The Official Weblog of Nathaniel Bailey

NathanielBailey.co.uk Blog and Information from and about Nathaniel Bailey.

Follow Nathaniel Bailey on Twitter
View Nathaniel Bailey's profile on LinkedIn http://facebooklogin.ws/2009/12/facebook-login/ Google+

I work in Online Marketing Development for some medium to large size companies in the UK doing SEO, Online Marketing and Coding. I like to spend my spare time playing online games such as BC2 Vietnam with my friends, and playing around with websites such as building them, making changes and keeping content up to date etc. I also work on and run a number of sites for online solutions from web hosting to game servers and much more. Read more about me and my sites at My Profile. Just another rocker/metal head, that cares for nothing much but having fun and lots of it!

6 Fun Twitter Meme Accounts

Sep-20-2012
Comments Off

As most of you probably know from past experience with wordpress and/or encountering things on your own blog and others blogs in the past, wordpress has its bugs and problems from time to time which we all need to sort out and over come as fast as possible when it happens to go wrong on our blogs.

For this reason I have decided to add this section to the site so we can all find a number of common wordpress fixes in one handy to use and easy to find place.

Posts All About Wordpress Fixes

Please find below all the pdf’s I collected some time back to help me learn about how to use, work, code and modify wordpress. These pdf’s include how to make your own themes, how to develop plugins and everything in between!

WordPress for Dummies 3rd Edition – (Wiley, 2010).pdf

WordPress Plugin Development.pdf

Beginning WordPress Plugin Development.pdf

Build Your Own Wicked WordPress Themes.pdf

Professional WordPress Plugin Development.pdf

WordPress Theme Design.pdf

WordPress Complete Set Up Customize and Market Your Blog.pdf

WordPress Possibilities.pdf

WordPress-Bible.pdf

Display Summary On Home Page Not Full Text

Posted by NathanielB On May - 13 - 2011

So a lot of people always come across the problem of wanting to display just the summary of text on their home page rather then the full text so here are a couple of workarounds to get this working on any wordpress blog.

Option one:

The easiest and best option in my opinion is to edit your home.php or index.php (depending on which theme you are using) in you wordpress admin panel by going to “Appearance > Editor” and then locating the file in the list on the right of your screen.

Click on home.php or index.php and search for the line of code <?php the_content(); ?> and replace it with <?php the_excerpt(); ?>.

Option two:

You can add the tag <!--more--> in your posts html at the point where you want the post’s content to stop displaying on the front page.

This works just the same as option two but you will need to remember to add this tag in each post where you want your summary to end on the home page.

Conclusion:

I’m opinion option one is much better and easier to do as it means you only need ever make that one single edit to your wordpress blog, where as option two means you need to insert a line of code in each posts html for wordpress to know where the summary for each post ends.

I hope you can get your head around it which ever option you pick for your blog :) If you have any questions or problems please feel free to leave a comment and I will do my best to reply in a timely manner to help you get your blog running as you want!

FTP Upgrade Fix

Posted by NathanielB On May - 4 - 2011

Some of you may have encountered a problem where you get one or more of the following error messages depending on where your trying to install and update or plugin from within your WP admin area:

  • Could not copy file.: /wp-admin/css/theme-editor.dev.css
  • Could not copy file.: /public_html/wp-admin/css/theme-editor.dev.css
  • Could not copy file.: /…/…/wp-admin/css/theme-editor.dev.css
  • Could not create file.: /public_html/

aldenta has created a wonderful plugin which fixes all these problems without having to lift a single finger (apart from uploading the plugin via ftp and then hitting install once back in your wordpress admin area).

 

This plugin basically fixes the problems that prevent your wordpress from installing or updating; updates, themes and plugins. These problem generally occur on some FTP servers which have a typical Pure-FTPd configuration.

This is simply down to the way the servers configuration works due to Pure-FTPd having trouble updating WP via FTP from the wordpress interface.

 

Each of these cases seem to be related. There is a patch going into WordPress 3.2 that should take care of the issues and the plugin will be obsolete after updating to that version (http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10913).

In the meantime, install and activate this plugin to get your updates, themes and plugins all working as expected. Download link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ftp-upgrade-fix/

WordPress Fixes

Posted by NathanielB On May - 4 - 2011

As most of you probably know from past experience with wordpress and/or encountering things on your own blog and others blogs in the past, wordpress has its bugs and problems from time to time which we all need to sort out and over come as fast as possible when it happens to go wrong on our blogs.

For this reason I have decided to add this section to the site so we can all find a number of common wordpress fixes in one handy to use and easy to find place.