I’m not sure whether it was caused by my recent upgrade from WordPress 3.9.x to 4.1, but I noticed a considerable drop in sales the day after the upgrade. After checking my website on my iPad I noticed I got the message “Page cannot be displayed” or actually since it’s a dutch website “Deze pagina kan niet worden weergegeven”.
Testing the WordPress upgrade
Since several components of my site were outdated I set-up an testing environment which is running with another hoster. I tested the website after updating a couple of plugins (17 updates were needed). Most did not cause any problems but most important was the woocommerce 2.2 update, and the update of my export tool (Store Exporter) since this is what I need for running my shop. Continue reading Page cannot be displayed in Internet Explorer and Safari
While updating some pluging or wordpress itself, wordpress is set into maintenance mode so users cannot visit the site during the update. It happened to me several times that I started an update which did not finish correct. After trying to access wordpress (even Admin) this is not possible due to the maintenance mode. Continue reading WordPress stuck in maintenance mode
As I was testing some new themes I needed to change my main menu to 2 smaller menus. Since I wanted to refer back to my original them I did not want to edit my existing menu.
Creating 2 new menus from scratch (+/- 20 menu items) would cost quite some time. Evenually I found this small plugin and it is perfect for the job. Just install, activate and you can copy you existing menu to a new one which you then can edit to your needs.
Great small plugin, saved me a lot of time.
Kento Latest Tabs is a nice little plugin which combines most popular and latest posts in one widget along with recent comments. Looks nice ands saves space in the widgets bar.
Ofcourse once you have visitors on your site you want to keep them on your site. This can be done by editing each link and tick the check-box ‘open in new window’, or use this plug in and control how your links behave in one central place
Unfortunately default wordpress themes do not come with fancy color pickers to adjust colors. Adjusting theme colors need to be done in the .css files.
Want a head start, try this site. It has some ‘pre colored’ twenty thirteen child times ready to use!
noscope.com -> twenty-thirteen-make-it-yours
This is a great plugin which connects your self hosted wordpress site to several features of wordpress.com!
It’s a must have! After reading more details below it you know why Continue reading Jetpack by WordPress.com
I tried several way of setting the wordpress favicon, and although wordpress.com jetpack is offering support, this is not always the best solution.
Even Yoast Seo plugin is offering a wordpress favicon option as this will do the job to me it’s not good enough! Continue reading What is the best way to set your wordpress favicon?
The ‘WordPress’ way of adding a favicon to your wordpress site is to upload the favicon.ico (16×16 pixel jpg, gif or pgn) to the current theme main folder and the main directory of your site using ftp.
This methode works well for internet explorer but somehow my recent version of chrome does not show the favicon.
On the wordpress site they state that this is the case in some ‘older browsers’.. strange.
To fix that you can add some code to the header file, check the source (didn’t workout for me however)
Best tip: Forget all of the above!
Just use this plugin: All in one Favicon, it works (still) great, you can even specify seperate favicons for front and back end! Install plugin and upload the image you like and your done.
You can specify the url to your favicon in Graphene Options > Display > Miscellaneous options.
Note: this will only add the favicon to the main site, somehow this is note shown in when you’re in the admin pages. Which I think is annoying but for the site users this works fine.