Disable WordPress Automatic Upgrades

February 13th, 2014

This quick tutorial will show you how to disable WordPress automatic upgrades, but first some background.

Several months ago when WordPress released version 3.7, the developers included the functionality for WordPress to automatically upgrade itself for sub versions only, not next generation releases. I’m currently running 3.8.1.  If WordPress  were to release a security update  and go up 3.8.2, this website would would automatically upgrade. When WordPress releases v3.9 the auto upgrader will not fire because 3.9 is a next generation.  Read the rest of this entry »

CSS Drop Menus

September 28th, 2011

If you are looking for an easy to use and understandable CSS Drop Menu tutorial you might want to keep reading. For the longest time I’ve always strayed customers away from using navigational drop menus for a couple of reasons; largely because they were not search engine friendly and very fickle if not programmed properly.  My biggest reason actually dealt with usability, I’ve always been a believer that you should never hide content from a web user. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Find and Fix A Plugin Conflict

October 14th, 2010

If you work with WordPress long enough you are bound to run into a fatal error from time to time.  These sometimes pop up when there is a plugin conflict. That means there is a plugin that doesn’t play nice another plugin.  I came across this very thing recently while when I was working with my favorite shopping cart plugin one day, I installed, activated it and added a few products. When I went to preview things I was given a Fatal Error message.

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Putting WordPress Into Maintenance Mode

July 29th, 2010

Website Under ConstructionWordPress has maintenance mode built into its core that is only accessible during the upgrade function of WordPress but it’s not something that you can just turn on and off.

Here are three ways to put your WordPress CMS into Maintenance Mode, the first 2 methods are manual and the last one is a plugin. Read the rest of this entry »

How I Upgrade WordPress

July 14th, 2010

There are several ways to upgrade WordPress; via the command line, plugins, the update tool built into WordPress or by FTP. I prefer FTP. Here is everything I do during a Next Generation upgrade of WordPress. This is just a quick list of my process and it would probably make more sense to consult the upgrade directions found at WordPress. Read the rest of this entry »

Password Protecting WordPress – Only Registered Users

March 30th, 2010

I have a client who asked to have his WordPress CMS site password protected until he is ready to go live with the new business. Read the rest of this entry »