Category Archives: WordPress tips

[Err] 2006 – MySQL server has gone away Navicat/WordPress [solved]

Recently I tried upgrading to the latest version of the WordPress Download Monitor plugin. It did not go well 🙁 Thus, I tried to revert from a backup made using Navicat. Unfortunately, the restore would fail every time while trying to import my wp_posts table (a pretty important table!) I tried exporting the backup to a SQL dump and importing that. No luck. Finally, I tried resolving the actual ‘MySQL server has gone away’ issue itself and I had success. This tip

WordPress comment pagination and 301 redirects

I recently enabled paginated comments on my WordPress blog. Later I decided to disable pagination and just go for the regular ol’ a single comments listing on each post (regardless of how many comments there are). After the chance I was a bit worried about duplicate content, but thankfully when I unchecked the ‘break comments into pages with…’ option from wp-admin -> settings -> discussion WordPress automatically took care of redirecting! Here is the example: http://www.jdhodges.com/blog/dreamweaver-document-too-large-copy-past/comment-page-2/ auto redirects to http://www.jdhodges.com/blog/dreamweaver-document-too-large-copy-past/

Permalink Updates on WordPress

For a very long time this post’s permalink URL would have been: http://www.jdhodges.com/2013/07/permalink-updating-wordpress/ But now it is: http://www.jdhodges.com/blog/permalink-updating-wordpress/ I made this adjustment primarily because an old URL like this one: http://www.jdhodges.com/2012/05/exede-wildblue-satellite-internet-review/ Even if the actual content was updated the URL made it look like it was only updated in 2012. The new permalink structure is shorter and more relevant, so far I love it! 🙂 However, one should exercise caution when doing this type of update as it can wreak

Tweetily “Sign in with Twitter” does not work [SOLVED]

I initially had a problem with the Tweetily plugin, specifically there seemed to be an issue with connecting Tweetily and Twitter. UPDATE: I contacted the plugin author and he kindly suggested that I Reset Settings in Tweetily, in conjunction with other steps, that suggestion eventually worked for me. I have updated the steps below to reflect the new information 🙂 @jdhodges can you try and click the reset settings button and then authorize again? — Flavio Martins (@flavmartins) June 18, 2013 Updated

Roundup of Visitors Online plugins for WordPress

I chose to install the first plugin listed below, wp-useronline, but there are a bunch of options out there! WordPress â€ș WP-UserOnline « WordPress Pluginshttp://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-useronline/This plugin enables you to display how many users are online on your WordPress site, with detailed statistics of where they are and who they are (Members/Guests/Search Bots). WP-UserOnline 2.50 Readmehttp://www.lesterchan.net/wordpress/readme/wp-useronline.htmlFeatures: » Enable you to display how many users are online on your WordPress blog with detailed statistics of where they are and who there are(Members/Guests/Search

WordPress post/page revision side by side comparison? [SOLVED]

Q. Do you know of a plugin that will show my side-by-side page changes (compare what has changed side by side) it is imperative that I have good revision capabilities and workflow management for my school projects! – Ellyn O.C. A. Hi Ellyn, thank you for your question! If you use the latest version of WordPress then you will have some nice revision capabilities at your fingertips: You can find out more about handy WordPress revision capabilities here: WordPress â€ș Post Revisions I

Drastically improved search for jdhodges.com (WordPress based blog)

While using the internal search feature on my blog recently, I realized how worthless it was. As an example, searching for ‘exede review‘ came up with a bunch of mildly relevant results but by far the most relevant search result was on the second page. Not good. 🙁 Default WordPress search stinks The reason this happened is that by default WordPress sorts search results by date. So if you happen to have some recent posts that contain a keyword, they will

How to fix Customized Recent Comments duplicate comments

Customized Recent Comments is a great plugin for displaying recent comments on your WordPress blog. It has all the features I need and requires minimal install and setup. With most ‘recent comments’ plugins/widgets, if you (the blog owner) respond to a bunch of comments at once, you end up having your comments take up the entire recent comments listing 🙁 Thankfully, one of my favorite features of the plugin is its ability to exclude particular commenters from being listed. 🙂 However, the only issue I have