Uninstalling Modifications – vBulletin

Uninstalling Modifications:

Note: On some occasions disabling the modification instead of uninstalling is best.

  1. Prepare yourself i.e. if you’re uninstalling a modification it’s best to know exactly what you’re uninstalling.
  2. Run a backup of files and database beforehand.

When to disable versus uninstall?

Note: When you disable a mod the data remains within the database. When you uninstall a mod all data is removed permanently. *With that being said if you uninstall a mod due to whatever reason, you will not be able to retain any previous data.

Example: A Thanks mod for thanking people on certain posts, if you uninstall and later decide to re-install all user thanks will be gone SINCE you previously uninstalled the mod – if however you disabled it and now upgrade the mod the previous data will upgrade with the new version of the mod and all users will still have their previous thanks amount.

  • If the mod only works on a certain version of vBulletin AND you’re unsure if an upgrade will become available then you could retain the mod by simply disabling it.
  • If the mod is a basic mod that generates no user data it can be uninstalled then re-installed at any time without the loss of data.
  • If the mod has a security risk you can either disable it so it cannot be exploited (some can even if files remain so you could disable AND remove the files to be safer than usual) OR uninstall it completely (*Refer to the Note above, be sure you want to specifically uninstall instead of disabling – knowing the difference can save you a headache later on if a mod was in fact required).

How to uninstall?

Note: Some mods have file uploads and some do not. The easiest way to know if it has file AND what those files are (since you remove all files associated with mods IF uninstalling) is to re-download the same version of the mod you have installed, within the .zip if it had files to upload all the files will be shown in the .zip and now you know what files to remove. IF the mod is no longer available you can inquire for assistance or for file names themselves from the community on vbulletin.org.

*We strongly advise against using warez/nulled sites for downloads as they can be compromised or you yourself by utilizing such sites and on top of that most are providing scripts, files, and much more without permission and are usually in violation of the law by conducting illegal activity – be careful!

*Not all mods are in the modification graveyard yet were removed from vbulletin.org so their author might have a version available on their site otherwise if it’s in the graveyard on vbulletin.org AND the company went belly up you must rely on Google and other searches to find the file names associated with the mod.

Directions:

> AdminCP > Plugins & Products > Manage Products > *Now to the right of each mod listed is a drop-down, select to disable OR uninstall the mod in question.

Note: The mods title on the left is a hyperlink. Hovering above the mods title on the left will reveal the url of the mod on vbulletin.org or the authors site, click it to view and possibly download the .zip required to know what files should be removed.

  • If a mod has no files associated with it and only an .xml file was present then no further cleanup is required i.e. a mod with only an .xml will not have files that need to be removed.
  • Some mods have manual file edits to default vBulletin files required before use, be sure you read any readme.txt or readme.html files to ensure that you remove all customization’s (easiest way to revert custom changes in a file is to overwrite the default vBulletin file with a fresh file of the same version). Another example would be changes to .htaccess in which case you should remove any custom additions and only retain what is required in a typical .htaccess file.
  • If you’re unsure about which files to delete (for example if you could not find a download of the modification and are using your best judgement to clean old files from your site) you can CHMOD them to 000 which makes them unusable by the server in a sense – if the file was required you will see some form of error on your forum in which case you now know the file was not a file to be removed and can CHMOD it back to the previous CHMOD permission value. *Only CHMOD the files to 000 AFTER uninstalling the modification from the product manager – If you CHMOD files to 000 before you uninstall the product it WILL produce errors respectively.

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Will Google start punishing repeat spammers

Webmaster Pay attention to this;

Google published a blog post this morning named Repeated violations of Webmaster Guidelines explaining that if you have repeated violations of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines and those violations lead to numerous manual actions, Google may take a more serious approach to penalizing your site.
Google said “repeated violations may make a successful reconsideration process more difficult to achieve.” “Especially when the repeated violation is done with a clear intention to spam, further action may be taken on the site,” Google added.

https://www.seroundtable.com/google-manual-actions-repeated-20918.html

https://www.seroundtable.com/google-manual-actions-repeated-20918.html

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Setup XenForo locally for learning and Development

Good way for XenForo users who want to install XenForo locally for learning and development purposes. Backbone for this guide is WPN-XM (or WPИ-XM), an open source, nginx backed server stack for Windows actively developed by Jens-André Koch. You can donate to him here.
Compatible with XenForo Versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
Homepage: http://wpn-xm.org/
Github: https://github.com/WPN-XM

1. Download and install WPN-XM

Go to http://wpn-xm.org/ and grab the All-In-One Installer. Webinstaller is buggy and doesn’t always work. Next, install it in any directory you like. When it prompts you to select the components you want to install, follow this picture as you don’t need all of them:
wpnsetup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the next prompt, choose if you want start menu entries, desktop shortcuts etc.
I’d choose the portable installation because it doesn’t do registry entries and makes for a clean uninstall.

wpnsetup2

 

 

 

 

 

When the installation completes;

2. Create database and copy XenForo

Run WPN-XM. You should see the Server Control Panel:

server conrolpanel

 

 

 

 

Click the Start button and the grey dots to the left should turn green.

wpnpanel2

 

 

 

 

Now click the webinterface button to reach the Webinterface:

wpnwebinterface

 

 

 

To create a database for XenForo, click at phpmyadmin. Username is “root”. Leave the password field blank. phpmyadmin will create a database with the collation utf8_general_ci. Name your database and when its created, click at the red Stop button from the Server Control Panel.

Navigate to the www folder of WPN-XM and create the folders for your project. .In the one for the XenForo install unzip the XenForo archive.

3. Configuring php

You need to follow the instructions carefully. First navigate to /bin/php/ and open the php.ini with the editor of your choice. There we need to make a few adjustments.

Find post_max_size and upload_max_filesize and set their values to 80M. As this is for development purposes, you’ll likely have to import and export databases if something blows up or if an add-on creates database entries that you can’t get rid of during the uninstall process. This is the first step to allow importing databases bigger than the default allowed size (8MB).

Save the changes, navigate to /bin/nginx/conf/ and open nginx.conf. We need to make changes there as well. The first thing to do is copy&paste the following line directly below http {

Code:
server_names_hash_bucket_size 128;

What does this do? By default you can access your local xenforo installation via the following URL: http://localhost/xf/

/xf/ is the folder I chose for the xenforo installation in this guide. Now it’s possible to use any domain name you want instead of localhost by setting up a virtual host (this is described later). The problem is, if your domain name is too long, you get a Gateway time-out error. The setting above allows you to use a long domain name.

Now find client_max_body_size and change its value to 80M. This will complete the permission to import databases up to 80MB big.

At this point if you were to install xenforo and access your forum, you will see 404 errors on nearly all pages but the forum index. This is because we haven’t defined rewrite rules yet.

Find

Code:

# handle files in the root path /www

location / {

index index.php index.html index.htm;

}

and replace it with

Code:

# handle files in the root path /www

location / {

index index.php index.html index.htm;

}

 

location /xf {

try_files $uri $uri/ /xf/index.php?$uri&$args;

index index.php index.html;

}

 

location /xf/internal_data/ {

internal;

}

location /xf/library/ {

internal;

}

The /xf/ directory must be changed to match your xenforo installation directory (if you chose something else than xf). Save the nginx.conf and start your server. Go to the webinterface of WPN-XM and click the name of your xenforo project. If all is well you should be prompted to install XenForo. Fill in all required fields and wait for completion. You know have a blazing fast XenForo forum to tinker with.

4. Setting up virtual hosts (optional)

The following step is for those who want to use a domain other than “localhost” for their forum. I will use the domain “example.com” as an example.

First open your Windows hosts file and add the following line at the end:

Code:

127.0.0.1       example.com

If this is denied you need to disable your firewall or anti-virus and re-enable them again.

Now open the nginx.conf file and delete the lines you previously added:

Code:

location /xf {

try_files $uri $uri/ /xf/index.php?$uri&$args;

index index.php index.html;

}

 

location /xf/internal_data/ {

internal;

}

location /xf/library/ {

internal;

}

Save the nginx.conf and navigate to /bin/nginx/conf/domains-enabled/ and create a new file called xenforo.conf. Open the file and copy&paste the following into it:

Code:

server {

listen   127.0.0.1:80;

server_name example.com;

 

root www/xf;

index index.php index.html;

 

log_not_found off;

charset utf-8;

 

access_log logs/xf.access.log main;

 

location / {

try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$uri&$args;

index index.php index.html;

}

 

location /internal_data/ {

internal;

}

location /library/ {

internal;

}

 

location ~ \.php$ {

try_files $uri =404;

fastcgi_pass   127.0.0.1:9100;

fastcgi_param   SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;

include         fastcgi_params;

}

}

Save and start your server. Your local xenforo site is now accessible via example.com (only for you).

 

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WordPress Cheat Sheet for Designers and Developers

No matter how many times you do something, there’s always the one you just don’t remember. We found this list of WordPress templates and snippets over at startbloginonline.com

WordPress Cheat Sheet

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Creating Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Documents

 

 

tos

From forums to ecom sites, the importance of current Terms of   Service, Privacy Policies and various other legal documents cannot be be stressed enough. Automattic has open sourced all of its legal documents, including a DMCA takedown notice.

To use Automattic’s legal document as a foundation for your sites document check the Auto Terms of Service and Privacy Policy plugin at WordPress.org.  Clifford Paulick’s, wrote the plugin to use content from Automattic’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, both are available to the public under the Creative Commons Sharealike license. The language of each document is generic and can apply to most sites or service providers, from single sites to subscription sites, blog networks, forums and others.

Github and its Legalmattic repository is another source to check for these documents.

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Getting Started with WordPress

 

Ok, WordPress is installed and running…What’s next? If you’re new to WordPress, this article will give you some all important tips on setting up and securing your new WordPress site

1) Set the Title, Tagline, Time zone and add your Favicon

We rolled these into one step as their easily made from the setting area of your WordPress Admin panel.

In your WordPress admin panel find Settings and choose General. Add your site Change both your site title and complete the tagline with something descriptive of your site.

Still in the General section, find Timezone and add a city in your same time zone. You can also use the UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). Sites like this will help you find the correct UTC setting.

As Always, Save Changes.

Adding your favicon.

Favicon is little icon in the browser tab next to your site title and helps identify your site. Many times it’s not changed and show the WordPress default icon.

Creating a Favicon

A favicon is a square image. 32×32 pixels or 16×16 pixel images are the right size. Using you image editor, create a square image large enough so that you can work on it. Keep in mind that greatly reducing an image also reduces detail, making it important to use a bold, simple image for your favicon. When the image is ready, use a tool like Favicon Generator to convert it to a 16×16 .ico file.

Adding a Favicon to your WordPress Site

To add your new favicon, simply upload it to your sites root directory and paste this code into your theme’s header.php file….making sure to change mysite.com to the name of your site. Save it and check your site. You should see your new favicon.

1 <link rel=”icon” href=”http://mysite.com/favicon.ico” type=”image/x-icon” />
2 <link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”http://mysite.com/favicon.ico” type=”image/x-icon” />

No header.php file? This plugin gives you a way around that and will also help with adding scripts like google analytics. Install the Insert Header and Footer plugin. After activating go to Settings » Insert Headers and Footers. Once there, past the above code, save and you’re good to go.

2) Setting Your Front Page Display

Also from the Settings area of your admin panel, go to Front Page Displays and set the page to show as desired.

Here you can set a custom home page that focus on a specific topic or product. You can also set additional pages to display your blog posts (we’ll cover that in future articles).

Decide what should be seen on the front page and go. Keep in mind that you can always change it later. You can also make some of these changes with the Customize option, from the front end of your site.

3) Setting Your Permalink Structure

WordPress’s default permalink structure (the link structure added to yours sites URL, mysite.com) can be made a bit more search friendly.

Still in your admin panels Settings area, select Permalink. You’ll find a few different choices for setting a new structure. I prefer either the Day and Name or Post Name options. Pick, Save and you’re done.

  1. Addressing WordPress Security

A little paranoia can be a good thing when dealing with your sites security.

First security step many take is to install a WordPress backup plugin. At URLJet, we’ve done that for you and automatically backup your site (You can remove backups on our VPS and dedicated options). The next is to secure your wp-admin area. This could be a topic in itself but two quick tips are to

  • Limit logins.  This plugin limits missed login from the same ip.
  • Use .htaccess to password protect your wp-admin folder. In cPanel find password protection and follow the instructions to add it to your wp-admin folder
  • Add a Web Application Firewall (waf) We like the Incapsula personal plan as it gives the additional bennifit of a cdn http://www.incapsula.com/pricing-and-plans.html
  1. Remove Unused Themes and Plugins

WordPress users tend to install and test a few themes or plugins before deciding on the final one. Don’t leave them behind; delete them as for security, they also need updating and maintenance.

It’s easy, find the menu item named Appearance and go to themes. To delete a theme, hover over it and select Theme Details. A window will open and give you the opportunity to delete the theme.

  1. Add an Anti-Spam Plugin

Spam is not a good thing and WordPress sites can be magnets for spam. Spam comments are irritating for users and bad for SEO. Adding an anti-spam plugin will help greatly in keeping your WordPress site from becoming a spam magnate. This is the best way we know of to knock down spam:

  1. Add Askimet
    If you use JetPack, you can active it through JetPack. If not, just follow the prompts to active it.
  2. Limit links in a post. Go to Settings>Discussion panel. Scroll to comment moderation and limit the number of links. It’s set to 2 by default, try 1 if spam becomes an issue
  3. Comment Blacklist. This is a list of word forbidden on your blog. Go to Setting> Discussion Panel, find comment blacklist and add problematic words.
  4. Add a WordPress SEO Plugin

Getting your site found is vital and good SEO is important for any website website. To ensure that your blog posts are getting maximum results, you need to optimize them for SEO and The Yoast WordPress SEO plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/makes this part easier. SEO isn’t automatic but this will make your life easier.

https://yoast.com/articles/wordpress-seo/

A top choice for many is the WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast. https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/It’s easy to use and  generates xml sitemaps at the click of the mouse.

  1. Add a Cache Plugin

User appreciate fast sites and so does Google. Caching helps take the load off your server and speed up your site.
Below are a couple of the more popular cache plugins for WordPress:

W3 Total Cache – Possibly the most powerful cache plugin available for WordPress. It’s loaded with options to help boost WordPress performance and is a popular plugin for CDN integration. This plugin has a lot of options and easily mess things up if not configured correctly. New users may have better luck starting a bit smaller. If you’re ready to jump on, make sure to follow the set instructions.
WP Super Cache – Much easier for a new user yet still good choice for caching plugins. Just Install, turn on caching and check your site speed. It does have some additional option and like with other cache plugins, make sure to read the set up info and test before hitting save and leaving.

  1. Optimize For Social Media Sharing via Sharing Plugins

Social Sharing can greatly accelerate the growth rate of your site and easiest way to optimize your site for social shares is to use a Social Sharing Plugin.

There’s a scad to choose from and as always some are better than others. These are 2 that we like…We’d like to hear from you, with your choices and experiences.

HootSuite
HootSuite is one of the original social management tool and we feel it’s still one of the best.

Bit.ly https://bitly.com/
A great link shortner. You can have your own branded short urls, easily organize your links, create custom keywords and it offers analytiucs for your shortened links.Last but certainly not the least, Bit.ly offers analytics for each shortened link.

Moving on

We’ve found the steps above to be a great help in running an maintain a WordPress site. We’d love to hear your comment, observations and favorite plugins.

 

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Optimize WordPress for Performance

URLJet shows you how to speed-up your WordPress site

While we can’t cover everything involved in one tutorial, we’ll give you some starting tips on improving the speed of your WordPress site. A fast site will improve your users experience and rank better in search engines like Google and Bing as page speed has become part of their ranking algorithm.
Blazing WordPress Performance
Your URLJet hosting solution is pre-optimized at the server level and includes potent optimization features. Our WordPress hosting solutions include:
• Static Cache
• Dynamic Caching
• gZIP enabled by default.
• LiteSpeed Code Optimizer
• All SSD Drives
• Free Cloud Flare CDN
In this How-to we’ll cover the following topics: Using Cloud Flare, Optimize Images, Mimify CSS and JavaScript files. Utilize Browser Caching, Optimizing Your Word Press Database.
Our default configuration enables caching your WordPress site and adds to the the site speed. Different caching options are available under the Select PHP Version button in your account cPanel. Here you can switch between Xcache, Memcache or eAccelerator to find the one that best suits your site.
Enable gZIP compression
gZIP reduces size of data being transferred between your server and your site users. Its enabled by default but should you want to expand it to additional parts of your site placing the follow code will enable gZIP compression for images, CSS and JavaScript files. This will cause the web server to compress specific types of content before sending it to the sites users, where their browser decompresses the content before rendering it to the page. This can greatly reduce the size of the data transferred along with lowering your bandwidth and page load time.
To enable gZIP compression for a specific file type, add the line with the correct file type to your sites .htaccess file in the root WordPress folder:
## ENABLE GZIP COMPRESSION ##
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript
## ENABLE GZIP COMPRESSION ##
Using Cloud Flare
Content delivery networks (CDN) are networks that cache parts of your site at their locations (pops) around the world. This means you’re more static data is served from the closest server location and not from the URLJet datacenters. The reduces the latency effects of data traveling long distances. Use the Cloud Flare button in your cPanel to enable. Please note that some CDN options may break your site we recommended testing before fully committing.
Optimize Images
Images are vital to every website, as is optimizing them for your sites performance. The points below are important to keep in mind when adding images to your WorPress site.
• Size images correctly. Don’t upload big images then force the server to scale them to the desired size. Images loaded to the server should not be larger than the size their displayed in.
• Remove unneeded data from the images. Photoshop has a setting for this and Yahoo has a great free program called Smushit. These tool use a technique call lossless compression that removes additional data from your photos – creation date, camera used for the photo, gps coordinates, and so on, without affecting image quality.
• Use image Sprites for your themes, if possible. Sprites use a CSS technique that lets a one large image represent many small images on a page. This loads several images as one and one lager file transfers faster than many small ones. However, use of sprites must be considered when the theme is designed. Always for themes that utilize sprites.
Minify JavaScript and CSS files
Minifying your CSS and JavaScript files removes unnecessary data like double spaces, empty new lines, comments and so on to reduce their size. You can use online tools like Minify, the option built into Cloud Flare or the W3 Total Cache plugin that gives you the option to minify your theme’s CSS and JS files.
Utilizing browser caching
Browser caching let you specify how long your visitors’ browsers should cache thing like images, CSS, JS and flash files. Be aware that this can cause issue with highly dynamic site with many changes. To test or use it on your site, add the lines below to your .htaccess file. Please Note: the change below sets cache to 1 month. You can shorten or lengthen as your site requires.
## LEVERAGE BROWSER CACHING ##
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType text/css “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType image/gif “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType image/png “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType image/jpg “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType image/jpeg “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType image/x-icon “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType application/pdf “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType application/x-javascript “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash “access 1 month”
ExpiresDefault “access 2 days”
</IfModule>
## LEVERAGE BROWSER CACHING ##
Optimize your WordPress Database
Optimizing your WordPress database occasionally is also a good idea. It’s like running Disk Defragmenter on your local machine. To optimize you WordPress database, open PHPMyAdmin in cPanel and navigate to your WordPress database. Open it and scroll to the bottom of the page to locate a check box for tables having overhead. Click and open the drop down and choose Optimize Tables and let run till completion. It’s a good idea to run it a second time only choose Check All and Optimize Tables This is losing importance as MySQL moves more to the InooDB engine.

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XenForo Adds Spam Filters

XenForo, with version 1.4 supports a number of CAPTCHA providers:

Text CAPTCHA — provides Q&A style CAPTCHAs like “Which of 47, sixty two, 18 or 59 is the smallest?”. Its really the same as Q&A, only it has a large number of questions built-in — over 180 million.
Solve Media — Solve Media offers standard image-based CAPTCHAs at varying difficult levels:
They also offers revenue generation options through your CAPTCHA if that’s something you’re interested in. KeyCAPTCHA — KeyCAPTCHA uses a puzzle-solving approach to implement a CAPTCHA. When I say a puzzle, I mean that literally: KeyCAPTCHA has a few different offerings and variations on this theme which you can enable on their site.
All of these new options require you to obtain API keys from the service, so they will need to be explicitly enabled.
IP Checks Against Banned Users —If a user registers with an IP address that was used by a banned user recently, you now have the option to manually approve that registration. Catch user re-registering banning. Spammers tend to use the same IP over and over.

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Potential vBSEO vulnerability

This is just out from vBulletin:

It has come to our attention that there may be a potential security vulnerability in VBSEO affecting the latest version of the software (and potentially other versions as well). We’ve attempted to contact the vendor, but as they have been non-responsive we felt we should alert the community as many of our customers use this add-on software.

If you beleive your running a vulnerable version of the software, there is a simple fix: just comment out the following lines in the file vbseo/includes/functions_vbseo_hook.php:

if(isset($_REQUEST[‘ajax’]) && isset($_SERVER[‘HTTP_REFERER’]))
$permalinkurl = $_SERVER[‘HTTP_REFERER’].$permalinkurl;

should be changed to:

// if(isset($_REQUEST[‘ajax’]) && isset($_SERVER[‘HTTP_REFERER’]))
// $permalinkurl = $_SERVER[‘HTTP_REFERER’].$permalinkurl;

If you are running the “Suspect File Versions” diagnostics tool, you will additionally need to generate a new MD5 sum of the above file and edit upload/includes/md5_sums_crawlability_vbseo.php to use the new MD5 sum on the line:

Please be aware that you are making these changes at your own risk. We don’t know if making this change affects the terms of your VBSEO license and we can’t be responsible if making this change breaks your site.

CVE-2014-9463 has been assigned to this potential vulnerability by cve.mitre.org.

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Fixing Basic WordPress Problems

WordPress is the web’s hand-down solution for both large and small jobs; However, it does have its problems. WordPress’s versatility can also complicate the task of locating the source(s) of failure when something breaks. We won’t even try to address every WordPress but this article will help you navigate the more common problems.

White Screen of Death

wordpresswhitescreenFor the few of you that have never encountered the white screen of death, this error is exactly that: A blank white screen loads when you access you’re site.

The two major causes are incompatibility problems between plugins and themes. If you can access the sites admin panel, first try deactivating your plugins one by one until the site loads. If the doesn’t work, change your theme to the default WordPress design.

 

Step One

If you can’t access wp-admin, you can manually deactivate the plugins and themes using File Manager or FTP. FTP into your account and locate the plugins folder (usually wp-content/plugins) or the themes folder (wp-content/themes) and append ‘_bak’ to the end of the folder name.

Now try to access your admin panel. Once in, activate your plugins or themes one by one until the issue reappears. When that happens, you’ve found the primary source of the conflict.

Advanced Steps

You can also the following line to the end of your wp-config file to active WP_DEBUG:

define( ‘WP_DEBUG’, true );

Once activated, navigate to the page showing the error and you should see the details of what’s causing the error. NOTE: be sure to disable when finished by setting the value to false:

define( ‘WP_DEBUG’, false );

Password Reset is not Working

The Easy Way

If you’re using the default admin user (i.e. your username is admin) you can reset your password by access the site files

  1. FTP to your site and download your active themes functions.php file
  2. Immediately after the opening <?php line, add: wp_set_password( ‘password’, 1 ); Change the 1 to your user ID, and password to the one of your choice.
  3. Upload this file to your site.
  4. After logging in to the site, remove the code from the functions.php file and remove the code or it will reset the password each time you logs in.

Advanced Reset

Ok, you’ve lost your admin password and the reset password link emailed to you isn’t working. To change the Password, login into your cPanel and click e phpMyAdmin. This will let you edit your WordPress database. From one of URLJet’s VPS’s or Dedicated servers you can also edit the database from the MySQL command line but on shared hosting phpMyAdmin is the ticket.

First, generate an MD5 hash for you desired password. You can do that using this link to our favorite Hash Generator
Next, follow these steps to change your password:

  1. Access your WordPress database
  2. Locate and open the wp_users table
  3. Find the row with your your username. For large boards, use the search feature
  4. Update the user_pass value in that row with the hash generated earlier.
  5. Save the changes.

Insufficient Memory

This is one you should not see much of at URLJet as our preset limits are set for larger sites. However should you find the default memory setting insufficient to handle an extensively modified WordPress site, increasing your WordPress memory limit is easly accomplished by adding the following line to your WordPress config file:

define( ‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘128’ );

The command sets your WordPress memory limit to 128M. If you need a higher or lower limit, replace that value with the desired amount.

Maintenance Message after an Upgrade

Updates are a must do process to keep your WordPress site secure and functional. Sometimes the system doesn’t clean up all of the upgrade files. If the message: Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Please check back in a minute., appears after and update, check and see if there still a maintenance file left in the site root folder. If so remove it and the problem will disappear.

Be Proactive in Protecting your WordPress Site.

Should you find yourself in a worst case situation and need to restore to a backup, URLJet maintains offsite backup for all shared accounts. Should you need to roll back, we can restore your site simply submit a ticket listing a restore point. If you choose to keep your own backups, in addition, a weekly or monthly backup is advised. .

 

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