SOLVED: VIDEO: Manually Migrate a WordPress Website To A New Host

We explain and demonstrate how to manually migrate a WordPress website from one hosting company to a different one. It is a pretty easy process if you can understand at a high level you need to: backup the database on the original host backup the loose WordPress files on the original host on the new host, create new empty WordPress site Copy the loose WordPress copes from the old host overtop of the files on…

SOLVED: WordPress Home Page Works But All Others 404 Error Out

If the home page of your WordPress site is working but all other pages come back with 404 pages, you likely have a problem with your Permalinks.  Fortunately this is easy to fix. Permalinks are the address that your visitors see and there configuration is stored in the root of your site at the top of a file named .HTACCESS . The solution is to log into your sites admin page and modify the Permalinks…

VIDEO: SOLVED: Easy Fix For Jetpack Errors In WordPress Like “failed to open stream” & “No such file”

After a WordPress upgrade you may find errors relating to Jetpack. The typical solution is to use an FTP program like FileZilla and rename the Jetpack folder. However, you may then be unable to log into the wp-admin page. You might see errors like: Warning: fopen(/home/content/22/7568022/html/YOUR SITE/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/jetpack.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/22/7568022/html/YOUR SITE/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5974 The solution is to: Use an FTP program like FileZilla to rename any…

SOLVED: 5 Easy Steps To Check Your WordPress Site for Hacks & Clean Them Up

If you are having problems with your WordPress site or you just want to ensure it is fully functional, there are several free and easy to use services you should quickly run through: sitecheck.sucuri.net – free scan of your site fo known malware, viruses, errors, blacklisting… godaddy.com/web-security/website-security-check – this is an excellent free tool that tests and reports more information as Securi (in fact it includes Securi) search.google.com/search-console – the Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster…

SOLVED: WordPress 404 THE REQUESTED URL WAS NOT FOUND ON THIS SERVER

We recently worked through a particularly difficult to locate problem in which periodically some visitors would see the following 404 THE REQUESTED URL /commodore.guest-bike.php WAS NOT FOUND ON THIS SERVER The problem very intermittent although we were able to see the issue ourselves from time to time.  It turned out that a hack we had cleared a year or so ago was still affecting the site.  In this hack some visitors were being redirected and…

SOLVED: WordPress Stuck at BRIEFLY UNAVAILABLE FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

If your WordPress site is stuck on: BRIEFLY UNAVAILABLE FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE. CHECK BACK IN A MINUTE the solution is FTP into your site and delete (or just rename) the .maintenance file in the root. CLICK TO EXPAND GRAPHIC: If problems still occur, rename the PLUGINS folder under WP-CONTENT.   If you are now able log in, rename the PLUGINS folder back to PLUGINS but rename each of the folders in the PLUGINS folder one at…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Top 5 Free & Easy Things You Can Do To Secure Your WordPress Website

WordPress is the number one web management tool on the planet which makes it the largest target for hackers.  If you have a WordPress web site you should be very concerned with security.  Fortunately there are five fast and easy things you can do to dramatically improve your sites security posture: Reduce Your Attack Surface by Removing all unused themes & plugins Update all Themes, Plugins and WordPress itself to the latest build Install and Configure…

SOLVED: How to Fix WordPress Site Redirected You Too Many Times

If you are working on a WordPress site and see a redirect error like: CHROME: This Page Isn’t Working Right Now www.<YourDomain>.com redirected you too many times. ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS FIREFOX: The page isn’t redirecting properly. Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete. SAFARI: This webpage has a redirect loop The webpage at https://www.<YourDomain>.com has resulted in too many redirects.  Clearing your cookies for…

How to Start Selling on WordPress

Turning your WordPress site into an e-commerce platform is a great way to find new customers and earn money. However, there are a few steps you need to take before you’re ready to open your online store. The first step, of course, is choosing a product or service to sell. What are you offering customers, and how are you going to get it to them? If it’s something relatively unique, why is it something people…

SOLVED: WordPress JetPack Error Updating Settings – FetchNetworkError

We run more than a dozen sites with nearly all of the configured the same way but one of our sites kept erroring out with “WordPress JetPack Error Updating Settings – FetchNetworkError” when we were trying to change settings in JetPack. We suspect this error is related to our use of SSL via the CloudFlare CDN (Content Delivery Network) but were not able to prove it, This is a very odd situation that were were…

SOLVED: Easily Reactivate Deactivated Plugins in WordPress Manually

There are several WordPress plugins that will break your website if they are disabled.  Once disabled, you are likely in a catch-22 situation in that you cannot activate them because the site is broken and the site is broken because you cannot activate them. In our case, we took down our sister site PartisanIssues.com by disabling the Cloudflare Flexible SSL.  After goofing with scripts found on several WordPress support sites but getting nowhere for an…

SOLVED: “Invalid security token” Error In Comments on a WordPress Site

Askimet antispam had been doing a good job for us but the pricing model just did not make sense so we changed to AntiSpam Bee.  I thought all was going well but found I had no comments after 2 weeks.  We usually get several per day, so I knew something was wrong. It turns out that AntiSpam Bee and Jet Pack are incompatible: Antispam Bee and Jet Pack comments doesn’t appear to play nice with…

SOLVED: WordPress WARNING REQUIRE FAILED TO OPEN STREAM Error – aka, How To Fix A Broken WordPress

If your WordPress site displays an error like: Warning: require(/home/content/22/7568022/html/partisanissues/wp-includes/load.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/22/7568022/html/partisanissues/wp-settings.php on line 19 Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required ‘/home/content/22/7568022/html/partisanissues/wp-includes/load.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/local/php5_6/lib/php’) in /home/content/22/7568022/html/partisanissues/wp-settings.php on line 19 the problem is likely that your WordPress installation is corrupt.  I have only seen this occur with failed automatic upgrades. Fortunately, there is an easy fix. FIX WORDPRESS Surf to wordpress.org/download and download the version of WordPress you think the system was using.  That…

How to Choose a WordPress Theme & Should You Pay?

If you have considered writing something online in the last decade, you have likely considered WordPress.  If not, you should skim through our short article: Which Content Management Tools Should I Use, WordPress, Joomla, Drupla, Shopify…? Below is a list of the slightly more obvious things you should consider when selecting a theme: Overall: Does the theme look like what you want?  There is no point in trying a theme that does all the things you…