Recently, I needed to host a web-based thingamajiggy in WordPress and needed to include a couple of custom libraries. For the sake of quick iteration, I decided to use a public FTP folder that I already had on the same server in order to host this. So I had configured a subdomain to host the files, and wanted to reference them from my WordPress site. Not quite a CDN, but…Continue reading How to modify CORS settings using a .htaccess file
So, once again, I find myself wasting time trying to fix WordPress. Though it is a powerful platform, it’s a never-ending source of grief when trying to maintain a site with a non-trivial number of plugins. Working with a static website creator would be much more fun, and there is a good chance that the site would stay up far more, but it would take considerable effort to set up…Continue reading How to fix “Cannot read property ‘map’ of undefined (structured-data-blocks)”
So, I tried to paste a table from Excel into WordPress, and I failed. Annoying – but not a big problem. I can just paste it into an existing table and it’ll “sort itself out”, right? Well, no. Exporting the Excel sheet as a html page and copy-pasting the table from there didn’t work either. Actually, copy-pasting a table just didn’t work at all. So… WordPress is unable to understand…Continue reading How to copy-paste a table from Excel to WordPress without using plug-ins?
This article will go through different solutions for fixing issues with uploading pictures to your WordPress Media Library. There are plenty of reasons that could cause this issue – and a couple of different ways to run into it. But fear not! I’ll be proposing a few different ways to fix the issue in your installation. And by “a few” I mean 10. Or more, if I have updated the…Continue reading 10 ways to fix “Post-processing of the image failed likely because the server is busy or does not have enough resources. Uploading a smaller image may help. Suggested maximum size is 2500 pixels.” error on WordPress – and a workaround!
This article explains one possible fix to a situation, where your pictures in WordPress fail to show up. In this particular case, uploading, editing and even selecting pictures for your articles works – just displaying them doesn’t work. Alternatively, programmatic access might fail as well: in my case, ShortPixel reported an error “There was an error and your request was not processed: Could not download the file (404 Not Found)”.…Continue reading An easy fix for WordPress media uploads failing after a year/month change
This post describes a couple of useful solutions or workarounds for an awkward situation, where you can’t manage the metadata of your articles on WordPress. This hampers greatly your ability to organize your posts – and if you’re using WordPress like I’m using, also lowers the visibility of your new articles (I’m using the tags as hashtags when sharing to social channels)! We don’t want that. But what’s actually causing…Continue reading WordPress blog article edit mode: No Tags or Categories visible?
Now for something totally different – for a change, I got to fix an issue with my own blog, so I had the chance to delve into PHP and WordPress configurations… :) PHP is an ever-evolving language – even if it might not always feel that way. The old workhorse has been powering most of the internet for a couple of decades, and weirdly enough, doesn’t really show signs of…Continue reading “500 Internal Server Error” after updating a WordPress site to PHP 7.3
Year 2018 is drawing to an end, and it’s a good time for some reflection on what an interesting year it’s been! Personally, quite a few things have happened in the last 12 months – I moved to Canada, started a new/old job, became a father, spoke at awesome events, met a lot of cool people – just tons of awesome stuff. But personal things aside, 2018 has been an…Continue reading Thanks for an amazing 2018!