Tijd voor vernieuwing : eigen website weer onder handen nemen

Het is weer tijd om mijn eigen website bij te werken en een nieuw Thema aan te meten. Omdat WordPress Twentyeighteen te lang op zich laat wachten, overweeg ik terug te grijpen naar één van de Thema Frameworks waar ik 5-6 jaar geleden veel meer werkte. Misschien goed om zelf weer flink te sleutelen en naar eigen inzicht vorm te geven. Heb er wel zin in. Ik overweeg ook om over te stappen op https. Inmiddels mijn blog archief geordend in 2 hoofdcategorieën : fotografie en webdesign.

WP update – plugin problem

Just solved a login issue that occurred after upgrading to WP 4.7 “Vaughan”.

For the first time I was locked out of my site and I read ‘wp-admin/upgrade.php?_wp_http_referer=%2Fwp-admin%2F’ in the browser. A loop prevented me from logging in.

Replacing my wp-admin and wp-include folder with a fresh copy via FTP did not help. Deactivating the plugins via phpMyAdmin did not help, nor did importing my back-up database via phpMyAdmin.

After spending time and reading about similar issues and Cache plugin problems, I deleted the conflicting plugin on the server. My problem was solved luckily.

My lesson relearned and shared : Plugins can be useful but they can generate issues as well. Restrict yourself. That’s why I have a minimum of plugins -minus yet another one- active. WP users be aware, only use strictly-must-have-plugins. And please deactivate your plugins before you upgrade. I probably had the loop problem because I did not follow the proper updating steps. (But I did make a back-up. That essential step I never (!) skip).

The proper update steps are :

  1. back up database
  2. back up all WordPress files
  3. verify the backups
  4. deactivate all plugins
  5. ensure the 4 steps are completed
  6. download and extract the new package
  7. delete some old WordPress files (Oeps, I never did that….)   

Source, read more : https://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_-_Extended_Instructions

Hey, WordPress maybe you should extend your default warning to back-up before upgrading with a warning to deactivate plugins.

When visited the WordPress website for support and forums, I also clicked the Themes tab and saw that the new Twenty Seventeen Theme is available for download. https://wordpress.org/themes/twentyseventeen/
I am keen to check it out and work with it in 2017. In January I will also evaluate my remaining active plugins and look into website speed optimisation.

Yes, it is hitting me, the new year is sneaking up upon us rather fast now…

WordPress update – 3.9 closing the gap

WordPress update – Jimmy Smith

Een must-have-WordPress-update, een fijne vernieuwing voor WordPress website redacteuren. In de video zie je wat er veranderd is en hoe het gebruiksgemak verbeterd is.  / Check out the video (in English) to see the new features, a real improvement for editors.

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Niet vergeten om je database te back-uppen voordat je versie 3.9 installeert! / Don’t forget to back up your database before installing version 3.9.

D-i-y back up database

Back-up : Ga naar PHPMyAdmin, selecteer al je tabellen, exporteer als SQL, selecteer Add Drop Table en GO.

Custom back-up : PHPMyAdmin, Check all tables, output to a file, compression none, SQL format, check add drop table, check if non exists and GO.

Jazzy update

Wist je dit al? Elke WordPress update krijgt de naam van een Jazz muzikant. Laten we nu eens de tijd nemen voor Jimmy Smith. En naar hem luisteren als we bezig zijn met de back-up en update.  / Did you know that every WordPress update is named after a Jazz musician? Let’s take the time for Jimmy Smith and listen to him while making a back-up and installing the new update.

Jimmy Smith

“James Oscar “Jimmy” Smith (December 8, 1925 or 1928 – February 8, 2005) was an African-American jazz musician who achieved the rare distinction of releasing a series of instrumental jazz albums that often charted on Billboard. Smith helped popularize the Hammond B-3 electric organ, creating an indelible link between sixties soul and jazz improvisation.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Smith_%28musician%29

Dit is ook super goed!

“The BBC studio audience (who were allowed to SMOKE in those days) gave him just “polite” applause – which threw Jimmy OFF a bit (watch his face after the second number, in which he’d just given it all he HAD!)”

WordPress update and maintenance

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