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Dad. Explorer. Rum Lover. Code Geek. Not Necessarily In That Order.


Apr
22
awarded  Commentator
Apr
22
comment Why does dbDelta() not catch MysqlErrors?
Good point. Part of the issue is the construct of using DESCRIBE {table} when table does not exist. Before executing the DESCRIBE SQL statement the MySQL engine should be queried to see if the table exists in the first place. The issue is not that a warning/error is not being caught it is that the construct is generating a warning/error in the first place.
Apr
21
answered Why does dbDelta() not catch MysqlErrors?
Nov
1
answered WP 3.5.1 password protected not working for post
Sep
27
answered Pages 404 in wordpress
Aug
9
answered PHP Syntax getting PHP terms
May
7
awarded  Tag Editor
May
7
revised wp-localize-script wiki excerpt
added 128 characters in body
May
7
revised wp-localize-script wiki description
added 357 characters in body
May
7
wiki created wp-localize-script description
May
7
wiki created wp-localize-script excerpt
May
7
suggested suggested edit on wp-localize-script tag wiki
May
7
suggested suggested edit on wp-localize-script tag wiki excerpt
Apr
10
awarded  Teacher
Feb
26
answered is_plugin_active function doesn't exist
Feb
8
comment What does this error mean? WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
I know. I had been using them for years. I can't continue to recommend them at this point after several server crashes and now a mismanaged database. That said, there are some very good WordPress friendly hosts that are not on the WordPress-recommended list. However, after reviewing that link I may well go with one of the 3 that are on there now. Thanks for posting that URL.
Feb
7
comment What does this error mean? WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
Well, definitely DO NOT use Liquidweb as a host. I've been a *nix sysadmin for 20+ years and they are still fighting with me saying it is a script error. Really? 12 different plugins, a theme, Jetpack, WordPress core. All buggy to the point of failing regularly? Sad part is I know it is a MySQL config/server load problem and they keep saying "no errors in the main message log". Obviously they don't know how to monitor a MySQL server even after I sent them several URLs on the topic. Sadly I am now planning 2 days to move to a dedicated server far away from Liquidweb. So aggravating!
Feb
3
comment Add custom field to Category
Here is a cheat sheet I use when doing this. It has the relevant action hooks & filters in one short list. charlestonsw.com/…
Dec
12
comment Is moving wp-config outside the web root really beneficial?
@Ralf912 - that is not exactly accurate. The global defines are ACCESSIBLE by all program files in all directories but not displayed. In order to SEE the values you would need to be able to write modified code back to the server. Whereas a mis-configured server with wp-config.php in doc root will readily display those values as plain text. That is the underlying point. Seeing the code for any of the plugins/themes causes no harm.
Dec
10
comment Is moving wp-config outside the web root really beneficial?
@AaronAdams - that is a good idea, but in my case would not have helped. They restored ENOUGH of the config to point it to my non-default doc root but not enough for it to work properly. Really the worst possible scenario. In fact SOME of the site worked after the 2nd attempt to fix it, but it was still not right. Truly a horrible situation courtesy of a mis-managed server repair from my hosting company, which I feel underscores your point. The more you can do to protect sensitive data even for that "once in a million" events, the better.