Delete bulk comments

If you are unfortunate enough to get spammed, you may be pounded by thousands of spam comments. Please consult your own IT professional for advice, but I have found this tip works perfectly. To remove unapproved comments manually could take hours (20 at a time from within WordPress Dashboard/Comments). To remove thousands of comments in seconds, I logged in to my hosting account (cpanel), navigated to “phpMyAdmin”, selected the database from list on left (corresponds to domain username), then chose the “SQL” tab, and added the following: DELETE FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_approved = ‘0’ Then hit “Go” to run the […] » Continue Reading Delete bulk comments

Catchable fatal error

“Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Error could not be converted to string in” etc If you are using the Lightbox gallery plugin, ensure that gallery images are linked to media file, not attachment page (in the specific gallery settings).

WordPress Error

If you get an error: Warning: is_dir() [function.is-dir]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/) is not within the allowed path(s): In Settings “Media”, make sure the path is set to default wp-content/uploads Anything else might give you an error. This error was triggered when using WP eCommerce plugin, uploading a new product. Disabling the WP eCommerce plugin removed the error, but in order to have the plugin working error free, the above change needs to be made.

Optional blog

The “Blog” function is included with all new CMS websites installed by Redback Graphics. Rather than calling it a blog, you might utilise it’s function to promote products, services and events, which in hand, will greatly increase your SEO ranking for all of the information you include in those “posts”. By using “posts” a user can quickly promote an item, service or event, and that is automatically archived for future reference, while keeping current content fresh and updated regularly. Website “pages” (ie Home, About, Contact etc) can easily be updated, but once updated the old information is lost. By using […] » Continue Reading Optional blog

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