Technology Errors

WordPress Pretty Link Not Working, Pretty Link URL’s Open Blank Page

I received a comment on one of the QD posts earlier today that noted the Facebook link-share button posted an incorrect link on Facebook. These social media buttons exist on the bottom of each article on the Question Defense site. Initially when looking into the issue I was confused because he actual URL that was posted was correct meaning it posted the proper Pretty Link via the WordPress Pretty Link plugin however when I tested the actual link I was redirected to the proper domain but the page display was blank. Below is information on the troubleshooting process I used, what the problem ended up being, and how the problem was resolved.

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How To Disable WordPress Site Temporarily, Put WordPress In Maintenance Mode

We have a site that does automated tasks using GPU processing however at times we use the GPU processing for other tasks which requires us to disable access to the public. The easiest way to do this is to install a WordPress maintenance mode type plugin that will allow you to easily disable access to the public but not require much work. Having a site in maintenance mode is also beneficial for any major site changes that may prevent a bad customer experience when visiting your WP site. Below are instructions on installing the WP Maintenance Mode plugin as well as information on putting your site in maintenance mode and bringing it out of maintenance mode.

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How To Tell What Version Of WordPress You Have Installed

I knew that one of my clients web sites is running an older version of WordPress. When I upgrade WordPress I like to know exactly what version is running so I can use something like WinMerge to compare every single file in the WordPress installation to verify specifically what is going to be upgraded. This is useful if you run into any problems you can attempt to only roll back specific files to see if it resolves the WordPress upgrade issue.

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Integrate Embedded Audio Player Into WordPress Site, WP Embedded Audio Player

I needed to add an embedded audio player into a WordPress site for a project I was working on so I started looking at various plugins. The most popular embedded audio player is a WordPress plugin called “Audio Player” which provides you with the ability to easily upload audio files to your WordPress admin site and have the audio files display and play in an embedded audio player on the front end of the WordPress site. Below I describe in more detail how to install the plugin and how to add audio files to your site after the plugin is installed.

Technology Errors

PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 7680 bytes)

I recently reinstalled CentOS on a server for a client and then proceeded to install their WordPress web site on the fresh install of CentOS Linux. After working through various minor issues the WP site was up and functioning without issue but after a week or so they contacted me to let me know that they could no longer view items in their FAQ system via the WordPress administration site. The FAQ system is a WordPress plugin called FAQ Builder and is a great little system for frequently asked questions. Below I describe the error received when attempting to access the FAQ Builder admin and what I did to resolve the issue.