The php.ini file defines some of the operational behavior that can affect your WordPress installation.  For example, you try to upload a file but the upload fails with an error message something like “The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini.”  To correct this you have to modify the php.ini file at your WordPress hosting provider.  Normally this is done via the cpanel file manager, but there are other ways to do it. Below are listed some of the common php.ini file settings that often affect the way WordPress works. Max File Upload Size ; Maximum allowed size for…

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Excel conversion steps

I know that some, if not all, of you have experienced entering data into Excel spreadsheets only to find that the information that you entered “disappears” or you notice multiple “conflict” files created for the spreadsheet. While there are a number of possible causes, after researching the problem more I believe that the cause has been found (at least I’m 90% confident). What causes Excel files to get overwritten? Here’s a brief explanation of the operation and cause to help you understand. When Excel (or for that matter Word or PowerPoint) opens a file for editing or viewing it creates…

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Recently one of my clients performed an upgrade to WordPress 3.5.1.  Unfortunately, the upgrade failed for some reason and they were locked out of the Admin panel with an error about undefined function get_taxonomies_for_attachments in menu.php.  Research of the web produced the suggestion to manually reinstall all the WordPress 3.5.1 files.  Doing that manual installation, I then received an error about a Fatal error: Call to a member function register_handler() on a non-object in /home/simplete/public_html/wp-includes/media.php on line 953.  No combination of moving files, reinstalling various versions, or other tricks seemed to work for me. Then I found a post from…

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Many of you are aware that Microsoft has announced that Windows Live Mesh will be “turned off” on February 13th, 2013.  While SkyDrive really has some nice features, there are several features missing from SkyDrive that are in Live Mesh: SkyDrive is not a true better replacement for Live Mesh.  In fact, you are going to lose some loved capabilities. What Mesh features you loose with SkyDrive One of the capabilities that you are going to lose is peer file synchronization between your computers, and the computers of others that you are sharing with.  Specifically, with SkyDrive you are going…

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OneNote 2013 crash on startup I hate it when a good app goes bad, and that’s just what happened to me a couple of times now with OneNote 2013.  If you’ve been using OneNote (or ON as I like to call it – gotta have that abbreviation) then you know what a great app it is.   A number of months ago OneNote would crash within ten seconds of starting up.  I found the resolution to it and moved on. However, it just happened to me again so I thought I would jot a quick note; maybe it will help you…

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One of the differences between WordPress Pages and Posts is that Posts can have a category assigned to them, whereas pages cannot.  Frankly, I think that is just dumb… why shouldn’t pages have the ability to have categories assigned.  Well, I’m not the only one that think pages should have categories and there are several plugins that provide the capability.  One that I’ve used for a long time is Map Categories to Pages, and I’ve used it very successfully on several blogs and client sites.  It provides a valuable feature, albeit, deceivingly simple.  Once installed there is a category field…

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Duplication of effort is, well, duplication.  And when it comes to effort, who needs that?  Well that’s what many of us who have both a WordPress blog and a FaceBook Page are faced with…. Whenever we make a post on our blog we have to make a similar entry on our FB Page Wall.  Makes you want to have your blog posts automatically show up on your FB page, doesn’t it? Well, that’s what this post is all about… one of the ways to have WordPress posts atomatically post to your FaceBook page (the wall or a tab app.) Why…

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WordPress Widgets are a great way to improve the visibility of information on your WordPress site, and to improve the functionality for your readers.  This WordPress instructional video provides an introduction to widgets and some of their uses.    

For quite a few years now we Windows users have been trained to access the power options (shutdown, sleep, hibernate) via the little “Start” button in Windows.  For those of you who remember when that concept was first introduced, there was a lot of commenting on how illogical placing the power options on the Start button.  It just seemed illogical; turn off your computer by clicking Start… Well, I can’t be sure, but maybe Microsoft took note of that and moved the power options off the start button.  The thing is, they did it after we have all been trained to…

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One of the most valuable features of the Web is how information is linked.  That applies to your own information on your WordPress site.  Linking from one post to another is a viable way of helping your visitor find information, and it also can help with your Search rankings.  Here’s a quick video showing you how to link to an existing post.

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