Fatal Error undefined method in Wordpress 3.4 update

I was updating some client WordPress sites the other day to version 3.4 and ran across an error on one of the sites.  The error message was something along the lines of the following, although I can’t say it would say the same thing for everyone. Fatal error: Call to undefined method dbrc_wpdb::delete() . Arghhh, the pulse tends to start racing when you see these types of errors.  The message came after the update was applied and during the final cleanup.  The message that appeared directly before this error message was a statement about the update almost being complete, but…

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Creating a sign-up form for the MailChimp email service is pretty easy with the MailChimp List plugin, unfortunately there are also several limitations that you either have to live with or find a way to work around (and I haven’t found a workaround yet.)    After installing the MailChimp List Subscribe Form you will have to configure it.  The first thing you will need to have is the MailChimp API key (which you get from your MailChimp > Account > API Keys.)   After entering in a valid API key you will need to select the list that you want to…

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Here’s a situation for you… let’s say that a visitor has a Gravatar profile set up to display a picture whenever they author or comment on a WordPress site.  That generally works quite well and makes your site more personable.  But what if either you, as the site owner, or the visitor, want to have a different picture displayed for a specific site?  What do you do then?  Your could set up a separate email address and register that with Gravatar.com, but often times that is an administrative headache. A nice solution for local avatars There is a nice little…

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Here’s a neat little addition to your WordPress site that should help make your site a little more personable – display someone’s Gravatar (what is a Gravatar?) on your site when they visit and leave a comment.  This post isn’t about how to display those nice little pictures as that is covered elsewhere.  But what we do want to do is encourage people to have one of those pictures to display in the first place. Making it easy to get a Gravatar My guess is that the vast majority of people and commenters on your site do not know how…

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If you have noticed, some web sites and blog sites show a picture of the author somewhere near the post.  And in addition, pictures of people that leave comments somehow show up by magic.  How is this done? The Magic of Gravatar Pictures Those little pictures that you see are called “Gravatars”  and they are supplied by a number of service providers.  If you have a WordPress site one of the most popular services is Gravatar.com.  This site hosts your picture and profile for free and associates it with an email address.  When you login to a WordPress based site…

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As you are probably aware, WordPress can be installed either to the root folder of your domain (i.e. mydomain.com) or into a sub-folder of the domain (i.e. mydomain.com/wordpressfolder).   There are some advantages and disadvantages to each, but in general I believe installing into a sub-folder is the best choice for the majority of WordPress installations.  It really helps to keep the site organized, especially if any other applications will be installed on the site.  By installing WordPress into it’s own sub-folder you insure that all of the files (with the exception of index.php, ,htaccess, or web.config) that are for the…

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Alternatives and Enhancements to the WordPress TinyMCE Editor Love it, or hate it… The editor in wordpress sure does have it’s frustraiting behaviors.  WordPress uses a custom version of the TinyMCE editor, and they seem to have really hacked it up in many ways.  It is very frustraiting to have formating stripped away from something you’ve written…. or have html code that you’ve placed on a page just get thrown in the incinerator with no recovery possible.   I’ve been battling this with WordPress for some time now trying many different alternative plugins.  Actually, I’ve confussed myself.  I’ve tried many different…

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Formidable WordPress Forms Plugin Formidable is a drag and drop forms designer for WordPress blogs.  The interface is well laid out and very logical.  To create a form you can start from scratch, or select an available template as a starting point.  To add fields to a form simply drag one of the available field types from the button list on the right and drag it to the location where you want it on your form.  Every field has a dropdown panel (see the Email field in the image) which shows all of the available settings for that field.  A…

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Visual Form Builder The Visual Form Builder is just like the name implies; it is a form builder that is much more visual than any of the other form builders that I’ve tried.  It also has a great set of features and seems to work quite well.  It seems to be the visual brother of cForms II.  While cForms II definitely leans toward parametric design, Visual Form Builder leans toward the visual design aspect.  There aren’t as many features for a form in Visual Form Builder, but it is still a very capable forms plugin.  In many ways it is…

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