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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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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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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