Category Archives: Wordpress

wordpress temporary url

Most of the time we require a temporary URL to check if site is working properly before updating name server.

But suppose you are using  wordpress, then temporary url will not work as wordpress is by default meant to work on domain name.

If you are on cPanel server then temporary url will be http://ipaddress/~username.

Note: IP address will be your actual server IP address

For temporary url to work you will need to to make replace your domain name with temporary URL in database for wordpress.

Refer to following steps.

1) Login to cPanel >> PhpMyadmin >> select database for wordpress.

2) Select wp_option table.

3) After selecting wp_option table, you will see different fields from table. in this locate for Option_name locate for siteurl and home and change value for both of this fields to your temporary url. replace with temporary url as shown in below image.

Make changes and select GO button at the bottom. That’s all

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wordpress Permalink not working

WordPress Permalink not working enenn through you enabled it from wordpress admin section >> Settings >> Permalinks.

On investigating for a long time I found that wordpress requires a rewrite  rules to be enabled in .htaccess file for Permalinks to work correctly.

Create .htaccess file in the installation directory of wordpress and add following rewrite rules.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

Save exit file and now Permalinks should work fine.

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Change upload directory path

If you wish to change upload directory path in wordpress, then Login to wordpress as admin

and go to Miscellaneous under Settings.

By default upload path is set to wp-content/uploads you can change it as per your request.

Click on save changes button for the changes to take effect.

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Upgrade wordpress

wordpress is the most commonly and world wide use blogging software. To keep the software secure and updated with the latest feature it is necessary to up[grade the software to the latest release.

Most of the time, while upgrading the wordpress blog it is being screwed up by the users. If you follow the steps that I have mentioned you can upgrade wordpress with minimum risk.

To upgrade wordpress you will need to first install “Wordpress Automatic upgrade” plugin which will make you your upgrade smooth and easy.

Before starting to upgrade backup all your wordpress files and database.

You can download plugin from URL:

Extract zip file and upload it under wp-content/plugins/ directory on server.

now activate the newly installed plugin and de-activate all old plugin if available.

Now just select upgrade wordpress from wordpress admin area and within few clicks your blog will be upgraded to latest version.

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