What to Do if Your WordPress Website Goes Down

Your WordPress website just went down! It crashed you have no idea what to do. Never fear! This is the process I use with my clients to determine what actions to take. Note: before doing any of this, go to downforeveryoneorjustme.comĀ and determine whether your site is actually down for everyone, or just you. I find that more often than not, … Read More

Redirect With .htaccess and Godaddy Hosting Not Working – Solution

Goddady Server Redirect

For something that seems so simple, there’s a lot that can go wrong with setting up either a temporary (302) redirect or permanent (301) redirect. With Godaddy hosting specifically, you may run into an issue that you did not foresee. You may even have no trouble redirecting the ENTIRE site, but to redirect just the home page you may encounter … Read More

Padding or Margin Only Affects First Line of Text – CSS

A common problem when formatting your website with CSS is that the first line of text in a paragraph, header, or link is affected by margin or padding while the remaining lines are not. It may even appear as though the first line is indented in some cases while none of the others are. Solution for padding or margin only … Read More

Eyedropper Changes Secondary Color Swatch – Photoshop Solution

Sometimes in Photoshop (CS5 in my case), inexplicably, every time you use the eyedropper to get a color, it will change the secondary or background color swatch and not the primary color swatch. It can be truly maddening trying to figure this out, since the solution is far from easy to find. Googling it won’t do you much good unless … Read More

Chrome Cursor Latency Fix

Are you experiencing a problem in Google Chrome where, inexplicably, highlighting text and scrolling have a massive lag and delay? If you aren’t experiencing those same problems in any other browser and are in Chrome, I might have a solution for you> I’m not really sure why this solution solves the problem, but for some reason it works. The problem … Read More

Custom Post Type – Title and Editor Not Displaying – WordPress Tip

If you’ve been working on adding a custom post type into your WordPress theme, only to fall flat when, inexplicably, the title and editor in the post edit screen have disappeared, have no fear! Here is the common cause. If you don’t add ‘supports’ => array( ) into your custom post type registration, then at the very least WordPress assumes … Read More

P3 Plugin “Cannot Read Profiles Directory” WordPress Fix

If you recently tried running Godaddy’s P3 WordPress plugin on your WordPress site or blog and received the error message “Cannot Read Profiles Directory,” there is a solution for you! The problem stems from two possible causes. There needs to BE a profiles directory and it needs to be writable by the program. To get this working, you first need … Read More