DIVI drop down vertical submenu

Working on a new WordPress site I really wanted to go deep with DIVI. I got stuck on an issue with the dropdown submenu items. They were horizontal instead of a standard one below the other.

The issue was quickly solved when I created a new menu and made that one the primary.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Divi – Turn Off Lazy Load On Images

Started a new project with Divi and needed lazy load to not happen on the home page. Looking around I found the following page which got me started.

Divi Lazy Loading Images

What I needed to do is go to “wp-content\themes\Divi\includes\builder\scripts\frontend-builder-scripts.js”. On line 3375 I needed to change “Offeset: ‘75%'” to “offset: ‘400%'”.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

WordPress Change Author Name On Blog Posts

I started a blog at work and have other staff contributing. I noticed my display name was my login name. Not really what I wanted. I started by putting in my first and last name like the other contributor did, but it was still my login name as the post author.

The following link lead me to switching the author on the post.

https://www.siteground.com/kb/how_to_change_the_author_of_a_post_in_wordpress/

The option to change author wasn’t present, so I went up top of the screen and selected “screen options”.   “Author” was unchecked. Once checked I could see below where I could switch the author; however, it was still my login name.  The next link got me my final answer.

http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-add-or-change-your-full-name-in-wordpress/

In my actual profile I had to go down to “Display name”. In the dropdown I was able to select the name I wanted with the posts.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

WordPress requesting FTP credentials when trying to update a plugin.

A took over an infected WordPress site. I had Sucuri clean the malware. The hosting was a mess. There were three WordPress installs in this hosting account, but only one was the site. It took a while to figure which one was the live site.

While trying to update core I got the following.

The following article helped me shed some light on the situation.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/640409/can-i-install-update-wordpress-plugins-without-providing-ftp-access

I was going to change the permission, but Sucuri wasn’t finished scrubbing the malware. If I can remember I will post my results.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Akeeba For WordPress – Kickstart AJAX Loading Error 500

Moving a customers WordPress site to a new hosting plan I ran into this error.

This turned out to be an semi-easy fix. The website size was too large for the hosting. Well not really; however, Akeeba requires 2.5 times the size of the site to fully extract the site.

I looked at the website files to see where I could trim some fat. The site was 400 megs.  There was a folder called “wp-snapshots” which held a backup. I removed all the extraneous files including my first Akeeba backup. Made a new backup which was only 40 megs. This time when I ran Kickstart the site installed without an issue.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

White Label CMS – Brand WordPress CMS as your own

There is some much to learn and know about the various CMS systems out there. While working on a customers WordPress site I noticed how well the site was branded by the company that built it. I was Word-Im-Pressed for sure.

The plug-in was White Label CMS.

They also used Manuals Plug-in. This plug-in has a bunch of video tutorials to show administrators how to do different functions in WordPress. Here is a link to their site.

www.videousermanuals.com

 

I hope this helps someone else out there…

[Solved] – Akeeba for WordPress – The output directory is not writable

I had to move a WordPress site from a test server to my localhost. When I finished my changes I went to run an Akeeba backup, but got the error that the default directory wasn’t writable.

I found this article that helped me.

https://www.akeebabackup.com/documentation/warnings/ch01.html#q001

The solution was to go into Akeeba  >> Configuration Page >> in the output directory field put in “[DEFAULT_OUTPUT]”.

I hope this helps someone else out there…