Wednesday, November 20, 2019

WordPress “Another Update in Process”

I recently updated a WordPress site to 5.3 but the update didn’t finish. The instructions were to read the email in admin email. I didn’t get the email. After a Google search I ended up on this page which helped me solve the issue.

The site was local so i just deleted the entry in the database under the “wp_options” >> ” core_updater.lock “. I was able to run the update without a hitch.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

Akeeba Kickstart Error 1273 – Solved.

I have a Joomla 3.9.x site running on a Windows IIS ver. 10 server that wouldn’t allow me to install Fabrik. I decided to move it to my local XXAMP install it there and if everything goes well I would replace the site on the windows server with this new site that had the Fabrik installed. Running the Akeeba Kickstart the database wouldn’t restore.

I was getting ” ErrNo #1273 Unknown collation: ‘utf8mb4_unicode_ci’ “. This response from Nicolas was the solution I needed.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

Joomla 404 Page Reverted Default

On a Joomla site running Gantry 5 template I noticed my custom 404 page stopped working. I looked up the process and when I looked at the files on the server I had an custom error page there already; however, the date on the file was in October and I put the custom file up there in March.

I was wondering if I got attacked and my files were changed. I didn’t notice anything other issues, but several files were changed in the g5_hydrogen folder. I then realized that around that time I upgraded my Gantry Template and Hydrogen Theme around October.

My conclusion is if you update the Gantry Hydrogen template, then make sure your custom 404 page is still working. I haven’t tested this in the WordPress version, but I would assume it is the same.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

Paying For Google Maps API

Google started charging for using the Maps Javascript API and other APIs. This was a frustrating change when it happened because it was giving a way for free and easy to set up. I eventually got the the free trail set up after adding my credit card. I was doing a job for a company and couldn’t get the finance people of the customer to get me authorized to set up Google account, so I had to use my own money.

Well Google give you a 300.00 credit to get started and once that was set up I was up and running. The problem came in when I needed more than 5 projects and my free trail ran out. It wasn’t obvious to me when my Maps Module in DIVI wasn’t working. I needed to set up a new Billing Account in Google Cloud Platform. I was able to move some of the other accounts in the free account over to the new account. The following videos were a big help for me getting this worked out.

Understanding the Account Management in GCP:

Setting up Maps Module in DIVI:

I hope this helps someone else