Category Archives: Web

Solution for failed FTP connection in WordPress

This page has a solution: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/update-wordpress-without-ftp/ You have to edit the wp-config.php file, and add this line to it: define(‘FS_METHOD’,’direct’); Also, do not forget to make the folders for themes and plugins writable with FileZilla (as you can learn also from the WorPress install guide). It is still possible that you get the FTP-login problem … Continue reading Solution for failed FTP connection in WordPress

WordPress: Photo-Gallery plugin work-around to customize theme

This Photo-Gallery is a nice basic starting point to build a gallery. But just like a lot of plugins these days, the ‘lite’ or ‘free’ version you can use without payment has some limitations. For me, the mayor limitation was the lack of options to customize its looks: the theme. Luckily, after studying the plugin in more … Continue reading WordPress: Photo-Gallery plugin work-around to customize theme

Customizing the WordPress Search Results Page

If you ever encountered the limits of the build-in search of WordPress, you might consider to customize the output of the search results. If a search produces no results, you could suggest the visitor to go to Google to do a search on your site with the same query. To implement this, add (or modify) the content-none.php … Continue reading Customizing the WordPress Search Results Page

WordPress theming: create a child of an existing theme

A common away to create a theme for WordPress is to browse for an existing theme, install it, and customize it. However, to create your own version of a theme, it’s better to create a child of the original theme (and then start customizing that). Learn more on creating a child theme here. Advantage of … Continue reading WordPress theming: create a child of an existing theme