James’ Posts

Domain Mapping Without a Plugin for WordPress Multisite Installation

Domain mapping for WordPress multisite installation used to require a plugin such as “WordPress MU Domain Mapping” (free) or  “Domain Mapping” (premium plugin good for automation and monetizing network) or “Pronamic Domain Mapping” (free).  That is no longer the case. The following variations are domain mapping solutions for a subdomain multisite that don’t require a…

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Caution: Is Your Gmail Account at Risk?

Your Gmail account could be at risk along with everything in it and everyone attached to it. The same holds true for Facebook, Twitter, your bank accounts, and any other account that requires a login. There is a phishing exploit that is gaining traction and sooner or later you’ll be exposed to it. Here is…

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Storyboardography, Website Development and Coding

My lack of genius requires me to be a storyboardographer. Having worked with clients of all shapes and sizes, I’ve learned to rely on storyboard-ing a project so that the buyer can get a feel for the UI and the flow before the coding begins. The way I do that is layout a non-working page…

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Woocommerce Star Rating Displays “SSSSS”

Woocommerce star rating symbols can sometimes lose the stars styling which will result in SSSSS being displayed. It can be a theme or plugin issue and usually appears after an update of some sorts. My solution is to add the following custom CSS .woocommerce .star-rating, .woocommerce-page .star-rating { width: 6em !important; } Let me know…

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How to Clear Browser Cache

If you are finding that changes to a website are showing up in some browsers and not in others, you probably need to clear your browser’s cache and restart your browser. Anytime you alter your website’s CSS, javascript or add new JS code it’s a good idea to clear the cache. The following links will take…

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WordPress Update Database Version Sync Loop

Problem: After a core WordPress update when attempting to login to WordPress website you get a white screen. After entering yourdomain.com/wp-admin in the address line of your browser you get a white screen, check to see if the phrase “/wp-admin/upgrade.php?_wp_http_referer=%2Fwp-admin%2F” is displaying in the address line. Solution: First rename plugins file directory. If dashboard comes…

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