Trouble Shooting a Broken WordPress Theme

If you’ve been visiting my blog over the past couple of weeks you may have found a few things haven’t been working properly. From images not displaying, menu items not being clickable and very slow loading times. Honestly when something goes wrong with your blog and especially if you find yourself with a broken WordPress theme, which is the first thing a reader sees, it can leave you feeling panicked. You’ll be wondering if you’ll be able to fix it, if you’ll need a fresh WordPress installation (hopefully not!) or if you’ll need to shed out more for a new […]

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Using phpMyAdmin to restore content

Back in March 2014 my website was hacked. It took a little over a month but it’s finally up and running again. Thanks to being able to restore my content using phpMyAdmin. Using phpMyAdmin to restore content Depending on how your content was lost you may be unable to access your content management system (CMS), CPanel or FTP server. This was the case for me – the hackers had deleted everything including my WordPress installation which is my CMS of choice. If this is the case you will need to ask your web host to add a copy of your […]

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Categories Vs Tags in WordPress

While updating my posts after my website was hacked, I thought a lot about categories vs tags and how best to use them. As I was essentially starting from scratch I had time (and the motivation) to research how best to use them both for my readers to navigate my website better and for SEO. What are categories? Categories are used like a contents page for your website and designed as a broad grouping of posts. For example all posts related to my ‘lifestyle’ are under ‘Lifestyle‘ – Genius eh? Whereas at work you may find a category titled with […]

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How to fix a blank page in wp-admin | WordPress Tips

For the past couple of days I’ve been experiencing blank/white pages in my wp-admin panel when submitting content: posts, pages, changes to plugins, you name it. I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to fix it – all the usual fixes worked but only for a short amount of time. The following is a list of what I tried to fix this error and what the route cause was! The first place I tried for help on this error was obviously the WordPress Codex and Support areas, I had some luck. The WordPress Codex had an article on Login Trouble […]

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