The Saga Continues
WordPressWordPress was borne of initial idea seeding via B2 (Cafelog) in 2001, which was launched by Michael Valdrighi. In 2003, cofounders
WPCommunityWPCommunity.com was started as an extension of Web Developer Tom Ford who found WordPress in the early days looking for a solution to power a group of large websites that had outgrown their flat HTML infrastructure. Needing more features, WordPress was chosen based on another user who was kind enough to put together a comparison chart of several platforms, with detailed information. The way this individual was able to present this side by side comparison using WordPress ultimately led to giving it a shot...which led to massive experimentation to the different things it could do. The heavy and growing demand for assistance led to offering such, bringing us to today.
WORDPRESS 5.5.1 MAINTENANCE RELEASE WordPress 5.5.1 is now available! This maintenance release features 34 bug fixes, 5 enhancements, and 5 bug fixes for the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.5, so you’ll want to upgrade. You can download WordPress 5.5.1 directly, or visit the Dashboard → Updates screen and click Update Now. If your sites support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process. […]
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I am fairly experienced with wordpress, I dont think this is an issue with wordpress itself but my server configuration. I cant find any solutions to this issue online, if someone knows a more relevant forum to post on I can jump over there. I have a VPS instance running on Vultr, Ubuntu 20.04. Everything seems to work properly on the site except for backgorund updates, wp-cron and the REST API. I have added the site health output below: ### wp-core ### version: 5.5.1 site_language: en_AU user_language: en_AU timezone: Australia/Sydney permalink: /%postname%/ https_status: false multisite: false user_registration: 0 blog_public: 1 default_comment_status: undefined environment_type: production user_count: 1 dotorg_communication: true ### wp-paths-sizes ### wordpress_path: /var/www/ajhsports.com wordpress_size: 47.04 MB (49319908 bytes) uploads_path: /var/www/ajhsports.com/wp-content/uploads uploads_size: 111.28 MB (116680468 bytes)…
Try resetting the password directly in the database following this guide: https://wordpress.org/support/article/resetting-your-password/#through-phpmyadmin Along the way, you’ll see what your username is saved as there too. You’ll find phpMyAdmin in your hosting account’s control panel.
Hey robmano, The menu in this pagehttps://receivingschool.com/?page_id=2907 [call it page 2] appears to be similar to this page https://receivingschool.com/?page_id=1184 [call it page 1]. This menu [page 1] is using a page anchor link. That is why upon clicking the menu it takes you to the section. If you want the same to happen for page 2, you would need to create page anchor links in different sections of the page. Then change the menu links to read something corresponding to the linked sections. Therefore, the menu on page 1 will not be the same as that on page 2. However, they will both have the same anchor link behavior. Another issue is that you need to ensure the link selected in the menu remains selected/highlighted.…
I’m missing something somewhere and I don’t know what it is. I have been able to access the admin area one time. Since then every time I enter my login info it is rejected. It’s either a bad password or the email does not exist. I’m not the “geeky” type so any help needs to be as simple as possible. Thanks in advance, Mike
I tried your isset example and it didn’t retrieve the query variables. Then I tried the code below and it still doesn’t retrieve the variables. Then I took out the query_vars add filter and it still didn’t help. $winename = $_GET['winename']; $cityst = $_GET['cityst']; $regionst = $_GET['regionst']; Maybe I set up the isset wrong – $cityst = isset( $_GET['cityst'] ) ?? '-select-'; Help!
I’m self taught, and this seems like a basic question. But I don’t get it! 1. My first ever Home page has permalink = https://specialminded.com. Let’s call this HOME. 2. I wanted to significantly update my Home page content, so I created a *NEW* page. I called this HOME – SEP. WordPress gave it the permalink https://specialminded.com/home-sep 3. NOW I am ready to launch HOME – SEP as my new home page. I want HOME – SEP to be served when users nav to https://specialminded.com. 4. I try to EDIT the HOME – SEP permalink to https://specialminded.com. WordPress won’t let me! It requires me to have a page name. HOW DO I MOVE THE PERMALINK https://specialminded.com to PAGE B?
When I share my posts on social media it pulls my featured image for the preview, but when I share the homepage there is no image, just some generic text on a grey background. I have been searching for a way to assign a featured image to the homepage to resolve this issue, but my search results have only addressed posts and not the homepage. Is there some code I can use to generate a featured image for my landing page?
You also can’t add a page to a menu when the page is marked as private. Again, you have to set the page as public, update the navigation menu, then mark as private again.
- SEP 18, 2020
WPTAVERN: MATT MULLENWEG CLARIFIES JAMSTACK REMARKS
Two weeks ago, Matt Mullenweg made some pointed remarks in an article from The New Stack, calling Jamstack “a regression for the vast majority of the people adopting it.” In preparation for an upcoming article that will include comments from leaders across both the WordPress and Jamstack communities, I asked Mullenweg if he stands by his remarks characterizing Jamstack as a regression. His response was lengthy and is printed here in its entirety to preserve cohesion.
Q: Do you stand by your remarks that Jamstack is a regression for the vast majority of the people adopting it?
“Vast majority of people adopting it” was probably too harsh, because there aren’t a vast number of people adopting Jamstack in the first place, and those who do are probably fully aware of the tradeoffs. There are some good reasons, for certain situations, to decouple and add complexity to your architecture, and WordPress’ REST API works fantastically as a backend there. But I worry they are over-selling the promise of what’s really an architectural decision. If you look at the benefits they purport, it’s better performance, security, scaling, and developer experience:
Better Performance: You can achieve the same performance by putting a great CDN like Cloudflare on top of WordPress, and your life will be infinitely easier when you want to add dynamic features like a store or comments. You can also easily find a static WordPress host like Strattic or Shifter.
Higher security: I don’t believe that introducing a number of proprietary and sub-scale SaaS services like Netlify into your stack will make your site more secure. I believe the most secure thing you can do is run fully open source code, as widely vetted and used as possible, on servers you control, or from the fewest number of vendors possible. WordPress securely runs some of the most attacked websites on the internet, including major media, Facebook, and WhiteHouse.gov. Having this many moving parts doesn’t inspire confidence:
Cheaper, easier scaling: CDNs are more expensive than normal hosting accounts, and you can get WordPress running on a decent host for less than $5/mo. And there are even more powerful offerings: The personal plan on WP.com can serve tens of millions of visitors per day, to the website or the headless API, includes a global CDN, and a domain name for $4/mo, and we still have a profit margin. GraphCMS starts at $29/mo and only gives you “5,000 entities,” whatever that means. Contentstack is $3,500/mo. And that’s just for the headless CMS part! You still need to sign up and pay for a bunch of the other stuff in that graphic before you have a website a human can visit in a browser.
Better developer experience: If your developer wants to copy and paste updates from marketing to the website, sure, but if they want people to be able to update the website without their help, they should go with something easier for users like WordPress. If you’re curious about the developer experience, or an investor thinking about this space, I really suggest you watch this three hour and thirty minute tutorial to really understand what is being sold under the premise of “better”:
Have I ever built stuff like that? Totally! It can be a ton of fun, like building a rocket at home or fixing up an old car. I’ve seen some awesome sites built on decoupled architectures or static publishing, using headless WordPress rather than the CMS’s above, but still a similar idea. People are trying to paint me as being against Jamstack, but that is as foreign to me as being against duct tape — it’s good for some things, bad for others, and it’s not going away. I just wish they would be more intellectually rigorous and honest when marketing it. I expect a Jamstack-like approach to exist forever, just like the ideas behind Jamstack pre-date it getting jammed down our throats by Netlify’s marketing team.
Biilmann has got the Ballmer / iPhone story backwards — Microsoft’s mistake there was they made something too complicated, and the iPhone simplified it. Jamstack introduces numerous vendors, build steps, network calls, interfaces, even billing relationships for something that’s a single button press in WordPress.
The reason services like WordPress.com and Shopify are growing so much is they are taking things that were complicated and making them simpler and accessible to a much wider audience. My mission is to democratize publishing and commerce, to make it radically accessible to everyone regardless of technical or economic ability, and increase the freedom and openness on the internet. As I said on Twitter, the first 15 years of WordPress were just the first few chapters. I’m looking forward to building and rebuilding the platform the rest of my lifetime, and when that comes to an end I hope future generations will carry the torch.