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How to Enable SFTP on WordPress.com Business and eCommerce Plans

WordPress.com Business and eCommerce plans have already been pretty amazing with support for custom plugins and themes. Now with the addition of SFTP and phpMyAdmin access, it’s the most affordable and reliable hosting service you could find for your WordPress site. If you have your site hosted on WordPress.com Business or eCommerce plan, you can […]

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How to Fix “utf8mb4_0900_ai_ci” Collation Error when Importing WordPress Database

If you’re switching your WordPress installation from a MySQL 8 server to MySQL 5.7 (or below), you’ll most likely encounter the 1273 – Unknown collation: ‘utf8mb4_0900_ai_ci’ error when trying to import the database. No matter which tools you use to import or export the database, you can’t escape this error. However, if you have previously run your […]

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WordPress iOS app now lets you create posts when offline

The latest update to the WordPress iOS app (version 12.9) brings suppoprt for offline drafting. Users can now start new posts using the app even when the device has no internet connection. Other than offline drafting, the updated app also brings improvements to Post previews, Block editor, Posts list screen, and new site setup. 📋 […]

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🔧 FIX: Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress

Looking to run a self-managed WordPress site? Great. You’ll learn a zillion things. One of the critical part of setting up a server is the PHP MySQL extension so that WordPress can communicate with the MySQL server. If you’re getting a PHP MySQL extension error on your WordPress installation, then you probably haven’t installed it […]

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🔨 FIX: “Updating failed” or “Publishing Failed” error in Gutenberg on a WordPress Nginx server

Getting a “Updating failed” or “Publishing failed” error in Gutenberg on your WordPress site running on a Nginx server? We have had this exact issue on our site as well, and it turns out nginx fastcgi cache folder was the culprit in our case. Apparently, the fastcgi cache folder belonged to a different user group […]

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How to Remove Unused CSS in WordPress

If your WordPress site uses a paid WordPress theme or a popular one from the official WordPress Themes repository, chances are likely of the theme being developed for a variety of use cases. And you may be using only a small set of all the features available in the theme. In that case, your site […]

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Automattic launches WooCommerce app for iOS and Android

Automattic has launched a brand app for its open source WooCommerce platform to let users view/manage orders and get real-time notifications for new orders and product reveiws on the site. For the unaware, WooCommerce is an eCommerce platform from Automattic that comes as a plugin for WordPress powered websites. It lets anyone set up an […]

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How to Disable Block Editor and Install Classic Editor in WordPress 5.0

Starting with WordPress 5.0, the default editor on WordPress is the new Block editor. The new editor is radically different from the current WordPress editor which is now been referred to as the “Classic editor.” Block editor has a learning curve and will take some time to get used to. It’s the future, we don’t […]

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How to fix WordPress 5.0 problems

The WordPress 5.0 is finally rolling out and it brings with it a brand new editing experience with the Gutenberg editor. WordPress has been testing the Gutenberg editor for a long time and it’s now finally shipping as the default editor on WordPress. However, the biggest feature of WordPress 5.0 is also the biggest problem […]

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WordPress iOS app update adds support for Gutenberg editor, Post Revisions, YouTube embeds and more

The WordPress app for iPhone and iPad devices has received a lot of new features with the new version 11.3 update. The app now partially supports the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress, and you can now even use the post revisions feature from the app itself. The latest update also brings back support for embedding […]