WordPress 3.9: What To Do If You Have Issues After Updating

first_imgWordPress 3.9 “Smith” was released yesterday, with several new updates, including enhancements focused on making it easier for you to edit and add content. Named for jazz organist Jimmy Smith, WordPress 3.9 is available for download or you can update through Dashboard > Updates.Check out the WPTavern post for a description of the new features and enhancements in WordPress 3.9. But what happens if you have issues after updating and need to troubleshoot? Where do you go? What do you start with?First, I’m assuming you took steps to backup your site before updating WordPress. Backing up your database and all your theme and plugin files is essential so you can return the site back to its original state before updating. Second, visit the WordPress 3.9 master list which contains great information and tips for troubleshooting. The 3.9 master list is a gold mine, with recommendations to read what’s in version 3.9, updates on known issues with themes and plugins found in 3.9, and known “oopsies”. I visited the page last night when one of my Twitter followers tweeted about an issue after updating to 3.9. And I visited this morning to see a couple new updates to the page. Shoutout to Jan Dembrowski for doing a great job keeping the master page current. Third, before you post an issue in the WordPress forums, follow Jan’s recommendations to:Troubleshoot in your browser to identify any JavaScript issuesFlush your caching plugins. Also clear your server/browser cacheDeactivate all your plugins. Reactivate the plugins one-by-one to determine which plugin is causing the issue.Switch to the Twenty Fourteen theme to rule out any theme-specific problemsUpgrade manuallyMost WordPress updates work without any problem, but if you run into issues, the steps I’ve described should help you find and resolve the issue quickly. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedThe 5 Most Popular Posts for 2014Like many others, I’m finishing off 2014 with a review of my work, and that includes a review of the posts I’ve published for 2014. I’ve learned a lot this year about working on the web, and shared what I discovered with you. In no particular order, here are the…In “Blogging”Share Your Favorite WordPress Plugin: WP RollbackImagine you log into your WordPress site and notice in the dashboard that you have a plugin update notification. You know it’s important to always stay current with the latest version. So you select the “update” link for the plugin. Only to see the new update has caused issues on…In “WordPress”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: April 18, 2014It’s been quite a week of weather for us in southeast Michigan, from three inches of snow and temperatures in the teens, to sunny skies and warm temperatures almost reaching 70 degrees. And we beat the record! I can now say I survived the snowiest winter in Detroit (since they…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

DDoS Attacks Take Down Mastercard and Visa Websites, “Payback” for Their Stance on WikiLeaks

first_imgMastercard’s website was down for several hours this morning, and now it appears as though Visa’s is offline as well, as these sites have become the targets of ongoing DDoS attacks.And so the infowar rages on today with these latest shots apparently fired by Anonymous, a vigilante group of hacktivists loosely affiliated with the message board 4chan. Anonymous has been fighting an ongoing crusade dubbed Operation Payback for the last several months. Using distributed denial of services attacks, this group has managed to knock off-line a number of pro-copyright websites, belonging to the likes of the U.S. Trademark Office and musician Gene Simmons. But following the latest series of events surrounding the Wikileaks saga, Anonymous has offered its resources in the service of “payback” against some of the companies that have recently blocked WikiLeaks’ financial resources. PayPal was offline briefly on Monday, as was the website for the Swiss bank that recently froze Julian Assange’s assets there. Today, Mastercard and Visa, both of which have announced that they will block donations to WikiLeaks, were the target. Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… “While we don’t have much of an affiliation with WikiLeaks,” a statement on the Anonymous website reads, “we fight for the same reasons. We want transparency and we counter censorship. The attempts to silence WikiLeaks are long strides closer to a world where we can not say what we think and are unable to express our opinions and ideas.”Certainly taking out your political opposition’s websites hardly makes you look like the most ardent defender of all free speech, only some of it. But in further twists in this story of finances, censorship, and free expression, it appears that Datacell, an Icelandic IT company that was processing payments for WikiLeaks’ donations now says it is investigating legal actions it can take since the credit card companies have interfered with its rights to do business. Stay tuned, as this battle seems far from over. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watterslast_img read more

England’s shocking slip lets US equalise

first_imgEngland custodian Robert Green’s shocking slip let the unfancied United States draw their Group C game 1-1 here at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg. [See photos of the game].America’s Fulham striker Clint Dempsey’s weak shot at the goal in the 40th minute slipped out of Green’s grasp and rolled into the goal, much to England’s horror.Earlier, Steven Gerrard’s strike in the fourth minute had taken England 1-0 up.The game saw the two sides taking 30 shots at the goal, with England taking 18.But England’s strikeforce lead by Wayne Rooney failed to penetrate the tight defences of US custodian Tim Howard, who was deservedly man of the match for his efforts.   Earlier in the day, Argentina beat Nigeria 1-0 [see pics] after South Korea crushed Greece 2-0 [see pics] to register the first win of the tournament.The last time the two met in a World Cup was in 1950, when the US beat England 1-0 in what is ranked among the biggest upsets in football history.The win was dubbed “Miracle on Grass” since England were the strongest team back then while the US were given a 300-1 chance of winning.last_img read more