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WordPress: How to Manage Site Files Without FTP Access

As a web developer, I frequently encounter situations where I need to have access and modify files in the root directory or within the WordPress install and I don’t have FTP access. Often, I simply want to update some plugins but don’t want to do it without access to these, in case something goes wrong. Well now you can do … Read More

Use FTP to Search for Text in Filename or Content

Search for String Using FTP

If you need to search an entire directory via FTP for a text string (or search by filesize, date, or path), I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news it, if you are searching for files containing the string in their name: you can do it easily with FileZilla. The bad news is, there isn’t really … Read More

How to Remove Filters Using Child Theme

Disabling filters included in a parent theme using your child theme’s functions.php sounds like something that should be really easy, but it’s actually a little tricky to figure out. If you’re here, you probably already figured out that you need to use remove_filter, but might have noticed that it isn’t working. The reason is probably that the child theme functions … Read More

“No Records Were Found” Error with Geodirectory | WordPress

Here’s a quick tip today for those of you using the Geodirectory WordPress plugin or on your website. If you are like me, you probably got the error:

This is what showed up for me when looking at the map on individual listings pages. Strangely, the plugin doesn’t seem to have a good starter guide, and even Googling this … Read More

Trigger JavaScript from Embedded Wistia Video – WordPress Tutorial

I’ve recently had the opportunity to do some work with Wistia videos embedded into a website and had the challenge of having events trigger from the videos. In my case, I wanted some JavaScript to run after the videos concluded. Specifically, I was working with the Sensei WordPress plugin from WooThemes and wanted to hide the “Complete Lesson” button until the … Read More

Bad Request Error When Downloading File From Website

If your situation is anything like mine was, you are very frustrated that you can’t figure out why you can’t download a simple file from you site. In my case, my website is WordPress, and I have followed all of the steps for uploading a file to a page and making it a download link. But when you go to … Read More

Radial Search & Results Page – WordPress Tutorial

Performing a radial search (showing results based on location, zip code, etc) in WordPress is one of the hardest things I’ve had to figure out how to do. It held me back in many projects and was always a source of frustration. After trying many different plugins and tutorials, I have finally come up with a working solution. Today I’m … Read More

Simple Dropdown Hover Menu Fix for Mobile Devices

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If you have an existing, older website that you want to make mobile-friendly, here is a really simple solution to the problem where mobile users cannot access sub-menus in your main navigation. Nothing is more annoying than tapping a menu item, seeing a sub-menu pop up but immediately getting sent to the next page before you have a chance to … Read More

How to Change the Port for SSH Uploads – WordPress

Note: If your screenshot looks different than mine, you may have to install the plugin SSH SFTP Updater Support. If you have a secured server and are using a non-standard port for your connection, it may be confusing how you can specify that port in your WordPress admin when doing things like updates or new plugin installs. But it’s actually quite … Read More

“No Data Received” Chrome Error – Problem Fix

If you’ve ever gotten the “No Data Received” error while working with your website, I may have an easy solution for you. In my case, this error seemed to start showing up only on SSL encrypted pages. I’m not sure what the significance of this is, but it happened! In my case also, it came when I made many http … Read More