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Excerpt textarea missing on WordPress post editing page [SOLVED]

11 Mar
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excerpt textarea

If the excerpt textarea is missing from the WordPress post editing page in the admin panel you will need to click “Screen Options” in the top right of the “Add a New Post” view/screen and click the checkbox for “Excerpt”. This will re-enable it and you will see it appear straight away.


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WordPress – Fatal Error on Upgrade, Allowed memory size exhausted?

01 Mar
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Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 67108864) (tried to allocate 18640 bytes) in blah/blah/blah/public_html/wordpress/wp-includes/media.php on line 253

I got this error from trying to update WordPress to 3.5.1

Maybe a All in One SEO Plugin is the problem.
1. Deactivate the SEO plugin
2. Upload the images
3. Update the post.
4. Activate SEO.

This worked for me.

Solved my issues hope this solves yours! took me around an hour to solve this and a previous error message!


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WordPress Error – Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.

01 Mar
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Blog down! Displays this:

Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.


Just remove the file called “.maintainance” in your base folder (Folder that contains index.php of WordPress). Sometimes this file will be hidden so you will need to unhide hidden files.


Hope this helps as it solved my issue!

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Fatal error: Allowed memory size of X bytes exhausted (tried to allocate X bytes)

13 Aug
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How to resovle this problem that took my site down and seems to be a common problem on google.


Create a file called php.ini in the root of your site (if you are using a hosted addon domain, this must be in the subdirectory of that site)

In php.ini, enter a line that says memory_limit = 64MB

In your site’s .htaccess (being a WordPress blog, I’m assuming there is one), enter the following line SetEnv PHPRC // (keep the slashes) Edit wp-config.php and enter the following line define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’64M’);

Upload the new files to the server


It makes more sense to add the line:
define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’64M’);`
to wp-config.php – wp-settings.php will be overwritten when you upgrade, but if the value is already defined in wp-config then it uses what is set there.

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Word Press Error Message

10 Jun
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The following word press error message seems to occur if you have exceeded your webspace on your server and you try to update wordpress.

Error Message:

Download failed.: Failed writing body (409 != 1448)

So make some room and then apply the latest wordpress 3.3.2 update and all will work fine.

Hope this is helpfull

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WP WordPress Theme Installation & Location

24 Dec
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WordPress Themes should be located:


Example theme located there:


You must make sure all theme files are located in the theme folder e.g “chocotheme”. Also having all the theme files located together makes it easier to manage.

Themes can be manually uploaded to the server or they can be automatically installed/uploaded for you by doing the following:

  1. Goto the Admin Dashboard
  2. Click Appearance on the left menu
  3. Click Themes
  4. Then click on the “Install Themes” tab at the top.
  5. Click the upload link just below the tab.
  6. Browse for the .zip file
  7. Click on “Install Now”

This will only work for themes in a .zip file.

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Nerd or Turd is Under Redevelopment due to hacker!

20 Dec
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This site was hacked and the database was dropped (Deleted). Luckily I had very minor backups that I could restore.

I have learnt alot from this complete and utter **** (Use a four letter inpolite word here or just use turd).

I will be ready for any more hacking attacks 😉


If you would like to see some of the details of the hacker please see below:

  • Changed my “Site Title” to Hacked.

One interesting thing I found out was if you have access to cPanel and can use PhpMyAdmin you can look in the tables in the database and you can see his own admin user account he edited/created. Your admin account will no longer work for trying to access the actual WordPress site.

Once you have changed the login details to your own so you can regain access to the admin area of WordPress you can then take note of the plugin names you have installed. When you reinstall WordPress you ca now find the plugins you used before more easily. (They could well be on the server still if you check with FTP program).

If anyone else has any tips to help resolve this issue that would be great as it actually affected thousands of WordPress blogs and sites.

My first tip is to backup very often!



All users please bare with me whilst the site is redeveloped.



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