Category: Technology

New WordPress Theme Socialize

socializeIf you’ve visited the site in the past few days you’ll have noticed I’ve been experimenting with a new WordPress theme from Slocum Studio called Socialize.  I’m still tweaking it (hence the slight changes) but so far I’m very happy with it.  It’s responsive and works beautifully on any size view, it’s fast, and easily configured. And it’s only the free version!

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WordPress 4, HTTPS and Tsohost, it all works

problemsolvedWell, it turned out to be very simple in the end, all I had to do was ask for help.  A week ago I setup my WordPress blog on Tsohost to use SSL, and I explained why in my subsequent blog.  At the time I was running WordPress version 3.9.2, and when version 4.0 was released I decided to upgrade.  What I ended up with was the dreaded ‘redirect loop’, and I’ve spent a few hours over the last three days trying to work out what went wrong.  Eventually, I gave up, and asked my hosting provider to help, and precisely 8 minutes later, it was fixed.

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WordPress 4 and the HTTPS redirect error

WordPress4 Not having such a great time of it with WordPress 4.0 “Benny” and HTTPS.  Earlier this evening I completed a backup of my site, then deleted it entirely, and installed from scratch (version 4.0 using the Tsohost ‘one click’ application install) and reimported the posts and media.  So I’ve ruled out every plugin and plugin remnant.  I’ve also ruled out the theme (the redirect loop occurs on the Twenty Fourteen theme as well).  Now I’m running out of ideas, so Google here I come. (Postscript: it’s now fixed)

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Apologies for the site downtime

facepalmApologies for the downtime, it appears a plugin problem has caused my site to go down several times over the past two weeks (according to StatusCake my uptime is now 85%, which isn’t good).  So far I think I’ve narrowed it down to WordFence, but I can’t be sure until the site has been up and running successfully for at least a week.  If you did visit my site and got an error, my apologies, and once I have a confirmed cause I’ll post a blog entry so anyone else experiencing the same problem can learn from my mistakes!

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