Upgrading wordpress using one click install problems

I was trying to use this to upgrade to 2.9.1. The upgrade kept failing with the following message. Could not create directory: /httpdocs/wp-content/upgrade Some research indicated this was a permission problem. I created the folder manually but still had problems. I ran the following in SSH session. [root@host yaddayaddacom]# chmod -R 777 httpdocs Then I…

Storage Problem On MS-Exchange Mailbox

I had an internal customer who was getting blocked from sending mail because their storage was exceeded. He had cleaned out his mail to the point that he was under limit but we still could not work past Exchange indicating he was over limit. I also tried setting it to an expanded level. This did…

Moving a WordPress site

For whatever reason, or maybe I just don’t know the trick yet, but Plesk demands a real domain when creating a site. I had setup an online book catalog for our owner but after testing this out using  Joomla Media Library and everything seemed to work fine, well then it stopped. The errors I was…

Reconstructing WordPress After Calamity!

Boy Howdy! I’ve been having some fun here. My last post about changing the permission to allow an upgrade to 2.8.4 was the begining of the odyssey.  The automatic update indicated that it completed successfully however, when navigating to the site only blank pages would appear. I tried looking into the wp-config.php and I could…

Updating WordPress to 2.8.4

I had a site where i was having difficulties doing an automatic update of  WordPress install. The solution to work around this problem was to change permissions. This Rock Creek Webs article covers changing permissions recursively on a directory.

Backing Up WordPress Database

In a Plesk 9 environment – go to Domains >> the domain you’re looking to backukp the database for >> Databases >> Webadmin This will launch phpMyAdmin web based MySql interface. Choose the database for the WordPress installation that is being backed up. Click on the Export Tab   Check Add DROP TABLE in Structures,…

Badmail on IIS SMTP

I’ve had to deal with this issue a number of times so in case I need to again here the handy dandy solution. The problem is that mail destined for bad recipients goes to the Badmail folder in mailroot. When SPAMMers impersonate senders using your domain this can fill quite quickly. Yesterday, I was confronted…