I am not getting comment notifications from WordPress. Why?

Customers sometimes have problems associated with comment notifications from WordPress. That is, they have comments turned on, and they have their settings configured to send email when a new comment appears. But they don’t get the email. And it might not be only comment notifications that don’t get through. Other WordPress notifications, such as new user registration, or password lost…

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What do I do about warning messages that say my email has been delayed or is undeliverable?

Some customers are getting warning messages about delayed or undeliverable email. Here’s a short explanation of what is happening. Example Here’s an example message sent by one of my customers. Info in {} brackets have been deleted to protect the identity of the message. Subject: Warning: message 1X4uTU-0001z5-E3 delayed 48 hours This message was created automatically by mail delivery software….

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How do I review or change what’s behind a short code?

It depends on how the short code was defined. Many plugins create short codes to display their content. Then you just put the short code somewhere on your site. If it’s defined by the plugin, you would have to read the plugin code to see what’s going on. The name of the shortcode (i.e. the first thing after the […

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Update WordPress Or Plugins First?

From time to time, a new version of WordPress or your favorite plugin is released. When either a plugin or WordPress is released, WordPress makes it easy to upgrade with one click. However, what should you do if you have a WordPress update and plugin updates pending? Which should you update first? Update WordPress First Updating WordPress brings in new…

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Secrets of Pasting Formatted Text

Over the years, we’ve learned that the WordPress WYSIWYG editor is picky. First off, to access the full glory of the editor, click the “kitchen sink” button on the right side of the editor. Now you’ll see new and exciting buttons. One of them is a lovely button that gives the illusion that you can paste text directly from Word…

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Things To Know About The Black WordPress Toolbar

The black WordPress toolbar is a place where you can quickly find and navigate to different locations on your website—no matter what page you’re actually on. For example, you can quickly start a new post from the Settings Page or edit the Page that you’re currently viewing. The Toolbar, as WordPress calls it, is just a convenient way to access some…

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Howto: Show excerpts on posts page?

Q: How do I show only excerpts on a posts page? I don’t want to show the entire post.