Tutorial: Use WP CLI to recount WordPress taxonomy terms

Tutorial: Use WP CLI to recount WordPress taxonomy terms featured image

Sometimes in WordPress or WooCommerce website, you find that (for example) some custom post type or other content has been removed, but the taxonomy terms are still registering the “old” content, and therefore the term numbers are all wrong. Well, heck, what to do?! In this situation, there are a few steps you can take […]

Transport HTTPS traffic to HTTP with .htaccess

Transport HTTPS traffic to HTTP with .htaccess featured image

The sharp-eyed among you may have noticed that we very recently updated a couple of things here at the Silicon Dales website, and one of those steps has involved switching from delivering pages via HTTPS, now that we have retired the online shop section. The precise mechanism for doing this on a LAMP setup using […]

Tutorial: Fix Magento upgrade fails with “Unknown cipher in list: TLSv1”

Tutorial: Fix Magento upgrade fails with “Unknown cipher in list: TLSv1” featured image

Have you tried to upgrade Magento from the command line (or some other way) and discovered the delicious error message: Unknown cipher in list: TLSv1 Returned to you in your terminal window? There is a fix which can work for this, below. Edit the file downloader/lib/Mage/HTTP/Client/Curl.php, type the following command from the Magento installation directory: […]

Installing the GD Library

Because I just posted this description in the post I wrote on how to make WordPress Auto-Thumbnails work, I thought I would also post those instructions straight up as a pointer for anyone out there who is looking for the command required to install the GD Library in their LAMP setup, so here it is: […]

WordPress Problem: Image could not be processed. Please go back and try again.

WordPress Problem: Image could not be processed. Please go back and try again. featured image

If you have recently installed WordPress, or you have just started tinkering with some image or other (such as the header image in the default WordPress theme) on a new installation, you might have run into the following problem: Image could not be processed. Please go back and try again. When the above comes through, […]

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