Solution: GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting site coming up blank?

I am starting to ‘dislike’ GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting more and more. Their service and plans are very shady to me. This is one of the issues I have faced most frequently by using their Plugin Updater from their site settings. If your GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting site coming up blank, or with a 500 error, here’s what can help you troubleshoot this: Use an SFTP client like WinSCP or FileZilla and use the information from the GoDaddy hosting panel to view your files. Edit the wp-config.php file, find WP_DEBUG, set it to true. Save the file and wait for

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WordPress asking for FTP Information to update plugins in GoDaddy Managed hosting?

This can happen in some cases like local machine installation where it can’t download and install the plugin locally. In that case, simply set permission for the htdocs or the site folder to www-data. However, if you are using a managed WordPress hosting, like GoDaddy (not a big fan), that may be because of how the system is set up. Luckily, the solution is very simple. UPDATED Jan 12, 2018 Add these lines after everyting in your wp-config.php file via ftp: define(‘FS_METHOD’, ‘direct’); define(‘FS_CHMOD_DIR’, (0705 & ~ umask())); define(‘FS_CHMOD_FILE’, (0604 & ~ umask())); Make sure there are not PHP errors.

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Working with Classes and WordPress Filters and Actions

If you are like me, you love putting similar code together in a clean manner in classes. In some cases, OOP is Overworking Of PHP (smart, no?). In other cases, it saves a lot of time and repetition if you do this in an object oriented manner. If you are making WordPress plugins, you always have to hook into wordpress’ functionalities using Filters or Actions. We usually do it this way: add_filter(‘the_content’,’add_booyaa_after_content’); function add_booyaa_after_content($content) { $content .= ‘Booyaa!!’; return $content; } Now, it’s a small function. There is no need to do this in a ‘classy’ manner. But if you

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How to set up automatic Cloud Backup of your wordpress site using UpdraftPlus and Google Drive

Set up free automated remote backups with UpdraftPlus

Yes, it is true. If you use WordPress, you ‘are’ vulnerable. Over the past couple of months, I have had to work on a lot of sites that were either hacked because of user errors, or by server level hacks. It is never pleasant. It causes you to loose reputation and money. One of the way to recover from a hack quickly is to recover the site from a pre-hack state backup. So, you need to set up backup that is regular and automatic. Problems with on-disk backups: There are many problems with on-disk backups in the server. As hackers

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