BackupBuddy review and experience

The problem I have close to a dozen sites that I personally handle.  That includes feature requests, performance, and backups.  To perform backups, I pretty much set aside a decent chunk of time to manually export the WordPress databases, then I FTP down the corresponding files. This is not exactly the fastest process, but I’ve…

File operations with UWP

Gone are the days of choosing a location on the hard drive and saving/loading.  UWP adopts a more phone or tablet-like approach where the user must give permissions before an app can conduct specific kinds of actions – including looking at specific folders, even in a desktop application. With UWP, you now have StorageFolders.  There…

Not able to export a remote database

New client computer, so I installed the latest MySql Workbench – version 6.3.6.  Turns out that the new version no longer works for me when exporting a remote database.  Here’s the error I’m seeing: It works just fine when exporting local databases, though.  And here’s what’s going on: I’m currently working on a remote shared…

WAMP and https

Why is this important? It looks like the BluePrint-Q preview is broken on the WordPress themes directory: https://wordpress.org/themes/blueprintq-draft/ Turns out that some assets are expecting to be loaded through http, but the theme directory is using https, which is causing the unpleasant layout. So, this is something I want to debug locally. Out of the…

Backing up Confluence

Recently started using Confluence as the wiki of choice – wow, that was an adventure I should probably write an article on.  To backup the entire Confluence Site (i.e. all Spaces), click Cog >> General Configuration >> Backup Manager.  From here, ensure that the “Backup attachments” checkbox is on, then click “Create Backup”. At this…

Hiding WordPress backend menu items

I’m reworking a client’s site and am replacing their functions.php.  In there, I found a function that I wrote to remove specific menu items from the WordPress Administrative area.  For future reference, here it is: /** * Several menus items are shown to non-Administrators, but really should not * be displayed. Hide specific menus unnecessary…

Limiting posttypes to Administrators

Earlier, I wrote a quick article that introduced WordPress Roles and Capabilities.  Today, I revisited that page to figure out how to make it so that my new custom post type would only be accessible by the Administrator.  The Codex page did not really make me understand.  So, after playing around for a little while,…