WordPress Media Settings

WordPress Media Settings

Media Settings are controlled by the various settings related to images and other media that are used in writing posts and pages.

The image sizes listed determine the maximum dimensions in pixels to use when inserting an image into the body of a post.

  • Thumbnail size – Specify the Width and Height of your Thumbnail
    Crop thumbnail to exact dimensions (normally thumbnails are proportional)
  • Medium size – Specify the the Max Width and Max Height
  • Large size –  Specify the the Max Width and Max Height

Uploading Files

Default settings used for during the media upload process when writing a post.

  • Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders – Check this box if you wish to organize your uploads into folders based on the year and the month of the upload. WordPress will automatically create the folders, such as wp-content/uploads/2010, these folders are well organised and easy to browse, if you need.

Save Changes Button

Click the Save Changes button to ensure your changes are saved(committed) to your database. Your settings have been saved.
Remember that some plugins require additional image sizes and will create them based on their specifications. One of the main reasons for WordPress site being bloated or taking up to much room.

WordPress Page Quick Edit Options

Explore the Quick Edit Options built into WordPress Pages as standard.

WordPress comes with a lot of options and exploring them can be fun.

On the pages screen you see all pages on your website, plus if you hover over the title, the quick links to edit pages from you dashboard. Obviously you can click the title and go into the editor screen. Sometimes you don’t have to go that deep, for example if you have just noticed a recent popular search term and would like to rank higher for this term. Simply click quick edit your title, slug, date published, add a password and status(whether you page is in a Published state, Draft state or Pending Review) or make it as a child page of another page Main Page (no parent)

With some themes (Premium WordPress themes), you can change your page layout from the quick edit options, leave at default for a Sidebar, which can be changed and re-arranged by going to Appearance >> Widgets.

Premium Themes Quick Edit Options
Some of the better wordpress themes contain shortcodes for Bigger Buttons, Maps even Testimonial comments like this one

It actually will provide shortcodes to show recent blogs, products, contact forms and recent websites designed like below

Edit a WordPress Page

How to Edit a WordPress Page

There are many choices available in WordPress and to edit a page is no different.

This option is available on Pages, Posts, Tags and Categories etc

Go To Add Pages or Click Page Title to Edit the Page within the Pages Enviroment

Quick Edit

To access quick edit, go to Click Pages → All Pages will show in your WP Admin dashboard. Quick Edit appears when you hover over a page title.

Quick Edit allows you to modify page details such as title, slug, date, author, password, privacy, parent, order, template, comments, and status.


Click the Specific Page Title to Edit the Page

Login to the Dashboard is essential with any edit or change to your wordpress website.




Automatic Update Fails – How to Manually Update WordPress

How to Manually Update WordPress to Latest Version

How to Manually upgrade to Latest WordPress core

If restrictive file permissions are set on your site, you may have to upgrade your WordPress core manually. You may be other reasons for doing a manual update but either way it has to be done.

This article explains how to do this…

Upgrading WordPress Core Manually

  1. Alway create a full backup of your website including if possible a database backup. This is very important in case you make a mistake.
  2. Download the newest WordPress
  3. Unzip the file into a directory on your computer  extract it but double clicking.
  4. Deactivate all of the plugins on your WordPress site.
  5. Go to your website root directory and delete your ‘wp-includes’ and ‘wp-admin’ directories.
  6. Upload the new wp-includes and wp-admin directories from the new freshly extracted version of WordPress, replace the directories you just deleted.
  7. Never delete your wp-content directory it contains themes, plugins and Uploads.
  8. Delete the WordPress .maintenance file

    If you are upgrading manually after a failed auto-update, remove the .maintenance file from your WordPress root directory. To do this navigate to root force showing hidden files

  9. Visit your main WordPress page at /wp-admin/.  Go to the plugins folder, where you can bulk activate and individually activate your plugins.
  10. Your upgrade is now complete and you should be running the newest version of WordPress.

Default WordPress .htaccess file

Copy and paste the code for the default WordPress .htaccess file. This file is needed to test if repairing your WordPress i.e. Internal Server Error or white screen errors.

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - 
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php 
# END WordPress

View WordPress .htaccess file or Download a fresh WordPress .htaccess

Some computer systems don’t show any file with the . before it for security reasons, so you may have to rename it as “.htaccess” there is no extension required or needed for this type of file. The .htaccess file is the most powerful file on your website. If it is wrong your website wont display.


Most browsers strip the . before they will download the file.

Internal Server Error WordPress

Fixing Internal Server Error

A code 500 Internal Server Error. Is one of the common WordPress errors, it can put a WordPress user in a absolute panic of deleting and backtracking. Thinging to remember there last actions, before the error.

Pinguis Web fix errors like the internal server error, error establishing database connection, white screen of death, and many similar errors for our users.

Why do you get Internal Server Error in WordPress?

Internal server error is not specific to WordPress. Due to the lack of description of this error, it does not tell the developer anything.

Most internal server error in WordPress are caused by a plugin or the theme. Internal server error in WordPress can be corrupted .htaccess file and low PHP memory limit.

Checking for a Corrupt .htaccess File

Internal server error in WordPress may come from a corrupted .htaccess file. Renaming your main .htaccess file to something like 1.htaccess. To rename the .htaccess file, you will need to login to your site using the FTP.

How to deal with internal server error website not appearing or Website is Blank

The .htaccess file will be located at the domain level of your website in the same directory where you will see folders like wp-content, wp-admin, and wp-includes or files begining with wp-*****.php example wp-config.php.

Once you have renamed the .htaccess file, try re-loading your site to see if this solved the problem. If this works congrats, get a fresh copy of .htaccess file here.


Before you continue troubleshooting, make sure that you go to Settings » Permalinks and click the save button. This will generate new proper rewrite rules to ensure that your post pages don’t return a 404, when viewing your website.

How to Increase the PHP Memory Limit

The error can happen if you have exhausted your PHP memory limit. Either way it has to be fixed the internal server error only may show when you try to login to your WordPress admin or uploading an image, if this is your error you should increase the memory limit by following these steps:

  1. Create a blank text file called php.ini
  2. Paste this code in there:
    define( 'WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' );

    or download a pre-made php.ini

  3. Save the file
  4. Upload it into your /wp-admin/ folder using FTP
Save php.ini in wp-admin folder

Doing the above should fix the problem. Retest your Website.


If increasing the memory limit fixed the problem for you, then you have fixed the problem temporarily. There has to be something that is exhausting your memory limit. This could be a plugin or even a theme problem.

If increasing the PHP memory limit did not fix the problem for you Deactivate all plugins.

Deactivate all Plugins

If none of the above solutions worked for you, then this error is most likely being caused by a specific plugin. It is also possible that it is a combination of plugins that are not playing nice with each other.

A quick tip, if you have ftp access, comment out the plugins folder. for example – 1plugins. This will disable all plugins at once allowing you to test the website. Has it come back…

If disabling all plugins fixed the error, then you know it is one of the plugins that is causing the error. Simply go through and reactivate one plugin at a time until you find the one that caused the issue. Get rid of that plugin, and report the error to the plugin author.

Re-load Core Files WordPress files

If the plugin option didn’t fix the internal server error, then it is worth re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folder from a fresh WordPress install. This will NOT remove any of your information, but it may solve the problem in cases of corrupt wordpress core files.

Make sure not to upload the wp-contents folder, it will overwrite all your themes, plugins and more importantly your uploads folder(images).

If your website is still not online, talk to your hosting company, have you paid your hosting fee, have you renewed your domain.

Ask yourself questions, maybe it will remind you of something vital, that you may not have considered when troubleshooting.

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Selecting a domain name

Things to remember when selecting a domain name


Quick Summary

  1. Keep it Easy to Type. Finding a domain name that’s easy to type (and remember) is critical to online success. (Return clients are loyal clients).
  2. Keep it Short. If your domain name is long and complex, you risk customers mistyping or misspelling it. When selecting a domain name
  3. Use Keywords in your domain name.
  4. Target Your Area. Always try to include your target audience location.
  5. Avoid Numbers and Hyphens.
  6. It should be Memorable. Short and snappy
  7. Research It. Check your competition and better it.
  8. Use an Appropriate Domain Name Extension. If your in Ireland try the i.e extension. But remember your target audience. Where will they be searching from.

Detailed Summary

  1. Think what do i provide and where are my target audience.
    Once you have this in mind, you can start to pair them or add prefixes & suffixes to create good domain ideas.
  2. Make the Domain Unique
    Having your website confused with a popular website or brand name that is already owned by someone else is a recipe for disaster.
  3. Only Choose Dot-Com Available Domains
    If you’re not concerned with type-in traffic, branding or name recognition, you don’t need to worry about this one. However, if you’re at all serious about building a successful website over the long-term, you should be worried about all of these elements, and while directing traffic to a .net or .org is fine.
  4. Make it Easy to Type
    If a domain name requires considerable attention to type correctly, due to spelling, length, stay away for this one.
  5. Make it Easy to Remember
    Remember that word-of-mouth marketing. Think of phrases and common words
  6. Keep the Name as Short as Possible
    Short names are easy to type and easy to remember. They also allow for more characters in the URL in the search engines and a better fit on business cards and other offline media.
  7. Avoid Copyright Infringement
    A mistake that is made too often, it can kill a great domain and a great company when it does.

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