Peng Zhang on January 28th, 2011

If anybody is wondering why their themes and widgets menu disappear from under the Appearance admin area even if you are logged in as an administrator, this happened to me yesterday. To save you some time, I figured and confirmed that this can be caused by turning on the option to show the Appearance -> [...]

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Peng Zhang on January 28th, 2011

I had felt the need to implement a sidebar in the header of an existing theme, and therefore, embarked on an investigation of how to implement a sidebar or widget zone for a theme. I found useful information in a few places: and I came to the understanding that: register_sidebar(), register_sidebars(), unregister_sidebar() [...]

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WordPress themes from do not support WordPress 3.0 Menu feature, at this writing on January 23, 2011, and, for that matter, probably do not support WP3.0 new features in general. I had to tweak the theme to coax it to work with WP3.0′s menu. Here are the changes I did to the QwertyPress theme: [...]

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I decided to play with the two popular WordPress plugins to see how they meet my needs. Here are some facts at the time of this writing: WPML Multilingual CMS: downloads: 199,894 qTranslate: downloads: 190,903 Here is purely my personal opinion: Pros for qTranslate provides easy one-click buttons on admin menu to localise the admin [...]

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When the plugin Maintenance Mode 4.3 by Michael Wohrer was activated, as a site administrator, I had access to the administration backend, but when I tried to use the upload feature under Media Library, after selecting a jpeg file, it appeared that the file was uploaded but then it displayed the “Site in Maintenance Mode” [...]

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Peng Zhang on October 14th, 2009

Here is the process that I followed to create a clone of a WordPress site. In other words, I had to create a site that lives on the same server at, based on the original site that lives at Back up the original site’s database using PhpMyAdmin; this will create a SQL dump [...]

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