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Shopp category and tag urls/slugs not working

Should you find your Shopp categories and tags urls/slugs not work, it may be because you changed your permalink structure after installing Shopp. To fix this, go to Settings -> Permalinks, and re-save settings. Your categories and tags should work now.  

Headway and pingbacks not displaying properly

If you use the excellent WordPress theme framework Headway, you may have stumbled on Pingbacks not being formatted properly. I have spoken to the developers about it and they are looking into it. They say they’ll make sure its fixed in 3.0.6. In the meanwhile, you can see an example of incorrect formatting here.

WordPress categories not working

I recently encountered a problem where categories on this blog suddenly stopped working. Apparently it’s quite a common problem where both categories and tags stop working. In my case it was only categories. Tags continued to work perfectly. As it turns out, the cause of the problem was a plugin called Advanced Permalinks. I had installed this when changing permalinks …

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Taking a snapshot/backup of WordPress from the command line on a Plesk server

I quite regularly need to take quick backups of a WordPress installation while working on a Plesk server. Here’s a script I created that will dump the DB as well as backup the WordPress directory where the site files are in. The concept is easy, execution was a little more complicated since Plesk can now store a secondary domain’s root …

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Shopp plugin – Blank payment settings

If you use both the excellent WordPress plugins Membership (from WPMU Dev) and Shopp together, you will encounter problems with the PayPal Express payment module in Shopp as they both share a common class name. Symptoms include no payment options in Shopp’s payment settings and the following error message in the logs: mod_fcgid: stderr: PHP Fatal error:  Cannot redeclare class …

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