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  • Hey Mollyluna,

    Hopefully you’re still subscribed to this thread…

    Did you ever resolve this issue? I’m in the same bind with long organizational names running off the page…



    Do your db and server error logs have anything new in them? If you deactivate the last 2 plugins you installed does that change anything (although we are taking about the admin side now)

    Delete the problem files on your server. Delete them. Then, FTP the replacement files over. Sometimes it says that it overwrites a file but it doesn’t. Sometimes, hosts do things like restore an old backup file without telling you, hoping you don’t notice…

    er, my bad… once every 2 hours, not every minute of every second hour…


    Hey guy,

    Yeah, that wp-o-matic/cache/ folder got me too. Then, I need to change the permissions to 777 which I don’t like. I tried less permissive settings by the plugin borked. In a way it was a good thing because my db error log file (specified in wp-config.php) needed more open permissions too… (it won’t be there if you go looking 😉 )

    If you’re using PHP4, there is a PHP5 function in the wpomatic.php which needs a workaround.

    I’m experimenting with this on

    I can’t get this thing to preserve incoming post timestamps. It worked once. Just once! But no more even with reinstalls. Anyway.

    1.) The system generated code appended to the end of the cron command is unique for each feed instance. So if you delete and add the same feed, the value will be different and you’ll need to update your cPanel cron command.

    2.) I got the code by following the steps I detailed above. I had cPanel generate the cron code using the ‘Standard’ method, then I went back using the ‘Advanced’ method to see the actual cron statement. There are many cron howto’s online too…

    3.) Nope. I want the cron option so I stuck with it until it (kinda’) worked.

    Al-Lo-Dava – You’re welcome so much!


    Forum: Plugins
    In reply to: Community plugin?

    There is this. I looked into, but didn’t like the socialize your blog for fun and profit (whilst sharing your users’ data with the darkside)…

    Check out gravatars, identicons ans OpenID too.

    …then there are ways of displaying just one category like on an archive or tag page, to which you could link as News3 etc..

    Or did I misunderstand?

    I’ve only started experimenting with this on

    Not sure if I’m sticking with this plugin.

    Is this a brand new install? What sort of things have been going on in the background (backups/restores/FTP etc). If it’s the file itself, maybe permissions have changed for whatever reason. Try FTP’ing a copy of that file up to your server. It’s just one out of many php files that could be messed up so just overwrite it.

    If that doesn’t do it, then it’s the way the file is run. Have your tried a different browser?



    So you recreated the database on your new server with the same information etc. It doesn’t have to be the same (except for the table prefix) but what you did on the server needs to match what you have in wp-config.php

    Quick check before all of that, in wp-config.php, is this what you have?

    $base = '/';
    // double check $base
    if( $base == 'BASE' )
    	die( 'Problem in wp-config.php - $base is set to BASE when it should be the path like "/" or "/blogs/"! Please fix it!' );


    Check out this plugin for later:



    Options/wp-o-matic/Campaigns/Edit (the campaign)


    Then, click on the “Categories” tab…

    Interesting. Good link MichaelH. Thanks.


    That’s about it, yes.

    I didn’t want this running every 20 minutes so I changed the code in the wpomatic.php file to have it run every other hour.

    Line 160 and 161:

    # Cron command / url
    $this->cron_command = attribute_escape('* */2 * * * '. $this->getCommand() . ' ' . dirname(__FILE__)  . '/cron.php?code=' . get_option('wpo_croncode'));

    Then, in cPanel/Crontab choose standard method (instead of advanced) click to highlight ‘every other hour’ (make sure nothing else is highlighted although you can correct that in the next step); paste the command you want to use ( and commit/save the changes.

    Now, you can go back, choose advanced this time an you should see the command you pasted, set to run:

    M  H    D  M  W  Command
    *  */2  *  *  *

    This Israeli dude knows how to gnaw on this kitty, thank goodness…

    Forum: Fixing WordPress
    In reply to: Delayed Posts

    Is this a new issue? Did it just start happening (something somewhere is different).

    Your wp install is set to the same timezone as where you actually are? GMT-5 instead of GMT+5 type of thing? Just covering the small things.


    Take a look at this related post to give you an idea. The answer to wgma’s question will be different as you’re hosted and he’s not.

    Did you read this?

    Hey Mikey3,

    WordPress database error: [Access denied for user ‘pal001’@’localhost’ to database ‘wordpress’]

    So the system is trying to connect to a database called ‘wordpress’ that it expects to find on a, well, server element/part of the network called ‘localhost’ using the login credentials of the database user ‘pal001’.

    Now, is this on a hosted account? If so, depending on your hosts’ setup (like cPanel) all the server stuff you create will have your hosting account’s name as a prefix e.g. if you log into your cPanel with the user name of ‘oldcat’, everything will be like this:
    /home/oldcat/public_html/ etc.

    So, assuming something like that…

    That would look like this in the wp-config.php file:

    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘oldcat_wordpress’); // The name of the database
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘oldcat_pal001’); // Your MySQL username
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘Mag1cPazW0rd3JIO’); // …and password
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value
    define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);
    define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);

    Which reminds me, I think that there may be a limit to the length used by the server when trying to make a connection. It just chops off the stuff after the limit and complains all day that you’re trying to log in with the wrong information, haha. It has been a while since I ran into this so others will chime in.

    The password is the password you created for the database user ‘pal001’ to be able to connect to which ever database ‘pal001’ is assigned to (by you, before you run the install!)

    Oh heck! Read this?

    Why did you change the DB_HOST value to ‘mysql’?

    After a quick Google search I found this old link.

    It is from 2005 so use it as a general guide…

    This might be better.

    Did you install PHP and MySQL and Apache (or whatever) using a WAMP package? If so, chances are good that most things are configured already. Tweaks needed as usual.

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