WordPress 503 Service Unavailable

The default WordPress 503 Service Unavailable Error message is very off-putting to website visitors. If you have ever seen this message, you know exactly how disconcerting the message is to website visitors. Otherwise, if you have not seen this error, the default page is a plain white page with a vague message indicating the website is unavailable. The default WordPress 503 Error Message is really ugly and triggers negative feelings for anyone who visits the website while it is unavailable. All Websites Should Use Custom 503 Error Pages All websites should use custom error messages in order to control the perception of their website by their users. Serving site visitors […]

Worldwide Love for WordPress

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WordPress is loved by millions of people, all over the world. When it comes to developing and maintaining dynamic content driven websites, WordPress is the right tool for the job. WordPress is an Open Source PHP and MySQL based Content Management System (CMS) that is Free to download and Free to use for anyone who wishes to do so. Robust and feature rich, this Content Management System (CMS) leaves very little to be desired. Due to WordPress’ Free nature, it has become extremely popular over the years for both novices and experts, alike. Besides the fact that it is free to use in every aspect of the word “FREE“, there […]

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WordPress Market Share & Global Statistics

The info graphic above depicts WordPress’ huge lead over their competitors for the Content Management System(CMS) market share. An astonishing 60% of all CMS Users choose WordPress over the competition. The fact that WordPress boasts a 26% Global Market share pertaining to all websites globally is equally impressive. WordPress is the worlds number one choice when it comes to managing content.

Neither of the other two top CMS even come close to having the popularity of of WordPress. Joomla is the second most popular Content Management System(CMS) worldwide, however Joomla only commands 6% of the CMS Market share globally and only 3% of the Global Market Share for all websites worldwide. The other CMS is Drupal with 5% of the Content Management System(CMS) Market and only 2% of the Global Market. The aforementioned stats prove that WordPress doesn’t have any competition.

Increasing the Add New Media Upload File Size Limit for WordPress

While developing and testing a new theme for WordPress locally on WAMP, a problem presented itself regarding uploading media files. In WordPress 4.4.1, the Add New Media page indicated that the maximum file size that could be uploaded had a 3M limit; however, the audio file that was being uploaded was well over the limit. The problem had nothing to do with WordPress itself, it was actually a setting in the php.ini server file that needed to be increased. PHP.INI Prior to finding the solution,  the upload_max_filesize in the php.ini file, was the first setting  that was changed because the research pointed to that as being the solution. However, upload_max_filesize […]

The Aside Post Format is designed to be used as a “Side Note” or a short paragraph. Although the Aside Post Format is designed to be used when writing a single paragraph, it could also be used for a couple short paragraphs. As you can see here, the Aside Post Format for the HavaWebsite Theme is designed to look like a sheet of notebook paper.
When this post format is used, depending on the font styles, the line height might need to be adjusted. Change the font size and line height in order to make this post type work for you. If you don’t want to see a break in the paper, use a space instead of a return in the WordPress text editor.