Dec 232015
 

My heart nearly jumped out of my chest! What is gone wrong? I just installed a plugin into my WP site and boom the admin screen went blank white. If you have a situation like that, do not panic. Thanks to http://jaredheinrichs.com/how-to-troubleshoot-wordpress-white-screen-of-death.html I was saved.

Follow the following steps if you are using a control panel.

1. Go to your cpanel and click on File Manager
2. Next, click ‘wp-content’ to open the folder
3. Rename “Plugins” Folder to “Plugins_Old”.
4. Create new empty folder called “plugins”
5. This will disable all the WordPress plugins.
6. Log into WordPress and verify that you no longer have the White Screen
7. Make sure all plugins are disabled.
8. Delete “plugins” folder you just created.
9. Rename “plugins_old” to “plugins”.
10. Log back into WordPress
11. Enable plug-ins one at a time to see which one was causing the issues.

By Gideon Brefo 

Reference

Jared 2009 ‘How to troubleshoot WordPress “White Screen” of Death.’ retrieved on 23/12/2015 from http://jaredheinrichs.com/how-to-troubleshoot-wordpress-white-screen-of-death.html/comment-page-1#comment-297191

Jul 122013
 

websiteBy: Shawn Davari

Psychology behind the colors that can make or break your website’s success.

Did you know that the values associated with colors can have a significant impact on your website’s success? And did you know that you can change your visitor’s feeling, mood and reaction by using different colors on your website?

Some professional web designers do not realize the impact that a single color can have on their project when designing a website for their clients. In reality, the meaning of colors will send the first message of your website to your visitors. You don’t have to be a genius to find out why since it is obvious that the first thing they (visitors) see is the color of your site!

I have studied one hundred visitors to evaluate their patience for uploading a web page. First, I tried a plain black background page and the average waiting time was up to 2.47 seconds. Then I tried a plain white background page and the average wait time for uploading the web page increased to 4.89 Seconds.

The reason is just fear. People are afraid from black and darkness and they feel vulnerable when they see a plain black page. I won’t go in detail about this subject in this article but if you would like to know more you can always visit our site at websitedevelopmenttech.com and get more information about color psychology.

What color should you use when designing your website?

Before answering this question you should do some research about your target audiences and find out about their character, behavior, mood, emotion … etc. I’m not asking you to go and find each individual and interview them to find out their feelings and emotions. All you need to do is find the answer of these two questions:

1. What is the market segmentation that you are targeting?

a. Age

b. Gender

c. Culture

d. Geographic location
2. Why are they coming to your website?

Let’s take a closer look at these two questions.

A. Market Segmentation:

a. Age: What is the most appropriate color for the age group that your website is targeting.

b. Gender: Men and Women have different taste and they react differently to colors. For example, the color pink is more appealing to women.

c. Culture: Colors mean different things to different cultures around the world. People associate colors to special events in their culture. For example, white is the symbol of purity and virtue in some cultures while in others white is associated with mourning and grief.

d. Geographic Location: Sometimes geographic location can change people’s interpretation of certain colors. For example, people that are living in a desert area tend to be more passionate toward bright colors from yellow to orange vs. people that are living in the mountains.

B. Why are they coming to your website?

a. That is a very important question which determines the mood and feeling of your visitors. For example, people go to a lawyer’s or a doctor’s website because they have a problem and they want to be FIXED. This means they are not really excited or happy about that issue. Although, this may not be the case all the time there are some exceptions such as plastic surgeons, patent attorneys… etc.

As a designer, once you know your target markets then you can decide what color to choose to get the best possible outcome for your site. Sometimes you may end up changing some colors that you thought would be interesting to your visitors.

Remember, no matter how much you know and how hard you try, there is no guarantee that you can make it the first time. That is why it is important to monitor the results of your website and know how visitors are interacting with your site so you can change your mistakes and learn from it.

Best Regards,

Shawn Davari

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Author Bio

Shawn Davari offers expert advice on internet marketing, website design, and search engine optimization. You can subscribe to 6 weeks FREE optimization workshop by visiting his website at California Web Designer where you will find a great deal of free information on Internet Marketing, SEO, and website design.

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Jul 082013
 

By: Pegasus

Internet technology has progressed by leaps and bounds resulting in number of websites being launched on the internet. When the website gets firmly established on the net your success is determined. Irrespective of the objectives of your website, it has to be maintained.

There are myriad reasons why the websites need to be maintained. Your website is your company’s profile on the net which helps in converting your site visitor into your customer. It is essential to maintain this profile on the net.

The websites are subjected to cyber crimes like phishing, spamming, spreading viruses, fooling around with people’s personal accounts etc. which are instigated by destructive hackers. In order to deal with these anti social elements maintaining the websites have become imperative. Company websites are generally maintained by their own IT department or EDP division. Some times the work is outsourced to companies who specialize in the domain of maintaining websites.

There are several factors that are considered while maintaining the website.

Website traffic:

To understand the popularity of your site it is necessary to analyze the site traffic. Site traffic relates to the hits received daily by your website from different sources. This report gives an in depth analyses of pages on your site that are more popular and also tells you about the sources from where it is being visited. Based on these reports the website can be refurbished ensuring apt site promotion.

Link Validation:

Link validation is the most common part of web maintenance regimen. This includes checking all the links on your website ensuring that they all are in working condition. Having dead links gives a bad impression to your site.

Revising Content:

Content on any website is updated on regular basis depending on the type of industry and variety of visitors. Details like new address, phone number etc are regularly updated irrespective of the industry type. A company needs to make these minor but important additions to their existing content. Generally article publishing sites add graphics to their websites.

Optimizing the Images:

Images make websites more attractive. However these images take up lot of space on the website. To ensure the image downloads faster on the visitors page maintenance is essential. Optimizing the images is highly necessary as it affects the loading speed and the performance of the website.

Link Popularity:

This is done by search engine optimization or SEO. SEO relates to exchanging links with other websites of related domain. Link popularity is measured on the basis of the incoming and outgoing links on your website. Greater the number of links on your website, higher is the page rank. Maintenance helps in make the website more search engine friendly.

Content Archival:

Article or newsletter websites are rich in content. These sites should a mechanism by which old content gets archived and is available on request. These websites have huge database of content which has to be managed accordingly. This is done through web site maintenance. However in this case people specializing in maintaining databases are required. This is highly significant and time consuming job profile of website maintenance.

Web Server Maintenance:

Server is the home of your website. Most of the companies have third party hosting their websites. The hosting company handles the technical maintenance of your company. The routine maintenance of your server includes monitoring disk space, data transfer and efficient performance. This type of maintenance is a regular affair and quite easy to undertake.

Changing Layouts:

Layout changing is not a normal routine of website maintenance. Layout changing includes changing the entire design and the structure of the website of either the homepage or any particular pages. They may include additional graphics, flash, images, content etc.

The objective of any company web site maintenance program is to keep the web site appealing, up-to-date and to attract and retain visitors. Company web site maintenance is a full-time and highly responsible job, especially for web sites that have constantly changing content. Also, being a very highly technical job, a lot of software tools have come up to automate the process, but the uniqueness of each web site does not aid the automation fully.

The focus of maintaining a website is to keep it looking fresh, up dated and appealing to its visitors. Maintaining a website is a highly serious business as you deal with a company’s entire persona on the net.

Author Bio

Pegasus InfoCorp (P) Limited (www.pegasusinfocorp.com) was formed with a single powerful belief among its two founders that the Internet could enhance and transform businesses in an amazing way. This belief continues to drive us towards our mission of helping discover and implement the best online strategy for businesses, institutions and professionals.

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Jun 192013
 

In a number of cases such as when you install a lot of plugins, upgrade to the latest WordPress version or even you’ll find an error in your Dashboard widget which prevents them from loading fully, your WordPress site may display the ‘Fatal Error :Memory Size Exhausted’ message. Below is slightly edited article from dailyblogging.org that provides five ways to handle this issue.

1. Increase the limit via PHP.ini file

You can directly increase the PHP Memory Limit if you’ve access to the PHP.ini file. Most small Shared hosting servers won’t give you access to the PHP.ini file. But some servers allow you to create a duplicate PHP.ini in your respective site Directories whose data/values will override the default PHP.ini values.

To do that you just need to create a file with the name ‘php.ini’ in the directory where your WordPress site is installed. In that just add the command memory_limit = 64M in it to increase the Memory Limit to 64 MB.

2. Changing the Memory Limit via wp-config.php

If you don’t want to mess with the PHP.ini file, then you can go for this method. In this you won’t be needing to create any extra file in your Directory.

Just Adding define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M'); in your ‘wp-config.php’ file would increase your PHP Memory Limit to 64 MB.

3. Modifying the .htaccess file to Increase the Memory Limit

A Default WordPress Installation won’t have a .htaccess file. But in case you already have it for some purposes like ‘301 Redirection’ which is an important aspect of WordPress SEO.

In such a case just add the command php_value memory_limit 64M in your ‘.htaccess’ file and your memory limit will increase to 64 MB.

4. Changing the Memory Limit via install.php

This method is just an Alternate to the php.ini method. Because the function of the code we use in this method is same as what we put in the php.ini file.

You just need to place the code ini_set('memory_limit','32M'); in the ‘install.php’ file which is placed in the wp-admin folder of your WordPress installation.

5. Have a talk with your Host

If you are a person who is new to all these techie sounding things then it’s better to have a Live Chat / a Call with your Host right away. It’s your right to talk to them & get the necessary changes you need as you’ve paid for it.

I would recommend you use some quality WordPress hosts available – viz HostGator / DreamHost /BlueHost.

Note:-

Follow any one of the above 5 Methods. Don’t try to implement all the 5 methods at the same moment, else you’ll end messing up things. If you are seriously not a coder then do consult your Host as mentioned in the 5th Point. Don’t experiment with a live blog which is getting considerable traffic.

Have you faced such Fatal Errors in your Initial Blogging Career ??

Nov 192012
 

In an earlier post, we informed you of Hapaweb being highlighted at the biggest annual event for WordPress  by Matt Mullenweg the co-founder of WordPress.

We have also just been interviewed by Code Poet, the leading WordPress forum for WordPress users. You can read the interview HERE . Thus we are the first African company to have been featured on Code Poet and at the WordPress world conference.

Nov 192012
 

Over 70,000,000 websites are currently built on WordPress and it is the undisputed open source CMS king for building websites – see  HERE.

The biggest annual event for WordPress is the WordPress Conference in San Francisco and the highlight is the ‘State of the Word’ address by Matt Mullenweg – the co-founder of WordPress. In this year’s address at the conference, Matt decided to highlight a couple of companies across the world that are doing some interesting stuff with WordPress and guess what?  he mentioned Hapaweb! You can view the recorded video here http://wordpress.tv/2012/08/06/matt-mullenweg-state-of-the-word-2012/ – skip to around 27:40 minutes). 

Sep 182012
 

As we keep on growing, we need to make use of more  tools to build up our system so as to increase our efficiency and customer service.

In the light of this we have introduced a client support ticketing system, using the wpsc Support Tickets plugin.

This will enable us to respond quicker to our customers with issues. All our existing clients are encouraged to use this system for better customer service. You can access the page here

Jun 252012
 

When we starting web design two years ago, we committed our self to build using only opensource CMSs, back then we setteled on Joomla,  Drupal and WordPress. After a year and half of using theses CMSs, we have come the conclusion that WordPress CSM is the best for our clients. Joomla and Drupal are strong and comprehensive CMSs but our preference for WordPress stems from the easy of use by our non technical clients. Thus as of July 1, 2012, all sites designed by Hapaweb will be designed using WordPress. 

We have also decided to us only the WordPress Suffusion theme. After working with over 100 WordPess themes, we have come to the conclusion that Suffusion is the best and most flexible theme, and to top it all, the theme and its support are both free.  Suffusion’s robus features does enable us to build any kind of site – Blogs, Journals, News Potals, Magazine, E commerce, Photoblogs etc.  Suffusion’s numerous options does allow us to spin it into any site envisionalbe. (Read more about Suffusion here)

So from July 1, 2012, all websites built by Hapaweb will be based on WordPress and the Suffusion theme. We are confident that this decision will enable us to provide our clients with better services and support.

Mar 232012
 

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility,on 22 March 2012, Hapaweb Solutions held a workshop for ten senior high schools in the Ashanti Region as part of phase two of the Free Digital Schools Project. The workshop was primarily focused on training the twenty teachers who attended on how to manage their school’s websites that had been designed by Hapaweb Solutions (using the WordPress CMS) as part of the Free Digital Schools Project.

The schools involved were:

  1. Kofi Agyei Senior High Technical School (http://kash.edu.gh/)
  2. Kumasi Academy ( http://kumaca.edu.gh/)
  3. Kumasi Anglican Senior High School (http://kass.edu.gh/)
  4. Kumasi Secondary High Technical School (http://kshts.edu.gh/)
  5. Kumasi Technical Institute (http://kti.edu.gh/)
  6. Kumasi Wesley Girls Senior High School (http://kwgh.edu.gh/)
  7. Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (http://okess.edu.gh/)
  8. Prempeh College (http://prempehcollege.edu.gh/)
  9. St Louis Girls’ Senior High School (http://stlouisshs.edu.gh/)
  10. Yaa Asantewaah Girls’ Senior High School (http://yagshs.edu.gh/)

 The teachers were taken through the following topics:

  • Key features of the school’s website
  • Introduction to G Suite for Education (Formally Google for Education) (Formally G Suite (Formally Google Apps for Education))
  • Creating emails for single users on G Suite for Education (Formally Google for Education) (Formally G Suite (Formally Google Apps for Education))
  • Creating bulk emails on G Suite for Education (Formally Google for Education) (Formally G Suite (Formally Google Apps for Education))
  • Other Areas of the G Suite for Education (Formally Google for Education) (Formally G Suite (Formally Google Apps for Education)) Dashboards
  • Managing Users,  Posts, Image Slider and Image Gallery
  • Managing Pages
  • Sending Bulk SMS using the Hapaweb’s SMS service

We wish to express our appreciation to the following companies for their support:

  • Google Ghana for cash sponsorship of the workshop
  • Vodafone Ghana for providing wireless internet

Click here for more information on the Free Digital Schools Project