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On November 28th, 2017 by Terry Caliendo

"Error establishing a database connection" - WordPress XML-RPC Denial of Service Attack Error

Wordpress XML-RPC DoS Attack
Often times after taking over management of a client's website, we'll put the client's website on a sever managed by us, Dedicated Managers, Inc  Last week a client's server started having database issues  When the website was accessed from a public computer, the message "Error establishing a database connection" was returned by the server  It turned out the server was experiencing a DoS (Denial of Service) attack Database Server Down Upon the the first notification of the database failing, which in turn caused the web server to return the failing "Error establishing a database connection" response, a simple restart of the database was successful   In this... Read Full Article »

On November 7th, 2017 by Terry Caliendo

Does Your WordPress Theme Waste Storage Space When You Upload Images?

wordpress-theme-wasting-storage
Whether uploading images directly in the Wordpress Media Library or by uploading and inserting an image while writing a blog post, Wordpress allows the theme you install to change the way Wordpress handles images when you upload them to the Medial Library  If you happen to pick a theme where the theme designer/programmer decided to create many different image sizes when images are uploaded, you may be wasting a lot of storage space Why Does Storage Space Matter These days, storage space isn't nearly as expensive as it used to be, so this excessive use of space isn't a huge deal for small websites that don't have a lot of pictures being uploaded (ie a Wordpress... Read Full Article »

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On October 18th, 2017 by Terry Caliendo

Oxygen Review - A Responsive Drag & Drop WordPress Website Theme Designer

Oxygen Review - Wordpress Responsive Theme Designer Plugin
Responsive Drag & Drop Wordpress Website Theme Designer Finding the best responsive Wordpress theme for a client is always a challenge Most of the time a theme can be found that fulfills most of the aesthetic and functional requirements for which the client's website needs Unfortunately fully customizing most themes to make them work just right for the client, always takes a lot of time Many themes are very configurable, but there's always a few areas that need to be tweaked beyond what the programmer gave as configurable options within the theme  So time is often inefficiently spent searching through the theme's code to make modifications  Simple changes... Read Full Article »
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