Facebook selecting wrong thumbnail for WordPress links

Does Facebook keep selecting the wrong thumbnail for WordPress links for you? The solution is to give Facebook some extra instruction about what image to use for the thumbnail, using open graph. If you use a static frontpage, it’s a simple matter of adding something like: <meta property=”og:image” content=”http://samplesite.com/files/2014/05/web-thumb.png” /> to the Full meta tags… Continue reading Facebook selecting wrong thumbnail for WordPress links

increase wordpress Maximum upload file size beyond 8MB.

There is at least three places you need to set the maximum upload file size in WordPress. First check your php.ini upload_max_filesize = 64M; post_max_size = 64M; Restart Apache after making this change. Then if you are using WordPress multi-site, you need change a setting in the backend. Visit My Sites -> Network Admin ->… Continue reading increase wordpress Maximum upload file size beyond 8MB.

Piwik GPL web analytics

Piwik is an open source (GPLed) web analytics program. It looks very comprehensive. I will endeavour to install it and test it out soon. I’ll report back on it when I do. There is also a WordPress plugin for Piwik.  

Apache Virtual Host configuration for a Networked WordPress Installation

Direct any URL request that Apache receives to the WordPress installation. You need to do it if you are setting up a WordPress Network multi-site installation that has sites with their own unique domain names. e.g. site1.org, site2.com, someothersite.co.uk etc. /etc/apache2/sites-enabled$ ls -al total 8 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 25 13:18 . drwxr-xr-x… Continue reading Apache Virtual Host configuration for a Networked WordPress Installation

Migrating single site WordPress installations to a multisite network

I have seen this question about migrating to a networked multisite WordPress install come up more than once so I thought I’d write down my experience. I used to host about 10 individual WordPress¬†installations. Managing them and keeping them all up to date was a pain, and that meant I always had sites that were… Continue reading Migrating single site WordPress installations to a multisite network