How to disable Gutenberg and get your old editor back

What is "Gutenberg" you may ask ... On December 6, WordPress 5.0 was released. This new wordpress release came with a completely new look and editor called Gutenberg. It’s a new block-based editing environment in WordPress and it is already causing a massive impact. I really did try to like it. Who am I to stand in the way of progress. But, and it is a very big but, it is going to take time to learn how to use Gutenberg. Time I just dont have. Then I would have to teach each and every client who uses wordpress websites [...]

How to increase import size limit in phpMyAdmin using Xampp server?

You are trying to copy your live site to the offline Xampp server environment but when trying to import the database, you get a filesize error - local xampp phpmyadmin only allows you to import up to 2MB size files. This can however be changed. Increase the limit in the php.ini file. If you are using windows, you will the find the php.ini file in the C:\xampp\php directory. Now change the following lines & set your new limits: post_max_size = 128M upload_max_filesize = 128M max_execution_time = 2000 max_input_time = 3000 memory_limit = 256M You will then need to close down [...]

Fix WordPress Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance Error

So you are updating your Wordpress website and feeling good about keeping everything up to date when a "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." page appears. You wait a minute and press F5 to refresh ... still there. You wait a few more minutes and it is still there. You force refresh with CTRL+F5, you clear your cache and it IS STILL THERE. You start to panic a little ... did you break your website? The good news is you can calm down - it is quite a common and easy to fix Error in WordPress. [...]