Migrate a WordPress web site to DreamHost

DreamHost is one of the recommended WordPress hosting providers. The DreamHost website has an extensive knowledge base, but the necessary steps to move your live site from another provider are scattered over multiple pages at https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/articles/214693178-How-to-manually-migrate-WordPress-to-DreamHost. These steps will guide you through the streamlined migration process. At your old provider Create a site and database […]

The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly

When you install WordPress on a Windows machine you may get the following error message: HTTP Error 500.0 – Internal Server Error C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\v5.5\php-cgi.exe – The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly Detailed Error Information: Module FastCgiModule Notification ExecuteRequestHandler Handler PHP55_via_FastCGI1 Error Code 0x000000ff The error message is misleading. If you open the Application events in […]

How to add sample programming code to a post or page in WordPress

Double quotes When you write a post or create a page you may want to add sample program snippets to it. If your code contains double quotes (“) the WordPress page will display different characters for the opening and closing quotes, like in this   “example”. Unfortunately these characters differ from the quotes you use […]

Date specific header image in the Witcher World WordPress theme

Have you ever wanted to display specific images on certain dates in the header of your WordPress page like Google does? If you want to automatically set the header image based on the date there is an easy way to do it. This way you can display a prepared image on certain dates like Independence […]

Where are the uploaded images stored in WordPress?

When you upload an image for a page or a post WordPress stores the image at the following location: wp-content\uploads\YEAR\MONTH where YEAR and MONTH are the year and month of the upload date. WordPress creates a new folder every month to reduce the number of files per folder. This way you can find your files […]

How can I remove an image from the Uploaded Images list in WordPress?

When you upload an image as a theme header images the image will be stored in the Media library. If you upload multiple header images and you want to remove some of them Log into your WordPress site as an administrator, On the left side select “Library” in the Media menu, Click the “Delete permanently” […]

How can I create a custom header image for the Witcher World theme in WordPress?

The Witcher World is a great theme and it is very easy to customize it. The original header image is beautiful, but if you want to display your custom header image you have to take some simple image editing steps to make sure it looks as good as the original. The original image contains the left […]

How to set up WordPress in five minutes

It really takes five minutes to set up WordPress. If your site is hosted by an other Internet  Service Provider the process can be slightly different than the steps below, but it should be similar enough to be relevant to your situation. If your site is hosted by Winhost.com Log into your Winhost control panel […]