Category Archives: Wordpress

Converting WordPress database tables from MyIASM to InnoDB

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There are numerous web pages discussing the advantages on InnoDB over MyISAM in different scenarios, and naturally there are conflicting views on the subject.  My view however is that all MySQL database tables should now be InnoDB unless there is a compelling reason otherwise. However WordPress does not specify the… Read more »

Adding a new WordPress admin user when you don’t have an admin login

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If you need to take over the management of a client’s WordPress site but they don’t have or can’t remember the admin login, you are stuck! However if you have FTP or some other file management access to the server you can put the following PHP file in the website… Read more »

Stand-Alone WordPress Plugin Deactivator

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If you have ever got the “white screen of death” or another error in WordPress due to activating too many plugins or a dodgy plugin, and cannot get into wp-admin to sort it, you will appreciate this simple stand-alone plugin deactivator script. The problem is that if WordPress cannot load… Read more »