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My WordPress install is not loading the admin styles

I’m having this problem where my WordPress install is not loading up any sort of clients scripts or styles, here is what the login form looks like: Any ideas on what’s going on here? I’ve reinstalled WordPress manually 3 times now and still nothing and of course, I make sure every single directory and file […]

Redirect loop error on wordpress landing page on localhost

I am trying to run a local version of a live WordPress site, however, after setting up the local environment and attempting to access: http://localhost/wordpress/ I receive the following error: This webpage has a redirect loop The webpage at http://localhost/wordpress/ has resulted in too many redirects. Error 310 (net::ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS): There were too many redirects. Whilst […]

cURL to install theme

I can’t figure for the head of mine how to write a cURL that would install a theme for me once I got a session. Tried binding these headers, but with no success: _wpnonce _wp_http_refferer _themezip + filename Any ideas?

Local WordPress installs don't verfiy against wp-cli checksum check and how to fix that issue.

i’ve installed wp-cli today, while testing i ran into one surprising issue. on `wp core verify-checksums’ the following errors showed up: Warning: File doesn’t verify against checksum: wp-includes/css/media-views.css Warning: File doesn’t verify against checksum: wp-includes/css/media-views.min.css Warning: File doesn’t verify against checksum: wp-includes/css/media-views-rtl.min.css Warning: File doesn’t verify against checksum: wp-includes/css/media-views-rtl.css Warning: File doesn’t verify against checksum: […]

Cannot get pages or posts to display

I am trying to set up WordPress for a client who uses XO Communications as a host. However, getting WordPress set up is driving me nuts. I keep getting this error message (wrapping message for clarity): Warning: main(./wordpress/wp-blog-header.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /web/wordpress/index.php on line 17 I have […]

How to check what plugins used to be on a WordPress installation?

It’s easy to see what plugins are currently disabled through /wp-admin — but how could I see what plugins used to be on an installation of WordPress and were deleted?

Installed successfully; home page still redirects to install.php

I’ve done WP installs in the past and haven’t had issues, so I’m a little stumped here. I’ve correctly created wp-config.php. I ran the install script, and everything appeared to be successful. I have all the tables in MySQL and am able to log into the dashboard with the admin account I created. However, the […]

Subdirectory install error

I’m seeing the error the theme directory “twentyfifteen” does not exist for the twentyfifteen theme after trying a WordPress subdirectory install for the first time. I can access the admin panel ok at but the home page is blank (Not a WSOD 500 error but a 200 OK) I’ve enabled WP_DEBUG but can’t find […]

Is there any plugin hook that I can latch onto once a site is freshly installed?

To customize a fresh new WP install, there are a bunch of pluginable functions that can be overridden. Namely wp_install() and wp_install_defaults(). And wp_new_blog_notification(). I’d like to override a couple of default options without needing to keep custom versions of the latter in sync with core in my wp-content/install.php file. I’m not finding any obvious […]

How to properly secure my WordPress installation?

I’m currently on my own server ( with my own website. WordPress being kind of a big shot of CMS, it may be targeted by hacks. Any tips and tricks on how to properly secure my WordPress installation from said hackers and evil-doers?