BackWPUp Error – “Warning: Job restart due to inactivity for more than 5 minutes”
Jul 2014 28

What? BackWPup Not Working?

Did some research on the recommended WordPress backup plugin and decided to give BackWPup a shot.
Installed the plugin and was really anticipating about the new ability it will be adding to my WordPress arsenal.

Only to run into an error…… Yes a @%@$@! error!

It is a frustrating experience, ain’t it?


Warning: Job Restart Due to Inactivity For More Than 5 Minutes

Now every time I tried to backup my WordPress contents, I see this warning.

Symptom 1: Warning: Job restart due to inactivity for more than 5 minutes

Symptom 2: Each attempt to backup takes a long long time (which I thought to be normal at first), that’s like more than 1000 seconds (about 17 minutes)? And no physical backup-ed file after the said “completed backup” (did I mention I was sending the backup to DropBox?).

I googled for solutions, found a few and tried them out:

– Breaking the backup job into smaller parts? Instead of 1 big file, split it into smaller ones – one part for database, another for the files and another for plugin etc
– Increasing the “Maximum number of retries for job steps”
– Checking the box for “Restart the job on every main step on a running job

It just doesn’t work.

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WordPress: Solutions To Common Google XML Sitemaps Plugin Problems
Oct 2012 31

Ever Been In Such A Situation?

Isn’t it frustrating when you made up your mind to complete a task, only to run into issues which you had no answers to?
Matters can’t get any worse when this supposedly very popular solution doesn’t provide a very decent support.

That’s exactly the kind of scenario I faced when I was attempting to install the Google XML Sitemaps plugin for WordPress By Arne Brachhold.
To be fair to Arne, this is a free plugin he contributed to the community and we shouldn’t expect too much of his personal time to be devoted to this plugin.
The very least I suppose is a FAQ somewhere on the common issues faced.

2 Common Issues; 2 Solutions To Share

Enough whining about the situation, it’s time to do what the article aims to do – help provide solutions to 2 of the most common issues faced by users.
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WordPress: Tracking “Contact Form 7” Conversions In Google Analytics
Sep 2012 09

Searching For A WordPress Contact Form Plugin?

There are countless WordPress contact form plugins available on the internet.
A favorite web developing/designing resource of mine, Six Revisions, showcased 20 of the numerous WordPress contact form plugins.

My search for a contact form ended with the Contact Form 7 (CF7) WordPress plugin.
Like many other plugins, CF7 was easy to set up. Not to mention the ease of integration with CAPTCHA and anti-spam plugins such as Really Simple CAPTCHA and Akismet.


Tracking Conversions Via Contact Form 7

The tradition conversion tracking mechanism will see users brought to a “Thank You” page after any form submissions. In the case of CF7, instead of a “Thank You” page, a “Thank You” message would be display on the same page after the user submits the enquiry. Therefore, conversions through CF7 would be tracked slightly differently.

Conversions generated via CF7 can be tracked in 2 manners:

1. Virtual Page View (VPV) Tracking.
2. Event Tracking.

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