By Samuel Goh
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?
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.
By Samuel Goh
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.
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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By Samuel Goh
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.
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.