Permalink changes lock you out of WordPress Admin?

13. 02. 2014 at 13:32

I had this problem and couldn’t work out what I’d done wrong

I installed WordPress in a .com/blog directory

It all went well. I could log in to admin and I could see the live blog. Then I went into Settings>Permalinks to change Default to Post Name and then when I saved changes I was directed to the log in page and the log in no longer let me in…and the public side didn’t work either.

If this happens to you it’s likely there’s something wrong with the .htaccess file and here’s a quick fix

delete your current .htaccess in the /blog directory
upload a new blank replacement .htaccess
set chmod permissions to 666
Log in to wp-admin and set permalinks to desired url structure
Return to .htaccess file and set permissions back to 644 for security

It should now work correctly

Hide your email address on Web Pages

12. 02. 2014 at 19:52

The catch 22 of displaying your email address on your web site is that the spammers will soon find it and your inbox will be filled with Viagra, Ugg boots and Penis enlargement emails even if you are a girl!

I have avoided displaying the emaill address in favour of a contact form but it’s not ideal because some visitors would prefer the standard email approach.

I found a really informative tech guy who’s posted a selection of methods sharing code that will Hide your Email Address on Web Pages.

You only need to have a very basic understanding of coding to implement any of these options.