Category Archives: Web Hosting

Sitemap stops working – page not found

Make a change or updated your wordpress site and suddenly your Yoast SEO sitemap just stops working without any explanation? Simply go into Settings and Permalinks and set the post type to custom with a value of %postname%. If it is already this switch it to something else and then set it back.

Troubleshooting WordPress HTTP 500 Errors

You try and update WordPress to a new version and it breaks! Here are some handy troubleshooting steps to help you find and fix the errors Turn on debug mode – you need access to your website by FTP or control panel. Edit the file called wp-config.php which is located in the folder /public_html You need to edit… Read More »

Yoast Sitemap will not display

This normally happens if there is whitespace included before or after your php tags in the functions.php file of your current theme. If you are able to edit your functions.php file you can remove the blank space and it nornally resolves the issue. If you are looking for a less hands on approach I found this solution. Additional reference

Stop semalt and buttons-for-websites

Edit your .htaccess rule to block traffic from these unwanted bot visitors – # block visitors referred from semalt.com RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} semalt\.com [NC] RewriteRule .* – [F] # End semalt block # block referer spam buttons for website RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} buttons\-for\-website\.com RewriteRule ^.* – [F,L] # End buttons for website block http://www.street-punk-productions.com/block-semalt-buttons-website-bots/