WordPress credentials for update

After moving or updating WordPress, later plugin updates may start asking for FTP and/or SSH credentials. This can be easily avoided by setting the following:

  1. In wp_config.php

    define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');
  2. Verify file ownership permissions, on Ubuntu, this is typically:

    sudo chown -R www-data:www-data YOURFOLDER

Adding meta “viewport” for WordPress

Google recently changed their search algoritms to better recognize and weight “Mobile” support. This term is loosely defined in general, but to get your Google search “juice” you simply need to add a “viewport” meta tag. Unfortunately, unless you have the knowledge and want to edit your WordPress theme manually, there’s not an obvious way to add this.

Adding the “Definitely Allow Mobile Zooming” plugin makes this painless in WordPress without any additional configuration.

HTML code required (in <head>):

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />

PHP required (for manual addition):

function set_viewport() {
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />
add_action('wp_head', 'set_viewport');



I was looking through the WordPress admin screens, and found that it ‘pings’ http://rpc.pingomatic.com/ each time you update/add an article.

So, being the curious sort, I looked into this and found that it’s really and open input to update your Blog listing in several search engines.

To manually submit, you can fill in and submit the form available at http://pingomatic.com/.

They also have a Blog of their own at http://pingomatic.wordpress.com/.