Hey everyone! In July 2021, WordPress 5.8 was released, and with it came a few bug fixes and changes in process.
One of the major issue is in the widget section (appearance-> widgets). You may already experienced that your widgets are not loading in the backend widgets area or error appearing (not working) . This is an issue because the new WordPress 5.8 widgets are now uses and managed from the block editor.
To over come this issue you need to upgrade your theme by including the block editor support for widgets. There was a lot of feedback given in the support forums, and the WordPress team has given 2 best solutions for this until you solve the theme support for this new update.
As of WP 5.8, block editor is enabled by default in widgets, you can disable this by using the filter below from the wp-config.php file.
add_filter( 'use_widgets_block_editor', '__return_false' );
You may see some forums suggesting solutions like to disable themes or downgrading WordPress version etc. with above solutions you don’t need to bother with that kind of tweaks and it could ended up with some more unexpected errors with other functionalities.
As you already know a new version of Google Analytics was introduced in October 2020 that requires the usage of a Google Analytics 4 (GA4) property to track unified web and app analytics. More details on the differences between GA4 and Universal Analytics (UA) are available here.
This article will guide you the ways to upgrade your existing Universal Analytics (UA) to GA4 via the Site Kit WordPress plugin.
Beginning with version 1.36, released on July 7, 2021, Site Kit is adding the ability for users to create and add a GA4 property directly through the Site Kit interface.
Steps to set up a Google Analytics 4 property alongside your existing Universal Analytics property
Click GA4 Setup Assistant (instructions below) to create a Google Analytics 4 property that collects data alongside your existing Universal Analytics property. Your Universal Analytics property is left unchanged and continues to collect data — you can always access it via the property selector or Admin screen.
If you use a website builder or CMS-hosted website (for example, WordPress, Shopify, Wix, etc), use your website builder’s/CMS’s custom HTML feature to tag your site. Follow these instructions. Do not simply paste your “G-” or “UA-” ID into the field that your CMS provides.
how do you add or update a Global background image or BG Image in Revolution Slider 6. Here are the steps:
In the WordPress Dashboard, go to “Slider Revolution”
If you are new to Amazon AWS Lightsail, You might confused to find the default htdocs location of your website because it is bit deferent than other Linux systems.
So, How to find the root directory on Bitnami (WordPress) on Amazon LightSail?
Navigate using your FTP client as follows,
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If you get this message without loading your WordPress site it means the PHP code in your site is not compatible with the version of PHP your site is currently using. More specifically, the issue is with the outdated MySQL extension which was removed as of PHP 7.0.
If you’re using any version of PHP above 7.0 and you’re seeing this error, it’s due to old code that needs to be updated.
Solution 1 : If you unable to upgrade your WordPress installation to the latest for some reasons (i.e. – plugin compatibility) you have to downgrade the server PHP version. (v 5.6)
In order to do it please follow the instructions given by your hosting provider.
If you use cPanel, Read – Switching PHP Version within cPanel
Note: We are not recommending this as a permanent solution. Making changes to your PHP version may impact your site. We encourage you to verify that your site is functioning properly after making any changes.
Solution 2 : You will need to upgrade the core WordPress files to the current version, as well as any plugins your site is using.