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June 7, 2014 at 1:16 pm #10971
Hi, I am setting up basic site with Twenty Thirteen+eMember+eStore. Before setting up your plugins I installed the All In One WP Security. I completed many settings but when I chose to change the Database Prefix (I let the plugin generate the prefix) both my WP dashboard and site crashed. The last screen showed that the Prefix task was completed. BUT then, whatever I did, I got redirected to INSTALL WP-page as on the first time as new user. Everything was gone. When I re-enter my info I got back to WP Dashboard. Everything was empty, all posts, configured theme, everything. ONLY the Plugins list was as it used to be, but all deactivated. Luckily I had done the backup, so the situation is back to the point before this Prefix setting. Now I have eMember+eStore ready, but I still would like to update the Prefix. What do do?June 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm #63564wzpModerator
I see that you also posted this question to the plugin’s support forum, over at WordPress.org:
Please monitor that location for a reply, later today.June 7, 2014 at 9:43 pm #63565
Thanks, that was before I could post it here. Now I have bought the Plugins I thought this would be a better place. Anyway it was a big surprise. Good the you suggested to make database backup, I actually thought I wouldn´t need it.
I have some follow up questions regarding this plugin if you don´t mind.
I red your great blog post “when-themes-go-wild-importance-of-using-a-properly-coded-wordpress-theme-2270”. You suggest to test a theme with http://validator.w3.org/
I was hoping that your “Enterprise Twenty Thirteen Child Theme” would be perfect (downloaded from your site) so I tested it. Please note that the security plugin was deactivated. Unfortunately there were 4 errors and 5 warnings. Now I have a theme from kadencethemes (virtue). There were only two errors. Then I activated your security plugin and I got 9 errors. Do you recommend to correct these manually? The first of them is : Line 10, Column 58: Bad value for attribute href on element link: Must be non-empty. <link rel=”shortcut icon” type=”image/x-icon” href=”” />
(the last > is in red color)
I am looking forward getting the security to the highest level, any help would be appreciated.
Another question is about the Virtue theme, it seems to work well. Have you heard about any complications with the eMember +eStore?
Thank you for your effort!June 9, 2014 at 12:15 am #63566
If you have a backup, then you can try the database prefix change again to how it goes.
What database prefix did you use when updating it?June 9, 2014 at 6:08 am #63567
I let the plugin create the prefix (see my first message 3rd line)
What about the error list I got (from http://validator.w3.org/)
After activating the security plug I got 7 more errors
Should I edit the code lines as they suggest?
Or is it something you will do when you are updating the plugin?June 9, 2014 at 11:14 pm #63568
The security plugin doesn’t add much output to the front end of your site so it shouldn’t add any extra errors. Are you using a theme that uses HTML5? Which features add these extra errors?June 10, 2014 at 6:09 am #63569
Thanks, I use WP Virtue theme from [http://www.kadencethemes.com/]
(see my second post, I had question about this, I was wondering if you would know
how it works with eMember+eStore)
I have checked the theme with the http://validator.w3.org/
It was successfully checked as HTML5 (with two minor warnings-NO errors).
I have done the validation test many times. I downloaded all your free themes and tested them one by one. I expected them to pass the test, but there are some errors here and there.
Extra errors come when I activate your security plugin. I have done the test few times
without and with it?
I only have two other plugins (contactform7+Google analytics) and I tested all configurations. It is always the security plug in which adds errors.
Could you also test this? It would be interesting to see if you get the same result.
Try only virtue+security. It will take only few minutes.
The eStore+ eMember seems to work great, I just worry about the security plugin errors.
Thanks a lot!June 11, 2014 at 12:28 am #63570
estore and emember will work fine so no worries there.
I checked the errors (with the free version of the virtue theme) and I can confirm that these warnings/errors are harmless. These are not page breaking errors.June 12, 2014 at 10:18 am #63571
Thanks, that is good to know. How about the prefix issue. Am I safe if I make first a DB Backup and then let the plugin generate the Prefix? Do I need to deactivate other plugins before this?
Thanks again.June 12, 2014 at 11:10 pm #63572
Yes it is safe to do a DB backup then try the DB Prefix change.
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