Jagadeesh Varati
asked 6 years ago

I just bought DW Focus and installed on GoDaddy hosting.  I used the instructions at http://designwall.com/guide/quick-start-installation/
The installation completed, however with some unexpected effects…
1) The DW Focus is visible only at the URL you give in Step5 pic1.  Eg: I’m expecting a neat DW Focus page at domain.com but it comes at domain.com/dw_sample_quickstart, and the wp-admin is at domain.com/dw_sample_quickstart/wp-admin.  This is confusing.  Is it possible to have all the pages coming at simple URL domain.com?
Now it looks like I’m running two sites with two skins…. a) domain.com with GoDaddy default theme, and b) domain.com/dw_sample_quickstart with DW Focus theme.  This is confusing.
2) A new set of DB Tables are created with prefix you give in Step5 pic3 “Table prefix” field.  Is this ok?  Will it cause any side effects?  Can you not populate into existing tables?  (Step4 create new database option not coming in GoDaddy)
Thanks, Jagadeesh

5 Answers
DominicStaff
answered 6 years ago

Hiya, Hope that you are well today! The following reference will help you on how to change your site URL. Please take a look at and let us know how that goes:
http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/move-wordpress/

 

Jagadeesh Varati
replied 6 years ago

Hi, yes doing good, how about you…
I’ll check & update. Meanwhile, can you also clarify my Question 2?

Jagadeesh Varati
replied 6 years ago

This is what I got when I ran the search & replace…

Safe Search Replace by interconnect/it
Completed

In the process of replacing “pillar4.com/dw_focus” with “pillar4.com” we scanned 22 tables with a total of 4143 rows, 509 cells were changed and 494 db update performed and it all took 0.653234 seconds.

However when I go to mydomain.com, I don’t see dw-focus quick install
Also, the quick install I had at mydomain.com/dw_sample_quickstart is fully messed up.

Can you please give clear install guide?

Dominic Staff
replied 6 years ago

you can send me username & password of your hosting, we will help you install it.

Jagadeesh Varati
replied 6 years ago

Hi Dominic, I’ve sent a private message with details.
Please update the installation doc after you resolve.

We also want to have Facebook like, share & comment. Will you do that or should we do it later?

DominicStaff
answered 6 years ago

Thanks for your additional info !
At the moment you can check your site to enjoy the result. We helped you install the theme on your site. However, please note that you just send us your username and password of your dashboard so that we install the theme.zip package, not quickstart.zip package. Therefore, you can not get all content as on our demo site, just a bank theme. You can count on it, very easy and simple to configure the theme as you want.
Follow the guide below to customize the theme : http://designwall.com/guide/dw-focus/
Notice: In case you want to have the site with full demo content, please provide us your username & password of your hosting.
If you want to have Facebook like, share & comment in the theme, you can use the plugin. Please find the plugin here: http://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=Facebook+like,+share+&+comment+
Regards,

DominicStaff
answered 6 years ago

I have checked your site and still work fine. If you still face there issue, you can follow the step below:
1) Increased the memory limit in wp-config.php (in your site root/base) to 228mb by changing
define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘128M’);
to
define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘228M’);
2) Then go back to http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin/ and click update, it should take a little longer this time and then eventually take you to http://www.yoursite.com/wp-login.php where you should now be able to login as normal.
3) To stop this happening again next time, you will need to clear out your post “Revisions” to reduce the size of your database. To do this login to phpmyadmin and run the following SQL query DELETE FROM wp_posts WHERE post_type = “revision”; which should take less than a few seconds to run.
Note: Don’t forget to backup your database before and after you run this query. My first backup was 123mb, the second was 29mb!! So quite a saving hey.
4) Now FTP into your site and go to :
wp-includes/default-constants.php
Go to line 279 and change :
define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, true);
to
define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, 3);
Note: You could choose a higher number of revisions if you like but I really think 3 is enough.
5) Finally go back to wp-config.php and drop WP_MEMORY_LIMIT back down to 128mb

Jagadeesh Varati
replied 6 years ago

Hi Dominic,
The layout seems to be working now, but still it doesn’t address couple of my concerns mentioned above…
1) Can you please update the installation doc for future reference?
2) Question on DB tables in original post remains unclear
I think these two are important for Disaster Recovery. Export the entire content & import into another site with DW-Focus in doesn’t seem to be restoring settings.

DominicStaff
answered 6 years ago

1. Regarding the installation doc, we will consider and write as a separate guideline on how to install the quickstart on the GoDaddy hosting. However, to write it properly, could you kindly let us know your experience when you install the quickstart on GoDaddy hosting? Any feedback will help us improve the documentation and highly appreciate.
2. I checked your site and it still works fine without any issue as you mentioned.
This is due to a missmatch between the databases versions you said you are using in the settings.
Please follow this steps:
1. Go to /wp-include/ folder and open the version.php file.
2. Find the value in $wp_db_version
3. Open your database, check in the table called wp_options
4. Find the db_version value:

    SELECT option_value FROM yourdatabase.wp_options WHERE option_name = 'db_version';

5. Those two values must be the same. Change it in the version.php file, not the database.
 Hope this helps !

Jagadeesh Varati
replied 6 years ago

I got same error again 6 days ago & couldn’t wait. So I re-installed theme-only, and configured the site. I think installation document has lot of room for improvement. Even the configuration doc can be improved. I don’t remember the set of problems, give me some time & I’ll get back to you.

Eg problem I’m facing now is Social Sharing links for FB, Twitter, LinkedIn & G+ … It’s not clear know how to disable one of them or entire section. I want to use a different plugin for Facebook Like/Comments/Share.

Appreciate your quick reply.

DominicStaff
answered 6 years ago

Thank you for the feedback. I’m looking forward to hearing more from you. – If you want to disable Social Sharing links for FB, Twitter, LinkedIn & G+ in the DW Focus, you can log in to Dashboard > Customize > Social Links, then remove all the Social links here.

Jagadeesh Varati
replied 6 years ago

The fields Facebook, Twitter, Google & LinkedIn are blank, and the boxes are unchecked for Enable Feed Link & Enable Login Link
Still I’m seeing Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Email this article, Print this article and Author name in the post.
Is something wrong?

DominicStaff
answered 6 years ago

You can add the following code to the Header Code ( Dashboard > Customize > Custom Code)

<style>
.single .site-content > .hentry .entry-action {
   display: none;
}
.single .site-content > .hentry .entry-content {
    max-width: 770px;
    width: 770px;
}
</style>

Or you can open the functions.php file. find the line 437 to line 447.

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