In January 2021, the WordPress Portmouth Meetp conducted an online Clinic. We attempted to answer questions and problems raised by members of the community. Some were answered there and then. Others took a little longer.
The slides for January’s Clinic have already been published in the meetup. For those of you who haven’t seen them here they are.
Here are a few more notes produced after those slides were published
- Problems raised: 13
- Problems answered: between 7 and 12.
Table of problems
|Question / Problem||See slide||Post publication notes|
|1. Better understanding of SEO||14||We should do a follow up on SEO later in the year.|
|2. SEO and Google searches||15||See above|
|3. WordPress update to 5.6 broke my site.||16||Alex and Herb had a follow up Zoom call. Things appear to be working smoothly now.|
|4. Setting up a local development environment||17||WordPress 5.3 required the php_json module. In Previously it was polyfilled.|
|5. A real estate form issue||18||We asked on WP UK Slack. Not sure of the final outcome.|
|6. Moving SSH keys||19||-|
|7 .Advice on migrating to a new site||20||Herb and Nicky have started some Zoom sessions|
|8. How to test changes on dev/staging site||20||-|
|9. Migrating to a Multi Site system||20||Perhaps we can have a Multi Site session in the future.|
|10. How to migrate from Dev to Live||20||Another potential Meetup topic|
|11. User access after deletion||21||-|
|12. Stripe ‘failing webhook’ emails||22||Has the problem recurred?|
|13. Updating Theme PHP have no idea what to do||n/a||I didn’t see this message until after the meeting.|
I only noticed the last problem when going through my emails. It appears that messages to the Meetup organizers do not appear to be logged in Meetup. I had a brief call with the person who raised the problem, but haven’t heard back since.
The problem was associated with updating PHP and the fact that WooCommerce will soon be needing PHP 7.2 to function in the future.
Note that the current Server Recommendations are: