WordPress 2.3+ official support for custom database error page

  • February 11th, 2008

Some time ago a tutorial was posted on 5ThirtyOne which addressed customizing the DB Error page rendered whenever visitors landed on heavily trafficked WordPress site. Since then, the method has been proven "useless", ushered away by recent updates to the WordPress code base; more specifically with the release of WordPress 2.3.2 (current release is 2.3.3). […]

Migrate: Media Temple Grid Server to Dedicated Virtual

  • February 4th, 2007

The migration from Media Temple’s Grid Server to the Dedicated Virtual web hosting solution was surprisingly easy. With initial pointers from Paul, I was well on my way to successfully migrating four hosted sites from the "Grid" to the DV. Media Temple’s Dedicated Virtual hosting plans provide a considerable amount of flexibility – including root […]

Custom WordPress Database Error

  • June 23rd, 2006

UPDATE 12/31: As of WordPress version 2.3.2, users can now easily replace their Database error using wp-content/db-error.php as their error template. If you’re a longtime WordPress user, you’re probably aware of the Database Error page which rears its not so shiny face whenever your MySQL server decides to take a bathroom break. There’s no shame […]