Posts Tagged ‘wordpress’

Replytocom duplicate content error in Webmaster Central

Friday, August 16th, 2013

While browsing around the Google webmaster central, happened to bump into HTML improvement section and saw the replytocom duplicate title tags content warning. I was pretty sure what I wrote would not be duplicate within my website domain or my other sites. After all, Google frowns upon such duplicate content. (more…)

How to Recover from a Faulty Corrupted WordPress SQL Database caused by Bad Plugins

Monday, July 30th, 2012

I guess eventually it would happen, the WordPress SQL database would eventually get corrupted from bad plugins. WordPress plugins are useful, but they also create configuration inserted into the WP_options MySQL table that are difficult to sort out. If the plugins worked well, no need to do anything. But if it misbehaves, just deleting the plugin may not necessary solve your WordPress website issues.

My personal WordPress blog has been around for many years now, and there are hundreds of posts. In between I have tried many plugins to add functionality and more importantly to harden it against would be hackers and make it difficult for comment spammers. The latter two options tend to cause problem for WordPress installation somehow. Most especially the captcha plugins tend to cause my WordPress site to behave weirdly. My recent captcha was causing the entire site to lag and hog CPU resources! (more…)

B2Evolution for Blogging

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

I was toying around with B2 Evolution which is used for blogging. Thought I try an alternate from the popular WordPress installation and see how it goes. On the first look, the B2 Evolution looks great and it has multiple section for your blogging needs. You can create blog A say for personal blogs, blog B for your hobbies, blog C for your photography, etc. (more…)

Vox.com Closing its Free Blogging Service

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Oh, oh, looks like Six Apart’s Vox.com is closing its door. Another free blogging service bites the dust. I have been using Vox.com for mobile blogging since 31/Aug/2008 or roughly for about two years. And what a coincidence the date I sign up was on Malaysia Merdeka Independence day! The end of the free blogging service seemed rather timely as around June this year, I was already planning to migrate to another mobile blogging platform, namely blog by using Google Blogger. Six Apart made the closing announcement just after the Merdeka day this year and informed that the Vox blogging service will end on 30th Sept 2010. (more…)

Palm mobile to WordPress blog post using u*blog and Cellspin

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

All this while I have been using Six Apart Vox for mobile blogging from my Palm Centro. The interface is good but I would very much prefer to blog directly to my WordPress blog from my Palm Centro.

The current method to post from Palm Centro to a WordPress blog would be by email. This method requires that you set up a secret email account where your WordPress blog will check the mail server for any post that you have done lately. It didn’t seem to work for me when I tried it. Don’t know what when wrong. However I wasn’t so keen on this method so I didn’t bother to figure out how to fix it.

However I thought perhaps some bright programmer might have come up with something useful and sure enough I found two ways where you could post from your Palm Centro or Treo mobile phone to a WordPress blog. (more…)

this is u*blog test post

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

this is a u*blog test post. checking out alternate method of posting to my blog.
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Hardening WordPress website is a must!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Earlier this year, one of my friends WordPress website and Drupal website was hacked. Both of them were running a travel website and their site was stuff full of web spam with links to dubious website selling dubious products. Appears this was no isolated incident and I have come across forums where some person websites was hack here and there. Security is an issue if ever you are maintaining a website using any of the software for making website. (more…)

HTML extension vs PHP, ASP, SHTML, PHTML, etc

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

I have been curious, whether a HTML extension (or HTM extension for that matter) would do as well in a search engine as compared with extension that ended up in PHP, ASP, SHTML, PHTML, etc, etc. Of course each extension has its own usefulness.

HTML was started pretty long ago for use with web browsing. HTML meaning Hyper Text Markup Language or HTML in short as a standard means of encoding a file to display text and graphic on your browser. It has since come a long way with many changes to its standards, though those old web pages should still work in the new modern browsers despite having HTML code that may be deprecated.

There was also forum thread discussing whether HTML will have a better standing than HTM extension. And there was more too discussing whether HTML extension would be superior in search engine than web pages that uses extension like PHP, ASP, SHTML, PHTML, JSP, CGI, etc, etc. (more…)

Some problem with Simple Script

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Recently I wanted to update my database driven software like this WordPress which was managed by Simple Script. Sure, using Simple Script to manage my software installations in Bluehost was really convenient, but I didn’t expect to see hiccups in their updating of software. Try as I might, the installations wouldn’t update to the latest version.

In the end I had to contact Bluehost support to find out what’s the matter. A flurry of exchanges later, still no solution could be found. Apparently another user also reported a similar problem – inability to update the software using Simple Script. (more…)

WordPress websites

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

After having tried a few CMS software installation, my favourite is still using WordPress to make your own web sites. Sure it is more like a blogging software than a proper content management system, however even Joomla/Drupal could be used for blogging. It all depends on how you create the structure of your web site that will determine your web site is more towards blogging or more towards information dissemination.

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