Tag: wordpress tips and tricks

Move from Wordpress.com to your own Wordpress.org self-host

Things to do when move your website from WordPress.com to self hosted

You’ve started your first blog on WordPress.com because the service was free, you weren’t required to have any technical skills and there were plenty of widgets, themes and plug-ins to help you quickly customize the blog. However, a time comes when you might want to move to your own domain name which is a continuance of your WordPress.com blog. Moving your WordPress.com blog to a self-hosted WordPress.org is actually more simple than you might believe! Sure there’s a few steps but all good things require a bit of work, right?
Move from WordPress.com to your own WordPress.org self-host

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Jetpack Wordpress.com Stats Configuration

How to hide The WordPress Stats Smiley Face

Automattic just released a collection of plugins as one “super-plugin” called Jetpack. As they explained it, the goal was to bring eight of the most requested features available on WordPress.com to the millions of self-hosted WordPress sites in one easy-to-install curated package. If you use JetPack Stats on your site (formerly released as a stand alone plugin called WordPress.com stats), you may be familiar with the smiley face image face :)that it adds to the bottom of every page on your site.
The smiley was added as a visual way to make sure the stats are tracking and is not something that can be removed directly from the plugin code. Like many other bloggers I do like the WordPress stats service but I’m not a huge fan of it so I looked into how you can remove it. Simplest way to remove it is to go into your themes style sheet (style.css) and put the following code snippet:

Thankfully, the recent release of JetPack addressed this issue. If you go to the configuration page for JetPack stats

http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin/admin.php?page=jetpack&configure=stats

you will now see an option to hide the smiley image.

Jetpack WordPress.com Stats Configuration
Jetpack WordPress.com Stats Configuration

So now you know how to remove the WordPress Stats smiley face. The question is, do you really want to?!

Essential Wordpress Plugins to Backing Up your Database

10+ Essential WordPress Plugins to Backing Up your Database

Just imagine, then, the all-consuming sorrow of losing weeks, months or even years of blog posts or other site content. Your hosting company may provide a responsible backup service (or you may have a well-considered system in place if your site is self-hosted) but some extra insurance can be crucial if the unexpected happens (as it did for one of our client sites today).
Keeping an up-to-date blog backup copy, is one of those things that every one would like to do but are either too lazy to actually do it or have no clear idea of how it can be done. Backup is vital but it needs to be painless otherwise people just do it less often (which defeats the purpose, your backup should not really be older than a couple of days ago).

Essential WordPress Plugins to Backing Up your Database
Essential WordPress Plugins to Backing Up your Database

The ways which I’ve ever tried, an ideal backup procedure should be simple, heavily automated and give quick recovery option for almost any problem. Your backup must be up-to-date and it’s can store on your computer, another hosting server, another online storage service ….
Choosing a WordPress backup plugin that is right for you which has listed below
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Mastering Worpress [gallery] shortcode

From WordPress 2.5, the Gallery feature allows the option to add an image gallery to a Post or Page on your WordPress blog.
Upload all your photos and simply type the shortcode [gallery in a post or page to display a thumbnail gallery of images attached to that post or page. Clicking on a thumbnail image will open either the original image or a larger image in a separate Attachment page.
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WordPress Problem: Post content disappear

This is the oddest thing I’ve ever seen on WordPress. Here’s my problem:
I have a whole ton of text. But the last few lines I have this:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

IF I add this line next (without the quotes)…

“I try to keep anybody from having to go back and fix anything so it makes them have to play it now, you know?”

The entire body of the post disappears. Only the title shows up. If I remove that line, the text comes back. If I add “asdf”, the body stays. If I add a random line, the body disappears. I thought maybe it was a phantom html tag hidden in there or something, so I copied and pasted into notepad to clear any potential underlying formatting and it’s still doing it. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve been poking at this thing for hours. I even tried moving the entire contents to a new post. No dice. I erased and rewrote the entire offending section and then some… nothing. We’ve got several hundred posts and this has never happened. There’s a good 20 blockquotes in this post and everything works fine.
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