Posts Tagged ‘Wordpress’

Should You Move From WordPress To Tumblr?

I started blogging back in 2005, and my blogging platform of choice was WordPress. Now back then, WordPress was still relatively new, with the majority of people still using Blogger. But I wanted to make money from my blog, and my concern (rightfully so) was that Blogger severely limited the way you could monetize your […]

Clean Up WordPress Spam With WPCommentCleaner

So today I got an e-mail from a company I host some sites with, telling me that “Your account has been abusing CPU resources for an extended period of time. As a result all of your sites have been cached in order to ensure continued performance stability of the server.” The company in question hosts […]

WordPress Comments Closed Yet Spam Still Getting In

This one has me scratching my head.. As I mentioned a few weeks back, we archived a WordPress site for a client, moving 19.971 posts onto a seperate “archive” site. The move itself went pretty smoothly, but one thing they noticed was that they were still getting tons of comment spam. After discussing the various […]

Archiving Your Old Posts Onto A Separate Site

We recently had a client come to us with a unique request, and I thought I’d break down the process for anyone else in a similar circumstance. The client runs a very popular football blog that started in 2006. Over the past 6.5 years, they’ve accumulated 20K posts, 120 categories, 7100 tags, and over 6800 […]

WordPress Database Error: Got Error 28 From Storage Engine

Yesterday, one of my WordPress sites started acting REALLY strange. All of my categories and tags disappeared after I made a post, and I started freaking out. Of course, I had a backup of the database, but it was 6 days old.. Not a huge deal, but more of an inconvenience. Thankfully, before I did […]

How To Customize Post Thumbnails In WordPress

Post Thumbnails were introduced in WordPress 2.9, but there wasn’t a ton of information about how to use them in your current theme. The theme that I use on a lot of my sites already has support for post thumbnails, but there was no documentation on how it worked. I spent quite a bit of […]

Increase Your Pageviews With A Related Posts Plugin

The hardest part of blogging is getting people to your site. But once they’ve found you, how are you keeping them coming back? You’ll come across many sites that have a newsletter pop-up as soon as you arrive. To me, that’s too much too soon. A casual surfer who stumbled across your site on Google […]

Another Hosting Company Compromised By Hackers

When the Pharma Hack first came on the scene, certain hosts like Network Solutions and GoDaddy were taking a lot of the heat, as there were some security lapses on their part. To their credit, they came forward, took ownership of the problem, and helped their customer. As you might remember, I was also affected […]

Cleaning Up Your DB After Ultimate Tag Warrior

Did you use the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin prior to the release of WordPress v2.3? In version 2.3, WordPress added native “tagging”, which made UTW obsolete. Prior to that, those of us who wanted to use tags had to turn to an external pluginn the most popular being Ultimate Tag Warrior. When WP 2.3 was […]

Removing Old Subscribers From Subscribe To Comments Plugin

The Subscribe to Comments plugin is a plugin that enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent comments. It’s a great way to engage your users and get them to come back to your site. I’ve been a loyal user since 2006, and the only problem I’ve faced is that I’ve now got […]