Posts Tagged 'blogging'



Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 14: Tweak Nginx for WordPress – Pretty URLs & WP Super Cache

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For the blog platform WordPress to work properly with Nginx we need to tweak the web server configuration. This tutorial will enable both caching – integrating the WP Super Cache plugin – and activate pretty permalinks (FURLs, CURLs, all that!) with some simple rewrite rules.

OK, so you're a WordPress blogger. If you're not, move swiftly on. ...

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Video How-to: Install WordPress – Nice ‘n Simple

WordPress vintage "Hello World" post

So you wanna blog, huh? You’ve looked at the options and like WordPress. Maybe you like the scalability and personalisation that WordPress offers, but are put off by the installation process?

Don't be.

In this video I'll show you, video too, how to install WordPress, nice ‘n simple – including that bit about connecting it to a database. (Ouch! No, ...

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Video How-to: 10 Tips To Make WordPress Hack-Proof

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UPDATE: Sept 2013

This post has turned into a site, possibly the most complete WordPress security site ever produced.

Featuring hundreds of tutorials & forums, check it out: wpCop: Secure WordPress. Properly.

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Securing WordPress isn't this easy!

Yeah, sorry to break it to you but, having spent the last couple of years immersed ...

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Video How-to: Backup & Restore a Database with phpMyAdmin

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How often do you backup your mySQL database? Does the idea fill you with horror? Or do you think the “full backup” option at your ISP covers the database too?

If the answers are “not often enough, pretty much, and not so sure” then here's some help.

Watch this video to see just how fast ‘n easy it is to backup & ...

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Video How-to: Install & Configure a WordPress Plugin

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One of the great things about the WordPress blog platform is how adaptable it is. Need some special functionality? There's bound to be a plugin – an extension – that will help.

This tutorial, complete with video, shows you how to install a WordPress plugin and, from there, how ...

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If it Ain’t Got a Date, Read it at your Fate

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Dating blog posts is important, on the whole. Undated articles aren't fully qualified, are frequently out-of-date, and for those of us needing up-to-date information they can be misleading.

You're surfing, maybe researching. You need info. And you happen upon some-site.com with, pretty much, the words you need to read. Looks good.

But. Something sparks your headset and, casting your eye away from the ...

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Happy New Year, Snappy New Site & a Ton of New Content

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OK, so we're all turkey'ed out and glad to be back at work. Sure, I was really thinking that last week on the ski slope. And I guess this is one of those years we face with a certain degree of trepidation.

Hey, you never know. Maybe Microsoft will go out of business, Internet Explorer finally gets binned and we're all laughing after all.

Maybe not.

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Firefox ScribeFire Plugin for Remote Blogging

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So, if this works I'll have published a new post to guvnr.com, remotely, using Firefox's ScribeFire add-on.

So, hey.

Definitely use that more.

Short & sweet ScribeFire review

It connects easily enough and is great for adding uncomplicated posts, like this ...

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