10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.3
We have a tradition around these parts of publishing information for the WordPress community surrounding a new major release of WordPress. With WordPress 2.3 to be released on September 24, 2007, I think it’s appropriate to follow the tradition and let you know about the ten things I think you should know about WordPress 2.3. […]
WordPress FAQ: Troubleshooting a WordPress Install
Help! My WordPress install is borked and I don’t know how to fix it or even where to begin looking This question is actually inspired by the support thread over at the WordPress Support Forums regarding a percieved bug in the Autosave feature in WordPress 2.1. In that thread, things got very heated as one […]
WordPress FAQ: How Do I Integrate WordPress Into a Non-Blog Site?
I have a site that is a non blog site and I want to add a WordPress blog and allow the rest of the site to benefit from feeds, users, etc from the blog itself. Is there any easy way to do this? Absolutely, this is a simple process. I’ve had a number of people […]
WordPress FAQ: What's the Best Way to Backup my Blog?
What can/should I do to protect, secure, backup, etc.? Earlier in this series, I answered the question about migrating to a different host. In that article, I gave an overview on how to backup your database. Technically, you can use the same instructions to backup your blog. Do a database dump via phpMyAdmin (ask your […]
WordPress FAQ: Benefits of Tagging
What advantages obtain from direct tagging, whether manually or by widget, vice using the WP category? This question comes from James Joyner. This is a widely-held debate, so I’ll provide my own opinion. ;-) As far as Technorati, and perhaps Google Blog Search is concerned, WordPress categories and tags are one and the same. However, […]
WordPress FAQ: Democracy Poll Feature
Why doesn’t the democracy feature allow for polls asking for voters to “check all that apply?” Democracy is a great little plugin that allows for polls on WordPress blogs. I have a lot of history with the Democracy plugin, but fortunately the plugin has come a loooong way and improved quite a bit. I asked […]
WordPress FAQ: What is the best way to upgrade a WordPress 1.5 blog to WordPress 2.1?
Okay… my personal Blog (the one the leaf has been removed from) is an older version of WP (waaaaaay back to 1.5 something) and has been seriously re-designed by Khaled Abou Alfa from 9rules (a dam* good man btw). I would love to upgrade it to a current version but there is where I lose […]
WordPress FAQ: User Roles Confusion
I’ve seen the roles list in the User page. But what’s the difference between an Author and a Contributor? There are five built in roles in WP2.0+. These roles, Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor and Subscriber compartmentalize most of the groups of functionality in WordPress. Naturally, Administrators can do everything. If you own a multi-author blog, […]
WordPress FAQ: How do I Move my blog to a new host?
What is the process for moving my WordPress blog to another host? As the technology manager at b5media, my team is often asked to migrate a blog to our cluster. Usually, when that happens, I ask a bunch of relevant questions: Is the blog a WordPress blog? If not, what platform is it? Are we […]
WordPress FAQ: How Do I Fix the Blogroll Category Issue in WordPress 2.1
In WordPress 2.0.x there was a simple facility to bulk change the link categories for numbers of links. Unless I’m mistaken, that appears to have been dropped from 2.1.x. I’ve just imported 52 links to what’s now called the Blogroll (it used to be “œLinks”) and have had to add the link category individually to […]