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Finding lost content with PHPMyAdmin – I’m back!

It took a few months, but my website is finally re-populated! There may be a few broken images/links as I haven’t had the opportunity to go through and check every page yet. I waned to get the main content back online first. How’d I do it? Asked my host for a copy of my previous WordPress databsase adding to MySQL and for a fresh WordPress installation. I couldn’t access my CPanel or FTP server. Through PHPMyAdmin, I exported my previous WordPress database, for both posts and comments on to my computer and then imported them into the new database. I Read More…

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Categories vs Tags

When I was using Fanupdate to manage my blog (and also back when I used Cutenews) the only option available to me was categories and I had a lot of them, as you can see currently as they came when I imported my Fanupdate posts to WordPress. WordPress has the option of also tagging posts which is really what I was doing with categories in Fanupdate. Now, I have the choice to use my old catergories as tags and structure my posts more by using categories ‘correctly’. There are many different opions surrounding the topic – should you attach posts Read More…

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WordPress: Blank page in WP-Admin error

For the past couple of days I’ve been experiencing blank/white pages in my wp-admin panel when submitting content: posts, pages, changes to plugins, you name it. I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to fix it – all the usual fixes worked but only for a short amount of time. The following is a list of what I tried to fix this error and what eventually was the route cause! The first place I tried for help on this error was obviously the WordPress Codex and Support areas, I had some luck. The WordPress Codex had an article on Login Read More…

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New Beginnings – Hello 2013

I had intended on writing this entry a lot sooner – it was drafted in January (2013) but I didn’t get around to finishing it. The purpose of this entry is to tell you my goals and plans for myself both offline and online – this is more of a reminder for me. Website Goals: Finish transferring my old Fan update posts to WordPress or at least go through my old Fan Update posts and add those that had an impact on my life or those that I particularly enjoyed writing about to WordPress. Add the following pages back: Articles, Read More…

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Marking Old Posts

So, I decided to import my previous Fanupdate posts to WordPress – due to a number of reasons, the main one being I like having a record of my blogging history. It’s like keeping old journals, something to look back on and read how you’ve grown and changed. 🙂 While going through my pages, I’ve been reading some of them – it’s funny some of the random things I used to write about. I also noticed while going through Fanupdate that it had learnt a bunch of my regular commenter’s as spam! :/ I’ve now un-marked them as spam and Read More…

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Hello WordPress!

Yep, after years of debating, procrastinating etc – I finally switched to WordPress! 😛 I’ve been using it a lot recently at work – our website (that I maintain) runs on WordPress and I’ve been loving it! Been trying to decide whether I want to convert my old FanUpdate posts to WP, or if I want a clean fresh start (?). For now it’s time to add some plugins, take down old pages and generally have a bit of spring cleaning. Quick question: Does anyone use the WP phone app? Any good? I have no internet connection at the moment, Read More…