Using phpMyAdmin to restore content

Back in March 2014 my website was hacked. It took a little over a month but it’s finally up and running again. Thanks to being able to restore my content using phpMyAdmin. Using phpMyAdmin to restore content Depending on how your content was lost you may be unable to access your content management system (CMS), CPanel or FTP server. This was the case for me – the hackers had deleted everything including my WordPress installation which is my CMS of choice. If this is the case you will need to ask your web host to add a copy of your Read More…

Categories Vs Tags | WordPress Tips

While updating my posts after my website was hacked, I thought a lot about categories vs tags and how best to use them. As I was essentially starting from scratch I had time (and the motivation) to research how best to use them both for my readers to navigate my website better and for SEO. What are categories? Categories are used like a contents page for your website and designed as a broad grouping of posts. For example all posts related to my ‘lifestyle’ are under ‘Lifestyle‘ – Genius eh? Whereas at work you may find a category titled with Read More…

How to fix a blank page in wp-admin | WordPress Tips

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 the route cause was! 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 Trouble Read More…

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…

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…