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Merge two WordPress blogs into one in three simple steps.

Have you ever wanted to combine two, or more, WordPress blogs into one? Well it’s actually quite simple. Before you start, make sure that WordPress is updated on both blogs. It’s just easiest that way. I’m not sure it makes a difference, but do it anyway. First: Go to the blog you want to move, log […]

Cleaning up the database.

I never fully realized how bad WordPress’ database gets after a while. Plugins leave all sorts of junk behind and it’s just a huge mess. So I started deleting information. Hopefully I didn’t break anything. This all started because my site got suspended yesterday for using to many server resources. I thought that was odd […]

Passwords and backups should be two of the most important features on your site.

Your website may be amazing, but if it doesn’t have secure passwords, and it’s not being backed-up regularly, it could all disappear tomorrow. People never realize how important those things are until someone compromises their stuff. Then what are you going to do? I’ve heard two stories this week about two different developers who got […]

Testing out WordPress custom post formats.

I’ve been waiting for WordPress 3.1 to come out for months now. I was so excited for post formats as I thought that’d make my WordPress blog cool like my Tumblr blog. Turns out, maybe not. The first thing I forgot was that I’d have to update my theme to make them work. Not only […]

For Best Results, Visit Your Website Every Day

How’s your website doing? Mine is good today, thanks for asking, but it’s not good every day. If you own your own website, you should visit it every day to ensure its working properly. Better yet, a few time a day. If you visit your website at least once a day, you can see how […]

Using Posterous To Post Photos To My WordPress Blog

I may have found a use for Posterous! I’m currently testing out using Posterous as a gateway between my phone and my blog. By tying the two together I can take cool photos with my phone, attach them to an email with some text, send that off to Posterous, they’ll format it, post it and then send […]

Geeking out at the first WordCamp MSP

The first ever WordCamp Minneapolis – St. Paul was a full day of nothing but WordPress and it was great. First off, the BestBuy campus was a fantastic location. For those that have never been there, it’s easy to get to, easy to get around, and very cool on the inside. This was the perfect […]

Are you a Posterous fan? What about Tumblr?

I keep looking at microblogging sites, like Posterous and Tumbler, and think they look cool, but I never get around to doing much with them. To be honest, I love my WordPress and I don’t know why I’d want to create more content elsewhere. I can see the advantage from ease of use, but the lack […]

Bad Behavior WordPress Plugin Killed My Google Traffic

I’ve been looking into the Bad Behavior WordPress plugin to help stop some of the spam comments that I’ve been getting. Turns out, it made things horribly worse. I’m not sure why, but the plugin decided to block Google bot. By the time I noticed, the damage had been done and my visitor stats are […]

What happens when you change WordPress’ URL structure? Will it kill SEO?

Earlier this year I switched all my WordPress URLs (aka permalinks) from date based to ID and post names. Since then I haven’t seen any negative effects from search engines when it comes to the amount of referral traffic. The Background Now, when a blog is set up, the URL structure is defined. If you […]