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[Solved] URL in GET / POST request not working? http://

When migrating from Blogger to WordPress, I ran into to little problem where a URL (with http://) would not work no matter what. If you try it 403 forbidden error would pop up (even with the urlencode). It would work if you remove “http://”. This is actually the core mod_security rules. “HTTP protection – detecting violations of the HTTP protocol and a locally defined usage policy.” –modsecurity.org All [...]
All in one SEO Pack for Blogger / Blogspot platform

All in one SEO Pack for Blogger / Blogspot platform

This is useless. Meta tags are deprecated. Off you go, now.   Yes, you heard it right, not for WordPress but for blogger. I’m calling it “SEO Blogger”. This is something I’ve been working for a little while now. This is based on my previous post about conditional tags. Some of you might also remember the Meta tag generator. This is maybe the end result of all that. It does [...]

Making Blogger to WordPress migration, kids play

Hello Readers, It’s been a long time since I posted anything (Exams holding me back). In the meantime, I wrote a plugin that’ll make Blogger to WordPress Migration kids play (or atleast, hope so). Here is the updated Blogger to WordPress guide to go with the plugin. WordPress Repository Source code
[WordPress] How to publish pictures on Picasa Web Albums using Windows Live Writer

[WordPress] How to publish pictures on Picasa Web Albums using Windows Live Writer

Now, I am on a shared hosting with limited bandwidth. When I was in Blogger, I didn’t have to worry about space and most particularly bandwidth. Blogger would automatically post my pictures to Picasa albums. Picasa albums provides us with 1 GB space and unlimited bandwidth. Yea, you heard it right, unlimited! And guess what, its free! In a blog, images take up the most bandwidth. You might save [...]
WordPress: Automatic thumbnails of blogger or picasa hosted images

WordPress: Automatic thumbnails of blogger or picasa hosted images

Migrating from Blogger to WordPress was fun! Getting the thumnails working was one problem though. Thanks to TimThumb Beta script, this problem is s-o-l-v-e-d. You ask me what what’s new with TimThumb beta? By, default wordpress doesn’t make thumbnails of offsite images. This script can make thumbnails (server side resizing) of offsite images. And…don’t worry, no one can misuse [...]
Easily add meta tags to individual blogger pages

Easily add meta tags to individual blogger pages

This is useless. Meta tags are deprecated. Off you go, now. Ah, I’m here to break my drought of posts. This time, its a little special. I’ve made a small program which will help you add META tags to individual blogger pages. With this program, you can avoid the hassles of retrieving every URL, pasting it into the code etc. You just enter your Blogspot Address, the number of posts and are good [...]
Blogger: Making widgets appear only on post pages or homepage or archive pages

Blogger: Making widgets appear only on post pages or homepage or archive pages

I like to keep my home page clean. The homepage Widgets like recent posts, LinkWithin, etc are some unwanted clutter. You can see here that both recent pages widget and body has the same content. Related posts widget is just unwanted. You can just remove this this easily using conditional tags. It’s basically an if:else parser. Sort of like PHP but you can’t use Boolean expression (AND, OR, and [...]
Blogspot / Blogger SEO: Avoid duplicate content by blocking archive page

Blogspot / Blogger SEO: Avoid duplicate content by blocking archive page

To stop spam, Google and many other search engines impose a Duplicate content penalty. This might pull down search engine rankings. Blogger archive pages can pose a little problem . You can see on this image below that both archive page and post pages have the same content. You need to block it. This is very simple actually. Just go to Blogger Dashboard –> Layout –> Edit HTML Add this just [...]
Change custom domain in Blogspot / Blogger using 301 redirect

Change custom domain in Blogspot / Blogger using 301 redirect

I recent got myself a .com domain but I am using a .co.cc domain. Both are “custom domains” so making the move was a little tricky. If you just change the domain in the publishing tab, you’ll lose all the traffic from your old domain. The solution: You can host the old domain on a server and add .htaccess with the 301 redirection code. You can use a free webhost for this (I recommend 000webhost). [...]
How to upload Javascript files to Blogspot / Blogger

How to upload Javascript files to Blogspot / Blogger

Technically, Blogger / Blogspot doesn’t let you to upload files. Many of you won’t have access to a web hosting space. Here’s a simple trick that will let you do so. 1) Just open the JavaScript files using your browser (File like http://www.somesite.com/java.js) or notepad. Copy the code. 2) Goto the Blogger Dashboard —> Layout –> Edit HTML Enter this code just before </head> <script [...]
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