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WordPress WXR file splitter for Mac OS X

WordPress WXR file splitter for Mac OS X

I had been looking for a WordPress WXR (WordPress eXtended RSS) export file splitter as some hosts has limits over the upload file size limit and at times, I don’t get root access to edit the PHP.ini to lift the limits. Windows has a neat little tool that helps people split WXR export files. http://www.rangerpretzel.com/content/view/20/1/ Sadly, at the time of this writing, none seems to be available [...]

[Solved] Apache2 mod_rewrite not working even after AllowOverride All

I recently moved to an EC2 instance because I needed a little more freedom. Plus, the 1 year free tier looked very attractive. 🙂 The pretty permalinks on my wordpress installation stopped working. Most Google searches told me to change the AllowOverride None to AllowOverride All. I tried numerous files. Finally, it seems there were 2 occurrences of the same  string in the httpd.conf file. You [...]

WordPress Hacked – sweepstakesandcontestsinfo.com

Update: It seems a new version of the attack has been made using the .htaccess files. So, this guide might be outdated. I was recently hacked by this website “sweepstakesandcontestsinfo.com” which was adding a little javascript just before </body> tag that was leading the visitors to download a malware filled flash player. I got to know about this when this particular finnish site [...]
[WordPress] Import WXR files larger than 2 MB

[WordPress] Import WXR files larger than 2 MB

You are staring at this screen with a 100 MB file to import. It’s not the “WordPress Importer” problem. So, it’s time to take a backdoor. There are a couple of ways you can import that file. 1) You can increase the “upload_max_filesize” to a really large number. You can do it in the php.ini file. To edit that, you will most probably need administrator access. or 2) You [...]

[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 [...]
[WordPress] How to Delete Blogger Imported Posts

[WordPress] How to Delete Blogger Imported Posts

Update: This is outdated. The plugin has a simple delete posts button. Blogger Imported sucks. There, I said it. Recently, when I was migrating a James’ Blogger Blog over to WordPress, the Blogger Imported screwed up everything, empty comments, blank pictures. Ugh! We didn’t even have a backup to revert it to the previous state (That was the cardinal mistake). We can’t even reinstall wordpress [...]

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] Category Specific Feed

[WordPress] Category Specific Feed

You sometimes wish you had a feed with just posts from a specific category. Its pretty easy. 1) Find your category ID. Login to your WordPress Dashboard –> Posts menu (left sidebar) –> Categories and then click on the required category. Now, look at your address bar. You’ll have tag_ID=somenumber. That is your Category ID. Like this: 2) When you have your Tag ID, enter this [...]
How to Upgrade Manually if you are stuck with Maintenance Mode

How to Upgrade Manually if you are stuck with Maintenance Mode

When an update pops up on your WordPress Dashboard, you just follow the drill and click on “Upgrade Automatically” and suddenly, it gives you a little shock. “Could not copy some file:” “Installation Failed” Now, you’re stuck with Maintenance mode! Don’t worry, its no big deal, you’ll have to upgrade it manually (takes no genius to figure that out 😀 ). Its pretty easy. 1) Download [...]
The Easiest Blogger to WordPress Migration guide

The Easiest Blogger to WordPress Migration guide

Like many others I started on Blogger but then, I wanted a little more freedom. So, went on to a self hosted wordpress. There are a lot of advantages with wordpress like SEO, customizability and most importantly freedom to do anything you want. It is a preconceived notion that migrating from Blogger to WordPress would destroy your previously acquired pagerank, google juice, traffic, image (picasa) [...]
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