Posted by Suhas on August 26, 2012 ·
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 [...]
Posted by Suhas on October 20, 2011 ·
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 had [...]
Posted by Suhas on October 7, 2011 ·
Update: It seems a new version of the attack has been made using the .htaccess files. So, this guide might be outdated.
Posted by Suhas on June 22, 2011 ·
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.
2) You [...]
Posted by Suhas on June 16, 2011 ·
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.”
Posted by Suhas on June 16, 2011 ·
Update: This is outdated.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 [...]
Posted by Suhas on March 31, 2011 ·
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.
Posted by Suhas on March 18, 2011 ·
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.
2) When you have your Tag ID, enter this [...]
Posted by Suhas on March 1, 2011 ·
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:”
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 [...]
Posted by Suhas on September 3, 2010 ·
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) [...]