If you know how to log in via SSH (Secure Shell Access), then you will be able to upgrade your WordPress site in three minutes or less by using the following lines of code. I have to admit right away that I'm highly indebted to this pre-existing tutorial from Techtites. But that tutorial is a … Continue reading How to install or upgrade WordPress via SSH
Background info As midnight approached this past New Year's Eve, I was busy working on a long-term project. I was about to move all of my content (every article and post I'd written) from comeacross.info to raoulpop.com. There were many reasons for this, but consolidation was the most readily apparent. As detailed on my About … Continue reading How I moved all my content from comeacross.info to raoulpop.com
This is a bit of a rant, but a recent comment on one of my articles reminded of an argument I sometimes hear as a consultant. It goes something like this: "But what happens if you die?" I cringe when I hear it -- not because I can't defend it -- because I find it … Continue reading But what happens if you die?
I've wanted to be able to post the videos I upload to Vimeo on my blog for some time, but the WP video plugins just hadn't caught up. I'm glad to say that I found one tonight. It's called, appropriately enough, WordPress Video Plugin. It'll work just great for most people, so I encourage you … Continue reading Better video
Several days ago, I installed the Redirection plugin from Urban Giraffe. It's truly awesome, in more ways than one. John Godley, you are an amazing programmer! As I re-arranged the categories on my blog, I tracked the 404 errors through the plugin. On Saturday morning, I noticed the following bit of information in my log: … Continue reading Catching a code injection hacker in the act
Given my concern with image theft, I do not like to hear about Flickr hacks. A while back, a Flickr hack circulated around that allowed people to view an image's full size even if the photographer didn't allow it (provided the image was uploaded at high resolution.) The hack was based on Flickr's standard URL … Continue reading Flickr tightens up image security
On Christmas day, I gave thanks for the four top technology solutions that impacted my life in 2006. First on my list was WordPress, which is as far as I'm concerned the best personal publishing platform. The beauty of WordPress is that it's almost infinitely extensible through plugins. If there's a feature that's not standard … Continue reading The best WordPress plugins