When those of us with self-hosted WordPress blogs back up our content using the built-in WXR functionality, do we ever check the downloaded XML file? Until recently, I didn't worry about it. I'd click on the Export button, copy the WXR file to a backup folder and think my blog was safe, but I was … Continue reading Are you really backing up your WP blog?
A lot of my readers are still subscribed to the standard site feed, at http://www.raoulpop.com/feed/rss2/ but that may become inactive, as I'm making some changes on the server side, so please make sure you're subscribed to http://feeds.feedburner.com/Raoul which will continue to stay the same for the foreseeable future. Check your feed readers and make the … Continue reading Are you subscribed to the right feed for my site?
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
Remember my last book giveaway? I meant to get around to this second one a little sooner, but life intervened. This time, I'm giving away "Object-Oriented PHP", by Peter Lavin. I reviewed this book back on August 30, 2006. It's been sitting in my library since then. It's still relevant, but more importantly, it's still … Continue reading Book giveaway: Object-Oriented PHP, by Peter Lavin
Can a single book get web designers to start writing better, reusable PHP code? Peter Lavin makes a go of it in Object Oriented PHP, and it comes out pretty darn well. The gist of the book is this: would you rather write code that does the same sort of stuff over, and over, and … Continue reading Object-Oriented PHP: Concepts, Techniques, and Code by Peter Lavin