Many WordPress users have encountered—at least once or twice—the tedious process of moving content from one server to another. A recent post by web developer Eric Mann shed light on this issue when he emphasized how WordPress drastically lacks portability. To export, import, and backup content, WordPress uses a particular format called WXR. The fallacy of this feature lies in its inability to import enough content to effectively recreate your site on a new server. Meta information, media attachments, and site settings are just a few important elements that are lost in the transfer. Additionally, as your website becomes larger […]
Need an open source alternative to your existing monitoring system or interested in trying out an MIT licensed one because you love using OS-solutions? Why not try this one on for size?
A full first week of June, can you imagine that? We’ll jump right into our weekly weekend roundup but first, make sure you check out our growing Job Board that has already gotten a lot of views and has been able to connect more than a few WordPressers with new gigs! Stoked about that as, well, that’s the point!
Croogo – makes you think of the recent movie Croods (sorry, I’ve got kids, so that’s what happens in my head). But Jake, one of our community members, stumbled upon it while surfing the other day and it did catch my attention when he shared it with us. It’s the first time I’ve encountered it, that’s for sure.
I don’t know why I find this odd but I really, really do. If you’ve done any work with the self-hosted version of WordPress then you’re already intimately aware of MySQL, the preferred database of connecting the core application to a relational system to make all of that “magic” work. And in less than 4 weeks it’ll turn 18 years old – I suppose it’s just graduating High School at this point. During it’s storied history though it’s gone through a lot from being bought for $1B by Sun Microsystems and then experiencing an Oracle acquisition for 7x that less than […]
Crazy week, right? It’s been one for the record books for me personally as I’ve been attempting to finalize a Kickstarter campaign and project that has pretty much hijacked my entire life. At some point I’ll have a massive retrospective, but I’m exhausted with only a day or so to go. But naturally there’s been more news than just Kickstarter project – here are some of the things that happened this previous week that you may not have gotten to see. Oh, and by the way, make sure you’re aware of the big super bot that’s attempting to access your […]
Have you ever had to migrate a blog from one URL to another? Yeah, you and me both – 1,000 times it seems. For those that have the development chops this process is boring and well-worn but for many this is a scary proposition and you end up spending a lot of time on Google to look for solutions. Perhaps if all you’re looking to do is change the Site URL is use this neat generator that’s freely available? Check it out:
Hope you guys had a great week! It’s already into March, can you believe it? We’re nearly 25% of the way through 2013. Someone pinch me, seriously, because it’s moving way too fast. Here’s your weekly rundown of what you may have missed that wasn’t explicitly covered here on WP Daily. Let us know if we missed anything or if we need to subscribe to a particular blog and what not! I think you should at least take a look at #3, $22, #24, and #26. Those are must-reads, especially #24 on remote management.
WordPress is a database-driven application that works well for millions-upon-millions of sites. Developers like it, designers like it, end-users and publishers like it. It works. But it’s not perfect and it’s constantly being refined – even some of the things in the upcoming 3.6 release are going to make it even better. Our job as designers, developers, novice and power-users alike, is to help WordPress continue to innovate, bring in the best practices of UI/UX and development standards, as well as look for inspiration in other systems that may be incredibly different. With a lot of the world moving to a […]
Ling Wang is something different, that’s for sure, but I really appreciate his perspective in terms of online publishing. With his latest release of version 0.0.2 of Letterpress, which introduces Tags, ASCIIMathML support, and a few others, I’m beginning to see even with more clarity what his intent and implementation is all about. No, this isn’t another WordPress-powered implementation but rather something entirely different. Ling describes his experience with WordPress and how he came upon this solution: I’ve been using WordPress since July, 2009. It is almost good enough. I encountered several downtimes when MySQL hung. I don’t know a thing about […]