WordPress slow, optimize your database

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It seemed that one of my blogs was slowing down to a point where it was almost unusable. Trying to save or publish an entry would often lead to a connection timeout and loss of what I’d typed. But, it was only one site. This one, also running WordPress, was slow but not to the… Read more »

What’s new in WordPress 2.0

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It looks like WordPress is going to skip the 1.6 release and jump straight on version 2.0. With the forthcoming release, the question of what’s changed has been asked all over the place. Owen Winkler has written a fairly in-depth posting over on Asymptomatic.net that lists many of the improvements. And, it looks like it’ll… Read more »

Finally updated my WordPress theme

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Sparked by a posting called 7 Mistakes for your First Week Blogging, I decided my blog needed a face lift. Rule #1 – Don’t launch until you have a theme. The line “same bland layout of every other amateur blog on the planet” hit me enough to spend the couple hours making my theme, well,… Read more »

Added optimal_title plugin

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I’ve installed another WordPress plugin called Optimal Title from ElasticDog.com. Instead of the blog name being first, the posting title is first. This should help with search engine traffic. For those of y’all with WordPress blogs, give it a shot. It’s really easy to install. It took me about 5 minutes to install it here,… Read more »

Ping-O-Matic bugs fixed

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Ping-O-Matic came across a full hard drive and a database table size limit at the same time. Reportedly, it’s now fixed.

How much is your blog worth?

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How much do you think your blog is worth? $1, $100, $10,000? Click your way over to this script using the Technorati API and enter your blog to see its worth based on the sale of Weblogs Inc. to America Online. If you’re interested, this blog is worth $564.54 and my other blog – BlogOfStupidity.com… Read more »

Blogging for a living?

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Sure, it’d be nice, albeit lonely, to sit and blog all day and not have to go to work. Apparently, it’s possible for some people.

Amazon.com investing in bloggers

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Coming shortly after the Ask.com purchase of BlogLines, Amazon.com is investing in 43 Things. 43 Things allows people to write about their goals and accomplishments and links them to others with similar interests.