Provided by WordPress: Tools -> Import • Keeps Date • Urls Reset (that’s a good thing) • Easy (to me with a basic WP API understanding) to modify: • Single File • Added Import to Author • Added Import to Category • Added Import Podcasts • All were dirty hacks then deleted! • Setup .htaccess 301 Redirects Redirect 301 /reviews/63/home-run-challenged.aspx http://www.gamemarx.com/2011/01/931/home-run-challenged/
have been simple • Already Used Disqus • Disqus Migration File – list of urls old -> new • Disqus WordPress Plugin does the rest • Or it would have if I didn’t mess up the .htaccess: http://www.gamemarx.com/2011/01/931/home-run-challenged/ http://www.gamemarx.com/2011/1/931/home-run-challenged/ • WordPress is okay with either! Not good for SEO • Rewrite rule to enforce standard: RewriteRule ([0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9])/([0-9])/(.*)$ /$1/0$2/$3 [R=301,L] • Disqus also suggests other content on your site • You can opt in to ads or related content on other sites • Social [Share This] Links
Feed • Step 2: Delete Feedburner Feed • Step 3: When asked, select “30 Day Redirection” • A 301 Redirect will be sent to the new feed for 30 days • After 30 days, a “This Feed Has Moved” post will show for 30 more days
Auto post to social media: twitter, facebook • Infinite Scrolling (required theme modification) • Basic Stats • Not Using (but cool) • VaultPress – Site Backups (Paid Service) • Email Subscriptions to Posts and Comments • Social Sharing (done by Disqus for GameMarx) • Contact Form (will set this up) • Much More!
• Supports multiple podcasts, by category • Free Stats (provided you host ads from Blubrry, and only Blubrry) • Paid Services $5/mo or $50/yr • Best Ever Podcast Comment: “I'm sorry you were not please with the level of support I provided you, but I believe I did my best to answer the questions based on the information you gave me. I'm not a Microsoft services user, so I was unaware of Microsoft Azure includes a CDN service. Sorry. My wife is a C# developer and has explained the Azure service to me, I now understand it is Microsoft's answer to Amazon Web Services. I'm quite aware of how Amazon services work and it works quite well with media podcast hosting. Again, sorry your not pleased with the support I provided you on the forum. The fix you provided will be included in the next release of PowerPress, possibly released tonight.”
Posts • The Old Reader – Import Shared Stories as Draft Post • Custom Social Widget – Avoid Theme Styling Icons from fontello.com • Setup “real” Cron Job for scheduled posts and imports • wp-config.php define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true); • Ping Feature in Hosting Control Panel (Bluehost) • Ping the url www.sitename.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron
name dev.gamemarx.com -> www.gamemarx.com • Getting rid of all references to “dev” required manual MySQL • WP_Query has different post_status defaults when used as a logged in user versus called during a cron job, resulting in different posts returned for the same query