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Fixing Permalinks With Mod_Rewrite

I’ve posted a couple of times about the migration from MovableType to WordPress (and all the other moves that preceded it). One of the things I discovered via the “Redirection” logs was that I was losing quite a bit of traffic due to some “anomalies” and differences between how the permalinks are currently set and […]

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TimThumb Updated To Version 2

Just a headsup if you’re using a theme that uses TimThumb. Due to all the security issues with the plugin / script (it’s a single file) the developers issued a number of updates over the last few days which culminated in the release of version 2. You should also update the file in any themes […]

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So Which Theme Is Best?

I’m currently trying to decide which WordPress theme to use on here. I’ve been playing around with some of the premium ones from Woothemes and Elegant Themes, but I’m not sure which one to settle on 🙁 (I’m also trying to work out why some pages are being redirected to the wrong place.. ) Related […]

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Site Revamp (Sort Of)

Due to the lack of ongoing support with MovableType I’ve decided to move this site back to using WordPress as it’s backend. As I said elsewhere earlier today, I’m still not 100% convinced about WordPress’ security etc., but it is being actively developed, which is more than can be said for MovableType. Moving from MovableType […]

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Movable Type To WordPress Permalink Oddness

For some bizarre reason the WordPress importer changes the post names from “thing-other-thing” to “thing_other_thing” ie. replacing the dash with an underscore. The simplest way to fix it is to run a bit of SQL directly on the database: update wp_posts set post_name = replace(post_name,’_’,’-‘); Thanks to the person who provided the solution here Related […]

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Hack Any WordPress Blogs Lately?

I feel sorry for the WordPress developers, but I feel even more sorry for their users. Over the past year WP users who have been keeping track of updates etc., have had to update and upgrade their installs so many times that it’s not funny. The way I see it WordPress users fall, broadly speaking, […]

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