The original plan for this week’s post was to start testing Plugin Compatibility for WordPress 3.0, but that will have to wait a week.
A plugin I found saved me from losing around four months worth of posts over at Dallas Sports Fans, where I am currently the managing editor.
Recently, Dallas Sports Fans suffered a database error that could have been disastrous if it wasn’t for the WordPress PlugIn WP-DBManager by Lester “GaMerZ” Chan. This plugin repaired the database, which saved DSF.
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We all love WordPress for its dynamic functionality and ease of use; however, anyone who has a high traffic blog understands that these luxuries comes at a performance price. The dynamic abilities of WordPress are provided by a combination of programming logic and data. Each time a visitor requests a page, the web server must process the PHP code which contains the logic and access information stored in a MySQL database. As the number of concurrent users grows, this process slows down your WordPress site. You may even see a lovely server error or white screen if you overload your hosting.
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Backing up your database preserves the information in your posts and pages, as well as other important stuff that your WordPress powered blog uses to function.
Making a copy of your database is like taking a snapshot of your blog at the exact moment that you back it up. Anything you write or do after you backup your WordPress database will not be included in the backup.
There are several ways to back up your WordPress database and a varying level of expertise is involved with each way. This post will focus on the easiest way for a WordPress user to back up the database.
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WordPress is a powerful CMS / Blogging software with one fatal flaw: it does not come with a way to modify your title tag and meta tags. Don’t freak out though, as there are plug-ins that will allow you to modify these all-important elements for SEO.
Having control of your title and description tags is one of the most important steps you can take to optimize your blog for search engines.
In this post I will cover the most important SEO elements for your page or post, and then we will take a quick look at the All in One SEO & Platinum SEO Plug-Ins for WordPress. All In One SEO and Platinum SEO are the two plug-ins that I use in our blogs, as well as the blogs of customers, to overcome the lack of SEO granularity that come standard with WordPress.
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