The Best Global Shopping Cart solution for WordPress MU

Mar 18th, 2012 | By

Well I’ve certainly setup my fair share of shopping carts in wordpress over the years but this weekend’s undertaking proved so bloody troublesome that I felt like I was getting my WP e commerce  cherry popped for the first time.. God what a nightmare. So here’s what I needed to do:  I had a site(www.drrosebackman.com)
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Iteratively backing up a linux server to a windows server via SSH

Mar 17th, 2012 | By

Ok, so I know that if you are anything like me that you know all about cygwin and rsync but you’re thinking to yourself that it’s kind of overkill to install cygwin in it’s entirety just to be able to use rSync.  Surely there are windows based applications out there that can do the job
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2 Great ways to auto post your blog articles/pages to both twitter and facebook

Mar 16th, 2012 | By

Well this article started off a lot shorter and simpler than where it ended up and that’s because over the course of this week I’ve discovered some limitations with the first and simpler method I was advocating.  I’ll keep that for last but start off with the best way to ‘syndicate’ your blogs onto the
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Cron run failed error in Drupal 6

Mar 14th, 2012 | By

So I encountered this problem today and thought I’d share the solution.  So this is most likely going to happen to you on a shared server where your procs get killed if they are running hot for too long. The server where I host my drupal site is one of these and I my happens
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How to ‘unlike’ a link/page/movie/whatever on a PAGE (not your main profile)

Mar 6th, 2012 | By

Ok, so if you are a social media marketer as I’ve just discovered that I’ve turned into, you’ll no doubt be the admin of many facebook pages.  Now I know many of you are probably thinking this already, and probably have since you became an admin on your very first page that wasn’t yours, but
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Timezone offset in WordPress

Mar 5th, 2012 | By

This is more of a reminder to myself than anything.. But if you have a calendar plugin installed on wordpress that is syncing to a google calendar and the time of the events on your wordpress blog are completely different times than on your google calendar then you need to change the timezone in wordpress
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Want to reduce WordPress’ load on your server? Here’s how…

Mar 4th, 2012 | By

Alright, I’ve gone over wp-super-cache, i’ve gone over all sorts of things but today I learned a shocking little secret about wordpress.   Every single time a user hits your blog wordpress runs wp-cron.php, brilliant isn’t it?  Why the hell would wordpress run a file like WP-CRON for every visitor?  Shouldn’t the name of the
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Posts not found on wordpress multisite sub-directory blog

Feb 25th, 2012 | By

Wow, that’s a mouthful of adjectives to describe the location of the problem.. Let me explain.  I just finished setting up a multi-site wordpress install for the first time(which means, combined with my drupal sites, that I’m finally a man) and a little problem arose where all of the links to the posts on the
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Updating/Installing wordpress themes or plugins without having to enter FTP info

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By

I first saw this in action when I setup wordpress on a shared host after running it on my dedicated server for years.  All of a sudden when I clicked ‘install’ there was no FTP prompt, the bloody thing just installed!  I was amazed at this new development and looked into how it was done.
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WordPress Multisite and Nginx don’t play nice together

Feb 20th, 2012 | By

So you’ve just installed or upgraded to WordPress Multisite and upon checking out your first network site you are greeted with a page full of broken images.  Wondering why?  Well if you are using Nginx and apache chances are you’ll need to tell nginx to stop running on that domain, or at leaset tone it
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