Posts Tagged ‘WordPress’


You may be wondering what happened to the MyBlogLog Recent Visitors Widget. Well, I replaced it with the MyAvatars plugin. Unlike the MyBlogLog widget, MyAvatars displays your avatar only when you leave comments. Just make sure you use your URL and/or the e-mail address you have provided to MyBlogLog. View how the MyAvatars plugin looks.

So, don’t forget to leave lots of comments because for every comment you make, your avatar is displayed.

 

If you ever read the WordPress News updates on the dashboard, you may have noticed a post from Weblog Tools Collection that many of the WordPress plugins on the GaMerZ website have been updated to work with WordPress 2.2. I was pretty excited to hear this news because they have so many useful plugins that I use. One of the plugins (wp-polls) lets you place polls directly on your blog. As people place votes, the answers get tallied and you get to view them on a graph.

I installed the plugin and setup the Poll Results Archive page. After reading the documentation, I just found out you can easily include specific polls in a post. Example code usage to add a poll to your post:

Should I show Twitter updates in my RSS feed?

View Results

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Easy huh? This is what it looks like:

Update Feb. 1, 2008:

I no longer have this plugin installed because I hardly ever used it.

 

Anyone who subscribes to my feed may notice old posts being updated. It is because I need to re-tag everything.

I decided to completely start over with the UTW plugin to see if it would fix the problems I have been having with my tags.

To start over, I deactivated the plugin and deleted the plugin folder.
Then I went into the MySQL database and deleted the tables that UTW makes along with some other entries that I noticed in one of the WordPress tables.

UTW Tables I deleted were:

  • wp_tags
  • wp_post2tag
  • wp_tag_synonyms

Since I had exported the tags to custom fields in WordPress, I had to delete those entries which resided in the “wp_postmeta” table.

So, cross your fingers and wish me luck. Here we go….

I really hope this fixes everything.

 

I have been trying to organize my categories in WordPress a little better so that you can find things easier and so I have less trouble trying to figure out which ones to use when I write new posts.

I originally started using my name (Jason Stone) as a category, thinking that it would help me rank higher for my name. At first, it worked. I used to be on the first page when you would type “Jason Stone”. I think Google’s filter decided it didn’t like that idea because my rank dropped to 99. The other categories I deleted were:

  • Web Server
  • Hot
  • Funny
  • Blogging

If you have trouble trying to find something, try looking in “Cluttered Thoughts
I Added the “Cluttered Thoughts” for when I am in a hurry or if I post some random stuff that doesn’t relate to my main topics. I have also added the “Coding” category to organize articles that contain full scripts or source code snippets in any coding language that I end up needing to use (examples: ASP, PHP, HTML, etc…)

I moved the Databases Category from:
Root > Computer > Software > Databases
to:
Root > Databases

(This is the new location for “Databases“)

I moved the PHP category from:
Root > Computer > Software > PHP
to:
Root > Coding > PHP

(This is the new location for “PHP“)

 

I just downloaded the Simple Tagging 1.6 Plugin today and I got errors when I tried to convert the categories to tags on the import tags section. The following will explain the error, and how I fixed it. (I didn’t bother to do a search on this problem so someone else may have already posted a fix for it)
To be safe, I downloaded and installed the WordPress Database Backup Plugin and did a backup of the database before running the import tags function like it suggested.
So, once I got Simple Tagging installed, I clicked on the new “Tags” section then I clicked the tab labeled “Import Tags” and checked the “I’ve backed up my database” checkbox and clicked “Convert Categories to Tags.”
When I did that, it returned the follow error:

WordPress database error: [Unknown column ‘p2c.category_id’ in ‘on clause’]
SELECT cats.cat_name, p2c.post_id FROM wp_posts posts INNER JOIN wp_categories cats ON (p2c.category_id = cats.cat_id) LEFT JOIN wp_post2cat p2c ON (posts.ID = p2c.post_id) WHERE posts.post_status IN (‘publish’) AND posts.post_type <> ‘page’

To fix it, go to your simple-tagging folder (should be in the plugins folder) and look for “simpletagging.admin.php”