This site will be down for a while due to a server move. I decided to take this route instead of keeping the old site running to make the actual transfer easier.
I will try to keep the downtime as short as possible but it may take as long as a couple of days to get everything up and running again.
Support will hopefully still be possible through email as I will keep that route open. But if you have problems getting through you can also try contacting me on twitter.
Did you miss the special day discount? Fear not…it’s Christmas time
You can still get a discount for my plugins but not as much as yesterday. Use any one of these two codes and you will receive a 25% discount on all items. This offer is valid until the end of Christmas day CET.
Discount code: OHNOIMISSEDTHESPECIALDAY or ITSCHRISTMASTIME
Today is a very special day…i’m even more grownup than I was yesterday And to celebrate that I have lowered the price of my plugins to the amount of years i’m reaching today. And no, I will not tell you how much it is, use the discount code and do the math’s if you are just curious
This offer is only valid 2010-12-19 CET, note the timezone. Once we hit 2010-12-20 here in central Europe the offer is gone.
Discount code: OMGITSASPECIALDAY
PS: In case you are wondering about the state and future of my plugins…they are still working without any major problems with RapidWeaver 5.0. But i’m going to go through them all soon and fix some minor issues. DS.
Stay tuned for something special!
During the night (CET) WordPress 3.0 saw the light of day. This is a major update to WordPress that adds a lot of new functionality along with a much improved administration backend.
But what about WP-Blog?
WP-Blog works fine with WordPress 3.0. There may be minor things that needs adjustments but WordPress 3.0 does not completely break WP-Blog
What about the inclusion of WordPress MU into WordPress 3.0?
WP-Blog did not work with WordPress MU before because it works in a very different way. I haven’t had time to look into this in WordPress 3.0 yet but I don’t expect this to have changed. So if you want to use WP-Blog you cannot use the MU feature in WordPress 3.0.
If you discover something that is not working properly please contact me and don’t forget to include a link to your WP-Blog page so I can take a look at your page.
Not exactly but it was a fun headline
This is just a post informing you about the current delay in responding to support issues.
For a while now I have not been able to
answer support requests as quick as I want. And this situation will remain for several more weeks.
The reason for this is that me and my family are moving to a new house which we have been building for a while. Between my dayjob and finishing this house there is not much time left for support unfortunately. But I do my best to prioritize the requests by putting purchase questions on top of the queue followed by urgent setup requests The other requests will be handled when time permits and that is mostly time consuming and hard to trackdown problems.
But rest assured that all these requests will be handled, at the very latest when we have finished moving which is in June. Until then I hope you can oversee that there are some delays for your requests.
Working backups is a must in our modern life. And backups should be easy to make too.
But most of us that have a self-hosted WordPress blog doesn’t think of backups. Or we may think of it but we usually look in the control panel of our webserver only to discover that taking backups is way to difficult.
If your blog is hosted with a big hosting provider they probably have some kind of backup system. But don’t bet on it. They may have backups but maybe not for all of your stuff. And/Or maybe not as often as you would like, etc. It might also be difficult to restore such a backup in case something happens since you are not in control of your backup.
The most important part to backup is your database. Never mind the actual WordPress software or all the third-party plugins. They can easily be downloaded and installed again. But if you loose your database then all that really matters is lost.
So what can be done about this…
WP-DBManager, a simple, yet powerful, WordPress plugin that lets you set-and-forget backups of your WordPress database. Using this tool, and an email account that allows large emails you can have your blog backed up in no time.
Here is a tutorial on how to install and activate this plugin so that your database is backed up:
The Perfect Hands-Free Database Backup
PS: As a sideeffect you will almost get a phpMyAdmin tool inside WordPress using this plugin. DS.