• Articles,  Blogging,  WordPress

    A Comprehensive Guide to Protecting Your Blog from Spam

    Blog spam is something that every blogger fears. Spam appears in different forms. It can vary from trackback or pingback spam, comment spam, deliberate harsh comments to email harvesting and spam resulting from it. Spam cannot be stopped. But by following a few good steps you can protect yourself from it. This tutorial will teach you how to protect your WordPress blog from spam.

  • Articles,  Blogging,  WordPress

    How-To: Use .htaccess to redirect your Blog Feed to your Feedburner Feed

    FeedBurner provides an excellent feed service that lets you track how many users are subscribed to your feed and more. Users can still bypass your FeedBurner feed and continue to subscribe to your original blog feed. While this is not a problem, your stats may not give you slightly inaccurate number of your feed subscribers. A good option is the WordPress FeedBurner Plugin, which will redirect all your feeds to Feedburner. If you do not wish to use another plugin or if, like me, you are redirecting a category feed, (I got one for Connections Reloaded), then you can redirect your users by adding the following code to your .htaccess…

  • Blogging,  Plugins,  WordPress

    Bad Behavior Stats v2.1

    I have just released the Bad Behavior Stats plugin v2.1 Updates since the last release. Link to Bad Behavior homepage fixed Title attributes added to the BBStats and Bad Behavior Links New variable %totalcount% added for displaying total number of access attempts if verbose logging is enabled. Now, admin functions and wp-dash functions are only declared if on the admin page and if wp-dash is installed respectively, thereby saving on processing time. Read more and download the plugin>>

  • Blogging,  Plugins,  WordPress

    Bad Behavior Stats v2.0

    I have just released the Bad Behavior Stats plugin v2.0 Updates since the last release. Plugin now works with Bad Behavior 1.x and 2.x Only counts the number of blocked attempts. Number of blocked attempts can now be viewed under Options >> BB Stats as well. Few miscellaneous fixes Read more and download the plugin>>

  • Blogging

    Mumbai Bloggers Meet – 20 May 2006

    Saakshi Juneja and Amit Varma have decided to get together for another blog meet on 20th May, 2006 at Thank God Its Friday (TGIF), Andheri West from 3.00 pm onwards. Blog newbies, non-Mumbai bloggers and (only) blog readers – all are welcomed. Here is the full address: THANK GOD IT?S FRIDAY (TGIF) INFINITY MALL, 2ND FLOOR, OSHIWARA NEW LINK ROAD, ANDHERI WEST, MUMBAI Please a comment on one of their blogs if you intend to be there. I am not sure if I will be able to make it, atleast not at 3.00pm, but will try to make it.

  • Blogging,  Computers & Technology,  WordPress

    Feeds Digested

    Those of you subscribed to my feeds will have noticed a few more feeds. Utilizing the fantastic feed mixing features of Feed Digest I have combined the four feeds, viz. this blog, my support forum, my WordPress 2.0 Test blog and WordPress 1.5 Test blog. The max number of items in the feed has also been increased to 20 items. This shouldn’t really be a problem, because the last three are not updated with that great a frequency. You can still subscribe to their individual feeds. Please do let me know what you think of this. If most of the users do not like this, I may create a completely…

  • Blogging

    Code my Blog now

    Many of you may have heard of BlogCode. For those who haven’t heard of BlogCode, from their site: BlogCode.com is a fast, easy and intuitive source of blog recommendations based on the StoryCode.com model. It allows you to start with your favourite weblog (or perhaps even your own) and find others like it. Recommendations are based not only on subject matter, but also on the style and input of the bloggers themselves – and their readers. Plus the recommendations are formed by the collective view of those who have read and enjoyed these same weblogs. I had added my site to BlogCode a long long time back and finally decided…

  • Blogging,  Computers & Technology,  WordPress

    Would you coComment?

    Following the instructions to add coComment to WordPress, I am thinking of doing the same for my blog. coComment is a unique service. You can track comments on blogs you comment on and track the resulting conversation. Quite and interesting and innovative concept, which I have been playing with recently. However, like I said I am thinking of integrating it on this blog. It is not a privacy hazard or something because you have to be a member of coComment to save your comments. Normal users will continue to comment as usual. There are a few questions yet which I plan on getting addressed by the team out there. Am…

  • Blogging

    Downtime

    I should learn not to attempt anything with Apache or WHM, which I am not familiar with. I tried to install phpSuExec today and in the process succeeded in crashing Apache. Restoring an earlier backup from via VZPP just caused the VPS to crash completely. This all resulting in over three hours of downtime 🙁 Thanks to the great folks from HostEasier who fixed it quickly. I’ve promised them that I won’t be touching the server. Will make an installation at home and play around as much as I can. What is the best way I go about with all this?

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