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EasyWP WordPress Installer – Cause There Ain’t No Such Thing As “Too Easy” Posted on June 18th, 2008 at 8:30 am by Michael VanDeMar under blogthropology, coding, how-to, nerdiness, Social Media Me?

EasyWP WordPress Installer – Cause There Ain’t No Such Thing As “Too Easy”

I’m just not that patient. Therefore I have written a WordPress Installer script, named EasyWP, that removes that hassle completely. Simply download and unzip EasyWP.zip (download link on this page). Upload easywp.php (a single file that is a mere 8KB) to the folder where you want to install your blog. EasyWP will download the latest version of WordPress, unzip it into the directory where you want to host your blog, and modify your configuration file based on the information you entered into the form.

That’s it. To recap: you can now upload and configure an entire brand new WordPress installation in under 30 seconds. How To Completely Clean Your Hacked WordPress Installation. Posted on June 24th, 2008 at 10:11 am by Michael VanDeMar under blogthropology, coding, how-to, On The Ball-ness, SEO, web design Getting hacked sucks, plain and simple.

How To Completely Clean Your Hacked WordPress Installation

It can affect your rankings, cause your readership to be exposed to virus and trojan attacks, make you an unwilling promoter to subject material you may not actually endorse, and in many cases cause the loss of valuable content. However, once it happens it is usually best to not procrastinate on the clean up process, since a speedy restore will most times minimize the damage that was caused. While almost all sources will recommend that you upgrade your WordPress to the latest version, what the majority neglect to tell you is that in most cases simply doing so will not prevent the attackers from getting back in, even if there are no known exploits with the latest version. 1.

Even a hacked copy of your blog still probably contains valuable information and files. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. UPDATE: 9. UPDATE #2: 10. WP-SNAP! WordPress Plugin. Note: This WordPress plugin is no longer being maintained.

WP-SNAP! WordPress Plugin

I originally wrote this plugin in 2006 in order to teach myself php. It was a great exercise and I’m very glad to know that my work has been appreciated and put to good use. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to continue its development. If you are interested in updating this plugin, please contact me. Further support requests should be directed to the WordPress support forum for this plugin. What Is WP-SNAP!? The WP-SNAP! Download The Plugin WP-SNAP! How To Configure WP-SNAP! Note: For the Plugin to work, you must have access to edit your WordPress Theme files. CSS Styling It should be noted that this plugin does not inject any css styling information, so it is up to the user to add the appropriate class information to the WordPress Theme css stylesheet. Feedback This plugin thrives on user feedback.

Thank You My thanks to Lorelle VanFossen for reviewing my plugin and allowing me to reuse her instructions on this page. Change Log. 6 Ways to Customize WordPress Post Order. Recently, reader Luke Knowles asked how to customize the sort order of his posts in WordPress.

6 Ways to Customize WordPress Post Order

Looking into a solution to this question proved quite enlightening. Within moments I was able to discern 4 methods for modifying post order, and then several days later I discovered 2 additional custom sorting techniques. After updating the reply to Luke’s comment, it seemed like some good information that other WordPressers may find useful. So, here are six ways to customize the sort order of posts in WordPress..

The Old Fashioned Way To customize post order manually, open your theme document and use the following code: // display posts organized by title in ascending order <? This code is designed to display the specified number of posts in ascending order, according to post title. Another useful post-ordering trick involves customizing the post order of, say, categories only, as one might do in an archive or service directory. Is_home()is_single()is_author()is_search()is_archive() ..etc.