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WordPress celebrates 10th birthday

The blog publishing tool WordPress, created by alumnus Matt Mullenweg and used by newspapers and blogs such as CNN, the New York Times and The Daily Cougar, celebrated its 10th anniversary on May 27.

Mullenweg, the lead developer, encouraged WordPress lovers worldwide to show their support by organizing a celebration in their respective cities, according to Aaron Baxter, owner and developer of Method 21, a Houston-based web design company.

“As the date drew near, Monica Yoo, marketing communications manager for PAS, and I realized that there was no event planned for Houston,” Baxter said. “Considering that WordPress was born right here, we felt that it was absolutely necessary to represent.”

Two days before the event, Baxter and Yoo teamed up with Leah Mayo, managing director of Start Houston to secure a venue for the event.

To unite the participants of this global event, a website was developed to wp10.wordpress.net, that would host images posted in real-time from event-goers around the globe.

“We had about 30 people show up, which was a pretty good crowd considering that we knew that it might be tough to get a large crowd to come out on such short notice for an event that falls on Labor Day,” Baxter said.

“The event consisted of an open forum,” Yoo said. ” WordPress fans came together and talked about anything they wanted. We saw clusters of people chatting about technical advice, design tips and WordPress bloggers seeking marketing advice. It was amazing.”

Attendees were able to drink, eat a few snacks and share meaningful conversations with WordPress users in Houston.

Mullenweg was 19-years-old when he and Mark Little founded WordPress. Mullenweg attended UH as a political science major until he dropped out to move to San Francisco. He later founded Automattic, the company that runs WordPress.com.

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system, which runs on web-hosting services. During the past decade it has become one of the most popular blogging systems to use on the web.

“I was just working on something I wanted to use for myself,” Mullenweg said. “The biggest challenge I faced was creating a product that people wanted to use. I had to learn a lot about design, programming and marketing.”

Mullenweg celebrated the anniversary in San Francisco with about 150 attendees.

“I feel like there is so much left to do (within the company),” Mullenweg said. “I think we can grow to power a quarter of all websites and employ a few hundred more people working full time on WordPress.”

Mullenweg said the company is hiring very aggressively, the limit is really the number of qualified people applying.

“I really miss Houston and can’t wait to come back,” he said. “Houston is where many of my family and friends are, as well as great BBQ.”

WordPress begins accepting Bitcoin for service upgrades

WordPress has announced it will begin accepting payment for upgrades via the controversial peer-to-peer currency Bitcoin, a move it promises will break down geographical and corporate boundaries.

While the popular blogging platform is a free service, it does offer paid upgrades such as custom designs and ad-free presentations.

owever, not everyone has access to those upgrades due to limits on traditional payment networks such as PayPal, which is blocked in more than 60 countries, notes Andy Skelton, code wrangler at WordPress parent Automattic.

“Some are blocked for political reasons, some because of higher fraud rates, and some for other financial reasons,” he wrote in a blog post today. “Whatever the reason, we don’t think an individual blogger from Haiti, Ethiopia, or Kenya should have diminished access to the blogosphere because of payment issues they can’t control. Our goal is to enable people, not block them.”

As such, Automattic has decided to accept the online currency through Bitpay.com, although it has opted to forgo the “confirmations” process. This traditional manner of establishing a reputation for trustworthiness among Bitcoin users relies on other users recording transactions and sharing the news with other users.

“Making you wait for confirmations would virtually eliminate our risk, but we’re confident that with digital products like ours the risk is already acceptably low,” Skelton said.

In another departure from the norm, Skelton said Automattic intends to still honor its refund policy for transactions through Bitcoin.
“If a refund is granted on a purchase made with BTC we will work with BitPay to issue a refund in BTC,” he said.

Bitcoin sprang up in 2009 as a peer-to-peer currency that intentionally avoided the prying eyes of law enforcement officials. In order to acquire Bitcoins, users access exchange sites to transfer actual currency, such as U.S. dollars, into the digital option.

In June 2011, the currency attracted the attention of Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, highlighting the role Bitcoin plays in an online marketplace known as “Silk Road,” which allows customers to buy illegal drugs.

The platform has also been the target of frequent thefts, hacks, and scams, with more than 290,000 BTC lost in 10 heists since June 2011, according to tallies on the BitcoinTalk forum. Users of Bitcoin exchange Bitcoinica filed a complaint in August against the trading platform in a San Francisco court, alleging the loss of $460,000 due to poor security and deceitful practices.

Multiple Domains with Single WordPress

This day i did a good work with wordpress multi domain with single wordpress site. I think most of the beginners developers and programmers dont know about  this. But now all guys will know how to do the multi site with single hosting( wordpress ). I would like to show you how to do that.

Ex. if you have two domains. You want to control the all contents with single  back-end for both sites, its possible with wordpress.

First install the wordpress in your primary domain hosting server.

Then Both sites nameserver should be point the primary domain server. Both sites must be point primary site folder(Already you installed wordpress in this location).

Now go to root of the site. Here you can see the wp-config.php. Open the file via ftp or file manager.

Open the file wp-config.php, add the following code :

$_asdfasdf_myurl = ‘http://’.$_SERVER[‘HTTP_HOST’];
define(‘WP_HOME’, $_asdfasdf_myurl);
define(‘WP_SITEURL’, $_asdfasdf_myurl);
unset($_asdfasdf_myurl);

We know,  PHP $ SERVER [ HTTP_HOST ]  for obtaining source domain. So,  according to WP_HOME and WP_SITEURL from variable assignment, realize Multiple Domains with Single WordPress.

In order to prevent the picture is not available  caused by the domain name change , you must set ” Options-media-Store uploads in this folder ”  to ”  wp-content / uploads”  ( as ” the default upload path” the same parameters ).

Now primary domain and secondary loads with single wordpress. You can do multiple domain like this way.

If you have any questions let me know. I can help you.

Moving WordPress To A New Domain

Every time I move a WordPress website to a new domain name or url (eg: moving it from a testing site to a live site) I can always count on one thing: my ability to forget the SQL statements to update the urls.

My problem isn’t so much forgetting that I have to do it, but actually forgetting the code itself. Even worse, I haven’t actually documented the code anywhere so I can’t just copy and paste it from somewhere else.

The 3 lines of code really aren’t much to remember, I mean, they are simple and very logical. It’s virtually a find and replace of the old urls to the new urls but for some reason everytime I need it my head just goes blank. Sure I could probably do a find and replace in the SQL dump of the database before the import, but in the past I have faced issues doing it this way for some reason.

For future reference, here is the code:

UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = replace(option_value, ‘THEOLDURL’, ‘THENEWURL’) WHERE option_name = ‘home’ OR option_name = ‘siteurl’; UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = replace(guid, ‘THEOLDURL’,’THENEWURL’); UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, ‘THEOLDURL’, ‘THENEWURL’);

It happened again the other day and I’m tired of it, so I decided to do something about it. No, I didn’t memorise the code because well, lets face it, I really should know it already but for some reason it won’t stick. Instead I created a little website which will do it for me. Besides, I figured I can’t be the only person who makes this mistake, so why not help other people out too?

Welcome, Here you simply enter your current WordPress site url (eg: http://localhost) followed by the destination url (eg: http://en.wjd.im) and click the generate button. It then spits out the SQL code you need to run. Easy as pie.

Also, I figured I might as well provide some general instructions on how to manually move, backup or restore a WordPress website, so I added that too. It is all text right now, but I’ll hopefully clean it up, throw in some images and just make it nicer to read overall.

So that’s it, the next time you are migrating a WordPress website, head on over to Moving WordPress and shave that whole 5-10 minutes off your workload. I know I’ll be using it.

Microsoft Live Spaces Closing, Sends Users to WordPress

Microsoft officially close Live Spaces

From a business perspective, it’s a bunch of blogs migrating from one free platform to another. But from an infrastructure perspective, Microsoft’s decision to close Windows Live Spaces and offer its millions of bloggers an “upgrade” to WordPress.com has larger implications.

Microsoft announced its Live Spaces transition plan yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt. Live Spaces users will have the option of migrating their blogs to the WordPress.com service from Automattic. Microsoft says it has worked closely with WordPress.com to design a seamless transition process. But despite Microsoft’s language about upgrades and partnerships, the reality is that Live Spaces users have six months to move their blogs or have them deleted.

Worepress:Welcome Windows Live Spaces Bloggers

WordPress published a blog “Welcome Windows Live Spaces Bloggers”,this blog revealed to us that Windows Live Spaces users will have the option to move their blogs to WordPress.com over a six month period , beginning today.

WordPress said:”We’re very happy that Microsoft chose WordPress.com as their preferred new blogging service for Windows Live users. It’s a sign of how strong WordPress.com has become, and credit for that goes to every one of you who’s been creating here.”

More Capacity for WordPress.com?

Microsoft has clearly decided that there’s limited upside to innovation in blogging platforms. In announcing its plans to shutter Live Spaces, it acknowledged that the platform’s features were falling behind the offerings at WordPress.com.

Still, it was a little disorienting to read Microsoft’s announcement that it was migrating millions of sites from Windows Server to a platform powered entirely by open source software, and describing it as an “upgrade.”

It’s likely that the Live Spaces migration will impact the Netcraft Web Server Survey, which tracks market share for leading server products. WordPress.com uses the nginx server, which currently powers about 5 percent of sites found by Netcraft, a state that figures to gain as Microsoft’s share declines.

Live Spaces’ demise also serves as a reminder that the free hosting services offered by the largest tech companies haven’t crushed competition, as was feared by some in the web hosting sector. “Four years ago I was fairly worried as every internet giant (Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, Google) had a hosted blogging service,” wrote Mullenweg. “Now only Blogger remains, and is firmly in our sights.”

Now,let’s say goodbye to Spaces!

Double domain of WordPress

Can WordPress binding double domain?Most people will tell you not,but I have a unique skill to set it,now, follow me!

Suppose you have two domain such as abc.com and efg.com,and then you must open your FTP services.

Open your wordpress dir and find out the file “wp-config.php” and add some code as follow:

$_asdfasdf_myurl = ‘http://’.$_SERVER[‘HTTP_HOST’];

define(‘WP_HOME’, $_asdfasdf_myurl);

define(‘WP_SITEURL’, $_asdfasdf_myurl);

unset($_asdfasdf_myurl);

Then,you can also edit the URLs in wordpress data table by run the SQL statement “update TABLENAME  set FIELDNAME = replace (FIELDNAME,’EFG.COM’,’ABC.COM’)”. This statement means replace “ABC.COM” from “EFG.COM” in FIELDNAME , TABLENAME.

Up to this, your wordpress can binding double domain ,now, go and set the Domain !