- Internal Linking – click a button for an internal link and it allows you to search for a post or browse a list of existing content and select it for inclusion.
- Admin Bar – contains various links to useful admin screens. By default, the admin bar is displayed when a user is logged in and visiting the site and is not displayed in admin screens for single blog installs. For multisite installs, the admin bar is displayed both when visiting the site and in the admin screens.
- Streamlined Writing Interface – new users of WordPress will find the write screen much less cluttered than before, as more of the options are hidden by default. You can click on Screen Options in the top right to bring them back.
- Post Formats – meta information that can be used by themes to customize presentation of a post. Read more in the article Post Formats.
- Network Admin – move Super Admin menus and related pages out of the regular admin and into a new Network Admin screen.
- List-type Admin Screens – sortable columns for list-type screens and better pagination.
- Exporter/Importer Overhaul – many under the hood changes including adding author information, better handling for taxonomies and terms, and proper support for navigation menus.
- Custom Content Type Improvements – allows developers to generate archive pages, and have better menu and capability controls. Read more in the article Post Types.
- Advanced Queries – allows developers to query multiple taxonomies and custom fields.
- Refreshed Blue Admin Color Scheme – puts the focus more squarely on your content.
I rarely post these types of articles but I spent way to long searching for this content earlier today. It’s sometimes a bit shocking when you run into a question or issue and somehow Google doesn’t give you the correct answer within seconds of a search. Crazy to think that sometimes we actually need to dig threw forums and blogs in search of a solution. I’ve been dealing with some server migrations lately and I’ve run into a database backup issue. The scenario is, I’m unable to log directly into my Plesk control panel to access my phpMyAdmin panel. I’m in the process of moving a number of sites from one server to another and I need to get a backup copy of a database. Without phpMyAdmin access or the “CMS mySQL backup method” that works for Joomla and WordPress (see below) it’s difficult to make this happen.
The solution, after searching for a while is this: You must backup the database first through SSH and then next FTP the .sql file down to your computer. To som,e this may make complete sense and be a no-brainier. For me, it took a little troubleshooting given my server situation.
Here is the line of code that took me about 2 hours to find:
mysqldump dbNameHere -udbUserNameHere -pdbPasswordHere > //var/www/vhosts/domainname.com/httpdocs/file.sql
the //var/www/vhosts…. is specific to godaddy dedicated servers (I think) so you may need to find out the correct path for yours. Once the file.sql is created you can FTP the file down from the server.
CMS mySQL Database Backup Method
The majority of the websites that I build and work with are either Joomla or WordPress. Unlike some older platforms (osCommerce) both of these platforms have backup plugins that make database backups a snap. Akeeba for Joomla and wp-DB-Backup for WordPress are my two plugins of choice. Both will let you send the backup files off-site and it’s fairly easy to setup and automated backup to be ftp’d or emailed to a specific account.
To say thanks for your support we wanted to send you some NEW music for the holidays.
We’ve included some details about the artist, Mickey Harte, and are excited about working with him in the new year.
Enjoy this awesome new song from Mickey:
Christmas Day by Mickey Harte
At the age of 15 Mickey Harte began his musical career entertaining audiences, singing and playing guitar in venues around the N.W. of Ireland. This quickly developed into a full time job when he and some musician friends formed the band “Kryptix” writing and recording his first original album at 17 with the band, while at the same time finishing 2nd level education at St.Columba’s Collage, in his native Co.Donegal. He completed 5 years and successfully passed the leaving cert exams.
From there Mickey moved straight into 3rd level education studying the “Rock school-Performance” course at Senior collage, Ballyfermot, Dublin, and was awarded a Merit grade from city of Dublin V.E.C.
Continuing to perform with his band for some years and gaining valuable experience on the road, eventually Mickey felt the need to go his own way and embarked on a solo career as a full time singer/songwriter, playing acoustic clubs and theatres and supporting many well known Irish and international artist during that period.
These are the 11 best plugins that you can get for your wordpress website and/or blog. If you have any questions about setup or customization please feel free to contact me. I install these eleven plugins anytime I setup a new WordPress site for a client. I hope you’ll enjoy them.
All in One SEO Pack – Lets you customize the title, description and keywords for every page and post on your wordpress website or blog. An absolute must have!
Google Analytics for WordPress – Google Analytics allows you to easily track your website visitors, keywords, top content, conversion rates, bounce rates, etc…
Google XML Sitemaps – Creates a complete sitemap for the search engines.
NextGEN Gallery – The easiest gallery plugin available to wordpress users. Accommodates slideshows and easy image manipulation.
Page Links To – Lets you create a menu item and link it to an external URL.
SexyBookmarks – Customizable pop-up bookmark links
Twitter Friendly Links – Creates a Twitter link that is much more friendly than your traditional wordpress URL
WP-Cumulus – Add a spinning flash tag and/or category widget to your sidebar
WP-SpamFree – Keeps all the spam bots from posting junk comments
WP Security Scan – Keep an eye on the server security and make sure your wordpress installation is running properly
WP Super Cache – Creates an HTML page that is much more lightweight than the traditional PHP deliverable page