Create Custom URL Shortener For WordPress Based Blog In a Five Minutes

Posted on in Categories Apache, lighttpd, php last updated May 3, 2012

You can create URL redirection service for your blog within five minutes using nothing but web server’s mod_redirect module. For example, when you type or share a url io9.in/t/5159 you will be automatically redirected to http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/my-10-unix-command-line-mistakes.html. In this quick post I will explain how to create url shortener and integrate your wordpress based blog without installing any new scripts.

Upgrade WordPress 2.7 in 3 Simple Steps

Posted on in Categories GNU/Open source, Howto, Linux, Shell scripting, Sys admin, Tips, UNIX last updated December 11, 2008

Wordpress version 2.7 has been released and can be upgraded easily using UNIX / Linux shell prompt. A few assumptions:

  1. Wordpress database name: wptheosblog
  2. Wordpress directory name: /var/www/html/theos.in
  3. Wordpress domain name: theos.in
  4. Operating system: Linux
WARNING! If you are not comfortable with UNIX shell prompt (IF YOU ARE new to a UNIX/Linux os), please follow traditional way of upgrading wordpress and DO NOT use the three Steps described here.

Download of the day: WordPress 2.7

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, GNU/Open source, Linux, Open source coding, php, UNIX, Windows server last updated December 11, 2008

Wordpress version 2.7 has been released and available for download. From the announcement page:

The first thing you’ll notice about 2.7 is its new interface. From the top down, we’ve listened to your feedback and thought deeply about the design and the result is a WordPress that’s just plain faster. Nearly every task you do on your blog will take fewer clicks and be faster in 2.7 than it did in a previous version.

What is new in Wordpress 2.7

For a visual introduction to what 2.7 is, check out this video (available in HD, and full screen):

Download the latest release of WordPress version 2.7, released on 10 December 2008.

WordPress 2.5 Released

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, GNU/Open source, Linux, UNIX, Windows server last updated March 29, 2008

WordPress 2.5 has been released and available for download.The dashboard is cleaner, faster, less cluttered. From the release note:

WordPress 2.5, the culmination of six months of work by the WordPress community, people just like you. The improvements in 2.5 are numerous, and almost entirely a result of your feedback: multi-file uploading, one-click plugin upgrades, built-in galleries, customizable dashboard, salted passwords and cookie encryption, media library, a WYSIWYG that doesn’t mess with your code, concurrent post editing protection, full-screen writing, and search that covers posts and pages.

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(Fig. 01: My Dashboard)

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(Fig. 02: Writing a post)

WordPress comment admin panel: Add comment reply box

Posted on in Categories Beyond nixCraft last updated August 2, 2007

Update: WordPress 2.7 and above has inbuilt feature to reply, delete and do other things with comment systems.

Recently I found an interesting WP plugin. It modifies the comment page in the admin panel to include a ‘Reply to Comment’ link among the options for each comment. Without this plugin I had to first view the post. This should be part of core wordpress system, IMHO.