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How to link Microsoft Word 2010 to WordPress

Open a word document and click file, save and send and then publish a blog post and finally Publish as Blog Post Click the register now button In the drop down menu choose other as this is a self-hosted blog For the Blog Post URL enter the address of the blog /xmlrpc.php so if the […]


Changing wordpress site address

To change the website address of a wordpress blog you need to: 1. Expand the settings section 2. Click on the general link 3. Under the fields wordpress address and site address enter the new address that you would like the website to answer on and then click on the save changes button  


Setting a category for homepage in wordpress

Editing the index.php file to shoe certain categories on the home page.


Upgrading WordPress running on IIS

The ideal WordPress installation runs on a linux+apache platform but with a little tweaking, runs just fine on IIS. One common problem is with the installation of plugins and the application of the automatic upgrades of WordPress. You’ll see something like: “Downloading update from Download failed.: Could not copy files. Installation Failed” The problem […]


It is not safe to rely on the system’s timezone

If you receive the error “It is not safe to rely on the system’s timezone” when installing WordPress, you need to modify the php.ini to include your timezone. So open up php.ini and find the [Date] section. Add the following line: date.timezone = Australia/Sydney modified for your real timezone of course! Now you must reboot […]


Database connection error installing WordPress

A pre-note on installing WordPress: Read the official installation instructions first! By following the “5 minute install” instructions verbatim, I’ve never had a problem! Problems only happen when you don’t follow the instructions! Symptom: You’re installing WordPress and you’re getting database connection errors even though you have the settings correct. Fix: It’s possible that […]


Install WordPress on Windows IIS server Part 3

Download wordpress Extract the zip file to a suitable folder where you want the website to run from e.g. d:\data\intranet Setup an IIS website and point to this folder. See video for instructions on setting up an IIS website Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php You will then have a wordpress web folder that […]


Install WordPress on Windows IIS server Part 2

To setup the MySQL database you can either use the MySQL command prompt or-


Install WordPress on Windows IIS server Part 1

Here are the start to finish instructions for setting up your wordpress blog site on a Windows IIS server. This was done on a windows 2003 server. In this instance I am setting up wordpress to use as an intranet site. Part 1 covers install of: MySQL FastCGI Extension PHP   Install MySQL Download MySQL-


Tweet this wordpress plugin causes Add new post to hang and freeze when accessing the blog

I’ve been merrily blogging away each day and found that after adding a new article, the time to save the articles blew out completely, and then when I tried to access the blog would not come up at all or just come up with the title of the latest blog article and I was unable […]