Cannot Approve Comment, Get “Search Not Found” or “Oops, No comment with this ID” on WordPress

If you get any of the symptoms on the title, and recently just restoring your WordPress database (maybe moving from different hosting company to the other) then this article might be the answer that you are looking for.

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The Answer of X-Factor: What Your Web Hosting Don’t Want You to Know

Sometime ago I wrote about “X-Factor” of Web Hosting Provider / Server when it comes to hosting a website. In particular, a WordPress platform. At that time, I don’t really know what causing some of the server on different provider giving me different characteristic of all kind of strange behavior on WordPress. I think I found what the real problem behind all of those problems, so this is what the web hosting provider don’t want you to know. For sure. Read more

WordPress and Server RAM: Your (many) Plugin Uses (much) Memory

WordPress is one of the most popular piece of software, especially as (free) blogging software. And it’s getting more robust and better each release. The problem is, WordPress is notorious for using a lot of memory that used up the server’s RAM (Random Access Memory). One thing that people tend to fail to distinguish is that some or a big chunk of memory are being used for plugins. Some are hunger for memory some are pretty savvy, so you need to know which category is the plugin that you use in! Read more

Problem With WordPress 2.9 Upgrade on 1and1 Hosting Provider

Upgrading our WordPress platform to version 2.9 was almost a non-event. All automatic upgrade was done within minutes very smoothly. It is almost taken for granted until we upgrade the one hosted on 1and1 hosting provider. As you probably know 1and1 is now one of the largest hosting company in the world and expecting some of you will have to experience similar problem, I hope this post is useful for you.

A little bit research on Google give us some reliefs that 1and1 did have some problem with WordPress 2.9 upgrade. But all of them are talking about some MySQL incompatibility (need higher version) and tips how to get around it.

The problem is: that’s not our problem. The MySQL databases of ours are already using MySQL 5.0. Furthermore, we did not get the error message at all. All upgrade process until “Upgrading Database” was done without problem. Only when it finished, we cannot go to the admin are/dashboard at all, Error 500 – Internal Server Error  was always triggered. Read more

How to Integrate WordPress Blog with Amazon S3 Cloudfront CDN

Since we know why it’s useful to integrate your blog with a CDN, now it’s time to technically integrate your blog with Amazon Cloudfront. What you need is only internet browser, your favourite Amazon S3 browser and a text editor.

Here is the checklist. (Tips: Just reading trough it to get overall picture, then if you want, just printout this page and start ticking the box one by one from 1 until finish) Read more

Why Integrate WordPress Blog with Amazon S3 Cloudfront CDN

Do it like the big boys! These days, CDN or (Content Delivery Network or some refer as Content Distribution Network) are no longer only for the rich and famous as the price become very very affordable. So, when money is no longer restricting, integrating WordPress Blog and Amazon S3 Cloudfront Content Distribution Network (CDN) should be on top of your agenda for various reason that I will discuss below.

If you asked, the argument put in this article can be applied to whatever your website platform is. Even if it’s not a blog. Have a read yourself! Read more

[2009] Ping Server List For Your WordPress Blog

One of the most useful technical aspect of blogging is the capability of doing the “ping”. This is basically tell the world that you have something new on your website. The only problem is you need to maintain a balance between do the ping too many (and they think that you  are a spammer) and ping too little and your content is not spreading as fast.

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Forgotten Crucial Element for Your Blog: The Hosting Provider’s X Factor

When you have decided to host your own blog with your own domain, one of the thing that need to be done is to choose your hosting company. If you just starting up, of course is not very recommended to spend hundreds of dollar monthly on dedicated server. You should be fine with the “ordinary” shared hosting where you just spend maybe around $10 or less per month on hosting service, then with your blog getting more readers and contents, you will need to scale up, going to more powerful server and eventually the dedicated server. But the unfortunate thing is, it’s very difficult to choose the right hosting company among those “shared hosting” that is decent enough for a start without breaking the bank. This article will show you one !

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Featured Content Gallery (FCG) Only Displays Blank Box

Featured Content Gallery (FCG) is one of the greatest WordPress plugin to promote featured content’s image on a very elegant slide show. The problem and solution I describe in this post will likely apply to any version as the root cause is something to do with the weakness of javascript in general. But when I write this, the FCG version 3.2.0 has just been released.

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Ping Services For WordPress: Better Optimize it !

It’s general wisdom in internet marketing world that a blog website will be indexed by search engine quite faster compare to other type of website. Well, the widely accepted reason is that’s because the content of a blog is being updated quite frequently, often daily or several times  in a day. So, the content is fresh, recent and up to date. And this is the reason search engine like a blog. Read more

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