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New theme for ShanKri-la

New theme for ShanKri-la

It’s past April 1st and we are not out to fool anyone with the new look. I use Firefox for almost all of my web browsing needs. I just happened to test the blog in Internet Explorer and found that the theme I was using was broken! Our apologies to the readers using Internet Explorer. […]

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RSS Full Feed Problem Fixed

RSS Full Feed Problem Fixed

I am glad to say that the RSS full feed woes are finally over for me. I hope I didn’t drive off too many readers with these problems. What went wrong? Although I would love to put my finger on it, the real cause is still eluding me. But, here is the sequence of steps […]

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How to Check DNS Propagation Status?

Here is another useful tidbit when you are working on moving websites, changing DNS servers, etc. If you just made a change to your DNS entries and waiting for it to propagate, there is a surefire way of measuring progress instead of twiddling your thumbs or whatever it is that you do when waiting for […]

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Free HTML5 Online Editor: Aloha Editor

HTML 5 is gaining steam so fast that a lot of folks are interested in getting on board this fast moving train. If you have been looking for a HTML5 editor, here is a quality free one. Aloha Editor is a free downloadable browser based HTML 5 editor that is designed to be lightweight and […]

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WordPress 3.0 Download is Here! + New Features

After months of development, WordPress 3.0 code named “Thelonious” is finally here! I am sure you curious about the new features in WordPress 3.0 and here is a few important ones WordPress and WordPress MU have merged – manage multiple WordPress sites from one WP installation. New default theme – Twenty Ten New custom menu […]

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Get CommentLuv And KeywordLuv For Your Comments

I am a firm believer in showing love to my readers, bloggers and non-bloggers alike. I have been a ‘Do Follow‘ adopter from the very beginning of my blogging days. DoFollow For those unaware, WordPress makes comments a ‘nofollow’ link to make it unattractive to spammers. But, there has been a movement to reward commentators […]

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ShanKri-la RSS subscribers – Please read

First of, I would like to apologize to those who have been annoyed in the past 2 days by the partial posts in ShanKri-la feed. If you wondered if I have switched from full posts to partial posts, the answer is NO. I have no intention of forcing anyone to click over to my site […]

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Better Robots.txt & .htaccess Rules for WordPress

My wife and I run several WordPress powered websites and try to stay on top of things on all things WordPress. But, one place we heavily rely on another person’s expertise is with robots.txt and .htaccess rules. Sure, we can handle the simple tasks with those files. But, when someone like Jeff Starr, author of […]

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Search Engine Optimized WordPress Theme

I would like to introduce my readers to a good friend of mine. I have been reading Garry Conn‘s blog since day 1 of starting my blog and I still do. Every time I visit his blog I come away hevaing learnt something. He has to be one of the most helpful bloggers around. Hello […]

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40+ Best WordPress Plugins for 2011

One of the things I love about WordPress as a blogging platform is how Plugins extend its functionality hundred fold. Just like how Firefox becomes more than a browser with its 1000’s of available extensions. Searching for a good WordPress plugin in the WP Plugin directory can be like finding a needle in the proverbial […]

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Popular WordPress Plugins Compromised

If you use popular WordPress plugins such as AddThis, WPtouch or W3 Total Cache and upgraded it in the last 1 or 2 days, read this. Matt Mullenwag of Automattic has published a blog post saying that they noticed suspicious commits to the WordPress plugin repository for several popular plugins. In fact, their suspicions were […]

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Check for WordPress 3.2 Compatibility

WordPress 3.2 release date is just around the corner with some awesome new features like distraction free writing, a new admin dashboard, etc. However, WordPress 3.2 comes with its own set of pre-requisites. I was looking at the requirements to run WordPress 3.2 so I will be ready to update our blog network as soon […]

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How to Avoid WordPress Firefox Redirect Loop Error?

Scenario: I had an existing site with this in the .htacess file which basically redirects anything without a www to a www address.  Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine on rewritecond %{http_host} ^mysite.com [nc] rewriterule ^(.*)$ http://www.mysite.com/$1 [r=301,nc] Now, I installed WordPress in a sub-directory and the site was setup without a www prefix. Now, I cannot log […]

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How to Backup WordPress to Dropbox?

If you haven’t heard of Dropbox I highly recommend checking it out. If you are already a reader of our Dropbox hacks, you are going to love this one too. Dropbox is a file sync service that seamlessly syncs your files across PC, Mac, Linux, and other mobile devices like iPhone, Android phones, iPad, etc […]

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WordPress as a Development Platform [Video]

This is something I have been aiattemptng haphazardly through various websites. I really liked this presentation from Japheth Thomson at WordCamp Melbourne. { Via WPCandy – Japheth }

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