Unicode text turned garbage and ?s in WordPress blog

Our blog – blog.xnepali.com is basically an English site. But, the movies posted there are in Nepali language – so we were posting the name of the movie in Nepali text. Recently for some unknown reason the cache plugin ‘Hyper Cache’ stopped working and I had to play around with the settings. After a couple…

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The most popular online email provider in Nepali community – Yahoo

The crown of the most popular email provider in the Nepali community goes to Yahoo.com. After the analysis of nearly 4000 unique comments in xNepali blog, we have concluded that Yahoo is the most popular email service provider with 66% market share, the distant second is Hotmail.com with 13% market share, Google’s Gmail comes third…

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How to know somebody is following in Twitter?

This question was asked by Anish Shakya through our new "Q&A section" in which we accept any types of question and try to answer all of them with the help of various experts in the respective fields. Q. How can I tell if someone is following me on Twitter without checking in the "Followers" list?…

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WordPress Feed XML Parsing Error, solved!

UPDATE The solution mentioned originally did work for a few days and it went back to the same error. In desperate attempts, I removed everything and reinstalled WordPress. When that didn’t change anything, I moved everything from http://blog.xnepali.com to http://xnepali.com/movies. Well, that was the ultimate measure I could have done. But, to my unpleasant surprise,…

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WordPress Rewrite rules – ballooning wp-options table

When xNepali blog grew in size, the database load on the server was huge. We had to move to the Virtual Private Servers to deal with. But, to our surprise, we had to constantly play around with the memory to get the optimum result. There were a lot of times when database ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes error…

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