5 WordPress Plugins to promote your best contents in your own blog and outside

These are the Top five plugins I have found to be useful in promoting contents of my blog.  Promotion is the key to the success of any blogs. If you want more people to read your most important posts, you will need to advertise them (literally). There are some cool plugins that can help you…

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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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Custom domain in Blogspot blog (blogger blog)

Blogspot / Blogger is a free blogging platform offered by Google. Blogspot is one of the very few free website hosting services that offer custom domains. For those who don’t want to spend $10 per year, Blogspot offers blogging platform with {a unique name}.blogspot.com blogs. For those who are willing to pay $10/year for the…

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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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WordPress – playing with MySQL database

This post is for myself. I usually like to change database and forget the commands. So this is a reference sheet for me while dealing with my WordPress database. There usually are 11 default tables – with “wp_” prefix. wp_options is the one I usually deal with while changing the directory, website address and so…

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Top ten SEO tools, plug-ins every webmasters should use

Here are the top ten SEO tools and plug-ins every webmasters should use for better search optimization: SEO Quake This powerful tool gives users a wide range of SEO parameters. Using it is similar to hiring a personal assistant, without the chit-chat facilities. a quick overview of number of links to page and domain number…

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