How to Reset WordPress Administrator’s Password

You installed WordPress and you forgot the administrator’s password. You’ll need it back for a lot of reasons.

  • you need to perform certain administrative operations, from time to time. You must be logged as an administrator do do that.
  • if you are the sole author, usually you’ll publish as an administrator
  • if you posted as an administrator and you got a reply, you have to get inside the adminstrative panel in order to approve it or to delete it.

The password is stored in the WordPress MySQL database, in the encrypted form. In order to reset it, you have several choices.

1. You can use the link “I forgot the password” to receive a reset link by eMail. The problem is that, sometimes, you don’t receive that eMail.

Possible reasons for not getting the eMail:

  • you set a wrong eMail address when you created the blog
  • the eMail is filtered by the ISP’s SPAM filter and you don’t have access to it
  • the hosting server is simply not sending the eMail.

2. You can access the database, using PHP MyAdmin. This method is very hard to do because:

  • you might not have PHP MyAdmin available and your hosting company will not allow you to install it
  • you need to know MySQL well enough to be able to write an encrypted password in the database
  • the name of the table that contains the password can change from version to version. WordPress made quite some changes to the table names over the years.

3. You can use only FTP and simple search to reset WordPress administrator’s password

Try to think as the program. What the program does is simple:

  • it compares the password you enter with the password from the WordPress database
  • if they are identical, it will let you access the administrative panel
  • otherwise, it will ask you to enter another password.

The above behaviour can be changed. There is only one character, from one file, that needs to be changed. After changing it, the system will allow you to login using any WRONG password. Once inside, you can reset the password, by using the WordPress’ interface. Guess what? WordPress will not ask you for the current password.

Method 3 has some exceptional advantages:

  • it works with ANY version of WordPress, because it’s not influenced by the changes of the tables from the WordPress’ database.
  • it’s by far the most safer, because you’re not playing with the database, but with some plain text files.
  • it does not need PHP MyAdmin to work. You only need FTP access to transfer back and forth one file from the server to your computer.
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The Easy Way to Turn Your WordPress Into a True CMS

WordPress is becoming a very popular blogging platform by each day. Now a days it is used not only for blogging but large scale business content management systems. You can do almost anything with WordPress if you really have good knowledge of WordPress.

There are thousands of free themes available for WordPress but sometimes you need to have a unique design for yourself. The easiest way to create a theme for WordPress is to use some online theme builders.There might be many online WordPress theme builders tool but you may have never seen such a tool.

WPThemeBuilder is not only just a formatting tool but can also build premium WordPress themes. Here are some good things about WPThemeBuilder

  • You can do all formatting and styling up of elements like all other online theme builder tool does.
  • Theme background formatting with built-in image manager and ability to upload your own graphics (best for designers)
  • Rounded corners support for layouts (browser compatible feature)
  • Customize almost every part of your WordPress themes including theme background, wrapper, header, sidebar, content column
  • Custom Home Page (Rocking Feature): Now you can create a custom home page that will have different look than all of your other site pages.
  • Archive Layouts (Another rocking feature): Create themes from simple blogging style to complex magazine based styles by choosing an archive style from a big list.
  • WordPress CMS Widgets : These widgets are a part of your home page. You can add/remove these widgets to your home page. This is a big help for business oriented websites. Once you added any of premium widgets to your home page , its control panel will be automatically built and embedded in your WordPress admin area.. These widgets are of many types such as text widgets, photo gallery widgets, content sliders widgets, slide show widgets, multi-column magazine widgets, sticky post widget, tabbed content widget and a lot more.
  • Drop down menus in your hands: Now you can also create drop down menus for any page or categories list. These drop down menus can also be configured from WP-Admin and you can add/remove menu items in these menus.

In short, WPThemeBuilder is an excellent product and it can defeat the popular rockers very easily such as WP-Remix, thesis, revolution and all theme clubs. Because those themes and clubs does not gives you a unique end-product but WPThemeBuilder does…. And it have better flexibility over them.

Best for those people who manage a lot of sites and don’t want to pay extra cost to the developers.

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Five Reasons You Too Will Love WordPress

After working on my blogs for several hours today I finally understand why WordPress is, in my opinion is the premier blogging program available today….and it’s COOL.

Now, that is really an understatement and the est of this article will explain why. So, here are just five (5) of the reasons I fell and continue to be in love with WordPress.

Reason #1: It’s FREE – I love open source, free stuff. Because it’s free and open source, (meaning that individuals can add to the code. WordPress, being open source, is constantly changing due to the help of a world of programmers rather than being the property of a group of self-anointed experts who develop based upon their own needs rather than upon the needs of the WordPress community. That by itself is a major statement and not to be minimized.

Reason #2: Do It Your Way – With WordPress you have a couple of choices as to how you will develop your blog. You can use the free (I love saying free) application at WordPress or if you have your own domain (the more suggested pathway) you can use a program like Fantistico usually found in your domain’s cpanel and upload WordPress to your own domain.This is the preferred way because it truly gives you almost unlimited control and you own the blog.

Reason #3 – No More Websites – WordPress provides you with a different way to create websites so that you don’t have to design them in the old fashioned way. WordPress blogs (and I guess blogs in general) are really just simple websites that can basically replace most of the reasons to create websites in any other way.

Reason #4 – Plug Me In – Now this is really where WordPress shines. Because of it being open source, WordPress provides the world community the ability to easily develop unique little programs that integrate easily with your WordPress blog. The number and variety of “plug-ins” is abundant. Just think of something you’d like to do with your blog and I’ll bet there is a plug-in somewhere that will accomplish the task…and did I mention that most of the plug-ins are FREE.

Reason #5: Change Your Appearance As Often As You Change Your Underwear – OK. If having lots of different blogs with different looks is something you want, there are hundreds of themes available for you to use. Most of these themes are FREE and they can be installed in a matter of seconds not minutes.

OK, I’ll give you one more reason for free….you can create as many WordPress blogs as you can imagine. There is no limit on the number or types of blogs you can create with WordPress. The only limitations is your own creativity and possibly your wants and needs.

Conclusion – In reality there are probably many other reasons beyond the five (OK six) reasons I present in this brief article. Now is the time for you to get going with creating your first blog with WordPress on your own domain and I’m positive you’ll start falling love as well.

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How to Secure WordPress

If you are an internet marketer, you probably have quite a bit on your plate already.   You have spent a great deal of time putting together a good website or blog and are really concentrating on how to deliver your product or information.   Unfortunately, there are a certain breed of people out there in cyberspace whose self appointed mission is to break into your vault and create havoc.

If you are using WordPress as a platform to blog from, here are a few tips on how to secure WordPress

Keep WordPress Updated and Backed Up

Older versions of WordPress still have many vulnerabilities that are widely known in the hacker community.  To their credit, the WordPress people are always doing their best to plug security holes and are updating constantly.   So your first line of defense is to keep your blogging platform updated.

Medical Tip:  To avoid increasing your blood pressure, always be sure to make a backup of your blog before installing any updates.   Its a good idea to regularly to keep your WordPress backed up regularly anyhow, since any number of things can go wrong.

Another tip is to delete the meta tags that tells the world of the version of Wp you are using.  This info is usually in the header file.

Keep Your Plugins Hidden

One of the great things about using WordPress is the plugins. While they greatly increase your blogs capabilities, they too contain certain bugs and vulnerabilities that are exploited by hackers.   So be sure to keep them updated also.

It is easy for anyone to see what type of plugins you are using by visiting the wp-content/plugins folder.   To keep potential intruders from finding out the plugins that you use, create an empty  ‘index.html’  file and place it in your plugins folder

Its also a good idea to check your plugin folder and make sure the plugins there are the ones you want.  Some hacker, once they get into your files upload their own plugin.   So if you see something that you are not familiar with, delete it.

Here is a  Free WP plugin that keeps track of the attempts to login to your site.   Many hackers use brute force to try and get your password.   So, if there are too many of them coming from the same IP address within a short period of time, the plugin will disable the login function for that IP range.   Login Lockdown:  Click on login lockdown and you will be taken to the download page.   Be sure to check out their other plugins to.

Change Your Passwords

This is an easy hack that is often exploited.  You can have a more  secure blog by making up a crazy, difficult password.   Even change it monthly if need be.

But not only your WordPress login.  Don’t forget your hosting account and your ftp passwords as well.

Headache tip: Be sure to write your passwords down immediately and keep all your them all in a safe place.

Secure the /wp-admin/ directory

Your  most sensitive WordPress information is stored in the /wp-admin/ folder.  By default, WordPress leaves that folder open, so people can access these files to make changes  if they know what they are doing.

To secure this folder:

Place an .htaccess file inside the /wp-admin/ folder to block the access to all IP addresses, except yours.

Here is the code you need to put in the .htaccess file:

AuthUserFile /dev/null

AuthGroupFile /dev/null

AuthName “Example Access Control”

AuthType Basic

order deny,allow

deny from all

allow from xx.xx.xx.xx

allow from

Now, ff you ever find your site being redirected to another website you will need to:

Check For Hidden Code

This requires a bit more knowledge of the inner workings of WP on your part, so don’t mess with it unless you know what you are doing.

Browse your theme files

Log into your WordPress control panel, go to the theme editor, and look inside your theme files.   See if there are any lines of code that are not supposed to be there, or that contain a PHP code that you don’t recognize.

Check your database tables

Some hackers upload fake images to your “Uploads” folder and activate them with a plugin call.   To detect this you need to open PHPMyAdmin, browse the “wp-options” table, and edit the “active_plugins” record.

On that record you will see a list of all the plugins that active on your blog.   Delete any that seem unusual or that you aren’t using

Browse your site files through FTP

Log into your FTP account and browse through the folders on your site.   You are looking for any files that have a strange name or that look suspicious.    If you have another WordPress blog installed on another site, compare the structure of the files to make sure they match up.

Tip to avoid a heart attack:  Remember: Backup, backup, backup, before you star messing with anything!

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WordPress 2.8 Baker

WordPress officially released the new version of stand-alone blog software. WordPress 2.8 is name Baker and fixed over 790 bugs. Below is a small video about the latest WordPress release.


  • New drag-and-drop widgets admin interface and new widgets API
  • Syntax highlighting and function lookup built into plugin and theme editors
  • Browse the theme directory and install themes from the admin
  • Allow the dashboard widgets to be arranged in up to four columns
  • Allow configuring the number of items to show on management pages with an option in Screen Options
  • Support timezones and automatic daylight savings time adjustment
  • Support IIS 7.0 URL Rewrite Module
  • Faster loading of admin pages via script compression and concatenation

New Features

User Features

  • New Theme Installer routines
  • Add CodePress syntax highlighting to Theme and Plugin editors
  • Add Documentation(function) lookup to Theme and Plugin editors
  • Use “Custom Header” for menu text and revise Default theme to reflect change
  • Separate Comments into a separate postbox, from Discussion postbox, on the Edit Post screen
  • Make tags accessible without Javascript on the edit screen
  • Don’t ask for confirmation when marking a comment as spam
  • Don’t notify post author of own comments
  • Fix comment paging for static front page
  • Allow the dashboard widgets to be arranged in up to four columns as set via the Screen Options tab
  • Make titles into links in Dashboard Right Now module (this was in 2.7.1)
  • Improved Admin icons (grey-to-transparent shadows)
  • Update Blue Admin Color Scheme
  • Press This improvements UI, quoting fixes, plus ability for Contributors to use Press This
  • Add a Cancel Upload button and a Delete link to Administration > Media > Add New
  • Add column “Rating” in Administration > Links > Edit
  • Improve installer to help people entering wrong email addresses
  • Improved Widget user interface
  • Allow editing of all plugin files (Ticket 6732)
  • Improved Plugin search (this was in 2.7.1) on Administration > Plugins > Add New
  • Per Page option for plugins
  • Move “Install a plugin in .zip format” to new Upload tab under Administration > Plugins > Add New
  • Show absolute date instead of relative date for scheduled posts
  • Fix tags suggest for post quick edit and bulk edit
  • Permalink editor changes and fix for pages
  • Autosave post/page when pressing Control/Command+S
  • Add toggle all button to the Gallery tab in the uploader
  • Support more than one gallery on the same page
  • Add per page option to Screen Options for comments, posts, pages, media, categories, and tags
  • Overhaul of LiveJournal importer (also add define WP_IMPORTING)
  • Import category descriptions for Administration > Tools > Import > WordPress
  • Show Tools menu for all users so they can access Turbo
  • Check for new version when visiting Administration > Tools > Upgrade
  • In upgrade process, provide better explanation for database upgrade message
  • Fix most popular link category list
  • Add description field for Tags in Administration > Posts > Tags
  • WAI-ARIA landmark roles to added to WordPress Default theme
  • “Choose a city in the same timezone as you” for Timezone in Administration > Settings > General
  • Remove My Hacks option from Administration > Settings > Miscellaneous
  • Hide email addresses from low privilege users on Administration > Comments
  • Allow case-insensitive logins
  • Login and Registration pages noindex followed
  • Give login screen proper iPhone viewport
  • Enforce unique email addresses in Add/Edit users
  • Make user_nicenames unique during registration
  • Add “Send this password to the new user by email” option to Administration > Users > Add New
  • Don’t set user’s Website url to http:// in Administration > Users > Add New
  • Add password strength meter to Add User and Edit User
  • Hide things that need to be available to screen readers via offscreen positioning
  • Use invisible class for hiding labels and legends
  • Use a semantic class name for text targeted to screen readers

Development, Themes, Plugins

  • Improved database performance
  • Drop post_category column from wp_posts table, and link_category column from wp_links schemas
  • Fix delete statements to ensure data integrity when innodb and foreign keys are used
  • Enforce consistent ID types to allow for foreign keys to be defined between tables
  • Add Sticky to list of post states
  • Add a filter to the post states list
  • Introduction and widespread use of transient and related filters
  • Add filters so AIM, Yahoo, and Jabber IM labels, in user profile, can be changed
  • Add hook “after_db_upgrade”
  • Add hooks for the Users, Categories, Link Categories, Tags and Comments table columns
  • HTTP API updates and fixes
  • Add support for blocking all outbound HTTP requests
  • Updated List of HTTP status codes (Ticket 9297)
  • Use SimplePie for widget and dashboard feeds
  • Switch to pomo lib. Support gettext contexts. Deprecate long form functions
  • TinyMCE
  • Use Jcrop 0.9.8 for cropping
  • Update pclzip to 2.8
  • Update PHPMailer to 2.0.4
  • Update SWFUpload to
  • Improved performance for script loading
  • Improved archive and calendar queries
  • Cron spawning improvements
  • Timezone enhancements for PHP 5
  • Add WP_Widget class and move native widgets into WP_Widget
  • Allow other taxonomies (e.g. post categories) to be used with wp_tag_cloud (Changeset 10554)
  • Add echo argument to wp_tag_cloud()
  • Allow a plugin to control how many posts are displayed on edit pages
  • Add “style” and “html” arguments to wp_list_authors (Ticket 4420)
  • Add “exclude_tree” argument to wp_list_categories and make exclude behave like exclude_tree when hierarchical is specified–this was actually a 2.7.1 change (Ticket 8614)
  • New Template Tag, the_modified_author (Ticket 9154)
  • Enhanced support for custom taxonomies
  • Put page title before blog name in admin title (Ticket 9028)
  • Use for the secret-key service
  • Various phpDoc updates
  • Refactor filters to avoid potential XSS attacks
  • XMLRPC improvements
  • Improved mysql2date coding
  • Make authentication more pluggable
  • Switch to using the ID when calling get_avatar internally to support caching plugins
  • Allow plugins to provide a canonical redirect_url even if WordPress does not provide its own
  • Drafts have post_date populated now, so look for a zeroed out post_date_gmt to determine non-scheduled nature
  • Fixes to query_posts (obey post_type, drop orderby=category, use group by for meta key queries, remove meta_value from selected fields)
  • New orderby=none parameter for use with query_posts
  • Allow a plugin to filter the classes applied in wp_list_pages()
  • Functions (get_adjacent_post_rel_link() and adjacent_post_rel_link()) to display relational links for adjacent posts in the head (Ticket 8703)
  • Add the sticky post grey background to the default theme
  • Proxy support
  • Let a plugin filter the expanded capabilities returned by map_meta_cap
  • Allow the update period to be filtered in RSS/RDF feeds
  • Store field types in wpdb object
  • Add tag description functions tag_description and term_description
  • Add page class to get_body_class()
  • Deprecate get_catname()
  • Use comments_open() and pings_open() in WordPress Default and Classic themes
  • Add wp_trim_excerpt() filter
  • Consolidate plugin/theme/core upgrade/install functions
  • Add page-id-x class to body for pages
  • Return empty list in wp_list_bookmarks() if requested bookmark category does not exist
  • Allow menu reordering via plugin
  • Add hook for updating user profile
  • Add redirect argument to wp_loginout
  • Add wp_lostpassword_url (Ticket 9932)
  • Add get_the_author_meta() and the_author_meta() functions
  • Deprecate the_author_ID, the_author_login, the_author_firstname, the_author_lastname, the_author_nickname, the_author_email, the_author_url, the_author_aim, the_author_yim, the_author_mns, the_author_description and all their “get_*()” functions. (The full list at wp-includes/deprecated.php)
  • Let plugins use screen layout columns
  • Add labels to titles and text inputs
  • Add hook for adding info to plugin update message
  • Don’t do core version check from front page loads
  • Allow a plugin to vary the comment cookie lifetime (or even remove the cookies altogether)
  • Allow plugin to replace just the default help while preserving the contextual help
  • New escaping naming convention Ticket 9650
  • Deprecate wp_specialchars() in favor of esc_html(). Encode quotes for esc_html() as in esc_attr(), to improve plugin security (ref. Development Updates)
  • Deprecate sanitize_url() and clean_url() in favor of esc_url_raw() and esc_url() (ref. Development Updates)
  • Add number/offset arguments to get_pages() (same parameters can be used for wp_list_pages()
  • Make login more pluggable
  • Add the_widget() function to output a generic widget anywhere in a template (Ticket 9701)
  • Allow plugins to override tz support enable/disable
  • Fix combining category and tag queries
  • Support IIS 7.0 URL Rewrite Module
  • Recognize Expression Web 2 as IIS
  • Allow multiple search form templates
  • Introduce sanitize_html_class() and use it to give categories, tags, users etc meaningful classnames where possible but fallback to the id if necessary (Ticket 8446)
  • Allow a different role to be set for users when they are created in a call to wp_insert_user()
  • Improve Filesystem method choice for ‘direct’; introduce FS_METHOD constant
  • Add a hook in print_footer_scripts as in print_head_scripts
  • Add a comment_moderation_headers filter
  • Move upload_dir filter to before directory is created, so plugins can have a better effect
  • Pass name to sidebar, footer, and header get actions
  • Upgrader improvements, including move curl to last position and fockopen to 2nd position due to higher compatibility
  • Updated Trac


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Add Google Analytics to WordPress

So much has changed in the way business is done and viewed of since the internet and numerous internet-based technologies were introduced. And a fact is that a lot of entrepreneurs and marketers are doing very well with the help of the internet, whether the business maybe online or an ordinary company having a website for customer attraction.

Marketing certainly plays a very vital role in operating a business and this is one business aspect that entrepreneurs cannot afford to ignore. Marketing a company’s products or services does not end with creating advertisements or creating a website. But this doesn’t mean you also stop with just the creation of the website and having it up live.

Operating a website provides a very good opportunity and gateway for entrepreneurs to monitor how their products or services appeal to the general public, most specifically people who visit their websites. It enables entrepreneurs to check and analyze everything that goes on in the website and use this information to come up with ideas to improve or generate solutions for weak points that they could point out. This is all made possible by website statistic options available online.

For this very specific purpose, Google Analytics would be the best choice for any website operator or owner. It is one of the most efficient and effective website statistics services available on the net. The best part is that it doesn’t cost a thing. It’s completely free. It allows you to monitor and track the activities on your website and analyze this information in order to find ways on how to increase traffic and gain more customers. You can check the number of visits by the day of the week, the time period, the page view, bounce rates, the sources of traffic, the location of visitors and a whole lot of valuable information.

First things first, you have to sign up with Google Analytics. Make sure to use a Google account. If you do not have one, sign up for one and use this information for Google Analytics. Then go to the Analytics page of Google and click on Access Analytics. If you already have an account, you will be redirected to your Overview page. If you do not have a website registered yet, you should create one. Make sure to provide all necessary details required for the registration especially the URL. This information will be necessary for the monitoring and tracking of the WordPress site you will be registering. After filling up the necessary information, click on yes after reading and agreeing to the Google Analytics Terms and Services.

This will then take you to your tracking code information, which you will need to copy and paste for reference purposes. There are two kinds of tracking codes provided:  urchin.js script which is used for older versions of WordPress and the new ga.js script which is used for the updated WordPress. Also take note of all the instructions available in the same page.

For an existing Google Analytics user, from the Overview page you can access your profile and copy your tracking code by going to the Action column of the profile and clicking Edit. At the top right of the ‘Main Website Profile Information’ box, click Check Status. You can view and copy your tracking code from here and view the Instructions for adding tracking to your WordPress.

Now you’ll have to download a zip file for the Google Analytics plugin. The plugin is set up to automatically ignore authors that are logged in, and track special events that may occur on your pages, including newsletter subscriptions and also allows you to easily add Google’s web tracking script to your site.

This could be downloaded through where all you’ll need is the Analytics Account Id which is embedded in the tracking code. You could also get this through a company called which effectively manages WordPress. You can download it from there and once you check your plug-ins section, you can see that you have a Google Analytics option where you can paste the tracking code.

You’ve completed installing and encoding Google Analytics into your WordPress. Wait for 24 hours till you start seeing reports and other valuable information.

For a video instruction on Add Google Analytics to WordPress visit:

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Firefox Add-ons for Web Developers & Designers

webdeveloperWeb Developer – Add a Web Developer toolbar of various web development tools with web developer extension. This extension add a toolbar with various web development tools like css, cookies, images, forms.

ietabIE Tab – Designers and developers can view their CSS projects on Internet Explorer using this extension.

firebugFireBug – A console for debugging JavaScript, HTML, and Ajax code snippets.

addoniconGreasemonkey – With this Firefox extension you can control any aspect of web page behavior by adding Javascript code to any webpage.

addoniconW3C Offline Page validator – The web developers nightmare – Validating. Offline Page Validator is a simple tool that will send your page to the W3C validator by simply clicking an option on the right click menu, works both online and offline.

palettegrabberPalette Grabber – Creates a color palette for Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, GIMP, Flash, Fireworks, or OS X based on the current page.

fireftpFireFTP – FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.

colorzillaColorZilla – Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies. With ColorZilla you can get a color reading from any point in your browser, quickly adjust this color and paste it into another program. The built-in palette browser allows choosing colors from pre-defined color sets and saving the most used colors in custom palettes.

livehttpheadersLiveHTTPHeaders – View HTTP headers of a page and while browsing in real time.

addoniconJavaScript Debugger – A powerful JavaScript debugging environment for Mozilla based browsers.

addoniconMinimizeToTray – Minimizes Mozilla windows into the system tray. Also includes a right clickable tray icon menu to further load only the windows you want visible.

fasterfoxFasterFox – Fasterfox allows you to tweak many network and rendering settings such as simultaneous connections, pipelining, cache, DNS cache, and initial paint delay.

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Moving Your WordPress Blog to a New Directory

  1. Back up all the files from you old blog directory.
  2. Copy them to your new location.
  3. Go to the Settings General and change the location of the blog (‘WordPress address (URI):’ and ‘Blog address (URI):’).
  4. If you move wordpress from root directory to sub-directory(, copy the index.php and .htaccess files from the WordPress directory into the root directory of your site (Blog address).
  5. Open your root directory’s index.php file in a text editor.
  6. If you moving to root directory change the line to: require(‘./wp-blog-header.php’); If your moving to another directory change the line to: require(‘./YOURDIRECTORY/wp-blog-header.php’); Your must using your directory name.
  7. If you’re using PermaLinks, make sure your .htaccess file is updated with any necessary changes (eg RewriteBase /blog/ and to RewriteBase / if your use root directory).
  8. Logout of the blog, and login at the new location.
  9. Delete the old directory.
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How to enable Google Gears in WordPress 2.7

Prior to 2.7 a “Turbo” button at the right top corner of the admin dashboard. Just click that and if you had Gears installed you were good to go. In WordPress 2.7 the “Turbo” button has been removed. To enable gears login to your Admin section and go to the Tools. Once there you have the ability to use Google Gears to make WordPress work in a “Turbo” mode.

How to enable Google Gears in WordPress 2.7

How to enable Google Gears in WordPress 2.7

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New WordPress 2.7 Coltrane

As a long time WordPress user, I am happy to see the release of version 2.7. Mark Jaquith, wrote in his blog:

Without a doubt, my favorite new feature is comment moderation keyboard shortcuts. It has bothered me for a long time that comment moderation was such a tedious chore. Keyboard shortcuts (and the new inline reply) make it significantly less of a chore.

The new customizable post screen is a close second. I love that I can completely hide away all of the stuff that I don’t use (by clicking the “Screen Options” tab), and keep tags and categories on the right, while increasing the size of my post content box.

The new Publish module on the post screen is a personal treasure of mine. I took point on that, with some excellent design guidance from Jane Wells. It moves the “Save Draft” and “Publish” buttons far apart (a common complaint was that their proximity lead to accidental premature publishing. The Preview button now shows you the most recent changes to your post… not just the last saved version. Additionally, you can preview changes on published posts without those changes being shown publicly (until you’re ready). The Visibility section is new, and contains the functionality of private posts, password-protected posts, and sticky posts. Future posting is a lot more clear now. When you edit the time stamp to point to a future date, the “Publish” button becomes “Schedule.” All these changes were made to make your Publish module function predictably, so that you’re never wondering what happens when you click something.

The new menu system is great. I operate it in folded mode, so that my content can really take center stage.

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