Backup WordPress Post Content Database Online

March 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Backup, Online Service, Wordpress

More and more people are using WordPress as their platform to host their weblog site. WordPress stores all the post content that the author writes in MySQL database. After spending many hours writing articles, the last thing you want is a hard disk failure or a cracker hacked in your server and wipes out all your data on the server’s hard drive. There are ways to backup using phpMyAdmin or WordPress Backup plugins but they are all offsite plugin which requires the author to download and store the backup data to the computer. Humans tend to get lazy overtime and stop creating periodic backups.

Online Backup For WordPress solves this problem by automating database backup and uploading it to Backup Technology’s servers. Backup Technology specialize in online backup and disaster recovery. They provide enterprise level backup services to businesses and individuals complete with disaster recovery plans and tests involving the recovery of entire networks. All of the data backed up by their customers is highly encrypted and compressed and stored in their primary secure datacentre in Manchester, with a complete mirror of every single backup in our secondary secure datacentre in London.

Auto Online WordPress Backup

To automate online backup of your WordPress database, first download the Online Backup for WordPress plugin and activate it in your WordPress website. You will then need to create a free account that gives you 50MB usage. Then you can choose which table to backup and also provide the credentials for your 50MB space. Finally, you can schedule how often to perform the auto backup, the time and day. Backing up WordPress can’t get any easier and safer than this.

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Get Notification on Desktop when WordPress Weblog Receives New Comments

March 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Wordpress

WordPress is an open source blog publishing application powered by PHP and MySQL which can also be used for content management. It has many features including a workflow,a plugin architecture and a templating system. Used by over 2% of the 10,000 biggest websites, WordPress is the most popular blog software in use today.

WordPress has an option for the administrator to place all received comments into moderation to prevent spam from getting in to the blog. This method keeps the blog clean but it is troublesome when comes to moderating the comments by manually logging in to the WordPress admin page (wp-admin) going to the Comments category and then approve or trashing the comments.

Thanks to Dean Lee, who created wp-comments-notifier which is written in QT/C++ that alerts you when new comments are posted on your WordPress blog (works well with WordPress MU too). It displays an icon in your system tray to let you know if you have new comments. It also includes features that allow you to manage/reply/edit your comments directly from your desktop.

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All you need to do is just download the program, install it on your computer and enter the blog URL, username and password. By default wp-comments-notifier checks every 5 minutes for new comments but that can be changed to a faster or slower interval according to your needs. You have to make sure that the XML-RPC option has been enabled in the Writing settings of your WordPress Admin site before this tool is allowed to connect to your WordPress blog.

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