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WordPress – Preliminary Impressions of Photon in JetPack

JetPack for WordPress now includes a feature called Photon: Photon works by using wordpress.com to cache and serve up images from your site. Since I am always looking for ways to reduce my bandwidth (and speed up performance), I enabled it. I have observed a reduction in the bandwidth: The 20th, 21st, and 22nd averaged […]


All Your Content has Vanished / Error 404 on All Pages

These instructions are for WordPress 3.X that is being hosted on a web server that provides access via cPanel version 11.34.1. The instructions may be the same or similar for other version combinations or interfaces other than cPanel, but no guarantees are made. Possible Symptoms You may encounter one or more of the following symptoms: […]


Error 404 When Trying to Login – Take 2

UPDATE 14-March-2013 It has been over one year since I have disabled W3 Total Cache and the problem has not reoccurred, thus leading me to suspect the problem was caused by W3 Total Cache since the problem only occurred when I was using W3 Total Cache. UPDATE 23-May-2012 I now suspect the login problem is […]


Error 404 When Trying to Login – Take 1

This post was my original attempt at solving the Error 404: Not Found error when trying to login to my website. It happened again and after waiting 48 hours for the problem to clear – it didn’t – I started searching for another solution. My second solution (which was reproducible) can be found here I […]


WordPress – Jetpack 1.2 Broken on IE 8 and IE 9

I just updated to Jetpack 1.2 on my site and find that the Site Stats module is broken for Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9. It works fine with FireFox 7.0.1. Here’s Site Stats as seen in IE 8 (click for larger image): Problems are: it looks ugly, nice tables and formatting are all […]


Jetpack Site Stats can be Misleading

I have the Jetpack plugin installed and use the Stats module in it to monitor activity on this site. It gives the following notice: Keep in mind we don’t count your own visits. Unfortunately, this is not completely true – if you are not logged in, it will count your visits to your site. To […]


How to Install WordPress into a Folder Other than \wordpress under XAMPP

These instructions are for WordPress version 3.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.2.0, and 3.2.1 into a folder other than \wordpress under XAMPP 1.7.3 running on Windows XP with Service Pack 3 installed. You may want to install into a different folder for various reasons, the two most common being: (1) you want to have multiple […]


Installing WordPress Under XAMPP

This tutorial describes how to install WordPress version 3.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.2.0 and 3.2.1 under XAMPP version 1.7.3 on Windows XP. The procedure should be the same for other version combinations, but no guarantee is made. Assumes you have already installed XAMPP. (Installation instructions can be found here.) created a MySQL database. (Creation […]