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Sticky Permalink Issue Solved Using .htaccess

When I had my blog setup with Yahoo Small Business Hosting, I had to make one compromise due to Yahoo’s restriction on the use of .htaccess file. When I set up “Permalinks” on WordPress, the best I could get was something like “http://example.com/index.php/my-blog-post”. I had to live with the “index.php” in all my Permalinks.

Now that I . . . → Read More: Sticky Permalink Issue Solved Using .htaccess

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Managing Wide Range Of Topics: Drupal vs. WordPress MU?

While categories work reasonably well on WordPress to help you keep your content organized, it would really be good to have separate “contexts” or “sites” if you are going to post articles or wide ranging topics. For example, if you want to use the same blog to write about current events, as well as something like . . . → Read More: Managing Wide Range Of Topics: Drupal vs. WordPress MU?

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WordPress Themes – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

There are thousands of WordPress themes that you can download and use. Most of them are really very cool. There is a wide range of choices based on number of columns, colors, fixed or fluid width, with or without images, widget ready or not, and so on.

After trying more than a dozen over the last couple . . . → Read More: WordPress Themes – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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Creating A Website With WordPress

[This post is part of the article Starting A Blog – Thoughts And Experiences.]

Even though WordPress is primarily used like a blog tool, it offers very convenient features by which you can set up a conventional website with it. I started out with WordPress to set up this blog, and was planning to develop a separate . . . → Read More: Creating A Website With WordPress

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Article: Starting A Blog – Thoughts and Experiences

This post is intended to be an “article” or a collection of all my posts on the topic of setting up a blog. The following are links to the relevant posts.

Blog Or Website?
Building A Website Over A Blog
Why Both a Blog And A Website?
Setting Up My WordPress Blog
Customizing My WordPress Blog
Setting Up WordPress Talian 1.0 . . . → Read More: Article: Starting A Blog – Thoughts and Experiences

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Why Both A Blog And A Website?

This is a continuation from the post Building A Website Over A Blog.

You get the best of both worlds.

Going back to what a blog offers, you can see that it serves as a convenient place to accumulate little ideas, facts and thoughts. If you think of something to write about, it is very easy to write . . . → Read More: Why Both A Blog And A Website?

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Building A Website Over A Blog

This is a continuation from the post Blog Or Website?

How does this work? Do you have to rewrite all the articles for the website?

Not at all. Here is how I see it. My blog is based on WordPress. I will use it as an example here. The blog as the owner or the visitor sees it . . . → Read More: Building A Website Over A Blog

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Customizing My WordPress Blog

After setting up my wordpress blog from scratch and crossing all the initial hurdles, it was time to look around for a good theme that suits my intended layout. A quick browse of the themes site showed many good designs. I tried about eight of them, and decided to use the Xmark design for now. I . . . → Read More: Customizing My WordPress Blog

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