There are some important and funny stuff in this article ;)
=> Cool WordPress Plugins
=> Funny Video
=> For Amazon S3 Users
=> 2 Cool Resources for your PC
1. First, a heads up for anyone using the "Search Everything" plugin for WordPress.
It so happened that recently I installed the "Bad Links Remover" Plugin on my blog to check for broken and outdated links so I could remove them. A week into it and it turned out that the plugin reported several of my own blog's URLS as broken, including my blog's homepage, lol. At first I found it rather funny and thought the plugin to be useless, but later on decided to check out some of those "bad links" to make sure that the plugin is indeed wrong! Little did I know about the surprise which was in store for me!
While most of my blog's permalinks worked well, a few others didn’t resolve at all! I started getting the "redirect loop" error from Firefox for VALID pages I created several months ago! I was not sure about what to do. I updated the permalinks as well as those posts but the links remained 'broken' nonetheless.
I even looked at the .htaccess file but couldn't find anything wrong with it. So I searched in Google for "Firefox redirect loop error WordPress" and found a bunch of articles, all offering different sorts advice. Finally I found this guy's article which proved to be extremely useful!
There are indeed very few people in IM who offer any kind of genuine advice, much less detailed advice. I liked the guy's article so much that I couldn't help but link to it ;)
Anyway, based on that guy's advice, I deleted all plugins from the plugins folder and then re-uploaded them one by one. Next I logged into my blog's admin area, browsed to the plugins page, and got all those errors the guy described. Finally I started activating the plugins one by one, and every time a plugin got activated, I would reload some of those "broken links pages" looking for that 404 error. Mysteriously enough, those "broken links" were fixed!
When I activated the "search everything" plugin at last (I don't know why I left it for the last) the "redirect loop" errors returned all over again, and once I deactivated it the error vanished and the broken links were fixed! So I knew who was to be blamed ;)
I am not sure if this is a "bug" or a case of conflicting plugins.
Anyways, if you use that plugin on your blog, be sure to check some of your permalinks. Remember that it is better to have one less plugin on your blog than losing dozens of visitors everyday! Right now I am searching for an alternative so if you know of one, let me know please! I would really appreciate it ;)
Personally though, I think I could live without the 'search everything" plugin because frankly it hasn't been of much use to me anyway. On the plugin's support page I saw several people complaining about different kinds of issues they were having with it, lol.
On a side note, the 'Yet Another Related Posts' plugin of WordPress which didn't work on my blog a few months ago seems to work fine now:
Also, if you provide a "conditional dofollow" link to your blog commentators I have found a better substitute to the old 'Link Love' plugin which is hardly ever updated:
2. Now on to some funny stuff. A couple of days ago I found this funny video and urge you to check it out as well:
A really fun way to send the desired message across viewers. I still remember how in my school days I would always prefer the 'humorous' teachers over those overtly serious or bespectacled ones, lol!
Does the video title relate to IMers in some way? I don't know why I feel like that lol -)
Anyways, I hope you enjoy it!
3. Amazon S3 Outage: Stale news I know but once again it reinforces the idea that it is not wise to put all eggs in one basket, even if that basket comes from the house of giant Amazon itself ;)
On a brighter note, the free S3 Fox organizer plugin for Firefox has been updated with a lot of extra features. After looking at the new features of this plugin, I could say that it is now in a decent position to give the commercial applications a run for money. You no longer need to buy Bucket Explorer for creating those "time-limited" download links since this plugin does it all for you!
4. Now some hardware-related stuff. You are probably already familiar with the Belarc advisor software whose job is to create a detailed profile of your PC's hardware and software configurations. However, since it doesn’t offer a detailed profile of your CPU, this is where this application (again a freeware) would come handy:
Computer hardware is a territory I hardly venture into, but the thing is that my machine itself needs some RAM upgrade and I was not sure how much RAM to buy. So I started hunting through Google and the rest is history … ;)
5. Finally the pitch follows…
I am working on a little script. I won’t provide all the details right now (ya know there are plenty of competitors out there looking to outdo each other, lol) except the following:
1. It would be useful if you run an affiliate program
2. Similar tools are being sold online for $47 and upwards but this little one would be costing you just peanuts! :D
3. It is very simple to use and setup ;)
Hang on tight if you need further details ;)
So that is all for today. Talk to you soon! Don’t forget that I am eagerly waiting for your nice comments :)