Archive for December, 2010
While you should always be updating your WordPress installation, there are times (like now) that it is absolutely critical that you update your site, because it corrects a security issue. WordPress 3.0.4 is a security update. You can read the official article here. It took me literally seconds to update my 5 sites I have (and I filmed one of them below).
FOR MY HOSTING CLIENTS:
In regard to backing up your installation first: if you are hosted with me, backups occur every day between approximately 1 am & 4 am (it varies). If you upgrade your installation and something goes wrong, I can restore it from last night's at no cost–contact me asap (READ: before the next daily backup!).
You can also make a back up your entire site yourself at any time, CLICK HERE for a short video on how to use the backup option in your cPanel. Of course I would have to restore the site for you anyway, but if you are doing big changes to your site, you may wish to keep a copy from a particular date. Remember to download and delete that backup from the server though!
Upgrades to both of my main hard drive and also the backup drive are anticipated to take place on Friday, December 31st beginning at 7:00 pm Pacific/10:00 pm Eastern and the downtime could be as long a 3 hours. Not only with all sites be offline, but any mail associated with your site will not work temporarily.
This is a necessary expansion for me and I will be doubling the capacity of both my hard drive space as well as my backup. Almost exactly 2 years ago I moved to a large dedicated server and the good news is that it appears that I have outgrown it.
While growth is always good, I am hoping that I have chosen a size that will last another two years. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.
READ: Take New Year's Eve off and drink too much (and stay away from your computer, in case it takes 4 hours…)
While I am pretty much liking the new Facebook style, I was annoyed to see that when I put in my direct sales business as an 'employer' it linked to some blank, generic page with the name of my direct sales business. (I have to wonder if it has always been that way, but only now with employer at the top, you can see).
So, I did a quick Google on the subject and found a way to edit the link for your business (called 'employer' in Facebook) and link it to your business page (if you have one). Worked like a charm! He has an awesome website regarding marketing your business online.
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