After my typical panic reaction, I re-installed WordPress, but that didn’t fix the problem and even went to a backup since I was tinkering with the files earlier that day. Was I the one the f’d it up. So why I was freaking out, my other half says.
“Why don’t you just Google it?”
Of course I said, “I was just about to do that.”
So what does Google bring up…
Well the answer to my problem of course. A little tweak to the database and poof problem was solved and I was able to resume my posting activity.
WordPress has an amazing support system, it’s easy to find solutions when you run into problems, it’s FREE, and it has a gazillion free templates you can borrow and some really cool plugins that are just as FREE (but except donations).
Thank you WordPress Team for making a great open source product that is easy for even the novice designer or blogger. Thank you to all of the developers who spend their own time creating the really awesome plugins for WordPress.
Here are the plugins that I use and love.
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.
All in one SEO Pack
Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog
Category Cloud Widget
Adds a sidebar widget to display the categories as a tag cloud.
Category Posts Widget
Adds a widget that can display a specified number of posts from a single category. Can also set how many widgets to show.
Comment Email Responder
Emails commenter when an admin replies to the comment, if commenter is not subscribed to email updates via Subscribe-to-Comments.
Plugin to show a link to the last post from the commenters blog in their comment
A really cool Statistik-Plugin
Easy Contact is a simple, semantic contact form that utilizes the Sandbox design patterns.
Outputs Entrecard Droppers. Uses WordPress functionality to retrieve and to cache
Exclude pages from Navigation
Provides a checkbox on the editing page which you can check to exclude pages from the primary navigation.
Originally authored by Steve Smith, this plugin detects all ways to access your original WordPress feeds and redirects them to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every possible subscriber.
Allows you to integrate the photos from a flickr rss feed into your site.
Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will generate a sitemaps.org compatible sitemap of your WordPress blog.
Lets you add Creative commons licensed Photos to Your Posts from Flickr.
Thank Me Later
Sends a customizable “thank you” message after (a few hours, few days, weeks) a comment has been posted.
A complete integration between your WordPress blog and Twitter. Bring your tweets into your blog and pass your blog posts to Twitter.
Wordpres Automatic Upgrade
Upgrade allows a user to automatically upgrade the wordpress installation to the latest one provided by wordpress.org using the 5 steps provided in the wordpress upgrade.
Worpress Related Posts
Generate a related posts list via tags of WordPress.
Do you have a great plugin you would like to share?