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Move your WordPress blog to new domain without traffic and backlinks loss

WordpressMoving your WordPress blog can be very frustrating and can bring you a real headache. You have put a lot of effort in creating your website content and you want to take it with you to a new home. Of course you want to keep all backlinks and link structure untouched. But be warned that any mistake can bring you very serious trouble as you may loose your traffic and/or search engine positions. If you have decided for such move you need do it well. In this post I will do all my best to help you with your move.

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Working with SVN – how to start?

svnSo you need to use subversion and you have no idea where to start? I will try to help you by providing you a basic knowledge with some examples. In this post you will learn how to get SVN repository from server to your local machine, make changes and send it back to the server.
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Win 320GB Seagate FreeAgent Go portable disk!

SeagateSeagate wants to celebrate 30 years in the industry. They have announced a contest. To win one of five beautiful “Seagate FreeAgent Go” disks you must submit them your photo. But it is not as easy as it must be a 30 years old! They accept photos made in 1979. It is the year when they first hard drive ST506 have been released. It was as huge as 5MB of storage… really! And it was pretty much for the 1979. More details is available on the contest page. Good Luck!

Twitter updates from your tray!

twitterDo you want to be up to date with everything that is going on twitter? Do you spend hours on refreshing your twitter home instead of doing something other that you should? There is a great workaround to be up to date and not loose a lot of time on refreshing twitter webpage! You can very easily make a nice notification popup next to your clock on the tray! Here is an example:

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Be warned: WordPress update crash (2.8.4 to 2.8.5)

WordpressIf you are going to upgrade your WordPress installation soon you should read this post. A few days ago when I woke up and as usual turned on my notebook to check my mail and my sites stats. I have noticed and upgrade message in WordPress admin panel “WordPress 2.8.5 is available! Please update now”. I have decided I will not ignore this update and it was the beginning of my trouble.

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How to send mails in POSTFIX through external SMTP

postfixThere are many reasons why you may want to do it. I have set it up on my POSTFIX because I have dynamic IP that is banned in most spam databases. I could get mails to my mailbox but could not reply to any as my IP was rejected by most of mail servers. But there is a quick solution.

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How to make people tweet your message with one click?

TwitterIf you want your web site visitors tweet your own message there is a much better way than tell them to copy and paste it on their twitter home page. You may make a great looking link to click. When they will click it they will be redirected to twitter with your message pasted in their “What are you doing?” message box. Of course you can not trick them to tweet whatever you want as they will still have to click “update” button.

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How to start your own blog?

So you have decided to start your first blog? That’s great. You are in a right place. There are three ways you should consider if you want to create a new blog. It depends from two things – money you want to invest and tech knowledge that you have.

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How to synchronize your files by ftp

If you are looking for a solution how to make an automatic copy, backup or synchronized mirror of your files or even a complete website, this article is for you. This solution will copy only new or changed files (incremental copy). So full copy is made only at first run. To make it work you will need ftp or sftp access to server where your files are stored and ssh (or telnet) access to account that you want your files to be mirrored to. To make it work follow this steps:

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Tweet & Win!

You may win a free ad spot on my right sidebar. All you have to do is to make a tweet containing my blog url “http://www.kreci.net” (without using shortening url services). I will search and choose one random (or most creative) tweet every month and give you free banner spot for 1 month! You may put any graphic or text ad up to 125x125px (without offensive or adult content).

Additionally this ad will be “Do Follow” for search engine! My site is very well indexed in google so I am sure you will benefit from it. You may click Tweet & WIN link on my right sidebar to make a tweet (use my default or make any other – be creative – just make sure that it will contain my blog URL). Good Luck!

Update: This offer is no longer valid. Follow me as I will offer a new promo soon.