Archives for August 2012

The First Hour

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I enjoyed Kevin Purdy’s Fast Company piece on “What Successful People Do With the First Hour of Their Work Day“. Purdy had me from the first paragraph: “Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called… more »

How To Get E-Mail Alerts When Your Website Is Mentioned on Google+

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Jesse Stay (author of Google+ for Dummies and the forthcoming Google+ Marketing For Dummies) recently wrote a helpful post on how to get notified when someone mentions or links to your website on Google+.  This is a great guide on how to setup your Google Analytics account to send email alerts when your social sources activity stream… more »

WordPress Wednesday: Customizing Comment Output

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The output for WordPress comments is generated by using the wp_list_comments() function, but actually editing the markup used by the comments is a little tricky. If you needed to add, say, an extra <div> to get your design to work, you’ll find that there isn’t actually a theme file you can edit. Here is a handy snippet I ran… more »

WordPress Wednesday: How to Import a Too-Large Database Backup

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This week’s WordPress Wednesday is short and sweet, but covers a pretty big issue. Recently I had to import a very large SQL database backup from a WordPress site; so large, in fact, the import tool in PhpMyAdmin was unable to run the import without timing out. Enter the BigDump.php script, a staggered SQL database importer. The BigDump script… more »