21 thoughts on “19 Simple Things I Did to Fix My Blog!

  1. Doesn't surprise me you had trouble with my Plugin, WP Super Edit. It's got some complicated features for sure. The biggest thing I run into is typically improperly used javascript from other plugins in the admin area. Like old button snap calls. I had to upgrade kimili flash embed today because it did exactly what you described.

    I can tell you that you should not run more than one plugin designed to manipulate the editor. You can use plugins that add buttons like Vipers Video Quicktags, but running Mudbomb, or TinyMCE Advanced, or WP Super Edit at the same time.

    Anyway, I usually set it and forget it, so if you can give me the steps that caused it to break, please let me know.

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    1. Hi Jess,

      Glad you dropped by. Thanks for letting me know about the reason, and thanks for all the tips. As for steps, I am not sure what to say other than what I already mentioned in the blog. I didn't do a lot of customization and even disabled Mudbomb prior to actvating superedit but that didn't help. Maybe I should have deleted the database tables of mudbomb as well, lol :)

      Yep I agree ur plugin has a lot of features, but at the end of the day, I just need a simple WYSWYG plugin that saves me from coding stuff myself. Something standard, but no need for all the bells and whistles. IMO, the more bells and whistles a plugin has, the more issues it is likely to cause.

      Anyways, here is an interesting thing to note: even when I disabled both ur plugin and mudbomb the wordpress's wywwsyg editor didn;t appear at all. So my guess is that there might be problems with the tinymce supplied with wordpress. Oh, and I did try it with both IE and FF! :)

      Either way, thanks for the tips. I am sure it would help my readers. :)

  2. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/kimili-flash-embed/

    That is the plugin that caused me problems.

    I actually bet your some of you problems were caused by the Mudbomb plugin. It's pretty old. The visual editor for WordPress 2.7 is the current version of TinyMCE.

    You probably noticed that WP Super Edit has a plugin system. You should only activate the features you want and understand. I think I may have an issue with my Custom CSS Clases plugin. It might break if you don't have an editor.css file in your active theme directory. I'm going to check that one.

    Other than that I haven't had trouble with it on over 160 sites I maintain. Most are simple with only a few plugins, but a few are really complicated with more than 10 plugins.

    I might use your list of plugins for testing. You have a list of the plugins active when WP Super Edit messed up your editor?

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  3. Arindam
    So many people rave about WordPress over Blogger.
    Is this based on more than social conformity where everybody wants to agree with the last fellow?
    From my side of things WordPress offers lots more 'bells and whistles' but for achieving instant Google front page search listings I get excellent results with Blogger.
    Example: posted an article on my Blogger blog (http://www.talkingsober.com/2008/12/being-sober-can-make-you-feel-super.html) and bam! - 20 minutes later it was number three on the relevant front page of Google.
    I want to hear your comments please.

    1. Yes I believe herd mentality is working a bit here. ;)

      Blogger has the advantages you mentioned, but the main disadvantage is it is unsuitable for marketers. If blogger has the slightest suspicion that you are spamming then your blog could be deleted at anytime. Same with wordpress.com blogs. That is why it pays to install WordPress on your server so you remain in full control. That is why I use WP anyway.

      Some people claim their blogger blogs haven't been deleted but others have not been so lucky. I have a friend who had a blog at Blogger and she used to post mostly good content there, but still her blog was deleted for 'spam'.

      Plus as you mention, WordPress is a lot more flexible than Blogger. Some Wp sites are built in a way you won't even know they are using WP!

      Blogger is best for some quick SEO traffic, and if you want, you may put an optin form there; that way you build a permanent asset! Some even set a redirect from Blogger blog to their own site, which may work too. But basically I have tried neither! ;)

      Be sure to backup your Blogger blog regularly! :D


      It is natural you would get good rankings in Google using Blogger; after all, Blogger is owned by the Big G itself! ;)


  4. Wow, it does sound like you are a bit of a plug-in junkie!!

    I run a lot of different sites powered by wordpress and am constantly tweaking things for a better user experience and better blog as well. I recently started a wordpress.com blog as kind of a "catch all" and man do I miss all the plug-ins I've grown accustomed to.

    You can never be too paranoid about making backups...last year I completely deleted an entire website by accident when I "knew" I didn't need to keep what I was deleting. (Turns out oops...wrong database!)

  5. Well, you've certainly chronicled your plugins in great detail. Thanks.

    I had a similar error after doing a Fantastico version update. Actually it was SimpleScripts, I think - this is an alternative tool that Bluehost also offers for one click WordPress version updating.

    The error message, from memory, said something like:

    Redirect Loop. Firefox cannot resolve the URL. You will not see the website. Please advise the webmaster.

    After I fed the entire error message into a Google search, and worked my way through a lot of posts which did not solve my problem, I found the cause and the solution.

    CAUSE - including redirects in my htaccess file.

    SOLUTION - remove them.

    That fixed things. No more error message after updating WP.



    Like you, Arindam, I've just done a makeover of my personal blog too. http://www.GaryHarvey.net, in case you're interested.

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  7. This post is really a must bookmarked for me! Thank you so much. :D
    Just asking, do you use Aweber? If so, can you provide more information on this? I am subscribed to your rss to check if you are going to post something on Aweber. :)

  8. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

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