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How to use WordPress Post Slugs to generate permalinks

Wordpress Permalink Post Slug
For a very long time now we have been looking for a method to get permalinks from our Worpress database. We searched on Google for everything we could think of, find WordPress permalinks in database, WordPress MySQL permalinks and so on. We searched on this issues for many months to now avail.

We found out the the post title is stored in a ‘slug’ in the database so we tried to access ‘post_slug’, but this is not a field name in the posts table.


Twitter bans users without notice

We are not used to being noobies anywhere on the web, but after starting our Twitter account we found we had a lot to learn.

We signed up and logged into our new Twitter account and wanted to test our blog’s Retweet counters. Unfortunately we were unaware of the rules on Twitter, our testing posts must have been considered spam since our account was banned by Twitter.

There was no notice from Twitter via email or on our Twitter home page or anywhere as far as we could see. We assumed since the counts on our retweet buttons where not increasing our counters where broken. Not thinking for a minute it was Twiiter’s fault, we reinstalled the Worpress retweet plugin, and even tried swapping the retweet plugin out with other plugins that do the same thing. All to no avail, the counts remain at zero no matter how many times we tweeted. Our tweets seemed to be working and were being shown on our Twitter home page.


How to add and position Retweet and Facebook share buttons for the WordPress blog

A great way to increase interest in and awareness of your blog is to add Retweet and Facebook Share buttons. This allows readers to easily share posts they enjoy or find interesting or important with the friends and followers on Facebook or Twitter.

These buttons can be added easily to a WordPress blog using WordPress plugins. The plugins used on this site to add Twitter and Facebook share buttons are the Topsy Retweet Button and the Facebook Share (New) Button. These plugins can be installed from the Add New Plugins page in the WordPress admin panel or downloaded and installed with an ftp client.


Solution for 403 forbidden error

We noticed there are times when a site is running well and then someone at the hosting company decides it’s time to tighten security. When that happens on a site that has the server configured to parse html for php, it can result in a 403 forbidden error.

This error can also occur in several other causes such as when using cgi or other executable files.


Solution for GoDaddy ‘pageok directory size:’ DNS issue


A very common problem we are seeing with GoDaddy lately is the pageok error. What happens is you see this text:


Directory Size: 17529

Instead of the website that is supposed to be there. Oddly enough the number that it shows for the size seems to be the same regardless of which website you are trying to access. In other words the text is the same in all cases. Although if you are even seeing the ‘pageok’ text you might be helped by this solution.