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Posting Using Dragon Dictation From IPhone

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

So I’m doing a test using a dictation device from an iPhone and after the dictation I’m going to just copy paste this into the WordPress editor.

I noticed that the iPhone app for Dragon NaturallySpeaking was free so I thought I would give it a try. Just wondering if it’s easy to dictate a post, and then copy the content, and then paste it into the editor for quick mobile post.

Apparently it works!

Just testing to see if this dictation device works after a limited amount of time, because I noticed that on the last dictation it cut me off and started processing before I had a chance to finish properly.

So I am trying one more time to see if this will work, because it would be nice to make some posts on my WordPress blogs using my iPhone.

So far this recording is lasting much longer and it looks like maybe/////

Ok – it cut me off right at the forward slashes, so yeah……it’s limited.

Customized WordPress Theme White as Milk

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

So I made a fairly solid change to my theme today using White a Milk. Kinda cheesy sure, but I like the GPS look. I’m using one of my favorite themes which I use on my niche blogs. Long ago I discovered that I like really clean and simple WordPress themes. They load faster, and they are muck easier to customize. (more…)

WordPress Automatic Update Fails Sometimes

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

I’ve been noticing lately that the WordPress automatic updater fails sometimes. Bummer. Noticed it on many of our different blogs. I had to use an FTP client to do the job right. I just upload the wp-admin and wp-included folders up in entirety, and it’s all good again.

You won’t believe it but that is why Zulit has had so little work done on it lately – the upgrade failed and I didn’t have the patience to go ahead and fix the problem. That shows you how much this blog makes now that I don’t work it on a daily basis.

Anyway, if your WordPress automatic upgrade fails you, do a manual upload of the WP files and folders, and make sure all your plugins are working with the new WP version. Only those two things ever let me down with all the recent WordPress upgrades.

Inscript PDF For John Godley’s Amazing WordPress Plugin

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

OK…John Godley’s WordPress plugin called Inscript is one of my most important plugins, but you’ll need his 33 page PDF manual to learn how to use it.   

I had a bitch of a time finding, but I finally did. Click here to download the PDF manual for John Godley’s WordPress Plugin called Inscript.

Have fun!

Terry 

PS – click here to grab the latest version of Adobe Acrobat

Anarchy Media Player vs Coolplayer WordPress Plugin

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Just went through the process of updating my WordPress plugins and I needed a good media player for SWF, Google VideoYoutube, and audio. I started off with Coolplayer and it was really slow loading videos. Like sometimes it took forever.

Maybe it’s this theme, my database, my hosting server (Website Source), but I had to find a better media plugin. I found the Anarchy Media Player for WordPress and it fixed all these problems. The ability to play SWF flash movies is a great thing to as I like to play around with flash creation once and a while. Wish I had more time actually to do flash, as it’s just plain fun! 

So far all videos I’ve posted on Zulit, or any of my commercial blogs, are loading lickity split, and consistently. So if Coolplayer is giving you grief, give Anarachy MP a try.  

I’m going to post all of my favorite WP plugins another day, but in the mean time here is a list of the better plugs in my opinion. I use almost all of these.

Zulit is a dofollow blog so post and prosper.  

Back From Business Blogging In a Tight Niche

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Hello again my fellow droogs. Your humble narrator has been off blog building again as usual. Had a monster domain that I had to get off the ground and running. It’s been awhile, I will avoid the cliche apology since there is no need for one.

I’ve missed posting on Zulit, as it’s my “freewheeling” blog. I like to be able to talk about anything under the sun, and that’s what has happened with Zulit. My main topic of discussion is financial freedom still, but I’ve opened up all topics now.

It’s probably hurt my traffic, Google PR, and search engine ranking, but I’m really not that worried about it – I had to have just one blog where I could vear way off topic whenever I want to.

After working a few weeks on a really tight niche, it’s like being reborn as I type away on Zulit.com again. Never thought I would miss this kind of freedom. Sticking into a tight niche blog for cash and profit purposes is neccessry if you want to make a living at this game, but it can sure be boring.

So I’ve had some fun with some plugins during my niche blogging work, and discovered a few I would recommend. Getting pretty tired of hunting down plugins and applying them, so I think I have the perfect arsenal now and I won’t be experimenting much for awhile. I’ll post some of these plugins in due time.

Until next post….it’s GREAT to be back in the swing again.  

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Configuring Your WordPress Wp-Config.Php File

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

This post is a reminder to all new-comers, that when they load all their WordPress files up to their server, they need to make sure they have the wp-config.php file configured properly. This is the file that links WordPress with the database you created for your blog.

When you first download the WordPress folder, you will notice that there is a php file called wp-config-sample.php.

You need to open the wp-config-sample.php file with a text editor (like notepad), and insert your database information. See the image below.

WP-CONFIG-SAMPLE.PHP File Opened Up In Notepad

Wordpress-wp-config-php-file

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You need to insert the database name, username, and password you created when setting up your database.

You should be able to leave localhost as it is with most hosting packages, but some hosting companies (like Website Source) you have to change localhost to the database server address. For example; for Website Source you need to use something like, mysql2.websitesource.net instead of localhost.

If you ever have problems installing WordPress, look at this issue first.

NOW! Very Important!      

The last thing you need to do is save this file called wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php,

Once you’ve saved your new php file to wp-config.php, upload it to the server  into exactly the same directory as your wp-config-sample.php lives.  

Now try going to the URL of your WordPress blog and see if it installs properly.

 – Terry