WPCampus 2016: Takeaways from “Getting to WordPress”

first_imgFor 301 redirects, you can use .htaccess (which can be slow), a redirection plugin, or do-it-yourselfNeed to migrate a Drupal theme to WordPress? Unfortunately, there’s no direct option, you’ll need to do it manually.Stephanie kindly posted her presentation slides from her presentation. Did you attend the session? Add your comments or other resources in the comments. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: July 22, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn about the principles of UX design, find out how to make your web apps more accessible, discover how to improve security and performance with your external links, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”May 31, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn 8 tips for conducting user interviews over the phone, find an updated guide for maintaining content in WordPress, discover a tool to generate CSS Grid markup, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: November 18, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn four ways to declutter your design, find out how designing accessible sites affects everyone, discover how to share an unpublished WordPress post, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite…In “Web design & development links” Have you ever had the task of importing content into WordPress? From a legacy home-grown content management system? Or perhaps Drupal or Dreamweaver? Did you know what steps to take to make sure the content migrated correctly? At her Getting to WordPress session at last weekend’s WPCampus 2016 conference, Stephanie Leary shared tips and examples from real projects for moving content into a WordPress site. Though I didn’t attend WPCampus 2016 in person, thanks to livestream, I was able to watch sessions online. Here are my notes from Stephanie’s talk: Moving content is a can be a pain. You can’t count on everything importing correctly. Be ready to do some cleanup work after importing.It’s like moving to a new house. You have to look at all your stuff, figure out what you want to keep, and what you want to toss. Then you get to box up everything. Or you hire a moving company to box it up and move it. And sometimes, even when the box has a big red “kitchen” label, the box ends up in upstairs bedroom. Do your homework: check the WordPress Codex for importing content. The Codex includes info for importing content from over 50 systems, including Blogger, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, Mambo, and more. Take a look at it, you’ll find lots of helpful information and resources.Three options for importing: WP All Import premium plugin, HTML Import free plugin, or do-it-yourself.Create your content model. Will you mirror or improve? Tools to help you: GenerateWP, Custom Post Type UI, Advanced Custom Fields.When you’re ready to export, check your date formatting, character encoding, link and image paths (are they relative or absolute?).Turn off any auto-publicize tools or plugins before you import content. Otherwise, you run the risk of all your existing content being posted on Facebook or tweeted. Again. Oops!Notify sysadmins before the import, in case of memory or other issues. I remember this was an issue for me for one of my projects. Sysadmins are your friends!After the import, get help from plugins for updates and changes: Search and Replace (one of my favorites!), Term Management Tools, and Content Audit (no more spreadsheets, create a content audit in WordPress).For reviewing content that you’ve imported, Admin Columns plugin is great, ~ @sleary. https://t.co/mcDPkKU5E3 #WPCampus— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) July 16, 2016last_img read more

Nelson Mandela casts his vote

first_img22 April 2009 Voting came to a temporary halt at the Killarney Country Club in Houghton, Johannesburg as South Africa’s favourite citizen, former president Nelson Mandela, cast his vote in the country’s 2009 general elections. Wearing his famous Madiba shirt in a bright yellow, and a black overcoat to ward off the morning chill – with his trademark 46664 Aids awareness badge pinned to it – Mandela walked into the voting station with the help of his cane, assisted by Gauteng Premier Paul Mashatile. Over 100 journalists, photographers and voters witnessed as he cast his vote in the presence of Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairperson Brigalia Bam. After casting his vote, Mandela cast a glorious smile and waved at the cheering crowd. Mandela, now 90 years old, could have qualified for a special vote on Monday or Tuesday, but chose to brave Wednesday’s chilly weather to make his mark, an inspiration to all citizens that if he could do it, so could they.Jacob Zuma’s daughters Meanwhile, outside the voting station, a queue of hundreds of voters snaked its way around the block. Among those present at the venue were African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma’s daughters, Duduzile and Phumzile. “It feels fantastic to witness Madiba casting his vote,” said Duduzile, who voted earlier that morning at the Holy Family Convent – where former president Thabo Mbeki also voted. Duduzile joked that her sister Phumzile, 22, who was a first-time voter, couldn’t find the ANC block on her ballot. “She could not recognise her own father,” laughed Duduzile. Speaking to BuaNews after Madiba had cast his vote, Bam said that initial reports were that the voting process was going “amazingly well” countrywide. At some voting stations, she said, voters had started queuing from before dawn. Bam said the IEC expected as many as 20-million South Africans to visit the polling stations countrywide before they closed at 9pm. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

What is a Search Engine – Now and Future

first_imgPersonalization (but without storing personal info )Social Input / Wisdom-of-Crowds (which has its pitfalls )Semantic Processing: of both, the query AND the content(will this let the Search Engine find Answers that we never knew we had?)Parametric Input: including freshness, source and domain-specificRich content types: audio, video, images, news, blogs, ‚ĶUI enhancements: better visualization of resultsFindability support: notifications of interest, a database of intentionsFollow-up: results clustering and drill-downRepeat queries (as Greg Linden points out )Trusted sources: e.g. a slider to select the level of trust, from high to lowCheck out the full article and leave a comment on AltSearchEngines about what you think a search engine is – and what it’ll be in the future. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#search#web Read/WriteWeb network blog AltSearchEngines has launched a fascinating series today. It’s a 3-part series attempting to define what is a search engine. While it’s focused on 2007, the series will also address what a search engine might look like in the future. The first part, entitled What is a Search Engine?, is written by Nitin Karandikar. Part II is entitled What is Not a Search Engine? by Kaila Colbin and will be published tomorrow on ASE. The trilogy will be complete with Charles Knight’s Part III: What is an Alternative Search Engine? on Wednesday.Any of you who have followed closely Charles Knight’s Top 100 Alternative Search Engines List will enjoy this series. Here is Nitin’s list of essential search engine features for the future: Related Posts richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

India vs Zimbabwe: Ravi Shastri to skip tour

first_imgIndian team director Ravi Shastri will not be travelling to Zimbabwe with the Indian team next month. According to Cricbuzz, the veteran will be back with the squad for the Sri Lankan tour in August. Shastri, who had informed the board about his decision before the Bangladesh series, is likely to manage the team till the 2016 T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, Indian support staff Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar are likely to get two-year contracts ahead of the Zimbabwe tour.Will the regulars go to Zimbabwe? The question over the availability of key players MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Ravi Ashwin will be answered when the national selectors meet in Delhi on Monday. The chances of a Dhoni-led side touring Zimbabwe are high as there is no limited over cricket in the schedule for the next four months after the African tour.last_img read more