Just got this email a few mins. ago:
Stats.wordpress.com is one of the features used by Wordpress.com, a free blogging platform. When you load the site, Chrome (the browser I'm using), displays very quickly, as part of the loading process, the servers where files are being retrieved. The above screenshot happens just a quick half second before the site fully loads, so when I caught it the first time I was ready to press the printscreen button when I re-loaded it a second time.
This is documentation of how I moved Iamshallow.wordpress.com to a new domain, Tooshallow.com. This post may can also be referred as 'Moving a Wordpress.com blog to Self-hosted Wordpress' as the process is the same. I've broken it down into 3 stages:
Last January, I posted details on this site about WordCamp Philippines 2010. Browsing around Facebook today, I happened onto its page again and realized nothing's changed. And for me, that's a problem.
See the last time I checked it, it didn't have an agenda. 3 months later as I write this, apparently it still doesn't have one.
But does that deter people from hyping it up? Strangely, no. As I write this, there are 190 confirmed guests, and a venue hasn't been announced yet. That is amazing.
I received a couple of .mov videos I wanted to upload on BallEx, which uses Wordpress 2.7.1, the latest version as I write this. I had never uploaded *hosted videos on Wordpress before other than the embedded versions from YouTube and similar services, so I decided to try it out, bandwidth issues begone. Turns out it wasn't as easy as I thought. Here's what I had to do. First of all, here's how my 'Add New Post' page on Wordpress looks like. I do not use the 'visual editor' since I usually write my posts in HTML. *Tip to bloggers out there: learning even a little HTML can give you much better control over your post's appearance. Anyway, right beside the words 'upload/insert', there are a few icons that indicate you can add an image, a video, an audio file or 'media'. I tried several times, 'Add Video' DOES NOT WORK.
With little x marks on the side to indicate they.are.now.finished.
Let's go through them in detail, or at least those I can screencap:
By way of Weblogtoolscollection, whose feed you need to be subscribed to if you run any number of Wordpress powered sites, I learned of MS' Web Platform and its offering of web apps that I assume would run on Windows Server, IIS and SQL Server (otherwise why would they mention these at all?).
I say 'assume' because neither Weblogtoolscollection or Thestandard.com, who both covered this earth shaking piece of news, confirmed whether these'd run on IIS, etc.
The problem: One of the best Wordpress Plugins around is Top Ten Posts and Views, which not only lists down the top ten most read posts but also allows you to check up on how often a post has been read. This plugin is very important to me given it has been recording hits for years. I display it on the site and it serves as a reliable (more or less) gauge of a posts' 'popularity'.
However since inception of Wordpress 2.7.1, the plugin has stopped working for some reason. Am not sure why.
After a little checking here and there, I found the solution.