WordPress on the go

Wordpress on the go
The reason why WordPress has become so popular is that it has:

  1. Intuitive UI
  2. Huge number of themes and plugins, both free and commercial
  3. Superb support on multiple platforms

For those who are using WordPress or plan to use it, note that you now can easily your WordPress site easily on your smartphone with WordPress’s free mobile apps:


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Get categories ordered by meta key on WordPress

For our website, we are using WordPress (we used to use Zencart before, but now we switched to WordPress and will only use Zencart for the store section). So for our own purpose we installed a WordPress plugin called Category Custom Fields which can add unlimited custom fields to any cateogry/taxonomy.

The problem with the plugin though, was that there was no way we could order the categories by those extra custom fields (this is true as of the date this article is written).

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WordPress permanent links not working? GoDaddy issue?

After moving my dev wordpress to its new home, and something very weird happened: some, just some, of the links were not working (for example, the domain.com/contact page is not working while other pages are working). They are all pages (and some are categories links as well), some working, some not, no pattern it seems.

I was wondering if there was something wrong with my settings or if I messed up my .htaccess file:

# BEGIN WordPress

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress

The host, GoDaddy, is infamous with delay in updating .htaccess, but I didn’t know if it was the case or not. Surely if that happened the whole thing wouldn’t work at all, but here we have some work, some didn’t.

After struggling almost 30 minutes with this issue and even posted this on stackoverflow, I found out the cause. I had a file named contact.php, after i renamed it old.contact.php domain.com/contact link started working. Hope this will save others’ time who may run into the same situation.

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