Major Server Upgrade

My hosting company Open Hosting Inc. or OHI said the server I’ve been running on for about eight years is SO old that they would really rather not support it, and they gave me monetary incentives to upgrade. OHI has these new-fangled cloud hosting server farms that appear to be much more efficient and configurable than the old Virtual Private Server (VPS) technology I’ve been using. So, after about eight years of relative hands-off bliss, I started moving to about a month ago. Most packages ported easily except for my life’s blood: email. That was a bitch.

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Using the Atom Publishing Protocol in WordPress

After getting more comfortable with WordPress (See The WordPress Post Editor Is Limited, I started looking at mechanisms to make posting/post updates even easier. I first started writing my own importer based on the Atom Publishing Protocol. And then, much to my delight, looked at a little file called wp-app.php which has the comment Atom Publishing Protocol support for WordPress. Wouldn’t it be great if this did what I want?

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The WordPress Post Editor Is Limited

I’m getting to like WordPress. It requires a minimal learning curve and comes with a butt-load of extensions, templates and upgrade features. But one thing I really don’t like is trying to write lengthy posts in the WordPress Editor It’s okay for small posts but doesn’t have the features I’m used to for longer posts. So, with it, I end up spending time formatting and proofreading content rather than creating it. Okay, to be fair, proofreading is something I still have to do but it just seems easier in a familiar environment.

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Starting WordPress Blog

Well, I got fed-up with maintaining a blogging product on my company website (see FOSS products) and decided to look around for alternatives. A lot (a great big bunch) of people are using WordPress for their personal blog page. In fact one of the big Google architects, Matt Cutts uses it for his personal blog. So I’m trying it.

And here’s how…
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