I love name.com. Today they announced a new service called RapidPress. It’s a hosted WordPress solution, with domain and other necessary service. As a WordPress lover I also like to see more people built business on WordPress, making it easy for people to blog and make website. But probably for marketing Name.com in a way insult Automattic, company behind WordPress.com, which I don’t like. Keep reading for details.
I am happy to announce we have released free WordPress plugin “Twitter Cards Meta” today. It’s by far the best plugin available for Twitter Cards in WordPress, now available for free in WordPress.org. And now Twitter Cards works just superfine in my blog, take a look.
Google+ got updated with super big cover photos, local review tab and few other features, reported by Anatol in TTJ. Though Anatol himself did not updated his Google+ profile yet, but I did. Take a look at my new shiny super big cover photos at Google+ profile. Here I will discuss this new dimension in details.
[External] CloudFlare Outage & My Detail Explanation
CloudFlare was completely down for an hour this weekend. I wrote an article on TTJ, explaining what really happened. We also work with CloudFlare, even TTJ use their service(some of their service, not complete package). Some of our site also went down with it, but we came back online within 15 minute or so. Interesting thing is my this post in TTJ got viral.
Yea, I know, I should write more in TTJ.
Nick Bilton wrote an article on NYT Bits how Facebook engagement dropped, and works only when you pay. It’s a shame. I also have same kind of result. And I also did test. Without paying it’s not possible even to reach to your 1% user, who are already subscribed, or liked your page. It’s not unintentional algorithm issue, its Facebook’s business approach. So Facebook sharing is not as free as it were year ago.
I actually pushed some rapid updates to my “Social Profilr Reimagined Changelog” plugin. Current latest version is 2.1.2, its more light weight and come with fixed dropdown view, with some minor changes. You could download it free from WordPress Extended. If you face any issue report bug in Plugin support page or in this blog.
[External] YouTube Itself Doing Harlem Shake
The Tech Journal (TTJ) reported this. So, in YouTube all you have to do is in their search box type ‘Do The Harlem Shake’ and press enter and see the magic. Enjoy the Harlem Shake meme.
I wrote about W3 Total Cache 0.9.2.7 issue, which caused few issues including MaxCDN custom domain name not working. Frederick, the plugin author was fast enough to release updated version 0.9.2.8, but it caused a Fatal error like below, and here I will show a quick workaround to fix the issue.
Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'FileOperationException' with message '<strong>/public_html/wp-content/w3tc-config/master.php</strong> could not be created, please run following command:<br /><ul><li><strong style="color: #f00;">chmod 777 /public_html/wp-content/cache/tmp</strong></li><li><strong style="color: #f00;">chmod 777 /public_html/wp-content/w3tc-config</strong></li>' in /public_html/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/inc/functions/activation.php:127 Stack trace: #0 /public_html/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/lib/W3/ConfigWriter.php(159): w3_throw_on_write_error('/...', Array) #1 /public_html/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/lib/W3/Config.php(71): W3_ConfigWriter->save() #2 /public_html/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/lib/W3/CloudFlare.php(174): W3_Config->save() #3 /public_html/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/lib/W3/Plugin/CloudFlare.php(52): W3_CloudFlare->update_ip_ranges() #4 /h in /public_html/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/inc/functions/activation.php on line 127
This blog also use W3 Total Cache to handle caching. Few days ago W3 EDGE company behind this super popular (Downloads: 1,622,242) plugin pushed updated version 0.9.2.7. They actually introduced a revamp look and seems like a great update. But after update, Asif.im broke down completely, as MaxCDN, the Content Delivery Network(CDN) I use was not working with the updated version of W3TC. Here is a quick semi-fix.