If you are one of the regular readers of ShoutMeLoud, you might have noticed frequent downtime and theme changes in last couple of days. There are many reasons for the same and one of them was my hosting server. I was on Linode VPS and despite of being one of the powerful unmanaged VPS server, my site was going down again and again. Though the reason might be due to some bugged WordPress plugin and also some issues with updated W3 total cache plugin. Last night I started facing some issues with Thesis theme as it was not able to save my design options and I think it was because of some database issue. Nonetheless, yesterday I almost worked 18 hr in last 24 hrs to fix the issue and in the process I learned lots of things and learned how image hotlinkers can lead to your site downtime. My Error log was filled with request originating from other sites who were using ShoutMeLoud skin (Copied and pasted) and many of them didn’t even bother to remove the image links or upload it on … [Read more...] about ShoutMeLoud is Back Online on Hostgator Shared Hosting
Do you have a blog on WordPress.org or any self hosted website?. Well, I learned the lesson that backing up your blog is important in a hard way. I’ll explain. It all started with me wanting to change my hosting. I told a friend of mine and he did it. What I later found out was that some of my posts went missing because I hadn’t backed up my blog. I had lost a single month of my blog. I didn’t knew how to bring all that data back but Google saved me. Thanks to Google cacheI found my blog posts’ caches and copied the posts to my blog which finally ended the problem. By this incident I learnt the problem that taking backups of your WordPress blog is important. If you still need more reasons for backing up keep reading this post and you will find them. You may know, life is nothing without risks and the same is with your blogs. The risks you take with your blog may turn out to bring some amazing changes to your blog and make your blog better than ever. But it is … [Read more...] about Why is Backing Up Your WordPress Blog Important?
One of the biggest problem with most of social networking site is information overloading. For example, if you have 1000 friends on Facebook, it’s impossible for you to follow all the updates from your friends, and you miss out many important updates at time. Facebook addresses this issue with their Facebook algorithm, which determines what updates should be visible on your Facebook news feed. No matter what, by the end this is only a machine language, and you can’t expect it to be 100% perfect. You are most likely to miss important updates from many friends, that you don’t want to miss. In this article, I will share some tips which you can use on your Facebook profile, to ensure that you don’t miss out important updates, and also it will help you to handle information overload to an extent. How to take back control of your Facebook News feed: If you interested to know how Facebook determine what updates you should see on your Facebook newsfeed, this article … [Read more...] about How to take control of your Facebook News Feed Back
…Now that Google Reader is almost dead. As you probably know Google announced last month that they’re officially shutting down its popular RSS reader, Google Reader, on July 1st, 2013. My reaction was almost the same as Hitler’s reaction. Hitler finds out Google Reader is shutting down But now I no longer care about Google Reader and in fact I don’t want Google to bring back their Google Reader as Feedly is just too awesome. Feedly is the biggest winner with Google Reader’s death as over 3 million new users have joined Feedly ever since the announcement of Google Reader’s death. Feedly was not a perfect alternative to Google Reader but then guys at Feedly did a great job after Google Reader’s retirement news. And with one of its recent update the Feedly even mimics Google Reader in terms of appearance as they added a "Title Only View". Now the only problem with Feedly is that you need a browser extension to access the web version and … [Read more...] about Dear Google, Now Please Don’t Bring Back Your Google Reader…
Do you like saving extra money? Who doesn't? But it's not the piece of cake to save our heard earned money unless you know about latest money saving tips. In the past, Harsh has shared some great tips here & today is the time when you will learn saving money the smart way ( Spoiler alert: For India only). At some level, we all are shopaholics! We all like shopping, don't we? The miracles of the internet have now allowed reaping the benefits of E-commerce and shopping from the comforts of our pajamas! With the Indian E-commerce sales projected to top $17.52 Billion by 2018, virtual window shopping has now become a daily ritual! While we all love online shopping, grabbing a deal or a coupon from around is something that definitely makes our day. Frugal investment on the internet is something people brag with flair and we all love sharing the nitty-gritty's on how we netted a cool 75% off on that flashy Nike sneakers. You come around deals almost every day around on the internet and … [Read more...] about Get Real Cash Back When You Shop Online in India