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Google Plus Calendar

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Calendaring Today I found where google allows it’s users to post times that others can select from – to create an appointment. It’s a cool new feature, however still not as great as Tungle (See previous post).

Have you tried it yet? Have you tried Tungle?!! Go research and come back…

… done? Ok, so what do you think? Did you understand what they’re doing? Social Calendaring! Personally, I think the new setting in Google and the Tungle site are on to something. Just really hasn’t taken off. Why do you suppose that is? Privacy?

Have you used Basecamp or some other Project Management tool? There’s calendaring in these services. How is it different from Tungle?

WordPress Website Move To A New Server

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So over the last 2 weeks, I’ve been working to load up a new client’s site on my server. It’s been rough, to say the least. If you decide to do this, it’s my recommendation that you follow these steps:

  1. Read everything you can on a site migration
  2. Contact your host for pointers – read their knowledge base too
  3. Rethink moving from the existing host
  4. Setup WordPress on your server
  5. Change your computer’s hosts file to point to the new IP of the server.
  6. Make a back up of all the WP files created in step 4
  7. Setup the Database EXACTLY like the previous host’s DB
  8. Ensure you have ALL the files from the previous “Designer”
  9. Double check to make sure you have all the files including the template files.
  10. Load all the files over the WordPress instance on the new server
  11. Import the provided sql database. (There are 2-3 ways of doing this – I used MyPHPAdmin)
  12. Ensure you will be able to email from your new server – If the client doesn’t point their MX record to your server you will want to order a new one or download a WP SMTP plugin. Your forms will not email effectively if you don’t.
  13. Check the site
  14. Make sure you have a .htaccess file in the wp-admin directory as well as the root dir.
  15. Have the client’s IT professional point the DNS to your new server IP address.
    • If you have to move down a dir a the test one, you’ll need to change the original DB created when you loaded the WP instance – to point to the lower dir, otherwise you won’t be able to log in to WP

You’re done – That is if you REALLY have all the files from the previous designer – AND if you have a data file in a usable format. Read step 3 twice. Read step 9 three times. DO NOT skip step 12 or 13.

Klout Disconnect

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Today I dumped my Klout.com account. More to come.

If you decide to get rid of your Klout account, please be advised that Klout disconnected the link between “profile settings” and “delete your account”. The deleted function is now buried at the very end of the “privacy” policy which you can only access through a link at the bottom of your “profile settings” page, or by clicking on the footer link “privacy” under “Developers.”

Do you – um – Google Voice?

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So I’m 13 days into this whole no land-line experiment. Saving a lot of money is worth some minor headaches. I’m looking for your testimonials here. What do you love about Google Voice. What cool things have you tried? If you don’t know what I’m talking about go here;  or to my other blog. Then come back here…

I’ll wait…

So did you go sign up? WHAT? You were supposed to go sign up for Google Voice. That’s what we’re discussing here.

…more waiting…

Done? Good. Now post some comments below.