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Wordpress Back-up Plugins

Great post on Blogger Sense describing some useful Wordpress backup plugins:

5 best Wordpress Backup Plugins 2012

I have used 2 of the plugins mentioned but wanted a plugin that backed up both my SQL database and the website file structure.

I went for number one on the list: BackWPup

and confirm that it works really well.

Excluding Wordpress Category from Feedburner Feed

I wanted to exclude an Wordpress category from appearing on my Feedburner RSS Feed:

Login to Wordpress & make note of category ID
Posts > Categories > hover over required category & make note of number appearing at bottom of screen.

Login to Feedburner
Edit Feed details links (at top left)
Amend Original Feed address & add category number
e.g http://www.xyz.com/feed/?cat=-23

To do this will more than one category, use &
e.g http://www.xyz.com/feed/?cat=-23&cat=-15

Excluding Wordpress Category from RSS Feed

Needed to exclude a Wordpress category from my RSS Feed.

Found this very simple code that goes into your functions.php file:

function myFeedExcluder($query) {
 if ($query->is_feed) {
   $query->set('cat','-12');
 }
return $query;
}
add_filter('pre_get_posts','myFeedExcluder');

This comes from bavotasan.com:
http://bavotasan.com/2012/exclude-categories-from-your-rss-feed-in-wordpress/

Displaying your RSS Feed on Wordpress Page

New page required for our WordPress website, Ski Press. I wanted to pull the RSS feed, from our Skiing blog and display it on a Ski Press page.

Good round-up from Problogger on all the options: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2010/12/03/everything-you-need-to-import-and-display-rss-feeds-with-wordpress/

However, I didn’t want to use a plugin. So used this code from WP Tuts+: http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/add-the-wordpress-rss-feed-anywhere-in-your-theme/

Steps:

1. Create custom page template
Created PHP file, added this code to the top of the file:
<?php /* Template name: My Custom Page Template */ ?>
Copied all the code from my page.php, into this new page.

2. Added code to pull RSS feed into page, from WP Tuts+ (see above link)

3. Saved PHP file and uploaded into Wordpress theme directory

4. Then able to create a Wordpress page and select the template

5.Added some CSS to style the RSS output
Here is my Page: http://www.ski-press.com/ski-press-blog

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Wordpress 3.3 Upgrade

WordPress rolled out version 3.3, in mid December.
Seems it was mostly an interface update.

WordPress Introduction to 3.3 ‘Sonny’: http://wordpress.org/news/2011/12/sonny/

Good information on: Tips to upgrade successfully

Mashable update: WordPress 3.3 Update Refines Features, Interface

Sitepoint article: What’s new in WordPress 3.3

**Update: WordPress 3.3.1 brought out with fixes and security patch http://wordpress.org/news/2012/01/wordpress-3-3-1/

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