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How to Update WordPress Blog URL

Below are a couple simple steps to update your WordPress blog’s URL. The below is valid if you are simply switching the URL using the same domain or if you are changing the WordPress domain all together. You will run into problems if you do not make sure to update each item.

  1. Update WordPress SiteURL: In the database table wp_options make sure to change siteurl to the new URL. This should be the first row in the wp_options table.
  2. Change Blog Address: Under “Settings” and then “General” change the “Blog Address” to the new URL.

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How to Copy and Paste Notes from Microsoft OneNote into the WordPress Admin

This post will explain how to post notes from Microsoft OneNote into the WordPress admin. When you copy and paste from most Microsoft products into a visual editor such as TinyMCE that WordPress uses you will typically include a bunch of unwanted tags from the Microsoft application. These tags will make it complicated to format correctly and can even spill over outside of your post and cause issues with your entire WordPress page. The method to input this data into WordPress will work with any of the Microsoft products such as Microsoft OneNote and Microsoft Word.

Below is an example of some basic formatted text copied directly from MS OneNote and pasted into WordPress’s visual editor.

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How to Customize Taragana Translator Plugin Pro, English Flag Has Incorrect Link

The Taragana Translator Plugin is the best translation software I have found for WordPress . Not only is it easily customizable but for only $30 you can have your entire blog translated into 13 languages in less than 15 minutes. It is however beneficial to customize some of the settings and especially to add a bit to the design. I prefer having the flags appe ar at the top of the center column of a three column WordPress layout. Below I have listed some tips on how to easily customize the display of the flags.

The first thing to do is have display the actual flags. The major holdup I had was the home flag, in my case the English or US flag, was not displaying the correct link. No matter what I did it would display the URL of the translation I was currently using. So if I was viewing a German translation page then the US flag would display / de . I finally figured out that you have to wrap your flag display with text to not translate a section of co de . The text to use for not translating is shown below in an example.