For some reason, I wanted to capture a BBC iplayer stream onto my hard disk; it looks like I was planning to use my MAC, and so didn’t because I would have needed to upgrade the MAC OS version to 10.6 or better. Please note I am a BBC license fee payer, although of course the MAC is a laptop.
I am currently experimenting with tweet-button, which I’ll probably keep and Add This, which I probably won’t this time; I reckon Vote it Up and Tweet are what I want. (I’ll drop addthis because in order to tune it to do what I want, will involve a shit load of programming in languages I don’t know. It used to be easier, but integrating the vote-this-up, particularly given that it may be abandonware, is not something I want to take on. I am interested in offering twitter, delicious, mail, bookmark and vote this up.)
To take control, one needs to study the comments at their wordpress FAQ This looks pretty comprehensive.
You need to create a MySQL database which needed a contract upgrade.
Create a MySQL Database
Create a subdomain and destination
Upload the wp installation to the destination
Create the database connection parameter file
Now to choose a new theme, and I need to discover how to copy my old blog entries to the new version of WordPress.
Moving Content from the old Blog
The new blog is at http://wpress.davelevy.info. Moving content between wordpress blogs is pretty simple; wordpress has an export and import functions however the 1and1 ‘canned’ blog is pretty old and the exported xml file needed some help.
On the advice of 1and1 support, I inserted the following line into the XML file
immediately after the language property in the channel section.
The categories do not come across as assigned to the articles. I may do this by hand.
This is a parameter on the 1&1 Control Panel to set the PHP version. I set it to 5.2 on 19th Dec. 2012.