Getting Wordpress Page IDs

Some Wordpress plugins and themes require you to supply a list of page ids. This brief video tutorial shows you how to get those IDs for a page or post.

Mary of ProVirtual Solutions suggested the Reveal IDs for WP-Admin plugin to help get the IDs .

Getting rid of an email account?

A friend in his newsletter, BLIANESWORLD asked:

Have you ever switched your email address? I know it is a pain, but I’m thinking
of doing so sometime in the future.

As such, I have heard that there are services that make this much easier for you
to make such a switch. If so, have you ever used such services? And if you have,
what was your reaction to them?

My answer, don’t consolidate instead.
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What is a PURL?

Persistent Uniform Resource Locators or PURLs can take many forms. Typically software that I use like Wordpress has this functionality built in, but they call it by a different name Permalinks like the one for this article http://www.365webapplications.com/2009/12/15/what-is-a-purl, which you can see in your browser above. It is much more friendly than the database link http://www.365webapplications.com/?p=724. In SEO you want to sure you efforts don’t get lost over time, by using these in conjunction with search engine and human friendly names. Like http://www.365webapplications.com/category/review/, which regardless of the year would always show the latest reviews. Also archives would have similar forms like http://365webapplications.com/2009/10, meaning show all articles from October 2009.
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Submiting your Site to Search Engines

A question that comes up from time to time and a task that I complete for every site I launch, is submitting it to the search engines. With billions of sites and pages online this isn’t an instantaneousness process and it takes some patience, but here are two basic ways to accomplish this task.
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FTP Issues – Can’t Upload or Download?

Got a call today from a client that was having problems uploading and downloading from a Windows server using Dreamweaver. Some servers and firewalls allow or block different FTP transfer types. If you can see the files on your server, but can’t upload or download try changing the transfer type. This is usually an option in your remote settings in your FTP or HTML editor. The option you want to try changing is “Active” or “Passive” as the transfer type. By changing this option Janet was able to upload her files and I got to be “The Hero of the Day.”

Best web page dimensions

Whether you are designing a web application, a site, or a blog theme the question that will likely come up when you start is what screen resolution should I support? Then how big should I make the page? This question was posed to me yesterday and here is my response.
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10 Must-have Ecommerce Features

I spoke yesterday with someone looking to add ecommerce to his website. With so many options in ecommerce applications it is often tough to find the right one. I evaluate carts based on how easy they are to customize, features, price, and community. Here are some of the must have features that often get overlooked by ecommerce developers and business owners alike. Not having them will mean headaches in the future.
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