Monthly Archives: April 2011

How to restore your Snapsnot via FTP

Let me talk you through the steps necessary to restore a WordPress Site if you’re backed it up with Snapshot Backup. In principle there are four options you have:

  1. Restore via FTP (available to everyone, however it’s a long and tedious process)
  2. Restore via SSH (requires root access to your server, works much faster but not everyone has root access)
  3. Restore using Snapshot Restore (doesn’t exist yet… but I’m working on it)
  4. Ask me to restore a Snapshot for you (small fee involved for my time)

In this article I’ll describe Option 1: Restoring a Snapshot via FTP.

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Snapshot Backup – Version 1.5 Release Notes

Here’s a maintenance release of Snapshot which fixes a handful of issues many of you have experienced over the last month. Let me share with you what I’ve done to make Snapshot even better. It’s all about compatibility.

Thank you all forover 4000 downloads at the time of writing!

Special thanks go to Ozh, Justin and Brad and their new book Professional WordPress Plugin Development which is helping me enormously in getting a grip on WordPress constants and functions.

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How to style the BuddyPress Default Theme

Ray and I have been working on Livestatus, a status report system for television broadcasters. We decided that BuddyPress would be a superb platform to use for this and went with it.

There aren’t many Themes available for BuddyPress so we went with the default theme which I think works best. However there’s still a lot of clutter we didn’t need so I made some quick amendmends.

Here are my notes if you’d like to have a go.

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How to post code when you leave a comment

Sometimes you want to leave a comment and post code to demonstrate what is or isn’t working. For security though, pure HTML and PHP is filtered out – otherwise evildoers could post malicious code wherever they can.

In this screencast I will show you how to post code in comments so it can be displayed but not executed. This is meant to be for WordPress, but may well work with any system that let’s you post as a user.