The Easiest Way of Migrating WordPress Content

In my earlier blog post , I did share about my experience about migrating my blog from a Shared Hosting to a VPS . However one thing that did trouble me is of course to migrate my entire WordPress installation.

No doubt there are actually some easy way out for us to do , including plug-ins and a lot of guides out there. I realised that migrating the whole WordPress along with its settings may not be the right thing to do in my case as I want to start fresh – but then I want to retain the whole content + structure.

Second reason being is that I realized my earlier WordPress installation was hacked and the hacked manager to put a script that pretty much sends out spam to the outside world (that made sense on why my blog was penalised for a very long time).

Keep in mind that this does not back up your plugins and other configuration. It just moves your content. I had to set up the rest basically

The way how I did it was into two steps :-

  1. Migrate the content out (using built-in tool)- You can read more about how to do it here
  2. Copying the upload folder – this is inside wp-content folder and it contains all of it. Personally , you may want to use a File Manager to easily import and export it.

Overall , it took me about 2-3 hours to restore my WordPress installation. Clearly I did not lose any content but I need to check my older posts if something is not showing up properly such as embedded YouTube video.

 

My Experience of Moving From Shared Hosting To VPS

Much like the rest of you – I’ve started (well decided to kick-start again) my blog with a shared hosting (or a hosted solution like Blogger or WordPress hosted). My blog used to be hosted on several sites before I made a move to host it on HostGator a couple of years back until about few weeks ago , I decided to move to a Virtual Private Server (VPS). I thought of sharing my experience in my blog post on why I made the move , what are the things that you need to be aware of and if it is suitable for everyone

 

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Buying from Taobao in 5 Steps for Malaysians

Taobao is basically eBay or Amazon of Asia. You could find anything that you can imagine and you actually wanted to buy. Of course , this is why services like Lazada have parted with Taobao to bring the collection to Malaysians.
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There are two problems with that , one the choices are limited and second its slightly overpriced compared to what you get from Taobao.
A lot of my friends who are Chinese or who know how to read and write in Chinese buy directly things from Taobao directly. The reason being is that it’s cheap
Now as a computer scientist + marketer + geek myself. I will share with you on how to purchase things from Taobao in this easy to follow steps. After all it’s much more fun compared to say using agents to purchase things on behalf of you
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Enable SSL in WordPress With CloudFlare in 2 Easy Steps

HTTPS is gaining ground just about everywhere and the important of surfing websites securely have raised in the given years. Given that Google loves to rank sites that are on HTTPS higher compared to non-HTTPS , it is become uttermost important for WordPress blog owners to get their blog or site to be on HTTPS.

In this simple , how-to guide.  We would look into how to enable HTTPS for free , provided that you have your own WordPress blog hosted (just like in my case). This would ensure that connection to our WordPress site is secure
Best of all it can be done in 2 easy steps
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Getting Chromecast to work with Unotelly

Few months ago , I bought a Chromecast. It was a nice little device that allowed me to cast stuff from my mobile to my TV. I bought it for my Bedroom TV as I already have an Apple TV for the living room. The main reason why I bought it was to stream Twitch from my mobile phone to the TV. However I wanted Chromecast just to do more in Malaysia. For example with my Apple TV , I am able to watch hulu and netflix , thanks to unotelly. I just want to replicate the same steps , so I changed my DNS to Unotelly DNS in my router. This simple step should work , because all of my computers in the network would automatically use Unotelly DNS – except for Chromecast
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ASUS RT-14UHP Wireless Router Giveaway

In conjugation with the spirit of Merdeka , I am  giving away an ASUS RT-14UHP Wireless Router for free (worth RM 289) and also 10% discount on ASUS RT-14UHP purchases – which is made possible to the great people at ASUS Malaysia 

  • Lag when you play DOTA ?
  • Poor WiFi ?
  • Spending too much $$$ on electricity bill for leaving your PC 24/7 to torrent ?

If you have answered all of it as a yes (or not). Then uh , step right up to the giveaway.
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WeChat Speed All Star Race Review

I am quite sure that most of you have heard of WeChat. Its a popular messaging program , something like WhatsApp. The beauty of WeChat is that they have presence in the local market , in this case Malaysia which pretty much takes things to the next level.
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Let’s take a closer look at WeChat Speed All Star Race , which I think can take social gaming to the next level
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HP Slate 6" VoiceTab Review

It has been a long time since HP has entered into the smartphone market. HP’s primary business is in making desktop and laptop computers – and they make tablets too.  Previously as some of you may remember , hp did enter the smartphone market during Windows Mobile era (you can take a look at my old hp smartphone here which I still keep – psst it’s after the jump ) – and now they have decided to re-enter into the market after being left out of the loop for a long time.
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Much like my other reviews , it would be divided into several part. In this part , basically we would be taking a overview of the hp Slate 6 VoiceTab
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