I recently moved from an iPhone to an Android phone. My immediate concern was how to move my contacts over between the two devices. iCloud backup of my contacts really came in handy for this.
First, make sure to have your contacts backed up to iCloud.
Log in to iCloud at https://www.icloud.com/ using your Apple ID and proceed to the contacts page. Select all of the contacts (CTRL+A for Windows, COMMAND+A for Mac), click the gear on the bottom left, and select export as vCard.
Now log in to your Google Contacts using your Google account. Click import and select the vCard file you just exported.
Upon completing the import, make sure to review your contacts and merge any duplicate contacts that may have resulted from the import. This is the perfect opportunity to clean up your contacts before syncing them with your phone.
I recently noticed that I had lost all my comments from the Enterpriseyness blog (this website, a WordPress site). I decided to look at the database table that stores my comments. By default, the comments are stored in wp_comments but you have the option to use any prefix other than ‘wp’ when you are setting up your WordPress site.
I decided to take a look at the comments table for some clues and was presented with the following error message:
#144 - Table './###/wp_comments' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed
I am not a heavy MySQL user so I went off to Google and came across a few ideas. Before anything else, I made sure to back up my current database. Things are bad, I don’t want them getting worst. The first idea I came across was to simply attempt to repair the table manually
repair table wp_comments
This immediately brought my WordPress comments back. You can learn more about repair function on MySQL’s website.
Over the past few years, people have been writing about an intermittent issue with WordPress sites hosted on GoDaddy where upon trying to update the WordPress site, the user is prompted for FTP credentials but the credentials are not accepted.This issue doesn’t seem to occur on fresh installations and no one is quite sure what is causing the issue.
Though people have been having this issue primarily on GoDaddy hosted WordPress sites, it’s a GoDaddy feature itself that allows you to address the issue.
- Log in to your GoDaddy hosting account and proceed to the web Hosting Details page for your site.
- At the top of the page, you will see the Homepage Snapshot
- Click on Manage WordPress get a list of applications you have installed on your hosting account.
- Select the site you are experiencing the issues on and click “Update to x.y.z”. As of writing this blog entry, the latest version is 3.5.1
Update to new version
- Confirm the upgrade
Confirm the upgrade
- The interface will update to show the installation process
- Once the installation is complete, log in to your site’s dashboard and you will be presented with the chance to update the underlying database for your WordPress site. Click the button to update the database and your site will be up and running with the new version of WordPress. If you proceed to your plugins page, you will be able to update your other plugins using the regular process.