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Windows Live Spaces url forwarding still working

  1. It is a long time ago that I migrated my blog from Windows Live Spaces to WordPress.
  2. It appeared to me recently that the URL forwarding from the original web pages to WordPress which was part of the migration package that Microsoft offered, had stopped working – regrettably, since I still have old documents pointing to the original pages, and the cryptic URL naming scheme seems to make it difficult to find out where the original ULR pointed to.
  3. However, it seems that only some forwarding stopped working. If I reformat URL format 1 (which redirects to the WordPress homepage) to format 2, the forward still works:
      1. http://plagwitz1.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?_c01_BlogPart=blogentry&_c=BlogPart&handle=cns!4FA3329905D7E1CE!1248
      2. http://plagwitz1.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!4FA3329905D7E1CE!1248.entry

Learning-materials-related posts

Here is an overview of learning materials (Creation service) related articles, per language, on this blog/CMS, including shortcut links that save you building the advanced-search URLS as described in the upper right corner here.

Blogposts

With learning materials or on Creation of

To date 7/22/2014

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lmC

Grand Total

Arabic

7

4

11

English

8

10

18

Farsi

7

4

11

French

11

8

19

German

12

8

20

Hebrew

2

0

2

Hindi

7

5

12

Italian

8

6

14

Japanese

9

5

14

Korean

7

4

11

Latin

3

0

3

Mandarin

8

6

14

Polish

5

4

9

Portuguese

9

4

13

Russian

8

5

13

Spanish

9

9

18

Swahili

5

4

9

Yoruba

4

4

8

Grand Total

129

90

219

Blog table of contents to sort through 1200+ articles

This platform needs a better search/sort/filter – Excel Web App to the rescue: Here tags and categories are sorted alphabetically, allowing for and-searches, while the Excel advanced filters enables more sophisticated or-Searches. No search can be better than the metadata inputted, to clean that up, authenticated users can click the edit- or (make shift) daylink.

Windows Live Writer can once again load more than 500 WordPress posts without “Invalid Server Response”

Evidence:

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Version (recently updated – thank you! This bug bugged me a lot, I am chatty):Version 2012 (Build 16.4.3522.110). Not sure it is not server-related, but consider upgrading on download.live.com if you still see this error on the metaWeblog.getRecentPosts from XmlRpc server: image

Best way I found to merge WordPress.com tags

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I am talking about merging spurious variant tags into one canonical form. This is a workaround for the fact that you cannot just update when the update could require wordpress.com to merge the article set form the old tag into an existing article set under the new tag. The work around involves accessing  the spurious tags from the admin / tags interface (window on the right); then opening the "posts" for each spurious tag in a new window. In the posts window to the left, do the "quick edit". I tried saving myself some deleting in the left window by, after opening the left window, deleting the tag in the right window; but the old tag has already been preloaded for the Quick edit into the left window . Well, Quick edit makes it pretty painless. Is a global search/replace for wordpress.com conceivable? Warning: Don’t hit "Edit" after deleting  the tag and try to go back – you will have to hunt for your posts manually.

How my documentation blog is developing

My thank-you for over 100,000 views…

… is a little Online Tool to handle GUIDs. I missed the 100,000th visit coming through the front door image, but the tool was also posted a short while ago.

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