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How to view more than 7 days’ history data in wordpress.com

While blogging in your wordpress.com account, you may always want to check if your blog’s pageviews is increased or improved, what trend of blog is, where are the visitors coming from, which posts have better pageviews, and even search terms from search engine. I found referrer and search statistics are very useful, they are great hints to improve your blogs pageranks in search engines such as google, yahoo etc. But I was feeling hopeless to see only 7 days history data and then I found it’s a simple job to view more statistic data back to history ;-). This howto is about going beyond the limited history data (by default 7 days) to 9 days (seems it still doesn’t solve my issue though, but what can we do).

If you logged in and visit your wordpress stat page using this link http://<YOUR_USERNAME>.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=stats or moving your mouse over your wordpress.com admin “My Account” menu and clicking stat, you will be presented with wodpress.com’s statistics page. There are 7 sections: Pageviews Graphs(daily, weekly and monthly), Referrers, Top Posts & Pages, Search Engine Terms, Clicks, Blog Stat and Incoming Links. We will see how to view more history data for Referrers, Top Posts & Pages, Search Engine Terms, Clicks.

As mentioned above, WordPress.com currently only displays 7 days history data for wordpress bloggers, but this limit can be modified through changing URLs on your browser’s location bar. Note the system currently only allows for a max of 9 days’ result to be returned and default to 7 days, here is how: Continue reading


July 10, 2008 Posted by | How Tos, Technology, Wordpress Tips | , , , | 1 Comment

Tips on display categories in WP ecommerce

There are a few ways to enable WordPress e-commerce plugin to display categories. Some of them are not so obvious to be noticed. Well, you have to bear with that since it’s open source world, what can you expect more. Most of the time we have to dig into the code to figure things out. And I am hoping my finding will help someone else out there. My environment (Windows XP, WordPress 2.5.1 and WP e-commerce 3.6.6) may be different from yours, therefore, the tips here may not apply to yours and you have to use your own judgement, but you may still learn something useful here though. Keep on reading.

Tip #1: Add [showcategories] to your post or page wherever you want it to go, WordPress engine will figure out how to replace this by the corresponding product category list

Tip #2: Calling nzshpcrt_display_categories_groups() function directly. This function is defined in products_page.php. There are a few references to it in this release. Here are:

wp-e-commerce\products_page.php(45): function nzshpcrt_display_categories_groups() {
wp-e-commerce\products_page.php(101): echo nzshpcrt_display_categories_groups();
wp-e-commerce\products_page.php(167): echo nzshpcrt_display_categories_groups();
wp-e-commerce\wp-shopping-cart.php(2015): $output = nzshpcrt_display_categories_groups();

Line numbers may be off a bit, so in this case you will need to just look around. It should not be a big problem

Tip #3: Calling show_cats_brands() directly. Well, this is the core to showing categories. You definitely need to take a look at this function if your changes won’t work. This function is defined in show_cats_brands.php, and here is the signature:

function show_cats_brands($category_group = null , $display_method = null, $order_by = 'name')

June 23, 2008 Posted by | How Tos, Wordpress Tips, WP E-Commerce | , , , , , | 8 Comments

How to Create Videos for Your iPod

With SUPER your work of importing your videos to iPod is becoming super easy, just a few mouse clicks. In my previous article “How to make a 3GP mobile video” I explained how to make 3GP videos for you mobile devices. Here I’d like to walk you through the process of creating a video for your ipod.

First let’s see what video formats iPod is supporting:

  • H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 x 480, 30 frames per sec., Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile audio up to 160 kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • H.264 video, up to 768 kbps, 320 x 240, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 x 480, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Now let’s start SUPER and work on it:

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June 20, 2008 Posted by | How Tos, Video | , , , , | 1 Comment

How to make ringtones from my CDs

In my previous article, I mentioned how to convert your music collections to MP3, MP4 and AV ringtones using Wavepad. Someone may ask: I have some CDs which I love so much, how can I use my CDs to create my own ringtones?. Well, that’s this post will do, sit straight and keep reading.

First, start Wavepad up. You can download and install it from Wavepad.

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June 16, 2008 Posted by | How Tos, Ringtones | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tips on speeding up WordPress Admin’s Dashboard

You may notice that WordPress shows error messages in your WordPress dashboard saying timeout if you host your own WordPress somewhere, that’s because your PHP socket timeout is set too low, mine is 60 secs which is big enough. You may also be aware that you don’t really look at them(Development blog, Incoming Links, Developers news, and WordPress plugins) most of the time. Originally I thought to just remove/comment out some of code related to dashboard but I recall there is a plugin which just does that for you. So I did a search in wordpress.org and found that it’s wordpress-dashboard-editor.

And I installed it and tried it, and it works fine. And I love it, thanks Aaron Harun for the great plugin, here is the description of this plugin:

This plugin allows you to add whatever you want to the WordPress dashboard through PHP and HTML even Sidebar Widgets. You can also wipe the entire dashboard or individually remove some of the more irritating sections like the Dev news, Planet WordPress and the getting started section.

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June 15, 2008 Posted by | Wordpress Plugins, Wordpress Tips | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment