Recover deleted posts in WordPress using Firefox

Thank heavens for Mozilla Firefox and than heavens for this blog post:

I had accidentally deleted a long blog post about Starbucks and the Australian coffee market. I had almost given up when I came across this solution.

I accidentally deleted a draft post in wordpress that I was trying to publish at the time. I don’t know what happened but in the micro seconds that flashed before my eyes I understood that I had deleted that very post for good. I tried to find the cached google page of my post but it was too late.

What worked in the was to switch firefox to work offline and then retrieve the post by browsing the history of the web browser.

I hope this never happens to me (or anyone) again. So I leave the link to the post that saved my Sunday’s afternoon work and I leave my gratitude to the person that created that post.

Weird occurences in Word Press

I’m a happy user of the open source wordpress software for blogging but there are two issues I have with it.

  1. Posts get published with the created date instead of the final published date
  2. A post that was in my drafts got accidentally deleted without being prompted before continuing.

A big annoyance as I had put in a lot of time into this article.

It seems that I will now have to learn to use external blog editors to handle my writing as the web interface is just too risky.

Has anyone else had these problems?

Social Networking for Musicians

Creating an Online Internet Profile (OIP)

For a music band that isn’t connected to a record label, OIP is vital.

The notion that alternative music need not use social networking tools because of pop fads or trends is now outdated. Whether you produce folk music, death hip-hop or political punk rock or even opera, a credible internet presence can do nothing else than enhance your reputation.

Currently the internet is an inexpensive medium that reaches a mass audience of distinct ages and demographics. Being accessible to distant fans can take your success higher than what was possible ten years ago, and this is possible without much budget spent on advertising. Now let’s look at the tools available.

Social Media

The above concept has changed the way we view networking and even critics cannot play down the influence and significance of this trend called web 2.0.

There are more than enough useful applications to use on the internet. While it is advisable to have several appearances or entrance points online, it isn’t necessary to use every one available as maintenance becomes time consuming. It’s best to stick with the most common ones as the audiences there are larger. Now let’s investigate the crucial applications you need to have to create that mass following. Continue reading