Dustin | Wordpress | October 16th 2008
My last post posed some problems. When attempting to save I received the 403 forbidden error seen here. I found that the reason for this was due to mod_security getting uppity over the word wget in my code examples. You will get the same issue if you ever use the word curl (even in a normal sentence like “curl up”).
Dustin | Wordpress | July 2nd 2008
PING – Announce new content on your blog to the world!
When you ‘ping’ you notify blog indexing services that you have made an update to your blog. Ping-o-matic is used automatically by WordPress at install but there are others you should take advantage of. Use the following list to make sure your content is represented by these services.
Not sure where to put these? In WordPress (2.5.x) click on ‘Settings’ in admin then ‘Writing’ and paste them into ‘Update Services’ at the bottom of the page. Click ‘Save Changes’ and you are in business. Now WordPress will notify these services automatically.
If you are familiar with pinging services you already know that there are plenty more pinging services available than the ones listed above. This list is researched and optimized for efficiency. Credit for the research goes to Instant Info Online. You can check out the research here.
*** UPDATE 4/5/2010 ***
WordPress maintains its own information on this subject here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Update_Services.