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I have seen a lot of programs, scripts etc that seem to offer you the possibility of creating upto a 1000 blogs in under a minute and what not to create massive blog domains for ad serving and revenue purposes.

Recently though I actually had the oportunity to look at one of these scripts, and all I can say is, what a piss poor job they did of creating a system like that. Database usage is inefficient by all standards. Core hack of the WordPress install files, option settings etc.

This brought out the idea, if you were really interested in creating a hundred blogs and filling them up with content from plug-ins or other feed based content pullers etc, wouldn’t it be a lot better option for you to download WordPress MU, and write a single file which will create as many users/blogs as you want.

I haven’t had the chance to look at how WordPress MU uses the database, but I am guessing in a far better way than those massive multiple blogging scripts. And obviously publishing content periodically would be a lot easier too I am guessing across all the blogs that you wish to have.

It’s quite possible that I am missing something and thus make my idea not feasible, but I definitely want to take a look at WordPress MU, just to play around with it and see what it does and how it does what it does .. 😀

I got a domain and hosting in December, but never got around to actually put the site live with anything meaningful .. I have been wanting to finish off everything with the theme and some other customizations that I wanted to do before actually starting to use it ..

But I figured that I didn't want to wait forever for that to happen .. 😀 .. yeah, sometimes I can go wayward with my stuff ..

So here's what I did, I upgraded to latest version of WordPress, and put everything live, the theme is working fine, its just "not complete" according to what I have in mind for it, but oh well, no biggie ..

So now I have two cool (this obviously remains to be seen 😦 ) blogs, but I am going to refrain talking about WordPress on the other blog as much as possible, and leave other stuff to it, while I use this one for all WordPress related stuff .. thats the plan anyway, don't hold your breathe on it .. 😀

Take a look, and if someone actually does, I would appreciate any feedback .. you can find it here NameError .. 🙂

I found out today that a WordPress theme that I ported for a client is online .. I don’t get to see much of my work out in the open on the internet, so I am quite happy about this one.

Take a look .. started out with unclean HTML design, and when I was done XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid and CSS valid .. but unfortunately seems like further changes were made to the code, and now its not validating either 😦 .. thats not too cool .. but oh well .. here’s the link to site .. Wedding Plan Secrets

What do you think eh? Pretty decent .. Haven’t really had much of WordPress work lately which sucks .. so anyone runs across this post, and wants to convert a HTML design to WordPress theme, give me a shout ..

Update:

Found out that another one of theme ports is being used online as well .. 🙂 .. yippie .. this one is even better looking than the first one in my opinion. Its a design by Andreas Vilkund and the original design is called andreas02

Its online here .. Surfarama

I was shocked when I tried accessing the blog earlier today, to find a 404 display. A quick login took me from "hhm weird" to "wth happened?". I was extremely surprised to see no posts, no categories, no nothing .. and I had no idea what had caused it.

It's at times like this that personally hosted/managed applications stand out from using externally managed applications. If the same had happened to a blog running WP on some hosted server, I could poke around or tried to find out what happened .. but not possible with this blog on WordPress.com.

After the initial shock mode, I decided to poke around, the support forums are always a great place to start checking out the general scene. Lo and Behold .. the first two posts confirmed that every single blog was not working, and everyone was screaming as loudly as their voice boxes (by this I really mean their keyboards and fingers) could manage.

So well now there was nothing that could be done, but to wait until folks around the world in their time zones woke up and started having a go at what was happening. And as expected, an hour or so later, the blog didn't display at all, but an explanatory message showed, excellent.

Now its all back and running again as usual, and looks like I lost nothing which is simply superb. Not that I would have lost an extreme amount of information or for that matter very important posts, I have very few posts still on the blog, but losing this would have ached though ..

Now I am happy, and beaming again that I lost nothing, I hope all other users are in the same emotional state .. for anyone else who lost some data, bad luck sh*t happens, I just hope that you didn't lose too much ..

It’s been a long time since I posted .. more than two months to be accurate considering that my last post is dated Feb. 6 ..

Oh well, I had to go back home to attend to some matters and make up my mind on a couple of other things. I had to make some important decisions about my future, and fortunately that did go quite ok ..

I have finally decided that its no longer any use to try study full time and at the same time work as a freelancer to support myself, because it just seems that I end up missing out on one of them invariably.

So I have taken the plunge and decided that studying is going to have to be stopped for sometime at least, I am not really the kind to make myself promise that I will study again later and what not .. so if it happens, we will see ..

So now I am frantically job hunting, pretty much everywhere too .. well technically mainly the US, Canada and the UK .. why, because English is the primary language. I am sort of getting tired of going place where English is not the official language and the need to learn a new language altogether just to get a decent part-time job if the need arose ..

So if anyone see’s this post, and knows of any job vacancies for PHP or Python programmers especially in the US or UK, please do drop me a line, I would greatly appreciate it.

Haven’t had much of work with WordPress since my last post, well to be honest haven’t really been able to work that much with all the travelling .. but getting back to my normal lifestyle, so lets see how it goes .. more later ..

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