Piwik GPL web analytics

Piwik is an open source (GPLed) web analytics program. It looks very comprehensive. I will endeavour to install it and test it out soon. I’ll report back on it when I do. There is also a WordPress plugin for Piwik.  

Emacs Rocks videos

Magnar from @emacsrocks has produced some really nice emacs demos. They confirm my emacs tragic status. I hope to one day be 1/10th as good as Magnar. I found the video about multiple-cursors particularly fascinating. In fact all the videos are mind-blowing!  

Import historical data from Apache logs into AWStats

One of my clients had a problem where the last 6 months of data was not in Google Analytics. Upon investigating it turned out that for some reason the WordPress Google Analytics plugin was not active. I could not determine why it was not active when I am sure I set it up in the… Continue reading Import historical data from Apache logs into AWStats

Apache Virtual Host configuration for a Networked WordPress Installation

Direct any URL request that Apache receives to the WordPress installation. You need to do it if you are setting up a WordPress Network multi-site installation that has sites with their own unique domain names. e.g. site1.org, site2.com, someothersite.co.uk etc. /etc/apache2/sites-enabled$ ls -al total 8 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 25 13:18 . drwxr-xr-x… Continue reading Apache Virtual Host configuration for a Networked WordPress Installation

Migrating single site WordPress installations to a multisite network

I have seen this question about migrating to a networked multisite WordPress install come up more than once so I thought I’d write down my experience. I used to host about 10 individual WordPress installations. Managing them and keeping them all up to date was a pain, and that meant I always had sites that were… Continue reading Migrating single site WordPress installations to a multisite network