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Wow! Everything Seems much Snappier.

I’ve just gone and installed yet another piece of WordPress magic, which goes by the slightly geeky name of WP-DBManager.

Basically, this jewel of a plugin enables me to do good things like automatically backup and optimize this site’s database.  I’ve just hit the optimize button, and the results were noticeable to me, hence the title of this post.

WP-DBManager also does some other clever things, but they may be a bit sophisticated for me, so I’ll leave them for a rainy day.

This eminently useful plugin was very easy to install and is simplicity itself to use. Full marks to one Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan for having built and offered this useful plugin to the WordPress community. Without it, I’d have to mess with something both powerful and potentially deadly called PhpMyAdmin. While PhpMyAdmin is excellent, it has more options than you can shake a stick at, and this is why to the inexpert (Me!), it can potentially turn a backup into a disaster. Talk about Catch 22!

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Stop reading, start speaking

Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.

Anyway, I don’t have to worry so much now, because WP-DBManager makes backups simple, and the system will even automagically email me a copy of my precious 850+ posts. Wonderful! Thoroughly recommended.

Many thanks to the curiously named Tubetorial site for putting me onto this superb plugin (Is that enough superlatives??!!).

If you happen to have a WordPress based site, then you’ve got to have this plugin, unless that is, the only word you understand from the expression ‘risk management’ is ‘risk’. Because without it, you really do risk losing many hours of work.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep this blog going long enough for me to spend some time in my old age browsing through it and uttering phrases such as ‘Ah, those were the days.’ and ‘They don’t do that like they used to.’, plus ‘Wow, Italy really was a crazy place.’

Have a nice worry free weekend. I will, now.

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