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WordPress: How to Transfer Posts from One User to Another CodeUnit 14 AUG 2012

Assigning posts from one user to another is always useful, and luckily for us, WordPress allows for two fairly simple methods of achieving this.

The first, easiest method for transferring posts from one user to another is by simply deleting the first user’s profile account. During the deletion process you’ll be asked whether you want to keep all items associated with that profile, and more importantly, to which existing user account you want to link these posts and comments to.

The second method involves some SQL execution, but it comes with the advantage that unlike the first method, you don’t actually have to lose an existing user account. Now to run the SQL statement you either need to fire up phpMyAdmin and hit the associated wordpress database or alternatively, search the plugins repository for something that will allow you to directly execute SQL statements from your wp-admin interface (trust me, there are plenty to choose from).

Anyway, once you are ready to go, open the user accounts page under wp-admin and hover your mouse over the two user accounts you want to make use of. Note their user-id which gets revealed in the URL of the link. Note these two ID numbers down.

Next, construct and execute your SQL statement, being sure to substitute your user ID numbers in accordingly:

UPDATE wp_posts SET post_author=NEW_AUTHOR_ID WHERE post_author=OLD_AUTHOR_ID;

Nifty.

Throttling My Output Blogging 22 APR 2010

Okay, so I’ve finally taken the hard decision and decided to throttle back a bit on the output I produce for my CodeUnit code, technology and tutorials blog.

I currently run three blogs plus am meant to be running a fourth Karate site (which quite simply I don’t find the necessary time for). Now I am a person who firmly believes that blogs are meant to be updated on an extremely regular basis and I find nothing more annoying that an infrequently updated “personal” site.

This of course has the effect that it spurs me on to produce as much good, high quality content as what I possible can, which translates into daily updates on both the CodeUnit of Craig and Rugged Rock of Craig blog sites – The House of C webcomic site gets updated a little less frequently, but it gets updated nevertheless.

However, I would like to stretch my creative legs a little and start producing more artwork in the little spare time that I have, and that of course means that something has got to give, and so after giving it some thought I have decided to cut back on the output stream for CodeUnit and from this point onwards stick to a Monday, Wednesday and Friday release schedule, essentially freeing me up from four days’ worth of articles during a week.

My personal blog, the Rugged Rock of Craig will however continue to be updated on a daily basis.

So if you are a regular, regular visitor (i.e. daily) to CodeUnit of Craig, I’m sorry for this cutting back a bit. Rest assured though that the quality of the articles will remain the same – there is simply going to be a fair smaller number of new posts in a month.

(Luckily for me though, based on the Google Analytics stats I don’t believe there are too many of you in existence in the first place! :P)

Coolio.

Just thought I should let you know.

The House of C 017: 1000 Posts of Pain The House of C 29 MAR 2010

Another dated cartoon finds itself on the House of C, this one pulled from the original CodeUnit blog and marked the 1000th post on that particular site. Needless to say, there isn’t much of a joke to be found here, but at least you get a cartooning of me from behind. You know, from when I was all muscular-like… :P

(And I promise, nearly at the end of these comic re-runs. We’re getting there people, we’re getting there!)

700 Posts Already!? General Nonsense 12 JUN 2008

Craig LotterWhat, I’m on my 700th post already? Wow, that went by rather quickly. From starting erratically way back in March 2007 with a rather bland test post which served as my introductory piece, to all the way here in June 2008 where I now consistently post at least one entry a day, it has been an amazing exercise in finding an outlet for my life and love of writing, as well as an entity that has now become almost a permanent fixture in my everyday life.

As time has progressed, I have found that I all of a sudden have a small, fairly dedicated readership, and that alone provides me with even more of a reason to continue this journey (though it has admittedly inadvertently censored some of my work that I perhaps would like to have posted about at times).

I have blogged about personal stuff, I have blogged about stupid stuff. I have blogged to inform, and sometimes I have blogged with the sole purpose to annoy. I have made fun of others and in turn made fun of myself. Hell, I’ve even put up jokes and comics just for the fun of it.

Even if it does sound a little conceited, I try to fill these pages with a little something of everything, because simply put, that is me. Jack of all trades, master of none, I pride myself in at least knowing something of everything – and happen to think that that is something that most people should be doing in any case.

As it is, this blog has ended up meaning quite a bit to me. At its least, it is a tool by which I can disseminate information and satisfy my craving to create something. At its most, it is a history book chronicling my life, capturing almost every aspect of my everyday life. Everything that I have achieved and experienced gets chronicled here, making it the perfect reference as to just what has and is happening in my life.

During these 700 posts, this site has undergone more than a couple of changes and alterations, changing location and host and in the end, becoming something that I can proudly say that I have shaped and moulded to be something that I AM proud of.

So with my first 700 posts behind me, I eagerly look forward to surpassing number 1000 – after all, everyone knows that a number ending in lots of zeroes simply must be cool! :)