Migrating blog from GraffitiCMS to WordPress

As I had mentioned in my previous post, GraffitiCMS appeared as if it was on life support, so it was time to consider a new platform for this site.  The impetus to me wanting to make the switch was worrying how I was going to migrate my existing content URLs to the new format for…

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Opening a can of Woopra…

Who would have thought that the people would get so excited about statistics, but it appears people are chomping at the bit to try out Woopra web analytics from the comments and forum posts. (yes, I am one of the guilty…) Today is the day that Woopra has announced they would start a mass activation of…

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Web Analytics for Blogs

Since I converted this site to use a hosted server, one of the benefits of running my own site is having the ability to glean statistics about who is coming to visit the via web analytics.  Here are some of the packages I’ve looked at using while I am trying to figure out which offers…

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GraffitiCMS Tip: Formatting blog post excerpts

Many of the themes for GraffitiCMS contain an index.view which will display the first few lines of your post as an excerpt on the front page.   Here are some tips on how you can better control what is displayed in that excerpt, and why you may want to enhance what is displayed.

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Using the GraffitiCMS Blog Extensions Plug-In

This weekend I had the pleasant surprise to see that Kevin Harder of Telligent, had posted that the new Blog Extensions Plug-In was now published to the GCMS marketplace.  Here are some of my experiences with using the new module on this site, which I hope will make it simple for others to add some…

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Graffiti CMS is released!

Telligent released the Graffiti CMS platform from beta this morning, and is now at v1.0.   Excellent work for the whole team, and for all the people in the community who helped make this a great product to use. This site has already been upgraded to the release code from beta2 bits, and I have to…

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Large Web sites running on Microsoft IIS

I came across a post about inability for Windows Server and IIS not being able to handle web sites with large amounts of traffic for Internet companies from a CNN Talkback article.   Of course this is definitely FUD, as some of the big web site names with large volumes of traffic currently run on the…

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GraffitiCMS Tip: Use Advanced Editor for posts

It turns out that Telligent has 2 editor modes in the post editor: Simple and Default.   In an effort to keep things "Simple" they shipped with the editor in Simple mode.  You can change the editor to Default Mode by editing 2 places in the correct file.  The Advanced editor offers more options such…

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Converting WordPress themes for Graffiti

Since I’m sure many people who are running WordPress and wanting to migrate to Graffiti will want to take their current theme with them, this is something that will help out. Follow this link to The Web Gambit to view the guide on how to convert your theme. If you are interested in learning about…

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GraffitiCMS Tip: Set your Favicon

Ever notice the little icon next to the URL in your browser’s address bar?   That is the site’s favicon, which is meant to be an image to represent the site in your Favorites/Bookmarks.  Be default, Graffiti uses the red/blue spray can logo, but you can replace it with your own image. There are many sites…

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