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Wordpress pwn'd me!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Grandslam, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    Wordpress just pwn'd me...

    So I worked late into the night last night creating a Wordpress blog only to learn after 3 or 4 hours of work that it was all for a lost cause.

    My first fail: I learned that wordpress does not allow plugins unless you host it on your own domain. FAIL

    My second fail: I tried adding a swf-style banner only to find out that they do not allow banners unless you host it on your own domain. FAIL

    My question is, did I really get pwn'd by Wordpress or am I just nieve about how to get around these two roadblocks?

    I mean buying and hosting my own domain is not a problem for me, its mainly having to wait the 24 hours or so for the DNS to propogate... I'm working on a time sensitive project and 24 hours is a lot of valuable time that would be wasted if I had to wait for all of the DNS schenanigans to clear up.

    So any tricks or tips to get around these 2 problems guys?

    Anyone that can answer with a solution to one or the other or both will get plus repped by your humble OP. :D

    Thanks in advance everyone!
     
  2. istuff

    istuff Junior Member

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    24 hrs? most domains start to point towwards your site within minutes
     
  3. sidddd

    sidddd Power Member

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    It's not FAIL :p but that's how it works..

    You have to get self hosted wordpress to realize it's powers.. try to buy info domain and do it once, I am sure you will love it ;)
     
  4. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    Who are you using as a host? Who are you buying your domains through?

    Oh I've already done it, and I do agree its great. :) But I don't have a lot of time to wait a day for the DNS to propogate.:(
     
  5. istuff

    istuff Junior Member

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    www.moniker.com point that shit towards the servers like ns1.xxx.com /ns2.xxx.com and its pointed towards my servers almost instantly
     
  6. cheesecake

    cheesecake Regular Member

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    DNS propagates in minutes.. you would have already had it done if you went to a web host first instead of here.
     
  7. mockba

    mockba Junior Member

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    only country extensions like .us and .ca usually take longer to propagate. coms should start working in less than an hour...

    unless

    you register with 1 & 1...because they will place a fucking hold to verify you actually placed an order, ask for your weight, height, waist size and whether you had cereal for breakfast. and of course, their support is not 24 hours, so yeah. my sad little story...
     
  8. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    Do .infos take longer?

    Nevermind, you said countries only take longer.
     
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  9. insider

    insider Regular Member

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    Another drawback with hosted wordpress.com blog is that you cannot change your permalinks format. So yeah, basically it's better to host it youself if you want something more customized.