How to Access Your WordPress Akismet Key

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If you wish to retrieve your Akismet key from your WordPress database directly via MySQL you can do so as follows: mysql> use [your WordPress database]; mysql> select option_value from wp_options where option_name = ‘wordpress_api_key’;

WordPress Post Thumbnail Generation

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Information about the WordPress 2.9 post-thumbnails feature and how to enable it, as well as some example code that uses the post thumbnail if it exists, or else falls back to the first image found in the post. You can build upon this code to use some sort of generic pic if neither is found. This technique is very useful for building a news homepage showcasing excerpts from each story.

Moving WordPress To a New Domain

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The following set of instructions will encapsulate your WordPress data into a dump file you can transfer to a different host (if applicable), and then update all WordPress database references to point to your new domain (including all of the images you have attached to your posts and pages).