Sanjeev Sabhlok's notes on technology, hardware, gardening

Hindi in WordPress

See http://www.indiblogger.in/forum/topic.php?id=6334

To write and display unicode Hindi font correctly, you have to do some editing in the config.php file of your blog.

Open up ‘wp-config.php’ from the root directory of your WordPress installation.Add ‘//’ at the very beginning of these two lines:define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8′);define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);So that section should now look like this://define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8′);//define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);

TROUBLESHOOT:

The inverted commas are now seen as diamond images with a question mark inside them.  Is there a way to fix that? Looks like this is a consequence of fixing the wp-config.php file.

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Nothing wrong with wp-config.php file. It may be your theme or plugins issue. I think the problem is with title only. Try to retype the title and update the post

 

 

 


Quite a nuisance with Hindi plugins – none of them are working.

Here's a closest description of the problem:
http://www.flashbird.com/why-characters-is-shown-like-when-i-use-hindi-unicode-in-joomla-in-my-website.html

Solution to my question: http://www.indiblogger.in/forum/topic.php?action=replied&p=45752&action=replied&p=45722&id=6334

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Whitehouse theme issues in WordPress

The header disappears periodically. The URL should be: http://sabhlokcity.com/sanjeev-blog.jpg

The theme has a backup option. Should use it.

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Uploading videos on WordPress

a) FLV is the best format (flash)

b) Youtube and other such are a total nuisance given their low limits (100MB/10 minutes). Avoid them.

c) Veoh allows more than 10 minutes but requires a log on. A nuiscance, again.

d) BEST software for video editing: Videopad video editor (Ulead is good but old versions can't deal with new media). It can easily combine/splice FLVs as appropriate and convert to virtually any format.
(or try Freevideotoflash…. [DVDSOFT]

e) Make sure you install an appropriate plugin into WordPress. In my case I have used FLVEMBED (free)

f) Upload FLV on the server, and provide a POSTER (jpg) to act as the front end.

g) Insert the video by inserting as HTML:  [flv:movie poster width height]  where movie is the URL of the movie and poster the URL of the poster. A good width height setting is: 480 360. But if you are using on the right bar of the blog, shrink it.

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