Sanjeev Sabhlok's notes on technology, hardware, gardening

Notes on Australian pension and superannuation system

These notes are intended to assist me in understanding this issue better.

The following figure (source) suggests that it is counter productive to save beyond the level that creates an annual income of $22,500 for a couple.

BUT

“you have to lose $1 of outside income to earn 50¢ of age pension under the income test, which is otherwise biased towards you in that the first $81,600 in savings is deemed to earn only 1.75 per cent. The maths is nearly always in favour of having as much non-pension income and savings as possible.” [Source]

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Transferring Wordress (wordpress.org) blog to Blogger

WORDPRESS EXPORT FILE IS NOT RECOGNISED BY BLOGGER! IF YOU DON’T FOLLOW THIS THE BLOGGER IMPORT WILL FREEZE.

Step 1: Export XML from relevant WordPress blog

Step 2: Go to this

Step 3:  Upload XML at the tip of the arrow below:

you’ll get a file called blogger-export.xml.

THIS WILL WORK WITH BLOGGER.

 

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How to move from one web hosting company to another (in this case from Dreamhost to SiteGround)

Step 1: Set up relevant domain/ subdomain and install new WordPress

check the directory is empty

set up Let’s Encrypt SSL using My Accounts > Extras

Use cpanel to create new installation of wordpress and keep track of the temporary username/password

In the new installation Activate Akismet with your API key

Step 2: Import SQL database for relevant installation

Using phpmyadmin export from previous server (in my case Dreamhost)

Using phpmyadmin import relevant SQL database

Change wpconfig.php to reflect old webhost SQL table names and change characters (in my case to utf-8)

Step 3: Check the transfer and fine tune it

Checking that the transfer has worked (e.g. change the relevant theme so at least one theme works)

Drop the new tables created by WordPress

Now identify good plugins and upload + fix the theme

Give new and long passwords for each subdomain and link with Lastpass

Step 4: Ensure that all relevant web files are uploaded (using FTP)

Upload all relevant files

Step 5: Make a full backup of the new website and web files

 

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