HyperDB « WordPress Codex

HyperDB is a replacement for the standard wpdb class which adds the ability to use multiple databases. HyperDB supports partition of data as well as replication.

Partitioning of Data

This involves moving different tables or different parts of the database into different databases, and normally on different servers. This allows you to scale an application by adding more database servers, so your data could be spread across several servers.

HyperDB allows you to specify which data resides on which servers.
Replication

Replication involves having one database server act as the master (the central copy of all data) and other servers act as slaves (each with a copy of the data). All the database writes must go to the master server, but database reads can be sent to slave servers, thus spreading the load amongst multiple servers.

HyperDB allows you to split database writes and reads and assign each to an array of servers.
Failover

HyperDB allows multiple servers to be configured and multiple routes to servers. If the first server can’t be accessed the second server is tried, if that’s down the third server, and so on. This allows for failover from internal nics to public nics to remote datacentres, etc.

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WordPress completely dominates top 100 blogs

WordPress is no doubt a very popular web publishing platform for blogs and other types of websites. But just how popular is it?

We just completed a study and found that WordPress is in use by 48% of the top 100 blogs in the world. This is an increase from the 32% we recorded three years ago.

Other developments since then include that custom blog publishing platforms are more common now, TypePad has all but disappeared from the top 100, Tumblr has made an entrance, and some companies really don’t want to spill the beans about what solutions they use.

Update: Following a comment (see below) we have adjusted the article a bit. TUAW is running BlogSmith, so it has been removed from WordPress self-hosted. TMZ is running CrowdFusion, so it has been removed from BlogSmith, and CrowdFusion added to the list. This bring the total for WordPress to 48.

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TypePad Antispam : Libérez la blogosphère du spam

“LogotypepadantispamEn tant que membre TypePad, votre blog est protégé du spam par un puissant outil que nous appelons TypePad AntiSpam. C’est la plateforme qui fait le travail pour vous contre les spammers et vous permet de nous reporter tout commentaire spamesque qui lui aurait échappé. Nous avons conçu ce moteur antispam pour qu’il puisse apprendre de vous. Chaque fois que vous notifiez un commentaire comme spam, TypePad AntiSpam s’adapte et accroit sa capacité à détecter de nouveaux spams.”

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Antispam Bee : plugin wordpress contre les spams

“Spam, das leidige Thema. Wie gut, dass es zumindest unter WordPress bereits Lösungen mit durchdachten Konzepten präsent sind, die das Bloggerleben doch einen Tick einfacher machen. Das frisch entwickelte Plugin Antispam Bee erweitert die Palette der Antispam-Ansätze für WordPress und ist dabei winzig im Code, prompt in der Ausführung und erstaunlich wirksam beim Schutz gegen automatisch abgeschickte Spambeiträge. Ab sofort heißt es: Spam muss draußen bleiben!”

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WordPress adapte ses blogs à l’iPad en leur offrant un look de magazine

“En effet, les blogs hébergés sont désormais présentés avec une interface qui n’a plus grand chose à voir avec la version originale et qui s’inspire plus de modèles que l’on a pu voir avec les lecteurs de flux Pulse ou avec les magazines sous forme d’application iPad. Ainsi, les photos sont mise en valeur, dès la page d’accueil ou l’une d’elle est affichée avec un léger mouvement , il suffit de faire glisser le doigt vers la gauche (swipe) pour accéder aux articles.

Ceux-ci sont présentés sous forme de damier, là encore la photo est prépondérante. Le tout est très agréable et particulièrement moderne. Vous avez l’impression d’utiliser une application.”

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12 Useful Facebook WordPress Plugins For Bloggers

“Facebook is one of the most popular social networking websites. There are a lot of information exchanges happen daily through Facebook. So, some serious bloggers start paying their attention on Facebook and threat it as a medium to promote and share stuffs with their friends.

If you are a WordPress user and looking for WordPress plugin to connect, integrate or share stuffs with Facebook, then you had came to the right place. Today, we are going to look into 12 useful WordPress Plugins for you to work with your Facebook account.”

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Subscribe To Comments Reloaded « WordPress Plugins

“Subscribe to Comments Reloaded is a robust plugin that enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent entries. The plugin includes a full-featured subscription manager that your commenters can use to unsubscribe to certain posts or suspend all notifications. It solves most of the issues that affect Mark Jaquith’s version, using the latest WordPress features and functionality. Plus, allows administrators to enable a double opt-in mechanism, requiring users to confirm their subscription clicking on a link they will receive via email.”

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