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[16 Nov 2011 | One Comment | 2,096 views]
We’re back!

As our loyal readers no doubt noticed, First Arkansas News was down for a couple of days.
What happened? Our old hosting company, JustHost.com, decided to suspend our account. Did we get any warning? No. Did Just Host offer to leave the site up for a few days until we could migrate to a new server? Again, no. While one might argue that’s pitiful behavior from a company that has hosted First Arkansas News since the site was founded in April 2010, there’s no use being bitter about everything. Rather, Just …

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[6 Apr 2011 | 5 Comments | 10,966 views]
An annoying WordPress problem and how to fix it

First Arkansas News — like millions of other sites — is built on the reliable and ridiculously flexible WordPress platform.
To be clear, I’m talking about the standalone WordPress.org product running on server space we rent and manage. That’s a completely different breed of cat than the WordPress.com service that provides a limited version of WordPress and free hosting.
At any rate, there is a problem that a bunch of research revealed is fairly common among WordPress users — a security issue that prevents people from updating posts on their sites. Instead …

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[8 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 5,157 views]
Come on, pilgrim

For some reason, I’ve talked with a few people lately about the difficulty of putting together a site like First Arkansas News.
Since there seem to be a lot of misconceptions about putting together a blog that looks and behaves as expected, I figured I mention a thing or two about how we were able to put up our very cost-effective site.
First of all, there are some free blogging platforms out there — Google’s Blogger platform and WordPress.com seem to be the most popular.  They are easy to set up and …