Desktop blogging tools are those which make your work easier in many ways. The designers and the bloggers can make use of these tools in their blogs to manage and update their blogs. The functionality that they provide are of immense help to the bloggers. One of the greatest advantages of these tools is that it simplifies your work and saves lot of your time. Whether you are professional blogger or you are a first time blogger you should learn about the desktop blogging tools and make use of them in your blogs, you can see the difference for yourself. There are several tools given below and each of the tool provides a different functionality.
URL Shortener makes a short version of a long given URL. There are many URL shorteners out there like bit.ly, tinyurl or is.gd. Of course we can use their API to create short urls, but it’s not interesting for developers, who want to look into the very deep of the mechanism.
Short url often has structure:
hash is a string (unique) for a long url. Hash contains only digits and letters. In some cases letters are case sensitive.
Short url services like bit.ly, tinyurl are very helpful to make a short version of our long urls. In some cases, we want to expand short url to make sure it has been shortened correctly, or to check if someone gives us a harmful link. Expanding short url to long url using PHP is easy as we’ll see in this article.
In some cases, when you need to do something in a WordPress website, but all you have is only access to WordPress database and FTP, and you cannot get the admin password from the database because it’s decrypted. All changes you have to make via some low level MySQL queries, it’s hard and easy mistaken. Joost de Valk has written a script for emergency access to WordPress dashboard by changing admin password or creating new user.