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Essential WordPress Plugins

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404 Notifier helps you identify any broken links in your site. Great if you move posts around and need to update links. Note it only works with pretty permalinks (2006/12/30/post-name), not ugly (?p123) ones. Redirection Manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This […]

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Best Web 2.0 Web Sites

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Real World Software Development has a comprehensive list of web 2.0 web sites including bookmarking sites, social communities, email, image and video sharing, and the list is getting longer. One application that has been omitted from all the lists I’ve seen so far is Outlook Web Access from Microsoft. Sure, it needs a Microsoft Exchange […]

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Fix for StatTraq Calendar bugs

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The StatTraq plugin for WordPress has a bug where the Year and Month time periods are not displayed correctly. Here is a fix for the problem. Download calendar_php.zip. Extract calendar.php from the file and copy it into your \wp-stattraq folder, replacing the file that already exists there. Now when you check your StatTraq statistics, you […]

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Anti-Phishing

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The Washington Post describes one technique that e-gold is using to reduce the likelihood of phishing. It involves displaying images reading “THIS IS A FRAUDULENT WEB SITE” when the image is linked to by any site not included in a whitelist of sites permitted to use those images. While this method is not infallible, anything […]

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Customizing WordPress

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I’ve been keeping notes while I am setting up WordPress. What I really want is to be able to post by email from my phone. Its been difficult, but it looks like its just about starting to work. The hard part was getting a mail plugin to work with WordPress v2.0.

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PhpNuke on Windows XP

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Heres how I got a PhpNuke server running on Windows XP. Requirements Apache (try IIS?) http://www.apache.org/ MySQL http://www.mysql.com/ PHP http://www.php.net/ PhpNuke http://phpnuke.org/ Installation MySQL Use WinZip to install MySQL. Install it to the default directory c:\mysql See the documentation in c:\mysql\docs for configuration info. Start the MySQL service. Open a DOS window and type cd […]

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Installing PhpNuke on ciHost

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It was easier than I thought to set up phpNuke on ciHost. First go to your Monstercontrol at http://yourdomain.com/cgi-bin/monstercontrols Login with your website username and password Click on Script Archive Note the “Add MySql database” button at the top of the page.  Check the box beside PhpNuke then click the Install button at the bottom […]