Category Archive: Websites

January 26, 2017   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , , , , , , ,

CMS COMPARISON WORDPRESS VS JOOMLA VS DRUPAL

CMS COMPARISON WORDPRESS VS JOOMLA VS DRUPAL

WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are all household names on the content management system market (CMS). These three open-source CMS tools have many points in common as well as some points that differentiate them from each other. To discover the best CMS on market, read the text and the adjoining infographic below which compares WordPress, Joomla, […]

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January 13, 2017   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , ,

HOW TO FIX A CORRUPTED TABLE IN A MYSQL DATABASE

HOW TO FIX A CORRUPTED TABLE IN A MYSQL DATABASE

One of the websites I manage Digital Signage Blog was not displaying correctly (posts were not displaying, menu was missing links to the categories and only displaying pages) and after some investigation, I discovered one of the database tables (the categories table – wp_term_taxonomy) was corrupted. I attempted to repair the database by using these instructions […]

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August 8, 2016   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , , ,

SETTING UP RSYNC FOR FILE SYNCHRONISATION

SETTING UP RSYNC FOR FILE SYNCHRONISATION

The first thing to do is check to see whether you have rsync installed on your VPS. Just type rsync. If it comes back with: [root@test ~]# rsync rsync version 3.0.6 protocol version 30 Copyright (C) 1996-2009 by Andrew Tridgell, Wayne Davison, and others. Web site: http://rsync.samba.org/ Capabilities: 64-bit files, 64-bit inums, 64-bit timestamps, 64-bit […]

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July 12, 2016   /   by Marco   /   , , , ,

WOOCOMMERCE ORDER STUCK ON HOLD

WOOCOMMERCE ORDER STUCK ON HOLD

I’m selling a virtual product where people can download from the website but it seems like every time the order is placed and the payment is processed via PayPal, the order is placed ON HOLD.  I need to manually change the status from ON HOLD to COMPLETED before the customer received the download link. So […]

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June 25, 2016   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , , , ,

HOW TO CENTER IMAGES USING CSS

HOW TO CENTER IMAGES USING CSS

Centering images or banners on a web page can be a nightmare. I’ve tried several CSS methods but the only way I was able to center the image was to use this code: [codesyntax lang=”css”]

[/codesyntax] Just make sure you change the img.center to your own CSS class. I decided to write this down so […]

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May 12, 2016   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , , ,

RESOLVING ISSUE WITH CROSS ORIGIN RESOURCE SHARING POLICY FOR WEBSITES

RESOLVING ISSUE WITH CROSS ORIGIN RESOURCE SHARING POLICY FOR WEBSITES

Another issue that we experienced was displaying content from different domains especially when using HTTP and HTTPS. Here’s an example of the error message: Font from origin ‘https://website’ has been blocked from loading by Cross-Origin Resource Sharing policy: No ‘Access-Control-Allow-Origin’ header is present on the requested resource. Origin ‘http://website’ is therefore not allowed access. The […]

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May 10, 2016   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , , , ,

DISPLAYING HTTP CONTENT IN HTTPS PAGES

DISPLAYING HTTP CONTENT IN HTTPS PAGES

This week we had to look at an issue with displaying HTTP (insecure) content in a HTTPS (secure) page. According to a number of sites, different browsers by default don’t allow this as the HTTPS page is secure and displaying non-secure content is a no-no. This is called displaying MIXED CONTENT. The error message you would […]

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WEB APPLICATION INSTALLER FOR VESTA CP

For all you Vesta CP users, you’ll be happy to know that there is now a Web Application Installer which was developed by CDN Mall. Currently there are only 8 Applications you can install: WordPress Nibble Blog OpenCart PrestaShop Textpattern CMS Joomla phpBB Simple Machines Forum To install the Web Application Installer run the following […]

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March 17, 2016   /   by Marco   /  

CREATE AWESOME VIDEOS

CREATE AWESOME VIDEOS

Ever struggled to make professional videos? Or have you paid hundreds of dollars to a freelancer and ended up not using the video at all? Well, you can now be in control and create your own awesome videos by using an easy to use tool called VideoMakerFX. With just a few click you can quickly […]

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October 26, 2015   /   by Marco   /   , , , ,

HOW TO ADD SKYPE BUTTON OR LINK TO YOUR GMAIL SIGNATURE

HOW TO ADD SKYPE BUTTON OR LINK TO YOUR GMAIL SIGNATURE

For those of you who want to add a call me button in your Gmail signature then you’ve come to the right place. The process is a bit complex and I’ve decided to write down the steps required to achieve this. Firstly, Skype does have an option to create a Skype button on their website […]

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October 21, 2015   /   by Marco   /   , , , , ,

HOW TO DISABLE IPV6 IN EXIM VESTACP

HOW TO DISABLE IPV6 IN EXIM VESTACP

Strangely, today an email delivery failed and I decided to investigate further. The email subject was “Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender” The content in the bounced email was: [codesyntax lang=”php”]

[/codesyntax]   I’m using VPS hosting with VESTACP and it currently doesn’t support IPV6. However, for some strange reason EXIM (the mail […]

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September 5, 2015   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , ,

MyHealthyApp using Monstroid WordPress Theme

MyHealthyApp using Monstroid WordPress Theme

A few posts ago, I introduced to you The Monstroid WordPress Theme and showcased a site I was building called MyHealthyApp.com If you haven’t checked yet, the MyHealthyApp.com website is now fully operational. It took approximately 5-6 hours to set this up but that’s because I’m quite familiar with WordPress. For beginners it may take a bit longer […]

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