How to Build a Feed Reader with SimplePie and SQLite

Feed Reader Web Application

A lot of us are familiar with these terms: RSS feeds or simply called feeds and feed readers.Basically, a feed is a data format used by websites as a medium for providing users with its content. To keep yourself abreast on latest update from your favorite websites, you usually will subscribe to the website feeds using a feed reader which can be a mobile-phone, computer or web application.In this article, you will learn how to build a … [Continue reading]

Quick Tip: How to Copy and Paste in PuTTY

PuTTY is a client program for the SSH, Telnet and Rlogin network protocols.

PuTTY is a client program for the SSH, Telnet and Rlogin network protocols.I personally use PuTTY to SSH into my servers since Windows lacks a built-in terminal to access *nix servers.For those who thinks copy and paste is disabled in PuTTY, this article will show us how to achieve it.To copy from Windows clipboard to PuTTY - Copy the text and paste it in PuTTY with Shift + InsertTo copy and paste a previous command for … [Continue reading]

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Media Temple, one of the finest, reliable and trusted domain and web hosting company is running the following promotion.New domains for $2.30 They are celebrating the 23rd birthday of the first site ever built with a special price on domain names.Enter promo code 23years at checkout and pay just $2.30 for the first year of domain registration.7 months off popular hosting plans From now until August 14, use promo code 777 at … [Continue reading]

The Subtle Difference Between home_url() and site_url()

WordPress 101: Internationalization and Localization

WordPress ship with a lot of helper functions to speed up theme and plugin development such as the home_url() and site_url().These two functions - home_url() and site_url() return the same value (WordPress address or URL) if WordPress hasn't been given its own directory.If WordPress is given its own directory, their return values will differ.Say you installed a WordPress blog in the root folder of http://abc.com but the core WordPress … [Continue reading]

How to Manage and Batch Install Your WordPress Plugins

WordPress 101: Internationalization and Localization

This is an article i wrote for SitePointAccording to Forbes, over 60 million websites globally are powered by WordPress. Numbers like this show that WordPress is no doubt a leading contender when it comes to Content Management Systems (CMS).The application of WordPress has gone past just a blogging platform; it has evolved over the years to become a platform for virtually any website of choice, all of which is due to the flexible backbone … [Continue reading]

How to Rename Existing WordPress Post Image Attachment URLs

How to Rename Existing WordPress Post Image Attachment URLs

In a previous post, I showed us how to move or rename a website to a new domain name / URL without any SEO loss but I missed something important - rename image URLs in existing posts and pages to point to the new domain.My blog images are stored in an Amazon s3 bucket with URL CNAMEd to s3.tech4sky.com.After changing my blog to a new URL, I needed to rename the image URLs in existing blog posts to my new domain but that would be one hell … [Continue reading]

WP Rocket – Last WordPress Cache Plugin You Will Ever Use

WP Rocket - Cache Plugin for WordPress

Like most website powered by WordPress, my blog also use a cache plugin. I have been using the WP Super Cache plugin since the inception of this blog and so far, it has served me well.A colleague at WPTuts+ informed me about the WP Rocket cache plugin and how it makes WordPress super-fast.I really didn't want to ditch WP Super Cache because of it simplicity in setup unlike the big-guns such as W3 Total Cache with tons of configuration … [Continue reading]

How to Fix a Very Slow, Hanging or Freezing Windows 7 PC

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I encountered a weird problem with my Windows 7 laptop few days ago. It suddenly refuses to boot and when it does boot, it becomes very slow and occasionally hangs or freeze.I took it to a local repairer and I was told the only solution was to format and reinstall a new Windows OS on the PC. I was sad and angry because if I decide to go that route, I will lose a lot of important files as I last backup months ago.I did some research on … [Continue reading]