Category Archives: Domains

Protecting Your WordPress Admin From Hacks

You may use this trick for adding an additional layer of security on your WordPress site so that your site don’t get compromised and hacked:

  1. Open your cPanel.
  2. From Security section click Password Protect Directories.
  3. Now on the Pop Up. Select root then from your WordPress installation select wp-admin.
  4. Check Password protect this directory.
  5. Create a user for that directory; there is an option below the check box. That’s it..

Now anytime you visit wp-admin directory you should notice an authentication box asking you for the username and password for authentication.

Sometimes it may show some errors depending on how your server is configured. Don’t worry, just ask me here about the problem(if you face one).

Restricting Image Upload Size and Upload Time Using PHP

How to Limit File Upload Size using PHP ?

For reducing high bandwidth usage network admins can limit file size  to be uploaded  on server by other users. Following script limits file size a user can upload:

<?php
if ($_FILES[“file”][“size”] < 25000)) // Max File Size: 25KB
{
echo “File size exceeds maximum.”;
}
?>

How to Limit File Upload Time Using PHP ?

Other trick for network admins for reducing high bandwidth usage is to limit file upload time. For this you may edit server’s php.ini file or you can set upload time in your site:

ini_set(‘max_input_time’, 300);

WordPres Spam Words And Moderation

Here are words widely used in spam comments. Adding them to your moderation list protects your site from spam trackback and comments. Just copy-paste this list in your wp-admin/options-discussions.php  (if using WordPress)

What is Moderation ? WordPress Comment moderation allows you to prevent comments to appear on your webiste before your approval. It can be useful for addressing Spam Comment.

How Moderation Works ? A new comment goes through many WordPress tests before appearing below your post. If comment fails one of the test conducted by WordPress then it goes to spam list, where you can approve or trash that particular comment. That’s how comment moderation works.

Akismet is a better option available for WordPress users for blocking Spam Comments.

Following is spam word list (released by WordPress) to add in your WordPress wp-admin/options-discussions.php

-online
4u
adipex
advicer
baccarrat
blackjack
bllogspot
booker
byob
car-rental-e-site
car-rentals-e-site
carisoprodol
casino
casinos
chatroom
cialis
coolcoolhu
coolhu
credit-card-debt
credit-report-4u
cwas
cyclen
cyclobenzaprine
dating-e-site
day-trading
debt-consolidation
debt-consolidation-consultant
discreetordering
duty-free
dutyfree
equityloans
fioricet
flowers-leading-site
freenet-shopping
freenet
gambling-
hair-loss
health-insurancedeals-4u
homeequityloans
homefinance
holdem
holdempoker
holdemsoftware
holdemtexasturbowilson
hotel-dealse-site
hotele-site
hotelse-site
incest
insurance-quotesdeals-4u
insurancedeals-4u
jrcreations
levitra
macinstruct
mortgage-4-u
mortgagequotes
online-gambling
onlinegambling-4u
ottawavalleyag
ownsthis
palm-texas-holdem-game
paxil
penis
pharmacy
phentermine
poker-chip
poze
pussy
rental-car-e-site
ringtones
roulette
shemale
shoes
slot-machine
texas-holdem
thorcarlson
top-site
top-e-site
tramadol
trim-spa
ultram
valeofglamorganconservatives
viagra
vioxx
xanax
zolus

Display Popular Posts In Your WordPress Blog’s Sidebar Without Using Any Plugin

You can highlight most popular content of your WordPress site in your sidebar. Copy-Paste the following code in your theme’s sidebar.php file:

<h2>Popular Posts</h2>
<ul>
<?php $result = $wpdb->get_results(“SELECT comment_count,ID,post_title
FROM $wpdb->posts ORDER BY comment_count DESC LIMIT 0 , 5″);
foreach ($result as $post) {
setup_postdata($post);
$postid = $post->ID;
$title = $post->post_title;
$commentcount = $post->comment_count;
if ($commentcount != 0) { ?>
<li><a href=”<?php echo get_permalink($postid); ?>” title=”<?php echo
$title ?>”>
<?php echo $title ?></a> {<?php echo $commentcount ?>}</li>
<?php } } ?>
</ul>

It displays most popular posts on your site’s sidebar.

For changing the number of posts to display in your sidebar:

Look-up for this line in the above code block: FROM $wpdb->posts ORDER BY comment_count DESC LIMIT 0 , 5″); and Replace 5 with the number of posts you like to display.

Easiest Way for Displaying both Popular and Unpopular Posts in your Sidebar:

Now easiest way to do this (display popular posts) and many other similar things like displaying both popular and unpopular posts, knowing the number of post hits is to use Most and Least Read Posts Widget Plugin

Download from the link, activate it and start using it by placing its widgets in your sidebar. It gives you two different widgets one shows most read posts and the other shows least read posts and also it counts your post hits both on sidebar and in your dashboard All Posts list.

Hide Post Images Without Removing Thumbnail Image In Category Archive

Given code hides post images but keeps thumbnail image in Category archive and homepage. Add following code block in your theme’s function.php:

function wpi_image_content_filter($content){

if (is_home() || is_front_page() || is_category()){
$content = preg_replace(“/<img[^>]+>/i”, “”, $content);
}

return $content;
}
add_filter(‘the_content’,’wpi_image_content_filter’,11);

When you lost your WordPress admin password and don’t receive email link for creating a new one or you need to know/edit password of your site members. Then follow these steps:

  1. Login to cPanel
  2. Scroll down to Databases section.
  3. Open PhpMyAdmin.
  4. Select your WordPress database.
  5. Scroll down to wp_users (table) and click Browse.
  6. Your will see different Usernames (under the heading user_login) of your blog members.
  7. Look up for your Username and click Edit.
  8. Reset your password by inserting a new value in user_pass.
  9. You wil notice random characters in password filed because it stores password value i MD5 format.
  10. Use this MD5 tool for generating your password. You may do this by typing your password in Input box and clicking MD5.
  11. Now copy that characters (its your password) and paste it in your user_pass’s value filed.
  12. Click Go. Now you can login with the new password you have created.
  13. If you face any problem ask me here.

10 Android Apps That Bloggers Should Have

1. WordPress

WordPress App for Android is available at Google Play Store. Using this App bloggers can maintain their blogs from their Android Device. This App is useful for both self-hosted blogs and blogs hosted on wordpress.com

Download WordPress App

2. Tumblr

If you maintain a Tumblr micro-blog then you should try this App. Using this app you can post content, read and write messages, schedule post activity, manage multiple Tumblr blogs and view contacts of Tumblr blogs in your address book etc.

Download Tumblr App

3. Google Drive

It helps you to store all kinds of documents, audio, video, images, pdf etc in cloud and also sync all documents across multiple devices connected to your Google account.

Download Google Drive App for Android

4. Blogger

Try this App if you blog on Blogger. Functionality of this app is still very limited as compared to the WordPress App.

Download Blogger App

5. Writer

Writer is a simple text processor that provides you distraction-free writing environment on your smartphone which is very useful while writing long posts.

Download Writer App

6. Disqus

Disqus commenting system for WordPress is getting very popular these days because its integrated community features brings people back and keep them engaged. Using this App you can access all commenting features of you blog from your smartphone.

 Download Disqus App

7. Tape A Talk

Tape A Talk is a voice recorder App. Bloggers use this App for recording interviews etc. This App can upload audio-recording to many online services and blogs.

Download Tape-A-Talk App

8. GAnalytics

GAnalytics is mobile version of Google’s famous service ‘Google Analytics’. This App gives a good account of your blog traffic, usage statistics and bounce rates etc.

Download GAnalytics App

9. Flipboard

Flipboard allows you to open Facebook, Twitter and Google+ streams. Using this App you can browse your blog’s Facebook Page, social news, comments etc

Download Flipboard App

10. Photo Editor

Using this App you can crop, edit, resize, add effects, texts and drawings to your photos before posting them to your blog.

Download Photo Editor

Copy Favicon Of Any Website

You can copy favicon of any website by using this URL:

http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=www.yourdomain.com

Just replace the bold letters with the domain name.

For Example:

If you want to copy Favicon of www.sangkrit.net then write it like this in address bar and press enter:

http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=www.sangkrit.net

You will be directed to a page showing favicon of the above given website.

Save it by Ctrl+S on your keyboard.

Use it wherever you want.

Create Your Own Proxy Website Using WordPress

Governments all over the world are trying to censor Internet. They are seeking ways to limit free speech by blocking content on the web. Here using RePress you will learn to get those websites online again for you and the world without any hassle. Your website will become a proxy for the blocked website, rerouting any traffic from a user, through your website to the blocked site.

Although there are already many proxy websites providing access to blocked content but you may have your own proxy website if you don’t want to submit your details to other website.

For example: When you login to a blocked website from a proxy; your details are submitted there so if you respect your privacy then you may own your own proxy.

Follow these steps:

  1. Visit your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Move to Plugins >> Add New
  3. Search RePress >> Click Install >> Click Activate.
  4. Now visit Settings >> RePress
  5. Add the Domain names you would like to access.
  6. Your Proxy Server is ready now.

Embed Flickr & Picasa Photostreams In Web Pages As A Flash Slideshow

Use PictoBrowser for embedding your Flickr – Picasa Photos in your website.

What is a PictoBrowser?

PictoBrowser a free web application that displays Flickr and Picasa images on websites and blogs.

How to get a PictoBrowser?

  1. Visit here
  2. If this link doesn’t work then visit http://pictobrowser.com/
  3. Click PictoBuilder at the top left corner of the page.
  4. Enter your Flickr/Picasa username.
  5. Choose images.
  6. Set Tag or Groups.
  7. It outputs some HTML code
  8. Copy that HTML code and paste it in your website or blog.
  9. If you use WordPress then you may paste it inside your posts and pages.

Searching A Specific File Format In Google

On Internet there are millions of files with different formats. Google recognizes them and hence you may search web for a specific file format. Likewise if you want to search certain book in PDF format then you should type the book’s name (in double quotes) followed by filetype and then book’s format in Google’s search box as show in the following given example:

Example: If you want to search book After The Software Wars in PDF format on world wide web:

Type as show below in Google’s search box

“After the Software Wars” filetype:PDF

A Brief Introduction To The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is the world’s most flexible BitTorrent site. It is the 71st most visited website on world wide web, currently having about five million registered users over four million torrents.

Specialty of The Pirate Bay

Expert in making copyrighted and restricted content freely available to public for sharing and downloading.

Features of The Pirate Bay

  • The Pirate Bay is a well-know place to share copyrighted, stolen or restricted content
  • The Pirate Bay allows you to search for Magnet links which are used to reference resources available for download via peer-to-peer architecture when opened in a BitTorrent client
  • The Pirate Bay allows you to download BitTorrent files also called torrents and small files that contain metadata which is necessary to download the data files from other users.
  • Here you can download torrents under categories: Audio, Video, Applications, Games and yes you can browse more categories.
  • The Pirate Bay allows you to sort content by number, name, number of seeds or leechers, date posted, etc.
  • Here you can upload your torrents and can comment on other’s uploaded torrents.

The Pirated Bay Established In 2003

Swedish anti-copyright organization Piratbyrån (The Piracy Bureau) established The Pirate Bay.

The Pirate Bay is a Separate Organisation Since November 2003

The Pirate Bay in November 2003. It is a separate organization since October 2004. Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij were the first to run Pirate Bay. Motion Picture accused them for making the copyright content publicly available.

Birthday of The Pirate Bay: 15 September 2003 (currently 8 year old)

Creators: Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde

Registration: Free but email is required in few cases.

Languages: The Pirate Bay is available in 35 different languages.

Slogan:The galaxy’s most resilient BitTorrent site

Address: www.thepiratebay.se