Show hidden files in cPanels File Manager

Apr 14th, 2012 | By

Alright so if you are in cPanel’s File manager right now you are either 1 of 2 people. A web admin that is forced to work on a client’s server with no ftp or ssh access, in which case I feel for you man and just poured a little bit of my drink out on
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Logged into wordpress and greeted by “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page”

Apr 11th, 2012 | By

In the words of Dom, one of my favorite Bondi Hipsters: “Well this is Awks”. I was doing some redesigning and upgrading of wordpress for a client of mine and to make the process a lot easier and faster I setup a temp version of the site on my server where I didn’t have to
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If you use thunderbird heavily and for business purposes you need this addon/extension

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By

While I may have my gripes with thunderbird and do from time to time longingly look at evolution, overall the email client servers me well and I’d say that considering the wealth of extensions for it I probably under-use it (*note to self: research top thunderbird plugins).  However that being said I consider myself to
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The Best Global Shopping Cart solution for WordPress MU

Mar 18th, 2012 | By

Well I’ve certainly setup my fair share of shopping carts in wordpress over the years but this weekend’s undertaking proved so bloody troublesome that I felt like I was getting my WP e commerce  cherry popped for the first time.. God what a nightmare. So here’s what I needed to do:  I had a site(www.drrosebackman.com)
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Iteratively backing up a linux server to a windows server via SSH

Mar 17th, 2012 | By

Ok, so I know that if you are anything like me that you know all about cygwin and rsync but you’re thinking to yourself that it’s kind of overkill to install cygwin in it’s entirety just to be able to use rSync.  Surely there are windows based applications out there that can do the job
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2 Great ways to auto post your blog articles/pages to both twitter and facebook

Mar 16th, 2012 | By

Well this article started off a lot shorter and simpler than where it ended up and that’s because over the course of this week I’ve discovered some limitations with the first and simpler method I was advocating.  I’ll keep that for last but start off with the best way to ‘syndicate’ your blogs onto the
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Cron run failed error in Drupal 6

Mar 14th, 2012 | By

So I encountered this problem today and thought I’d share the solution.  So this is most likely going to happen to you on a shared server where your procs get killed if they are running hot for too long. The server where I host my drupal site is one of these and I my happens
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How to ‘unlike’ a link/page/movie/whatever on a PAGE (not your main profile)

Mar 6th, 2012 | By

Ok, so if you are a social media marketer as I’ve just discovered that I’ve turned into, you’ll no doubt be the admin of many facebook pages.  Now I know many of you are probably thinking this already, and probably have since you became an admin on your very first page that wasn’t yours, but
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Timezone offset in WordPress

Mar 5th, 2012 | By

This is more of a reminder to myself than anything.. But if you have a calendar plugin installed on wordpress that is syncing to a google calendar and the time of the events on your wordpress blog are completely different times than on your google calendar then you need to change the timezone in wordpress
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Want to reduce WordPress’ load on your server? Here’s how…

Mar 4th, 2012 | By

Alright, I’ve gone over wp-super-cache, i’ve gone over all sorts of things but today I learned a shocking little secret about wordpress.   Every single time a user hits your blog wordpress runs wp-cron.php, brilliant isn’t it?  Why the hell would wordpress run a file like WP-CRON for every visitor?  Shouldn’t the name of the
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