Fasterfox for Firefox 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3

Posted by 7 April, 2010 (2) Comment

Fasterfox 3.1.2 & Fasterfox Lite 3.8.2 for Firefox 3.5.4/3.5.5/3.5.6/3.5.7/3.6/3.6.1/3.6.2/3.6.3

Fasterfox Lite: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9148

Simply visit any of the above, click “Let me install the experimental add-on” and let it do the magic for you =). Its not experiment per se, I have been using it since a long time without any problem.

Fully working with latest build:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.2) Gecko/20100316 Firefox/3.6.2

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Display and Highlight Code in your WordPress blog without any plugins

Posted by 24 February, 2010 (7) Comment

If you have ever tried to add PHP or some other programming code like CSS, HTML etc. in your WordPress blog, you will know what happens, WordPress will run it instead of showing it as code if you put it using HTML editor. There are many WordPress plugins out there to make the job easier but I wanted the functionality of displaying and highlighting code in WordPress posts without having to use any plugins.

WordPress will only show the code properly if characters are used for code elements, see below:

< = &lt;
> = &gt;
/ = &#47;
] = &#93;
[ = &#91;
" = &#34;
' = &#39;

Displaying Code properly without using any Plugin

Its not very simple to use characters instead of the code elements. What you should keep in mind is to always write your post/paste code in Visual mode of the WordPress editor instead of HTML, it will convert the code elements into characters automatically, displaying it correctly within code tags.

Highlighting Code without using any Plugin

Now the code will be shown correctly on your blog but thanks to easy CSS management in WordPress, you can add/edit a few lines of code in your theme’s stylesheet (style.css) to highlight the code so it stands out from rest of the post. Edit your theme’s stylesheet either by FTP or within WordPress Admin area and look for:

code {
font-size:12px;
}

You can edit it to your liking, setting background colour, text colour, border, margin, padding, everything that CSS can do for you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in comments.

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How to remove comment author’s URL from your WordPress blog?

Posted by 22 February, 2010 (14) Comment

I recently came across an excellent read about the secrets of comments.php in WordPress by Gilles Maes at Net-Tuts, and I thought of testing this immediately, how to remove comment author’s URL from your WordPress blog. Now it is there for a reason, and I do not really recommend doing this but then the quality of some links is extremely low. I usually edit out questionable links from author and allow the comment when reasonable but I can’t imagine doing that all the time and certainly not on a blog with very big audience.

You can also simply remove URL field from comments.php but I won’t do that if I were you, simply because down the line some day you might want to get them back, so let them live in the database but not show if you have a problem with it.

Now in order to remove comment author’s URL, link or website, look for the following code under comments.php of the theme you are using.

<?php comment_author_link(); ?>

and remove _link so it looks like,

<?php comment_author(); ?>

that’s it, you are done. If you are having any trouble then feel free to ask me.

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Adding music, movies, pictures to iPhone and iPod Touch without iTunes

Posted by 14 February, 2010 (1) Comment

Apple has tightly integrated its devices like iPod, iPhone and iPod Touch with iTunes which is without a doubt big reason for their immense popularity because of the iTunes store and various options that the software gives to its users but I would like to add media to my iPod without the use of iTunes itself sometimes. It’s easy to do on some of other Phones and MP3 Players, they pop up as a USB drive in one’s computer and the media can be simply dragged to its desired folders but this is not possible with Apple iPod, iPhone and iPod touch.

But there seems to be a free software that will let you manage the Apple device, be it iPod, iPod Touch or iPhone directly, called the iPhone explorer. This has many uses, for one if I want to copy the media to another computer, it’s not possible with iTunes. One cannot connect iPod, iPod Touch and iPhone to just any other computer with iTunes either but iPhone explorer it seems has solved all the problems.

With the iPhone Explorer can you look into the file system of your iPhone and down- and upload files by USB connection, regardless of whether file format. Within this function can use your iPhone as “USB-Stick”. The program supports also a direct access to the photos directory of the iPhone. Herewith can you photos easily and simple copy to the computer. The same function is also available for videos, music (from iPod) and ringtones. The highlight of the iPhone Explorer yet is the creating of own ringtones with the ringtone editor from MP3, WAV, AIFF and M4A audio file formats.To this can you copy audio titles from iPhone music archive or from local computer. However the song length is not limited to 32 seconds as iTunes.

Supported iTunes and iPhone versions

* iTunes 7.x, 8.x, 9.x
* iPhone 2G
* iPhone 3G
* iPhone 3GS
* iPod Touch

Download and see it in action yourself

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“Fatal error: Class ‘scbWidget’ not found” Solution

Posted by 12 February, 2010 (3) Comment

New version of the popular WordPress Plugin WP-UserOnline version 2.60 has arrived but with a problem. A small piece of code is missing for some reason and it gives the following error when its being enabled.

Fatal error: Class ‘scbWidget’ not found in /wp-content/plugins/wp-useronline/wp-useronline.php on line 515

The solution for it is very simple; if you have upgraded to version 2.60 and are getting the fatal error then login to your FTP and edit wp-useronline.php file, the fault lies in very first line so it’s very easy to find. It currently looks like,

< ?php
/*
Plugin Name: WP-UserOnline

All you have to do is add include ‘scb/Widget.php’; under the very first line so it looks like this.

< ?php
include 'scb/Widget.php';
/*
Plugin Name: WP-UserOnline

(Remove the space between < and ? php

and you are done, just activate the plugin. For those of you who are either lazy ;) or do not understand what I am talking about. Here's updated version of the Plugin with the fix applied to it. Just download it, login to your WordPress and add it via upload.

http://rapidshare.com/files/349568652/wp-useronline.2.60.zip.html

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Tab Mix Plus for Firefox 3.6

Posted by 10 February, 2010 (1) Comment

“Tab Mix Plus (TMP) is a very popular extension for the Mozilla Firefox browser that enhances Firefox’s tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured Session Manager with crash recovery that can save and restore combinations of opened tabs and windows.” – TMP Author Website

The above introduction will not be necessary for those of you already familiar with Tab Mix Plus, since you are like me looking for a version fully compatible with most recent release of Mozilla Firefox 3.6, well there is a version available which works for me without any problem in Firefox 3.6, hoping the same for you.

Click the following; it will open a new Firefox tab along with a warning whether to Allow installation from the said source or not, click Allow and a new Firefox dialogue will show up, just click Install there when it appears, restart Firefox and you are good to go. I am not hosting this version, it is directly from developer of Tab Mix Plus; “oneman”.

Click here to install: Tab Mix Plus Dev-Build 0.3.8.3pre.100125 for Firefox 3.6/3.5

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