linux.com website compromised?

The fifth season of History’s show Vikings premiered1 last week. I am subscribed to Netflix and unfortunately it’s scheduled for December. Even worse perhaps it won’t be available on Netflix Mauritius. Meanwhile the internet is full of spoilers about the “delights” of the 2 hours long premiere (episodes 1 & 2). Funny thing is that while searching about Vikings on the internet something peculiar appeared in Google search results. Indeed, the linux. [Read More]

geeks@mscc:~$ Hello, WordPress

Weeks ago it was announced as the next hot topic for MSCC Saturday meetup: WordPress. Rikesh volunteered for a technical presentation. Last time, after Sun & Moz presented web stuffs, I started getting hands dirty with some Responsive Web Design. I initially didn’t like the concept as I always thought it wastes white space. However the presentations inspired me to try, which I don’t regret. ###Let’s see who made it today [Read More]

WordPress theming

It’s been tossed as this month’s MSCC hot topic: WordPress theming. I’m not a professional web developer but I do enjoy tinkering with some HTML & PHP as time allows. In the last MSCC meetup I grasped a couple of stuffs about Responsive Web Design (RWD). While I’m not much a great fan of RWB, I thought of playing around a little. I made a quick search online for frameworks I could use and that lead me to Zurb’s Foundation framework. [Read More]

WordPress – Plugin installation without FTP

When installing plugins or upgrading a WordPress site it requires downloading some packages on the server. For this the wp-content folder must be writable by WordPress. Now when installing plugins WordPress will ask for the FTP credentials as follows (unless the direct method is specified): I’ve seen in versions 3.x the direct method isn’t set by default. To bypass the FTP method we add the following line in the wp-config.php file. [Read More]