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On our Debian VPS servers we run ProFTPD in order to enable client FTP access. These servers are all managed via SSH, and so very occasionally when setting up a new account I run into a 530 error: Login incorrect. You just can't get past it though, no matter how many variants you try on the...
Skate-Parts.Com has been maintaining a blog for some time now. While this is a powerful tool in it's own right, the latest posts were not being displayed on the front page. Placing the latest blog posts, either just the titles, or the summaries, on the home page and if possible on other pages...
In OS X 10.9 Apple have changed things around again when it comes to showing hidden files. The easiest way I have come across is via the Terminal. Simply open the Terminal app from the Utilities folder inside Applications, or by searching for "Terminal" using Spotlight in your menu bar. Once...
WP Super Cache is a powerful caching tool for WordPress that can offer significant performance improvements. For a brief overview of what WP Super Cache is, what it does, and why it is beneficial for your WordPress website, check out my earlier article here. 4 Steps to Performance Gains...
WordPress is an excellent content management system, aimed at simplicity based around it's core blogging focus. One of the downsides of it though is that it runs a lot of heavy PHP in the background and can be quite database dependent. This means that each time any user loads any page the main PHP...
For some reason Wordpress does not seem to give you an option to increase or decrease the JPG compression ratio in the media settings. This means your scaled images are stuck at the default compression ratio. The default is 90%. This is quite high and on high resolution, high quality...
Magento makes it very easy to change the default logo and address used on HTML & PDF invoice and packing slip printouts without needing to edit template files or any code. The options available are limited, but it does make it straight forward for an end user. Log into the admin console...
If you come from a Windows/Linux background, you will be used to boot loaders and boot keys for performing particular functions on bootup. Key's to access the BIOS, boot to Safe Mode and more. While the Mac OS X boot process is streamlined and it hides the actual processes that are run, it...
Ever needed a PayPal API signature to receive payments through your website? Normally this is only needed if you plan to use PayPal's Express Checkout instead of the standard checkout, and the process to get your API signature can be a little confusing if you don't know where to look. You...

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