WHM/CPanel: Letting WordPress Users Install Themes and Plugins Without FTP Credentials

Quick answer: Put this in the user’s wp-config.php file: define(‘FS_METHOD’, ‘direct’); and it results in a non-suPHP cPanel server to allow the user-friendly plugin/theme installer to work. The other option would be to switch to “SuPHP” however from experience that “switch” kills WordPress websites. The wp-config edit is much safer and works. Courtesy: http://forums.cpanel.net/f5/letting-wordpress-users-install-themes-plugins-without-ftp-credentials-199111.html

The Oatmeal’s Stance on the new Apple Watch

"Hey bro, you got the time?" "Yeah, it's … hang on. Just a sec. God fucking damnit. " http://t.co/2R4MXIVIcY — Matthew Inman (@Oatmeal) September 9, 2014

High Tech Celebrities Raising Awareness for ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease – by Dumping Ice Water Buckets on their Heads

It seems to now be the trend for big tech giants to challenge each other to dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads. Most recent has been Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Have a look: Bill Gates Post by Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg Post by Mark Zuckerberg.

Reasons Why People Who Work With Computers Seem to Have a Lot of Spare Time

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WordPress: Youtube Embeds Not Working in Posts After Import

Let’s say you are importing a WordPress website from another website (e.g. posts, pages, etc.) and notice that Youtube embeds didn’t move over. What do you do? Answer: WordPress automatically filters anything that looks “funny,” which includes inline frames. What you do is (from http://wordpress.org/support/topic/youtube-embeds-not-working-after-import): ” You can find in /wp-includes called kses.php. In kses.php, you’ll […]

Top 10 Tech Mergers

For technology to evolve, change needs to be done. All rival tech companies need at some point of other to set aside their differences and merge in order to built the next top product that makes each side more money. I’ve compiled a top 10 list on the highest-profile tech mergers. 1. IBM and Apple […]

Linus Torvalds’ Guided Tour of His Home Office

Who wants to see Linus Torvalds‘s office? Mr. Torvalds was the founder of Linux, an open-source operating system widely used in many capacities. It’s popularly used for website hosting, but has gained a following among desktop and mobile users as well. Anyway, we now have the unique opportunity to see the workspace of a genius always […]

Adobe Reports a Security Vulnerability in Flash

By: Marta Lopez Adobe has reported a vulnerability that affects users of Flash. It appears that this security hole could allow cyber-criminals to obtain users’ personal data and take control of computers that are not updated with the latest version of Flash. This vulnerability affects all users with Windows, OS X and Linux operating systems. Adobe advises users to install the security update it has released (v14.0.0.145) to […]

Space Pinball on Windows 7

Yup, it’s real. One of my favourite games of Windows XP can be had on Windows Vista, 7, 8 and higher. Here’s the download link I used: Techspot Worst-case, here’s a more direct download link: 3d_pinball_for_windows_space_cadet Apparently there’s a way to install it on Macs.

Confessions of an IT Professional – Thanks Panda Security

The world of I.T. can be a challenging yet rewarding one. However, one of the biggest frustrations that comes with the territory is with clients that are completely computer illiterate. When trying to explain something over the phone the client on the other end might take what you say in a completely different context and hound you […]