• Dec 28
  • 2011

WordPress Older Posts Widget

For another WordPress blog which I maintain, I required a widget which will display older posts. The WordPress blog’s home page displayed 10 recent posts. But there were at least 15 other older posts that needed some exposure. I needed a widget which would display the older posts starting from the 11th post on the home page side bar. I was surprised to find there existed no such widget in the WordPress plugin directory which would display older posts.

There was a forum discussion about displaying older posts but it was inconclusive. So I went on to hack this widget (which is based on WordPress’ default Recent Post widget” to create the Older Posts widget. Read more »

  • Nov 22
  • 2011

Bulk delete pending wordpress comments

Been under a comment spam attack lately? Or you just did not have time to delete spam comments over several months and you now have hundreds of spam comments that needs be deleted page by page using the wordpress admin? Don’t fret, there are a couple of easy ways to bulk delete pending comments in your wordpress blog.
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  • Oct 29
  • 2010

Superfast way to setup phpMyAdmin : Simple as 1-2-3

Okay, you are stuck with a host that does not provide phpMyAdmin or you have a standard cpanel hosting account, where if you need to give a developer or somebody else access to phpMyAdmin, you need to give them access to cpanel, which gives them access to the entire hosting control panel,a big risk.

These situations are common but don’t despair, setting up of phpMyAdmin and get it up and running can be done in a few simple steps. Read more »

  • Oct 12
  • 2010

RSS Feeds: What is it? How can you use it?

RSS which stands for really simple syndication, refers to a type of web feed format. Simply put, a web feed is an application that syndicates (retrieves) content from different sites in the web, to display them in the user’s ‘web-based’ or ‘desktop- based reader’.

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  • Aug 8
  • 2008

Remove link to comment authors website from wordpress Comments

Are you tired of moderating, removing or editing the URLs of people who post comments in your wordpress blog? Are you sick of all the comment spammers who post those cookie cutter comments using scripts in your blog just to post links in your blog via the comment links to comment authors site? Well I was! And that’s when I decided that I would hack the wordpress code a little bit to totally disable linking to commenter’s site from the comments posted in the blog. Read more »

  • Jun 2
  • 2008

How to Move or Rename your windows profile folder

You may want to rename or move the folder in which Windows stores your profile information for one of the following reasons

•You have renamed your user account via computer management and windows still uses the folder with the old username to store your profile information.
•You want to move the profile folder from its default location to a different location for reasons like backing up, making up space in the drive windows is installed etc.
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  • Sep 24
  • 2007

Google Local business [India] date bug

Few moments ago submitted my organization’s listing to Google [India] Local business(still in Beta).  Located a silly bug which should have never been carried on till the beta phase. Read more »

  • Sep 19
  • 2007

Internet Explorer : Clearing temporary internet files automatically

In my previous post I described how you can clear temporary internet files to protect your privacy. But doesn’t it become too much of an hassle to clear the temporary internet files manually every time you finish browsing? Yes, it does and that’s why windows offers a nifty option of automatically deleting/removing temporary internet files

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  • Sep 19
  • 2007

Clearing temporary internet files and cookies

Every time you visit a website, part of the website like html, images etc are downloaded and stored in your hard disk. These downloaded files are called temporary internet files. Temporary internet files are stored to speed up your browsing experience. When you visit a website that you have visited already, parts of the website that have been stored as temporary internet files are loaded from your hard disk directly instead of being downloaded one more time, thus this saves time and increases your browsing performance Read more »

  • Sep 18
  • 2007

Clearing the visited websites history from Internet Explorer

Internet explorer by default stores and records all websites that you visit for a 30 day period. This websites history is easily available to all users and any user of your computer can easily see the complete list of websites that you have visited in the past does breaching your privacy.

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