JSON vs. XML in LivePHP

A while back, Matt Dees blogged about our upcoming change to LivePHP in 11.28. Specifically, he mentions the use of JSON. In this article I will illustrate, in brief, why this change was made. The decision process, as you’ll see, wasn’t exactly straight forward, but a solid compromise. I’m not going to expound on the benefits or drawbacks of using XML vs. JSON as a format. We’ve see those debates for …

WordPress as a true custom CMS – plugins and tips

As fellow WordPress developers may know, WordPress became a fully-fledged CMS platform a while ago with the introduction of custom post types and custom taxonomies. So, as well as pages,… More »

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Los Angeles WordPress Workshops For Small Biz & Blogging Success – Jan 29 & Feb 5

Getting Started With WordPress For Business (and Serious Bloggers!) THIS CLASS IS FULL. JOIN THE EMAIL LIST TO BE NOTIFIED FIRST ABOUT UPCOMING CLASSES, AND RECEIVE DISCOUNT CODES Have an idea for a business or blog and need to get…

Improve Your Site’s Effectiveness With Google Analytics Event Tracking

This post is a taste of  what’s to come in my forthcoming Google Analytics Ebook. Sign up to be notified of its launch and for a special promotional price. Internal Link Tracking Using Google Analytics On your blog or website…

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How to remove Tomcat on cPanel

Want to remove Tomcat from cPanel? Log-into your server as root using ssh: Execute the following command to stop the Tomcat process: # /usr/sbin/stoptomcat …and to remove the next files, enter: # rm -f /usr/sbin/starttomcat

How Do You Build Online Community For Your Business?

Small Business CEO have published my guest post – “Kickstart Your Online Community With Your Offline Customers”. The post was written with small businesses in mind that already have a customer base and offline touchpoints such as a physical business…

Tips when applying at cPanel

I look at a lot of applicants here at cPanel and have some tips for would be job seekers.  Many of these tips are generic and could help you get a job anywhere, but all of them will help you get a job here. Choose your resume format carefully.  You worked hard to make your resume look the way you want it to; the format you send it in will ensure it looks that way …

Ruby, Ruby Gem, Rails and Mongrel Troubleshooting Guide

You’ve taken the plunge and installed Ruby on your cPanel system using our /scripts/installruby command. Now, you are preparing to run Rails applications to step into the Web 2.0 world. This guide will cover some of the common issues that might prevent your application from working. Latest cPanel Versions For all issues reported, first check the ruby version, rails version, ruby gem version and mongrel version. The current versions that we install are the following: …

The Admin’s Toolbox, Vol. 1 – tcpdump and you.

Hey there! In this instance of The Admins Toolbox, I’ll be discussing the tcpdump utility and some common uses. Sit back, crack open a frosty beverage of your choosing, and let’s learn about packet inspection for fun and profit. ? Tcpdump is by no means a new program. Written by Van Jacobson, Craig Leres, and Steven McCanne, while working at Berkley in 1987, tcpdump’s popularity quickly rose due to its high caliber of …

How To Add The Official LinkedIn Share Button To WordPress Blogs

How To Add The Official LinkedIn Share Button To WordPress BlogsLinkedIn have joined Facebook and Twitter in releasing an “official” share button. Note that this doesn’t really represent groundbreaking functionality – many social bookmarking plugins allow you to share posts to LinkedIn. But this official version does come with the…

12 things that make a good WordPress plugin

WordPress plugins come in literally thousands of shapes and sizes. In my view a good plugin should have an intuitive admin user interface, work properly out of the box, and… More »

The Antidote to Information Addiction (AKA Blogger’s Syndrome)

Here’s a couple of simple truths about blogging: There is no ‘secret’ to the success of your blog. There’s barely anything new at all to be said or read on the topic of blogging. Once you’ve got a solid grasp…

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Apache logs

Issues with suhosin or mod_security , then best check your Apache error logs tail -f /usr/local/apache/logs/error_log More Stuff Book Review: Absolute FreeBSD (3rd Edition) nixCraft FreeBSD is a free and open source operating system for

Things You Should Know Before You Start Blogging

Avoid the 6 month blog fizzle-out, or the non-starter by being prepared for what’s to come in your new incarnation as: A Blogger. I wrote a guest post for She Takes On The World with some pointers on the topic.…

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