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Since the updates of Adobe Flash player 10 there are several cases of problems. For instance WordPress media upload and Flickr uploader stopped working. Not only that, the systems that uses SWFUpload objects are not functioning as well. This alone can cause a huge dissatisfaction among the general users, not to mention that there are a load of bug present on the flash player 10 itself. There are so much talk going around the web about the Flash player 10 issue, but Adobe decided not to look into it, they suggest the developers of the non working products to upgrade their codes. Now my point here is not to talk or rant about flash player 10 but to solve the problem by downgrading the flash player to version 9. I’m doing this on a vista machine. First of all you need to clean up and uninstall flash player 10 from your system. Here is how.. [Read more…]
Previously I’ve written about how to add facebook connect to your wordpress blog but that plugin requires heavy modification on the comments.php file, which is in a way pretty tough for most people to do. So I’ve taken consideration to use the WP-FacebookConnect plugin which is featured in facebook developers wiki. It requires much more simpler method to add facebook authorization connectivity to your blog. I’ve seen Chris Wallace already had a helpful and simple explanation on this. So I will just compliment his article and add some extras to you don’t need to go to so many other websites to accomplish the integration with facebook.
Basically you need these steps to complete:
WordPress is the most user friendly expandable blog platform around. "With power comes more responsibilities", says Spiderman’s uncle. So what if your valuable WordPress blog get hacked? You will be literally devastated, violated and humiliated. Now you need to know how a attacker or cracker hack or exploit your site.
So how do you overcome these situations? Well, you just need tighten up the security principal to avoid these problems. These are very practical options to protect yourself from getting hacked. In truth, every protection can be broken but the point is not to cure but to prevent.
By default WordPress presents all the posts in the blog sorted descending to post time at the home page. Well in some circumstances you might not want to have that layout on your home page. Lets say you have five categories and you want to pull the latest post from each of the categories and display it on your home page. Now that wont work out with the default WordPress home page layout. Here is a simple tip to work around that situation. WordPress has a function to filter out the posts depending on certain criteria, the function is known as query_post. The template function query_post has several parameters that enables you to filter the posts for the WordPress post output Loop. Below is an example of pulling the latest post from a category and display it at the blog home page. The query_post function can be modified by many parameters. Here I’m displaying only few parameters in action.