Real-time, multi-cloud backups with VaultPress

VaultPressThe vision of VaultPress is to ensure that blogs and sites under its care are always completely secure, regardless of what happens. Today, this means every bit of content will be safe, from plugins and themes to the smallest comment or post revision, with WordPress-aware, real-time, multi-cloud backups. This is some of the most advanced technology I’ve seen interact with WordPress.

In the future, if your site is tampered with in any way, we’ll know within minutes and can take appropriate steps. The VaultPress core engine will be able to protect you against zero-day security vulnerabilities by updating your blog with hot-fixes, even while you sleep.

You have enough in your life to worry about; don’t worry about WordPress. Apply for the VaultPress private beta today.

Currently in private beta, VaultPress is a plugin users can download that acts as a backup service for your blog. Not only will the software help keep your blog up and running, but it will also soon monitor your site to alert you if their is suspicious activity or a hacking. Alternatively, VaultPress will eventually update your blog with security hot-fixes automatically. VaultPress will be a paid service and will probably be in the ballpark range of $15 to 20 per month,

Increase Memory PHP, Magento, WordPress by just changing in .htaccess

If you are on a virtual hosting then its a big problem to increase server php memory usage. Then we can simply modify the .htaccess file in root directory and increase memory.

if .htaccess file is not there then create one and add below code.

Then  simply modify the variable “php_value memory_limit 120M”

by default we will have 32M allocated we can increase it according to our requirement.

We can do this in any php apache technology or in Zend, Prado, Symfony, Joomla, CakePHP, CodeIgniter etc.

<IfModule mod_php5.c>

############################################

## adjust memory limit

#    php_value memory_limit 64M

php_value memory_limit 120M

php_value max_execution_time 18000

############################################

## disable magic quotes for php request vars

php_flag magic_quotes_gpc off

############################################

## disable automatic session start

## before autoload was initialized

php_flag session.auto_start off

############################################

## enable resulting html compression

#php_flag zlib.output_compression on

###########################################

# disable user agent verification to not break multiple image upload

php_flag suhosin.session.cryptua off

###########################################

# turn off compatibility with PHP4 when dealing with objects

php_flag zend.ze1_compatibility_mode Off

</IfModule>

Theme Forest enVirashop WordPress Theme

Theme Forest enVirashop WordPress Theme

enVirashop is a WordPress eCommerce theme that has an in-built shopping cart feature that requires no plugins.

The theme comes with plenty of options so you can personalize your store to suit your needs. Please check the screenshots to see the design variations and the options available.

Design Features

The wordpress theme has been designed to sell but also provides an exciting shopping experience at the same time. Here are some of the features that enVirashop provides.

  • Custom favicon
  • Custom logo
  • 5 shopping cart colors
  • 5 banner colors
  • Custom banner text
  • Timthumb (automatic thumbnailed product images)
  • Featured post
  • jQuery product slider
  • jQuery dropdown menu
  • jQuery shopping cart

Shopping Cart Features

  • Payment methods (PayPal & Google Checkout)
  • Product options (size, color, e.t.c)
  • Upto 10 different product images for single product
  • Multiple currencies
  • Set Tax rate
  • Flat rate shipping
  • Individual product shipping
  • Quantities
  • Custom write panels

Additional Features

  • Google tracking code integration
  • RSS URL code integration
  • Homepage Slider options (auto scroll, number of posts e.t.c)
  • Navigation options (exclude pages, categories)

Demo & Release Page | Download

Top 10 Government Sites Powered By WordPress

In case you are looking start of your web based or a CMS project, then WordPress is strongly recommended. There are many reasons why we love WordPress and believe that it is the best blogging/CMS platform on web today. Some of the reasons why honeytechblog is powered by WordPress are:

  • Its Simplicity
  • Trackback Feature
  • Auto Ping Functionality
  • Easy to Customize
  • Variety of Design Themes Available
  • Outstanding Plugin Functionality
  • User-friendly and So on

With increasing popularity of this, many are choosing wordpress as the base platform for their project. In fact, toady you will find many .gov and .org sites are based on wordpress. Here, I have collected Top 10 Government Sites Powered By WordPress.

1. America.gov

America.gov is produced by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP), which engages international audiences on issues of foreign policy, society and values to help create an environment receptive to U.S. national interests. IIP communicates with foreign opinion makers and other publics through a wide range of print and electronic outreach materials published in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Persian, Russian, and Spanish. IIP also provides information outreach support to U.S. embassies and consulates in more than 140 countries worldwide.

america.gov  Top 10 Government Sites Powered By WordPress

2. Congressional Budget Office

Congressional Budget Office blog is maintained by the director Douglas W. Elmendorf. He oversees the agency’s work in providing objective, insightful, timely, and clearly presented information about budgetary and economic issues. The Director also supervises the numerous analytical papers and cost estimates produced by the agency, and he testifies frequently before Congressional committees. In managing the agency, the Director is responsible for a staff of about 235 people and an annual budget of roughly $40 million.

cboblog.cbo.gov

3. Broadband.gov

Blogband is the official blog of the United States National Broadband Plan. A great way to create a connected America is to involve all Americans in the development of a National Broadband Plan. The FCC welcomes civic participation, and also look forward to more interaction through this website as they new features and functions. Through this blog, broadband tries to help spread the word about the available and imminent plans and promote what FCC is doing to educate people about it. Blogband is also one of the FCC’s major ventures into blogging and social media.

broadband.gov  Top 10 Government Sites Powered By WordPress

4. National Center for Preservation Technology & Training

NCPTT protects America’s historic legacy by equipping preservation professionals with progressive technology-based research and training. NCPTT advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation. Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships. NCPTT serves the community that fostered its creation and, in turn, serves the nation and the world.

ncptt.nps.gov

5. Speaker Nancy Pelosi

This blog belongs to Nancy Pelosi who is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, having made history in 2007 when she was elected first woman to serve as Speaker of the House.  Speaker Pelosi has proved to be a strong, pragmatic leader, unifying her House Democratic caucus more than any other leader in the last 50 years to pass critical legislation moving America in a New Direction after eight years of Republican rule. With Speaker Pelosi at the helm, the 110th Congress has built an impressive record that has focused on the priorities of the American people and brought needed change to Washington and across the country.

speaker.gov 1 Top 10 Government Sites Powered By WordPress

6. Official Site of U.K’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown

This is the official site of the U.K Prime Minister’s (Gordon Brown) office. It is the complete source of information on Prime Minister’s performance and activity. The news feature will continue to be central to the site, allowing you to keep up to date with Prime Minister’s work. The Number10 TV channel also provide a wealth of video material, photos updated quickly to the Number 10 Flickr channel, and he will also be posting frequent messages through Twitter to keep you in touch with his day to day activities. With this site he discover what are the current issues faced by the country and locates solution to it.

number10.gov.uk

7. Brazilian Culture Ministry

It is the official web site of the Brazilian Culture Ministry. Apart from daily updates, the sites shares huge information on Project support, Bids and Awards, meetings and forums and videos.

cultura.gov.br

8. Library of Congress

The Library of Congress (LOC) is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library’s mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The Office of the Librarian is tasked to set policy and to direct and support programs and activities to accomplish the Library’s mission.

loc.gov  Top 10 Government Sites Powered By WordPress

9. Directgov | innovate

Directgov is an Directgov | innovate developer site to provide an innovative, collaborative, open source environment for Government and developers to interact, share new ideas and showcase work. The success of this space is dependent on open participation and the ability to have conversations around best use of government data, development of applications and use of new and innovative technologies.

direct.gov.uk

10. Power of Information Taskforce Report

This site offers report on Power of Information Taskforce. The Taskforce brought together a group from government, industry and the third sector who all share a passion for using ICT to enable better public service delivery. All members have contributed in a personal capacity rather than on behalf of their respective organizations and this independence of approach is reflected in our conclusions. The group has itself worked largely through web 2.0 tools – communicating as a web group, publishing our progress via a blog and RSS feed, and producing this draft report on a wiki.

cabinetoffice.gov.uk

All these sites are powered by WordPress and doing a great job out there. Do share other wordpress based websites (only .gov) if you come across.

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Many of the wordpress users are receiving this kind of error message while performing the wordpress upgrade. To overcome of this problem please refer these steps:

1. Try to upgrade via Tools->Upgrade->Re-install automatically.
2. If that fails then disable all plugins and perform a manual upgrade.

WordPress Sticky Post on home page

We can show posts based on only selected authors from wordpress users. For this we can use “query_posts” function. Just Goto Appearance –>  Editor –> select page Index.php and place the below code and see.

Sticky Post Parameters

Sticky posts first became available with WordPress Version 2.7. Posts that are set as Sticky will be displayed before other posts in a query, unless excluded with the caller_get_posts=1 parameter.

  • array('post__in'=>get_option('sticky_posts')) – returns array of all sticky posts
  • caller_get_posts=1 – To exclude sticky posts being included at the beginning of posts returned, but the sticky post will still be returned in the natural order of that list of posts returned.

To return just the first sticky post:

$sticky=get_option('sticky_posts') ;
query_posts('p=' . $sticky[0]);

or

$args = array(
	'posts_per_page' => 1,
	'post__in'  => get_option('sticky_posts'),
	'caller_get_posts' => 1
);
query_posts($args);

Note: the second method returns only the more recent sticky post; if there are not sticky posts, it returns the last post published.

To return just the first sticky post or nothing:

$sticky = get_option('sticky_posts');
$args = array(
	'posts_per_page' => 1,
	'post__in'  => $sticky,
	'caller_get_posts' => 1
);
query_posts($args);
if($sticky[0]) {
   // insert here your stuff...
}

To exclude all sticky posts from the query:

query_posts(array("post__not_in" =>get_option("sticky_posts")));

Return ALL posts with the category, but don’t show sticky posts at the top. The ‘sticky posts’ will still show in their natural position (e.g. by date):

query_posts('caller_get_posts=1&posts_per_page=3&cat=6');

Return posts with the category, but exclude sticky posts completely, and adhere to paging rules:

<?php
$paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;
$sticky=get_option('sticky_posts');
$args=array(
   'cat'=>3,
   'caller_get_posts'=>1,
   'post__not_in' => $sticky,
   'paged'=>$paged,
   );
query_posts($args);
?>

WordPress Selected posts on home page based on Authors

We can show posts based on only selected authors from wordpress users. For this we can use “query_posts” function. Just Goto Appearance –>  Editor –> select page Index.php and place the below code and see.

Author Parameters

You can also restrict the posts by author.

  • author=3
  • author=-3 – exclude author id 3 posts
  • author_name=Harriet

Note: author_name operates on the user_nicename field, whilst author operates on the author id field.

Display all Pages for author=1, in title order, with no sticky posts tacked to the top:

query_posts('caller_get_posts=1&author=1&post_type=page&post_status=publish&orderby=title&order=ASC');

WordPress Selected posts on home page based on tags

Tag Parameters

We can show posts based on only selected tags from wordpress tags. For this we can use “query_posts” function. Just Goto Appearance –>  Editor –> select page Index.php and place the below code and see.

Show posts associated with certain tags.

  • tag
  • tag__and
  • tag__in
  • tag_slug__and
  • tag_slug__in

Fetch posts for one tag

query_posts('tag=cooking');

Fetch posts that have either of these tags

query_posts('tag=bread,baking');

Fetch posts that have all three of these tags:

query_posts('tag=bread+baking+recipe');

Multiple Tag Handling

Display posts that are in multiple tags:

query_posts(array('tag__and' => array('bread','baking'));

This only shows posts that are in both tags ‘bread’ and ‘baking’. To display posts from either tag, you could use tag as mentioned above, or explicitly specify by using tag__in:

query_posts(array('tag__in' => array('bread','baking'));

The tag_slug__in and tag_slug__and behave much the same, except match against the tag’s slug instead of the tag itself.

Hope this helps. If required anything please post a comment.

Thanks

Steven

Is There An Easy Way To List My Phpinfo Data On WordPress? | WP Citrus

This plugin prints out your webservers php settings as well as other information about your WordPress installation.
Important for posting at various WordPress support forums.

Demo: see below

Languages: english, deutsch(german)

Download: Phpinfo

Version: 1.1

Usage:

  1. download, unzip and upload to your WordPress plugins directory
  2. activate the plugin in you WordPress administration backend and go to “Options” > “Phpinfo

The output of Phpinfo looks like this:

PHP information for http://wordpress.designpraxis.at

max_execution_time: 150
max_input_time: -1
file_uploads: 1
upload_max_filesize: 5M
post_max_size: 8M
register_globals: 1
safe_mode:
allow_url_fopen: 1
eaccelerator.enable: 1

Other information:

PHP Server API: cgi
WordPress Version: 2.2.3
WordPress Blog URI: http://wordpress.designpraxis.at
WordPress Installation URI: http://wordpress.designpraxis.at
WordPress Theme: /wp-content/themes/designpraxis-wp
WordPress Permalink Structure: /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/
WordPress wp-content directory is writable
WordPress does not use Gzip Compression
WP-Cache is running on this installation of WordPress
GD library is installed
PHP Version: 4.4.6
MySQL Version: 5.0.37
Browser used: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; de; rv:1.8.1.6) Gecko/20070725 Firefox/2.0.0.6

Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress

This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. This format is supported by Ask.com, Google, YAHOO and MSN Search.

More information what XML-Sitemaps are and how they can help you to get indexed by the major search engines can be found at Sitemaps.org and the searchenginewatch blog.

If you have questions about XML-Sitemaps or run into problems, have a look at my Sitemaps FAQ.

Note: The XML-Sitemap format was introduced in 2005 by Google and adopted in 2006 by YAHOO, MSN Search and Ask.com so thats why it’s often called “Google Sitemaps”.

Download | Installation | Support | FAQ | Changes | Donate

Problems with your sitemap? Read my Sitemaps FAQ.

Features:

  • Available for all WordPress versions since 1.5
  • No PHP skills or file changes needed
  • User interface to customize all parameters like priorities etc.
  • Available in many languages
  • Generates automatically a sitemap for all types of WordPress pages
  • Calculates a priority for each post, based on the number of comments
  • Notifies Ask.com, Google, Bing and YAHOO about changes via ping
  • Includes a WordPress filter for other plugins which can add their pages to the sitemap
  • Generates a static XML file as well as a zipped version
  • …and many more!

Download (includes all languages):

Download Icon Download for WordPress 2.1 and better (recommended)

Installation:

Simply download the Zip-Archive and extract all files into your wp-content/plugins/ directory. Then go into your WordPress administration page, click on Plugins and activate it. After that you will have a new menu point called “Sitemap” under the “Options” menu. You can alter the default change frequencies, filename and other options there. Click once on “Rebuild Sitemap” to create your sitemap the first time.

The script needs write access to your Blog directory. Check out the WordPress Codex or have a look at the FAQ for help.

Support:

If you have comments/problems/suggestions, see something in the code which is not compliant to the WordPress Plugin Codex, or just want to say “Yeha! It works!”, feel free to create a post at the WordPress support forum and tag it with “google-sitemap-generator”. It’s likely that you’ll get an answer for your problem faster there than by writing me an email, because I get a lot of support emails and need some time to read and answer them all. If you think you’ve found a bug, please open a new ticket here.