I'm please to announce the release of a basic stream search module on the PyroCMS addon store. This module lets backend users search stream entires using keywords. The innovative core of this module sits on its efficient use of existing system resources. Users use, for example, a slightly modified version of the streams input form to build their search parameters. The search results respect the view options set by the stream. You can quickly find records in a stream to edit, delete, or view.
A couple of months ago, based on a number of requests from developers using PyroCMS, I took time to build a WordPress import module for PyroCMS that allowed developers to move content from their WordPress site into a new (and better) instance of Pyro. While that original module was received well, I could tell, at that point, it was just half of a module. The module really needed to also take exported content from PyroCMS or WordPress and move it into a new Pyro site.
This morning I tested to see if my Ubuntu 12.04 DigitalOcean server was affected by Heartbleed and what I found was this: I was running one of the compromised versions of OpenSSL. Good news: the fix is quite easy to implement.
I wrote a book last summer. If you're interested in getting an introduction to creating websites with PyroCMS, please checkout my book Website Development with PyroCMS
. It will give you a great overview of all the best features of PyroCMS.
I must say that, even though we’ve seen an upwelling of information about business ethics since scandals like Enron, I’m inclined to agree with many of the arguments set forth in John Maxwell’s book There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics
. His allegiance to the idea that only personal ethics exist—not business ethics—points toward one resolution that could help guide every business decision: the Golden Rule.
Learn how to build your own Christmas music light show using a Raspberry Pi using a little Python, a midi-listening C script, and a whole bunch of lights.
Having trouble installing the MongoDB PHP Driver (mongodb-php-driver) on your Ubuntu 12.04 server? Here is the easy way to get it installed.
I agree with Phil Sturgeon's statement
about the recent comments on the recent Nettuts+ article
on the PSR standards proposed by the PHP-FIG. In light of these shallow comments, I'd like to highligh another industry's standards over method and content. That industry is writing
and the standards they impose upon themselves come in a number of formats.
One of the things you immediately find out about Typo3 is that it uses ImageMagick, a server based image modification tool, to handle thumbnail creation, image resizing, and more. ImageMagick gives Typo3 some great features, but only if you have it installed correctly. Here is a quick guide to installing ImageMagick on SUSE 11 for Typo3.
This week I was blessed to have a Raspberry Pi show up at my doorstep. After waiting up until 11:00pm MST (6:00am in London) to get on the waiting list a while back, my Pi has finally made its way home. And to be honest, I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to use it.
In celebration of the upcoming release of Diablo 3, I'd like to announce the release of a Wordpress theme I'm calling the Diablo 3 Graveyard Wordpress Theme. I put this theme together because I was a huge fan of Diablo 2. And now, even though I don't spend much time playing nowadays, I'll install D2 from CD and play it over the Halloween weekend. It was, in fact, October of 2011 that I started working on this project, and I've just now had the time to finish and release it.
PhoneGap Beginner's Guide
is the most informative source of information I've seen/read about PhoneGap. It is a great resource for learning all the nuances that go into making native PhoneGap applications on mobile devices. If you are looking to use PhoneGap, it would be a good idea to start with this book. It really is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read book on using PhoneGap.
Android and iPhone apps built with PhoneGap are (because of PhoneGap's nature) compiled code, and because this compiled code is not a browser, you can execute cross-domain requests. In this short tutorial, I'll provide some sample code for sending a POST request to a remote server.
I recently started looking at PhoneGap
as a way to build native smartphone applications without having to learn another programming language. The process, so far, has been going very well. I've been able to build a basic application with very little trouble. I did, however, hit a big hiccup in development when I decided to try and upload a file from a phone to a remote location. In this post, I want to explain how I was able to upload a photo from a phone, using PhoneGap (and PHP on the remote server), to a remote server.
There is a simple way to resolve your site URLs to include the www in each address. Or drop the www from each address. Why is this important? "Redirecting requests from a non-preferred hostname is important because search engines consider URLs with and without "www" as two different websites" (woorank.com). So, if you don't resolve your www, you are harming your SEO performance.
Getting Apache to recognize .htaccess files is a pretty easy task. All you need to do is look for where your root web directory is defined in your Apache configuration files. On Ubuntu, this location is /etc/apache/sites-enabled. Once you have located the file, just add the line "AllowOverride All" (instead of AllowOverride None) to the root directory configuration detectives.
Recently I had a problem that, in spite of many "support leads" on other sites, was hard to figure out. All I wanted to do was reference as GET parameter in a URL as a variable in Typoscript. After many failed attempts, I found a solution to my problem. So, for future reference, and for all others who may be struggling with this problem, here is a solution.
Sometimes it is helpful, mainly to avoid broken links, to make sure your html files (with a .htm or .html extension) can parse PHP. On GoDaddy hosting, this threw me for a loop.
I'm very happy to see my post "Organizing a Higher-Ed Online Media Stream" on .eduGuru. Thank you to Kyle James for letting me guest write for one of the best .edu blogs on the internet!
I spent my entire morning today trying to discover why I couldn't get a pause function to work properly on an actionscript 3.0 mp3 player. I came to find out that a very significant bug exists in actionscript that keeps channel.position (part of SoundChannel) from reporting the correct position location of a stopped mp3.
Sometimes it is appropraite to secure Typo3's backend login page and editing pages. This is done very easily in your server's .htaccess file.
If you do a Google search on the subject, you find that people have complaints about how GoDaddy hosting works with Wordpress' permalinks function, many of whom claim one thing or another about how this tool works (or doesn't work). But I'd like to clear the air on the misconceptions. So, first let me explain some of the misconceptions surrounding GoDaddy and Worpress permalinks, then explain how you can get permalinks working on your Godaddy hosted Wordpress blog.