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Upload folder is not writable. Export and file upload features will not be functional.

March 4th, 2013 admin

WordPress is a fantastic CMS platform. It is preferred by many clients and therefore as developers we end up using it for all sorts of projects. Sometimes, things go sour though. If you have moved a WordPress site from development to staging to production, you have run into funny problems such as the little red message called: “Upload folder is not writable. Export and file upload features will not be functional.”

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Setup a Git Repository in your VPS

November 6th, 2012 admin

So I am pretty new to the whole version control scene. Therefore, I wanted to jump in the wagon with both feet and really start using GIT. The problem was that it is not as easy as people make it sound. I was confused with figuring out what a repository meant, what pushing, clone and all sorts of problems that a beginner may have. And the problem is that the documentation available is also a bit technical and difficult to read. That’s why I wanted to explain it here. Now, my personal challenge was that since I have access to a VPS via SSH, I didn’t want to necessarily pay for a private repository if I didn’t have to. And since I was beginning to use git, I really didn’t need a great account with Github or something along those lines.

The other challenge is that I wanted my repository to be available everywhere but also to be private to me. I wanted to be the only one to access it. The reason is that sometimes I am out of the country, and I would love to be able to simplify the process of working remotely in projects and keeping them on a VPS repository.

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Programming a Slider for WordPress 3.3

December 14th, 2011 admin

If you are a designer or developer starting in the use of WordPress as one of your Content Management Systems of choice, then perhaps there will come a time when you’ll want to implement a Homepage slider.

So what is a Slider exactly? A slider is also known as a “Featured Image Section” that usually transitions from one message to another either by fading in and out or by other effects like SlidingUp or ZoomingIn. In any event, the use of Sliders has been a very popular one because not only is it the most prominent thing in a page because of its size, also it has movement. This combination will attract the eyes of your audience better than anything else, and therefore is a good promotional tool for your site. Read the rest of this entry »