Effective Anti-Spam in WordPress with Plugins

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WordPress has a very rich set of plugins and a combination of them can make anti-spam in WordPress quite easy. Here is a list of plugins that can help prevent spammers from registering spam account (if the site allows registration of new users) and posting spam comments. Anti spam comments Use the Akismet WordPress plugin.
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How to Change MediaWiki’s Sidebar

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MediaWiki’s Sidebar can be configured as a special page. This page’s title is “MediaWiki:Sidebar”. For example, if a MediaWiki site www.example.com is configured to use [[search-engine-friendly-url-for-mediawiki]], the URL for edit the Sidebar is: http://www.example.com/w/MediaWiki:Sidebar It may look like this: * navigation ** mainpage|mainpage-description ** recentchanges-url|recentchanges ** randompage-url|randompage ** currentevents-url|currentevents ** portal-url|portal ** helppage|help * SEARCH
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Search Engine Friendly URL for MediaWiki

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MediaWiki is the wiki-engine that runs Wikipedia. In this tutorial, we introduce how to configure search engine friendly URLs in MediaWiki. ==Search Engine Friendly URLs== Default MediaWiki URLs look like www.example.com/w/index.php?title=TITLE which is a little ugly. To make it more search engine friendly, we will change it to SEO-friendly URLs like www.example.com/w/TITLE. ==Enabling Search Engine
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BBCode Support in WordPress

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BBCode is another markup language to format posts widely by forums, which is easier and clearer than HTML. WordPress provides a visual editor and some easy-to-use tools, but no built-in BBCode support. Let’s see how to add BBCode support in WordPress. We can add BBCode support to WordPress with the BBCode plugin by bOingball that
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CloudFlare with DreamHost

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CloudFlare is a very nice service that provides CDN / optimizer / security protection and more. Good news is that DreamHost turns to be a partner with CloudFlare. The free account on CloudFlare is enough for sites such as Fclose.com. I enabled CloudFlare yesterday and it works smoothly and boosts the site’s performance. Overall, I
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Controlling Display of WordPress Widget with PHP Code

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I am always wondering how to display different Widgets in WordPress depending on the page/post/category etc. I ever tried some plugins that is for specific purpose. However, they are not flexible enough for all my needs. For example, I want a widget that contains AdSense ad not display on certain posts that I selected and
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An Online JPG to EPS Converter

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Converting the JPG images to EPS is frequently need especially when write documents in LaTeX. I introduced how to Convert JPG Images to EPS on Linux. However, not everyone have a Linux box available at any time. We set up an Online JPG to EPS Converter to help people convert JPG to EPS. Convert JPG
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Google PageRank Update 2011

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Update 3: Fclose.com sees minor PageRank updates on November 8, 2011. For example, some tooles and some posts get PageRank of 3 from 0. Update: Confirmed that Google updates the PageRank in toolbar on November 8 2011. Update 2: Google updates the PageRank in toolbar on August 05 2011. Update 1: Google updates the PageRank
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RGBlite WordPress Theme

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About RGBlite Theme RGBlite Theme is a simple and light-weight theme for WordPress. RGBlite Theme provides a green-red-blue mixed style, bright view and fast rendering experience to the users. RGBlite Theme passes W3C XHTML 1.0 and W3C CSS level 3 validation. This theme works well on WordPress 2.9.x and WordPress 3.0. RGBlite theme is among
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Changing the Font Size of WordPress’s Visual Editor

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The font size of WordPress’s visual editor is too small for me on my screen display. The default font size is 13px which is hard for my eye on my screen. There are two ways to change the default font size in the visual editor. One is changing WordPress’s css file for the editor while
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Speeding Up the Site With Apache GZIP Compression

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We can speed up the site with compression while save bandwidth at the same time. As most of the modern browsers support gzip encoding, we can set it up to let the users enjoy faster speed. The Apache mod_deflate is easy to set up and standard. It compress the content on the fly. We can
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Speeding Up the Site by Using PHP GZIP Compression

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Compression is a simple way to speed up the site. PHP’s gzip compression is excellent. And using it is very convenient: Simply put these codes before any HTML content at the beginning of the PHP script: <?php if (substr_count($_SERVER[‘HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING’], ‘gzip’)) ob_start(“ob_gzhandler”); else ob_start(); ?> In WordPress, the suitable position for these codes is the beginning
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How to Redirect WordPress Feed to Feedburner Using .htaccess

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.htaccess is a powerful tool. Let’s look at how to using .htaccess to redirect WordPress feeds to feedburner. Let’s use my blog as the example. The WordPress’s feed url of my blog is https://www.systutorials.com/feed/. Now I want to redirect it to feedburner with url http://feeds.feedburner.com/systutorials . The idea is quite straightforward: For every request to
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