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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Friendly WordPress Navigation Using Page Numbers Instead of Next and Previous Links

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The navigation will be more user friendly with page numbers instead of next and previous links since users can navigate much quicker to the page they want to see especially when there are a lot of pages. It is also good method for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) because it creates a tighter inner link structure.
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Using noindex Meta Tag in WordPress to Prevent Search Engines Indexing Categories, Tags and Archives

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WordPress may show “duplicate” content which may potentially confuse search engines. Duplicate content won’t hurt much, unless it is spam or keyword stuffing, as said by Matt Cutts, and Google may just ignore the duplicate content. However, instead of letting the search engines decide which pages of the duplicate ones are important, we may only
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Use Excerpt in Index, Category, Tag and Arhieve Pages for WordPress

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By default, all of the content of the post is shown in index, category, tag, archive and search pages. This is duplicate contents which may cause search engine penalty. The better way is using excerpt in index, category, tag and arhieve pages. By doing this the duplication can be avoided and the blog is optimized.
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Gnome2 Style: Shiki Colors+Gnome Colors

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The Linux Gnome style that I like is Shiki-color + Gnome colors icon theme. It looks pretty and professional and it is fast. How to install them: Gtk engine: # yum install gtk-murrine-engine Icon theme: # yum install gnome-colors-icon-theme Theme: Dowload from here: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Shiki-Colors?content=86717 Install it by Appearance Preference -> Install. Configuration: Appearance Preference ->
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The WordPress Desktop Client – lekhonee

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I find a desktop client for publishing to WordPress blogs – lekhonee[1]. I find it interesting and easy to use. This is the first post using it. The interface is simple, but it can provides most of the functions: * Writing post. * Select categories. * Add tags. * Load and Edit the old post.
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Installing NVIDIA Driver in Fedora

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Using rpmfusion’s rpm packages to install NVIDIA driver in Fedora is introduced in this post. First, check the proper drivers for the card on [1]. 1. Add rpmfusion. Enable RPM Fusion repositories 2. Install the driver # yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia The reboot system. 3. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf # nvidia-xconfig The nouveau module conflicts with the
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Reading List for Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing

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Understanding the literature is usually the first step to do research, which is the same for systems research on cloud computing. A reading list may help a lot to those that just start in cloud computing research. Prof. Lin Gu, my PhD supervisor, compiled a reading list for system research on cloud computing. The reading
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