Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks pertaining to WordPress, general SEO and Online Marketing and Open Source software particularly Ubuntu Linux

Setting default volume in Radio Tray

Upgraded to Ubuntu Trusty recently and couldn’t adjust the default volume of Radio Tray. There’s a setting in the dashboard, but it didn’t take. I had to alter the config file in .local/share/radiotray. It wasn’t hard, but it wasn’t intuitive either.

[solved] Caffine not working in Ubuntu 12.04 Pangolin

If you’ve installed Caffeine on Unbuntu 12.04 and can’t get it to work, this may be the solution. Gnome doesn’t play nice with Caffeine, but there is a workaround.

IE9 Compatibility Mode Introduces CSS Errors

Testing sites in all versions of Internet Explorer is bad enough, but that’s not enough. As long as IE has a compatibility mode, that’s just one more IE version which will require testing.

[solution] Flash Player Broken in Firefox Unbutu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

Adobe Flash player for Firefox has always had install issues on 64bit machines and with Ubuntu Pangolin, that hasn’t changed. After trial and error, I installed it manually. Here’s how I did it.

Cross-Browser Background Opacity with CSS3

CSS3 brings us the ability to set transparency to background colors using an rgba designation. IE needs a filter, of course. Here’s the scoop and a table of transparency hex values.

[solution] Evolution Won’t Save Password Ubuntu

The Problem: I had to change my pop email password, but then Evolution, on Ubuntu Lucid, wouldn’t remember the password. Until I found the answer!

Facebook Page Covers – Tips on size and design

Take advantage of the Facebook cover image now available for your business page by creating a custom cover. As with everything Facebook, there are some limitations and cautions…

WordPress Fix for the keywords META

For Google the keywords meta may be dead, but its still used elsewhere. Automate your WordPress keywords meta tag with this code snippet.

(Results) Ubuntu Upgrade to Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS)

A Major Step Forward

Bugs introduced by Karmic Koala are resolved, plus improvements in speed and stability

Managing a growing email list in WordPress

When your email list gets large enough, sending it can be a big headache if you send it through WordPress.