Magento, WordPress, Telco, etc.

This is an extension of my memory. I paste random things I may need again. Hope it helps you too!

How to run several Bitnami WordPress installs on XAMPP

XAMPP with Bitnami enables you to run WordPress (and many other apps) on your Windows computer. But what if you want to run several WordPress installs locally, each in a separate directory and database? Steps: 1) Install XAMPP on your local Windows computer. Though outside the scope of this page it’s actually quite easy. Follow […]

How to get Multirow bookmarks back in Firefox 57 and newer

I’m a big fan of using multirow bookmarks in browsers. First I used the multirow bookmarks plus addon for Firefox, and when that no longer worked I used Roomy Bookmarks addon to my full satisfaction. I even held back updating Firefox to 57 for a while, as the research part of my working life is […]

Logging with admin account into DirectAdmin via https:

If you want to protect your server from prying eyes, use a secure connection to log in with your admin account. Using Let’sencrypt, this is how you set up a free SSL connection in DirectAdmin: Step 1: Ensure the Hostname used by your DirectAdmin server is valid, and resolves to the server IP address. Follow […]

How to change the DirectAdmin hostname

Step 1: Make sure the hostname is valid, whereby the hostname will resolve to an IP address which is your server IP address. Therefore create an A record for a subdomain eg. vps1.domain.com which points to the DirectAdmin server IP address. Step 2: Log into DirectAdmin control panel using admin credential. Go into the “Administrator […]

The best WordPress Plugins – which I use often

These are WordPress Plugins I use often. Some paid, some free. Some expensive, so cheap. The point of this list is to remind myself these are consistently well coded, performing and stable Plugins, and to record briefly why I like them.   Pods https://wordpress.org/plugins/pods/ To say Pods is just a tool to create and view […]

Using Sphinx within Magento

The default Search function in Magento is not offering your customers much comfort, or you as Magento shop owner much sales… This article describes how to use the open source Search Engine Sphinx within Magento. The added benefit is that it offloads the search work from your server processor to the Sphinx engine. Method 1: […]

Magento – blank admin or frontend

Seeing a blank page in Magento admin or frontpage? This usually happens when you have compilation mode on when you modify files, theme templates or modules / extensions, or install a theme or extension. The Magento Compiler should be disabled every time before installing or removing a Magento extension or when upgrading Magento. Therefore it […]

Magento – Rewrite all to www.example.com/shop

Use case: You want to redirect all calls to www.example.com to www.example.com/shop Add this to the .htaccess file: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com$ RewriteRule (.*) http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L] RewriteRule ^$ shop [L]

How to make ‘Custom Quick Settings’ app work on OnePlus 3

Do you see ‘Device Incompatible’ after installing the Android app ‘Custom Quick Settings‘ on your OnePlus 3 device? You need to enable the ‘System UI Tuner’. Swipe down from the top of the screen twice. At the top right you see the gear icon for your settings. Long press the gear icon you see “Congrats! […]

Find email spam, check and fix it on DirectAdmin

Article first published on PHPLight.com: Link to the article Finding an e-mail spammer on your server For years now, spam has been a nuisance that has plagued many internet users. Most people however, think that spam e-mail is being sent out by an actual person behind an actual computer, while in reality, these spammers (ab)use […]