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How to see all records in a DNS domain from a nameserver using dig and a zone transfer

If a nameserver has not been secured to restrict zone transfers you can request one to see all the records in a particular domain zone by using Dig – So to find a nameserver for a particular domain: dig domain.com ns Then to find if you can get all the records use the namesever of…

How to change the header size in TwentyEleven and TwentyTen

To change the header size in width or height or both of the TwentyEleven or TwentyTen theme in WordPress you need to add a snippet of code to the ‘functions.php’ file in your parent theme or child theme – the preference is to make a child theme and create/change the  functions.php file in there. The reason for this is…

Can’t download the additional components needed to install Mac OS X

Addiotnal Components Osx Install

An installation error occurs sometimes for when upgrading from OS X Snow Leopard to OS X Lion “Can’t download the additional components needed to install Mac OS X” – Check your network configuration as the install needs to pull down software over the internet. But the network configuration is OK.! Check that Software Update can…

Adding a Footer Menu to Twenty Eleven Theme WordPress

To add a menu to the footer of the WordPress Twenty Eleven, Twenty Ten or other themes, you need to register an additional menu, create it, position it and style it. This is best done in a child theme as when the theme is updated then any changes you make are lost but if you have…

Extend the TwentyEleven Theme Menu Navigation to Full Width

How to get the WordPress TwentyEleven Theme Main Menu Navigation to go full width screen like the page below. Both the CSS and ‘header.php‘ files need to be edited, the issue is that the theme is fluid and the ‘nav‘ div sits inside the div of the page which has a max-width of 1000px. We…

Swapping WordPress SEO Plugins from Platinum SEO to Yoast SEO

Changing WordPress SEO OK the time has come to change my WordPress SEO plugin , I want to change over to use the Yoast SEO Plugin.  I have been using Platinum SEO up until now, but I can’t help noticing more bells and whistles that the Yoast plugin comes with. The developer Joost de Valk…

Delete Author and Date Information under WordPress Posts for the Twenty Ten Theme

Delete author and date credits for posts in the TwentyTen WordPress theme – for rolling posts edit loop.php and for single page posts edit loop-single.php Comment out or (delete) twentyten_posted_on as below on the second line. <div class=”entry-meta”> <!– <?php twentyten_posted_on(); ?> –> </div> <!– .entry-meta –>

Hiding the Meta Generator Tag in WordPress in the Header and RSS

How to hide the Meta Generator tag in the WordPress Header and RSS Feeds If you check the source code of your WordPress blog, in the header section you will see a meta tag named ‘generator‘ directly below the title tag: <meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress 4.1.0″ /> The purpose of the tag is  to state the…

How to Change the Footer Appearance in Thesis 1.8 WordPress Theme

To change the footer element in Thesis 1.8 theme for WordPress you need to take care of a couple of things, there are two links in the footer that need to be removed, custom CSS and HTML then need to be added to complete the process. (a) First up is to enable the custom directory…