Just starting with WordPress 4.5

Installed with out a hipcup…. so far.

  • alt-shift-u for bullets
  1. alt-shift-o for numbers

alt-shift-d for, well, strike through

A link by highlighting and pressing alt-shift-a

For code... alt-shift-x

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Streaming using Youtube

Setting up a laptop to stream it’s camera, Desktop to a Youtube Channel.

  1. Get your channel verified.
    1. Login to your channel then go to https://www.youtube.com/verify
    2. Get a txt with the verification number and enter
    3. You are now verified and should be taken to this page https://www.youtube.com/features
  2. Enable Live Streaming
    1. Go to the section on this page and [Enable] Live Streaming
    2. Accept the Terms and Conditions
    3. This takes you to https://www.youtube.com/my_live_events
    4. Just above Events click on Stream Now https://www.youtube.com/live_dashboard
  3. Set Up encoding software
    1. You can go to this page https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2907883
    2. Or just go here https://obsproject.com/ and download the OS project, Get OBS Studio, about 34 MBs
    3. Install this software
      1. You may have to install extra software, depending on your computer.
      2. Run for the first time and agree to the License
      3. OBS01
    4. Register this Player with YouTube
      1. Click on Settings in the bottom right
      2. Click on the Globe… Stream
      3. Change Service to YouTube / YouTube Gaming
      4. Leave the Server settings as is.
      5. Get your Stream Key from your https://www.youtube.com/live_dashboard
      6. This is found under Encoder Setup, Click [Reveal], copy the key and paste in to the Stream Key of OBS
      7. Click Okay
  4. Start Streaming
    1. First choose what you want to Stream.
    2. Under Sources, click the + and choose Video Capture Device
    3. Choose Create New
    4. Name it Laptop Camera
    5. OK
    6. You should now see what your laptop camera can see.
    7. Finally OK
    8. Now you should have your camera as a source.
    9. Resize on the screen as needed.
    10. Now click on Start Streaming over on the bottom right.
    1. Back at your https://www.youtube.com/live_dashboard you should now see your live stream from your camera.
    2. The URL for this stream is found on the page, bottom right, Share.
    3. Test this url on a different computer
    4. Check that the sound works.
    5. Quality may come and go depending on your connection where you are producing and where you are viewing.


Download and Install

During the installation process




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Creating a demo site.

This is a step by stem of how to create a demo site from a currently live Joomla Site.

This was asked for a couple of staff to be able to use as they were afraid of messing up the live site.

  • The site is a joomla website
  • Running on a cPanel server
  • Where you have shell access
  1. Login to cPanel
  2. Go to Installatron Application Installer
    1. Choose Joomla and then Install this application
    2. Directory should be set to demo
    3. Administrator Username to your default
    4. Administrator Password  as needed
    5. Install
    6. (If you have previous used Installatron to create the Live website you could skip these steps and do a clone!)
  3. Login to shell
  4. Dump the mysql database from the live site.
  5. mysqldump -uuser database -ppassword > website.sql
    1. You find the database name from the
      public $db = ‘site_jos1’; // DB database name of configuration.php of the live site.
  6. Now import this in to the new database
  7. mysql -uuser database -ppassword < website.sql
    1. You find the database name from the
      public $db = ‘site_jos1’; // DB database name of configuration.php of the demo site.
  8. Now we need to copy some additional folders.
    1. /live/templates/your_template to /demo/templates
    2. /live/images to /demo/images
    3. Also may be /live/pdf to /demo/pdf
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The power of Linux

Having a Linux workstation that stores all my pictures and files give the ability to run simple(ish) commands and get a a whole lot of work done in one sweep.

for file in *; do mv “$file” `echo $file | tr ‘ ‘ ‘_’` ; done

This simple script run at the Linux command line will look at every file in the current directory and changes it’s name replacing every ” ” space with an _.


for f in *.pdf; do convert -thumbnail x200 -background white -alpha remove “$f”[0] “${f%.pdf}.png”; done
This simple script run at the Linux command line with ImageMagick installed will look at every PDF in the current directory and create a thumb nail that is 200 pixels high.


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Google Analytics and your website

This video introduces you to Google Analytics and the Dashboard to see visitor activity on your website.

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WordPress 2016

It’s a new year and a new WordPress website to setup.

WordPress was installed on a cPanel server using Installatron Application Installer.

The following Plugins where installed:

  1. Google Analytics by Yoast by Kevin Sylvestre
    1. You will need to set up a Google Analytics account here: https://www.google.co.nz/analytics/
    2. Add the web property ID from Google Analytics (UA-0000000-0) to the settings (Admin > Settings > Google Analytics)
    3. Once you have done this go to any page and press ctrl-u, and search the code for your UA
  2. Google XML Sitemaps by Arne Brachhold
    1. You will need a Google webtools account to use this feature. Goto https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home?hl=en
    2. Register and upload the google verification file to the root of your website.
    3. Then in WordPress go to Setting :: XML-Sitemap, get the link to sitemap.xml
    4. Put this link in to the sitemap portion of webtools.
  3. iframe by webvitaly
    1. This lets you embed youtube, PDFs, Google Maps
  4. NextGEN Gallery by Photocrati
    1. Use NextGen for photo slide shows.
  5. Responsive WordPress Slider – Soliloquy Lite, By Soliloquy Team
  6. No Page Comment by Seth Alling
    1. Turn off comments…. EVERYWHERE
  7. Open Graph
    1. By itthinx
  8. TinyMCE Advanced by Andrew Ozz

You might be wondering why there is no back up software installed. Well I run my own cPanel server and I take care of that at the WHM level.


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Mock Application

You will only be able to see this mock application if you are currently logged in to your account on Google Drive.

Login here, come back and refresh this page.

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Using Google in Your Website

This is an example of how to use Google Apps for Work inside a WordPress website.

Please fill out this form to learn more.

Please note that the width of the page is a function of my website, this can be changed on your website.


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Google Translate on your website. (2014)

Things change, that is the nature of computers, websites and Google.

So today I want to get translate going for a website: http://sciencetechkona.org/

This will be a widget that you may see there now, on the left hand site. To do this you do need a Google Webmaster Tools account. The easiest way to have one of these is to have your domain name registered with Google. Contact me if you need help with that.

  1. Sign in to your Google Webmaster Tools account.
  2. Next go to this page: http://translate.google.com/manager/website/?hl=en
  3. Click the button “Add to your website now”.
  4. Enter the url for your website
  5. Click Next
  6. Select  the Plugin Settings
  7. Advanced: keep it to:
  8. Click Get Code

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Who is visiting a certain page?

This only works if you already have google analytics installed into your website.  analytics01

There is a whole lesson on how to make google analytics and your website talk to each other.

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