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The Photocrati theme is updated for compatibility with the new WordPress version.
Here is what’s new in Photocrati 4.5
- NEW: Added support for post thumbnails. See http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Thumbnails
- Changed: Updated Pope Framework to v0.3
- Changed: Updated JQuery UI to to v1.9.2, provided by WordPress
- Bugfix: Sorting problem via drag n’ drop using WordPress v3.5
- Bugfix: Fixed compatibility issues with Internet Explorer v10
- Bugfix: Gallery placeholder corrupted using WordPress v3.5
- Bugfix: Empty customization tabs using WordPress v3.5
Note: If you are not seeing the update right now, it may take 1 day for the update to appear in your dashboard.
I’m confident Photocrati will get an update out as soon as possible. In the meantime, below is the letter we received so you will be informed.
Letter from Photocrati dated 12/11/12:
I do appreciate the update and hope to see a theme update soon!
Clicking on this post’s will redirect to my Page on using Multisite (formerly WordPress Multiuser). This project has been of great enjoyment to me as everytime the client sees the network and the sites going forward, they are so happy and excited!!
How do I clear a laptop CMOS password?
To the general public, this is not a question one would ask everyday. But, say, one day you start your computer and you see a white screen asking you to enter the administrator password for your computer. First, you should call a tech (me, preferably ). However, if you are computer literate, there are a few ways to reset your password.
To that end, a laptop BIOS password is more secure than a desktop to help protect the data if stolen. If you are the original owner of the laptop, I also recommend contacting the manufacturer of the laptop. Companies such as Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba can reset the password if you are the original owner using the Service Tag, disk, or give you exact steps for your laptop. They will require certain information from you in order to assist you and may require payment if your computer is out of warranty.
You can also visit Dogbert’s Blog. He has written BIOS Password Backdoors scripts where you can download Python and the free Python scripts to clear many of these types of passwords.
If you are trying to clear the password on a desktop, Computer Hope, has an excellent page to help you.
If you are not the original owner of the laptop, there are some ways to bypass the password depending on the manufacture and model of the laptop.
Notice: this post is for general help for the average home computer user. I cannot verify that you are the owner of the computer you are attempting to open. However, there are Good people in my audience who need good honest help. This article is for them.
Q. I’ve developed a custom theme for a client. The client now wants the ability to upload a different header image for each page. Does a plugin exist for different headers or is there custom coding I need?
A. Check out Dynamic Headers. You can search WordPress’ plugins: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
or go directly to the permalink: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/dynamic-headers/
You will still need to change code in the theme, but the Dynamic Headers author puts all the instructions right in the plugin.
If you don’t know code and don’t want to learn to code, but you need a website, WordPress is the answer to your dilemma. The next question that always comes up is what theme is recommended.
I use iThemes themes and Genesis from StudioPress. I use Shopperpress and Headway and…on and on. It all depends on the client as to which theme I use because each theme can be customized to the nth degree. There is a theme builder called Ultimatum which is worth looking in to. You don’t need code and it is drag and drop; similar to Headway.
The neat thing about Ultimatum WordPress Theme Builder is that, after you build your theme, you can use it on your site, or sell it. And they pay you. No weird commission scheme. Pretty sweet.
I am going to look into this more, but if you have any comments, or even better, if you use Ultimatum, let me know!
American Pyrotechnics has pdf files that set out the laws for fireworks in every state. While the fight and struggle for our Independence was dangerous (but successful), you can stay safe (or at least legal) this 4th of July. Enjoy your Independence today.
Most emails small business owners receive are legitimate. However, more and more these days spammers get hold of the business email address and try to phish the small business owner for data, a legitimate address, or worse, access to the website. Below you will see a recent email that has been going around the Internet to business owners. You can search on Twitter under #spam or Google it to see more examples. Of course, the poor grammer gives much of it away; even so, don’t get spammed!
——-Below is spam! #spam
I am interested in purchasing advertising spot on your website. I need most user-friendly type of advertising – simple text links.
I never ask to link to any objectional or inappropriate sites and do not promote anything related to gambling, adult or pharmacy.
The only condition you have to accept is that I may ask to change a link once a month.
If you are interested in my offer, please let me know how much will it cost me.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Again, SPAM! Do not respond. Do not pass go. Add sender to your junk mail filter and then: Delete.
Until last week, Apple was extremely good at allowing users to think their Macs were invulnerable…even though I have been telling them otherwise for years. This fallacy hurt at least 600,000 Mac users last week and shattered that myth forever. Macs have been attacked by Trojans called Revier / Imuler and Tsunami, but the Flashback Trojan finally got the attention of Mac users around the globe. Apple says that since new tools are beginning to roll out to clean up the Flashback Trojan, the infection numbers are down to under half, but there are still about 270,000, Macs infected.
The Flashback Trojan infiltrated approximately 600,000 Macs around the world. Was yours one of them? What can you do to protect your Mac? eSet Nod 32 was one of the first antivirus companies who tried and tried and tried (Ask Leo!) to let Mac users know they needed protection and offered an antivirus software for Macs. Other antivirus companies are now getting on the bandwagon. I guess they didn’t take Mac security seriously either! It was only a matter of time. Here is a list of the top 10 steps owners can take to make their Macs more secure (this is from e-Online).
Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Office for F-Secure, has criticized Apple’s extremely slow response in his April 11 post on his company’s blog, saying:
“Apple has announced that it’s working on a fix for the malware, but has given no schedule for it,” Hypponen wrote. “Quite surprisingly, Apple hasn’t added detection for Flashback—by far the most widespread OS X malware ever—to the built-in Xprotect OS X antivirus tool. Also note that Apple has not provided a patch for the Java vulnerability used by Flashback for OS X v10.5 (or earlier).”
What do you do when you live in a vacuum and think you are invulnerable? Put your product in danger. Apple is arrogant and for the most part, we have let it be so, as it is a good product. I mean, they DO have more money than God! But no matter how good of a product or service one provides, need it be said that the product or service needs to be protected from infiltration?
eSet Nod32 for Mac. ESET is the first and only company in the world with ICSA certification for Mac OS X. (This is not an ad and I am not an affiliate of this company) – although I would like to be right about now!