All posts by Web Monkey

How To Change Colors of Comment Text, Number, Brackets and Backgrounds in Thesis

The other day a friend asked me about styling the various parts of the Thesis comments display and when trusty Google didn’t come up with a fast answer, I was forced to delve into some

The Huge Importance of Tiny First and Next Steps

The first step in any new project is often the hardest. At the beginning, the idea exists only in your mind with no tangible manifestations of it, and therefore no “proof” that it can be

Why you should use RPMs to distribute your application

As a developer, it is important to understand who you are developing for. When developing an application for cPanel & WHM servers, there are 5 potential customer profiles to be aware of: Data centers Developers

Beating designer’s block

As a web designer or developer, you may not think much about where your inspiration for visual layouts and elements comes from – not, that is, until it seems to run dry and you can’t

Spotlight On: Creating DNS Modules

In cPanel & WHM 11.30, we added the ability to add 3rd party systems to your DNS cluster. With this ability, we added functionality that allows you to create dnsadmin plugins. You can use these

Install Firefox 6 on Fedora 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11

Mozilla Firefox 6 is released and this is guide, howto install Firefox 6 on Fedora 15, Fedora 14, Fedora 13, Fedora 12 and Fedora 11 using YUM. This is not big deal for Fedora 15

WordPress Security Alert – TimThumb Image Resizing Script

In recent days a significant WordPress security threat has emerged. The root of it is the ability for unsavory types to compromise a very common image resizing script called TimThumb which is used in many

Treat Your Blog Like A Business – Slides From San Diego WordCamp

Below are the slides from my San Diego WordCamp talk on “Treat Your Blog Like A Business”. I discussed a few common monetization strategies, and the ins n’s outs of each. My overall premise is

Classic Nintendo CEO statement

  Video games don’t affect kids. If Pacman had affected us as kids , we’d all be running around in darkened rooms , munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music!

CentOS 6.8 Netinstall Guide – Network Installation Screenshots

This step-by-step walkthrough with screenshots, howto install CentOS (The Community ENTerprise Operating System) 6.8 Linux with Network installation (NetInstall). CentOS 6.8 is released and it brings all Red Hat (RHEL) 6.8 goodnes to all users

Installing mod_rails and Rails 3.0.9 on a cPanel machine

While Rails 3 and mod_rails (aka Phusion Passenger) are not yet supported with cPanel, it is possible in 30 minutes or less to install Rails 3.0.9, install mod_rails and get a working application using mod_rails

WordCamp San Diego Wrap-Up – Community Rocks!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of speaking at the first ever WordCamp in San Diego. It was an amazing experience for many reasons. I delivered a presentation entitled “Treat Your Blog Like A


How to change the hostname in Linux

If you are new to linux you probably will wonder how to change the hostname of your computer or server. (A hostname is the unique name by which a network attached device is known on

WordPress Training – Intermediate Class – The Next Steps – July 23rd

WordPress – The Next Steps – Intermediate Level Class Saturday July 23rd, 1:30pm – 4:30pm@ Blankspaces 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea)Los Angeles,CA 90036 free parking is available – see Blankspaces website for

Learn A Step-By-Step Approach to Search Engine Optimization – Class – July 14th

Step-By-Step Search Engine Optimization For Your Blog/Website Thursday July 14th, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, $40@ Blankspaces 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea)Los Angeles,CA 90036free parking is available – see Blankspaces website for details. You’ve

Install Firefox 5 on Fedora 15/14/13

New Guide, Howto Install Firefox 6 on Fedora 15/14/13/12/11 >> Mozilla Firefox 5 is released and this is guide, howto install Firefox 5 on Fedora 15, Fedora 14 and Fedora 13 using YUM. It’s important


10 Essential WordPress Plugins in 2011

Every so often I write a post like this one – and this is a subject worth revisiting, since new and better plugins get released all the time, and older ones stop being supported. Since

iOS 4.3.3: Install, Unthethered Jailbreak, Unlock with Sn0wbreeze

This is  a step-by-step guide to Install, Jailbreak and unlock iPhone 4.3.3. You may choose to jailbreak iPod Touch, iPad with the same method except leaving the options that are only available to locked iPhones.

Upgrade to Fedora 15 from Fedora 14 with Preupgrade – Screenshots

This is guide, howto upgrade Fedora 14 to Fedora 15 with Preupgrade. Preupgrade download needed packages from the server, set up everything and then reboot to installer and after install boot the new system. It’s

How To Tell Google That You’re A Great Content Author

In its continuing effort to keep low quality content out of its search results, Google announced this week that it would be supporting  “authorship markup”. Authorship markup is essentially a couple of specific pieces of