All posts by Web Monkey

Calendar (cal) on Linux command line

Sometimes it feels that many of the excellent and convenient command-line tools is forgotten, when they are replaced by graphical tools. A good example is the cal program, which is a command-line calendar to Linux

10 reasons websites should not play music automatically

I do a lot of surfing, looking for design inspiration, coding tips, or simply something to amuse me. I often start a surfing session using StumbleUpon or Wikipedia and then simply see where my interest

Nano Text Editor and nanorc Tips and Tricks

Nano is easy to use and lightweight command line text editor for Linux and UNIX systems. Nano text editor can use either the default settings or improve settings with customized nanorc-file. Here are some tips

Facebook’s New News Feed

Today Facebook made a strange update to their otherwise functional News Feed feature. You can read all the details at ReadWriteWeb where Marshall breaks down the changes excellently. I ended up posting a pretty lengthy

Microsoft Word doc documents handling on Linux command line with Antiword

Sometimes it is convenient and necessary to deal with Microsoft Word doc documents directly on Linux command line. MS Word documents handling directly from the Linux command line is possible with Antiword program. Anti-Word is a

What We Can Learn From The T-Mobile Mess

As you may have heard, earlier this week, some of T-Mobile’s Sidekick users were told that some of their personal data and content, which was hosted by Microsoft on their servers in ‘the cloud’, was

Spotlight On: WHM Plugins & cPanel PHP

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve been working on overhauling our development documentation pretty heavily.  We have a ton of great ways to integrate with cPanel but until recently, no information on how to use them. 

Website Testing Process

When designing and building websites, any professional will tell you that you should test in as many browsers as possible. In the real world, the number you can actually test in may be quite small,

What’s The Point of Social Media?

A more personal take on what you can get out of social media… 1) Self-expression For me, this is the Main Point. Everything else listed here is essentially a subdivision of this overarching concept. Social

9 Time Management Tips For Social Media

One of the most prominent barriers to social media engagement is “I just don’t have time” or even “[insert social site here] is just a waste of time.” Agreed, Twitter, Facebook and the like CAN

Creating cPanel CGI Scripts

One of the most flexible ways of working within cPanel is by creating CGI applications.  Of course, this isn’t the most efficient method, however sometimes efficiency isn’t your best bet when you’re in a rush. 

What Are Pingbacks And Trackbacks And How Do I Use Them?

The terms pingbacks and trackbacks are used almost interchangeably, and are pretty much the same thing on the surface. They actually utilize different technologies and originated for different purposes, but these days they are becoming

Getting Started With WordPress – Explaining Settings

Once you’ve got your WordPress blog installed, there are a few tweaks you’ll want to make to the default settings. This is a quick overview of  the Settings area of the WP dashboard. You don’t

Using Facebook To Boost Donations And Constituent Engagement

Summit Collaborative’s Marc Osten gave a free webinar yesterday about Facebook and how non-profits can use it to boost donations and engagement amongst constituents. He shared some great tips – here’s just a few of

6 Online Marketing Terms You Should Know

A Guide To Online Marketing Terms – Part 1 I put this simple guide together to clarify some of the terms that I throw around on this blog. I’m finding that many people have heard

WHM Plugins

We really have no information available on how to write WHM Plugins.  I have had 3 people ask me in the past 48 hours on how to write them, so I thought I might want

API basics and how to call API1 functions

I have been noticing several people challenged with calling cPanel functions via our various ways of hooking into our APIs. Unfortunately, this isn’t as cut and dry as just calling a function within a programming

Matt Cutts – Wordcamp San Francisco 2009

Matt Cutts is a blogger and head of Google’s Webspam team. On his blog he gives a lot of great information regarding SEO and ranking well in Google. He gave a fairly in-depth talk at

6 Great Resources For Finding WordPress Themes

LAST UPDATED: January 2017 Finding a good WordPress theme is perhaps one of the most challenging tasks in getting your site set up. It’s like the Wild West out there, with all kinds of cowboys

Why Web Developers should use KeePass

This is a very old post. These days I recommend using LastPass. What is KeePass? KeePass Password Safe, to give it its full name, is a free, open-source, password manager available on multiple platforms and