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Sync User Roles Across WordPress Multisite Network

Scenario: You share users across a WordPress Multisite network, and maybe for instance are using the Multisite User Management plugin to add new site subscribers to the network mapped master site or sub-sites. So far so good (and you can even share a single cookie using the Root Cookie plugin, by the way ;)).


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3 – b. 9th Feb 2010, Fair Weight. logo

At last that damn site's gone live. Just in time for me to go to bed and catch up some sleep.

Yeah right. Not quite.

But it's there now, and I'll be using it as an example, here on Guv, as to how probably not to build a community membership site thing.

Best give it some ranking juice then!:-

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Copy Writers, Bloggers & WebDevs – Forget target=”_blank”!

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If you regularly anchor links to external web pages, sites & blogs, chances are you don't always remember to use the target=”_blank” attribute. Even if you do, here's a cute shortcut to cut keystrokes.

I love jQuery. It's the absolute billy's walnuts! Here's another reason why.

When we think of jQuery, or Ajax, we tend to think of snazzy designer effects and usable content distribution, but it's just ...

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Link up: Good Yet Simple Back-Link Strategies


Problem: You blog to death, promote like mad, but still aren't receiving back-links.

Solution (or some of it): Read this, from Paul at WebDistortion.

It's not very often I write a post about someone else's content. Indeed, this is the first time – Friday Fun links aside – although I want to change that a bit and spread the love. ...

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VPS Bible Updated with New Nginx/WordPress Versions


The VPS Bible has been updated – and fully tested – to reflect the latest stable releases for Nginx (0.7.64) and WordPress (2.9.1). Dependency packages remain the same.

The test, meanwhile, which followed the entire VPS Bible process, went without a hitch. Hurrah-de-huh ..

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Easy-as-you-like! Adapt Square Boxes with Hassle-Free Curves

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Give your site a design lift with this simple CSS code snippet. Simply choose a radius and drop it in a div for a real easy way to add curves without any images or javascript.

This is super-fast to do and works for all browsers except IE (so there's a surprise). Still, 60% of the market isn't bad for a few seconds work.

I'll ...

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Paypal Tip .. Get the Bloomin’ Email Address Right!!!


So you secured the client, you're doing the work, everything's hunkydory and besides, it's a Friday. What could go wrong? Er, you got the client to pay a stranger …

(What happened to the Friday Fun spot, huh? Good Q. Was wonderin' the same thing myself. Maybe this can kick-start an institution.)

Problem: Gave client somone else's Paypal address. Poverty. Stupidity.

Solution: Don't ...

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In Case You Weren’t Sure Where They Live

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Let's take a quick look at our Nginx server and site error & access logs, and where to find them.

You have one pair of Nginx logs server-wide and another for each site, unless you omitted them. The error logs do just that, log any errors. The access logs show what web elements have been resolved by ...

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Hide Your Data & Identity with SOCKS

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Take maximum benefit from your VPS or dedicated server, setting it up to double up as your personal online privacy & web access tool, in seconds!

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 3: Setup openSSH for Linux-to-Linux

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This guide steps out how to set up openSSH, complete with an authenticating key pair, so that you can access your Linux host securely from your Linux PC at home or at the office.

Using this method:-

  • encrypted data/password transfer
  • password-free login (I type ‘guv'!)
  • tighter server security ***

*** for this, edit your ...

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