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I use gimp to edit or create images. Lately I got an email asking: how can I change the background color an images, so it can better blend on any background on my web page? I would change the color to transparent rather than a specific color and here is how I would do it: […]

WordPress 2.9 is out. In addition to over 500 tickets/bug fixed, it added a couple of nice features that I like. – Build-in Image editor where you can crop or rotate your image without leaving WordPress. – Ability to embed videos from popular sites by just providing the url. Upgrading now is pretty easy with […]

Add and Manage Comments in Pages

Some themes come without showing the comment form at the bottom of pages. To display the comment form on one Page of your blog selectively and not on others, is simple to do. Here is how I would do it:

Unless you are using a plugin to hide your WordPress version number, you will notice the message in the admin area for upgrading your WordPress installation. 2.8.6 released late last week addresses a couple of issues that can be exploited by users of your site with posting privileges. If you have multiple registered users or […]

Add Login to Your WordPress Website

Have you ever thought to add a login panel to your site? I worked on one lately for a site with multiple contributors. With WordPress it is a simple task, that you might want to do, if you want your visitors to sign in for any reason. Instead of having your visitors go to the […]

Are you having trouble installing wordpress? Are you looking for a quick way to install wordpress with all main plugins included? If so then I strongly urge you to try Expert WordPress. Best of all it is offered for free. Expert WordPress was created by my friend Alex Sysoef and Dimitry Agadzhanov. Their basic offer […]

WordPress 2.7 Released

WordPress 2.7 released with a major revamp in the dashboard area. I highly value efficiency, and this seems to be the focus here. It’s stunning and I like it. Check out this video presentation. It sums it all up, and I think it’s worth watching.

WordPress 2.6.3 Released Today

Unexpectedley WordPress released 2.6.3 today to fix a small vulnerability in a library that is used by the dashboard. If you don’t want to download the whole software package, you can just upgrade by downloading the 2 affected file from the wordpress site. ( click here for detail ) I personally don’t recommend downloading this […]

WordPress 2.6.2 Released

New WordPress version, 2.6.2, was released yesterday to mitigate a new attack called SQL Column Truncation. If you allow users to register, then you need to upgrade to 2.6.2. You might have heard of SQL injection, which is widely used by hackers. SQL Column Truncation is not widely used however. A malicious user can create […]

2.6 is out since a week ago, to soon after 2.5.1. A couple of added features, that I really like and will be very handy. – Track Revisions: You can now track changes to every post and page. When you edit a post scroll down and click on “Post Revisions”. You will see all your […]

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My name is Sherif Elsisi and on this blog I share my knowledge, discovery and experience with hosting issues, Webmaster tools, security and usability.

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