WordPress: Secure Faster Effective Blogging

If you use WordPress or a other CMS for daily blogging, it’s useful to have a own User Acount on a PC.

Advantages:

  • Own Browser for Blogging with saved Passwords
  • Own Link Bar for quick switching between the Social Media Platforms
  • You won’t need to open Security Holes like API Software Interfaces for used Plugins
  • Speeds up the WordPress Blog cause reduced Plugin loads
  • You have the full control. cause most free API Plugins save your Passwords on foreign Servers
  • One touch Bookmarks let you jump fast between the Social Media Platforms
  • No Data are automatic transfered without your knowledge
  • Alternate you can setup three different browsers for each Social Media Platform one Window.
Wordpress Fast Blogging Secure
WordPress Fast Blogging Secure

WordPress: Replace or Purge Text on all Posts by mysql

If you have to remove a link, text or else on all wordpress posts pages with same signs like the „read more“ tag do:

 mysql -u dbadmin -p 

– enter password
– change database by:

use databasename

– run change command(SET „more-tag-source-html-pre“ WordPress reformat the output here! ):

mysql > UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = REPLACE (post_content,'<!!--more-->',''); 

– System Echo’s:

Query OK, 88 rows affected (0.01 sec)
Rows matched: 706 Changed: 88 Warnings: 0

Ubuntu: Advantage of Classic Desktop Openbox

I am often asked what is the best Desktop Software for Linux?

  • a good Desktop must be fast by window handling, easy to read and needs less hardware resources
  • the fonts must be clear and easy to read
  • animations should not break the operations, glossy windows should by easy to switch off
  • a taskbar should always show you which apps are active and opened
  • a taskbar should not group icons!
  • a progam menu should open fast and should wait for user interactions, special for newbies or older people!
  • a good Desktop Software should not force you to the need of high end GPU Graphic Cards and save energy!
  • a good Desktop Software should run without any Errors,Bugs and Freezes on EVERY Hardware without any User configuration!

Thats the secret why the old classic desktop called „openbox“ or „LXDE“ (openbox with lxpanel as Taskbar) offers you 400%  more effectivity instead of „glossy“ windowmanagers of the most current Linux OS’s.

Openbox is still ahead of the other Desktops.. old things live longer as you believe..

Unity Glossy Desktop with hidden Icon Groups,Window Shades (needs 3D-GPU Drivers) and Glossy Popups need 20% more Energy by default.
Don’t believe?? Do a dual setup of both Desktop Software Packages and test the handling.. after 10 Minutes you believe me..

Update 04/2017: Ubuntu CEO Mark Shuttleworth published the End of Life of the Unity Desktop Development on Ubuntu 18.04!

Openbox: Quick Keyboard Shortcuts Internet Mail Run Command

Problem: If you want to work faster with your Openbox Desktop you should use Keyboard Shortcuts for often used Programs like Internet, Mail and Run Command box.

Solution:  edit as user $nano /home/user/.config/openbox/rc.xml insert

#Fullscreen CTRL+F11
<keybind key="C-F11">
      <action name="ToggleFullscreen"/>
</keybind>
#RunCommand with gmrun on X CTRL+R
<keybind key="C-R">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>gmrun</execute>
      </action>
</keybind>
#Internet Key with chromium CTRL+I
<keybind key="C-i">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>chromium-browser</execute>
      </action>
</keybind>
#Internet Mail with icedove CTRL+M
<keybind key="C-M">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>icedove</execute>
      </action>
</keybind>

save and relogin into openbox..enjoy economy working..

Remark: Its powerful on small Netbooks or Laptops cause you don’t need to use tricky Touchpads!

Small Linux on Thin Client 32MB Disk

Problem: If you have bought a Thin Client Terminal, you lost updates after some years, cause the manufacter closes the support, or you have to pay for the Upgrades.

Solution:
To reuse the old Hardware take a closer look on www.tinycorelinux.com There you find a very small modular Linux. You must not buy new Hardware! Tinycorelinux runs on x86 (Intel/AMD/Via) Hardware with a current 2.6 Kernel inside a RAMDISK.

 

Preferred Applications:

  • Kiosk Internet Box
  • Internet Radio
  • Netbook with full ThinClient Support for High Security Travel (Company’s)
  • Internet PC
  • Office PC
  • Fast energy saving embedded PC with ramdisk Use
  • SSH Terminal
  • Embedded Server (NAS+FTP)
  • PC controlled Info-Screens like Store, Hotel or Airport TFT Info Screens
  • Embedded Tablet PCs

Tinycorelinux is easy to setup and offer good documentations about config and application setup.

The requirements:

  • x86 CPU
  • 32MB> Diskspace
  • Support Intel,AMD and Via CPU (Samuel 2 too, no cmov reboot bug)
  • Support various kinds of media, USB Stick, FlashDisk, IDE and SATA-HDD, CDROM
  • embedded S3 Via Graphic supported
  • must have internet access to get additional software packages called modules

Must know:

At first read the howtos about the different kernel boot switches cause here you set parameters for the Linux on RAM.

for example:

tinycore user=tom vga=791 hdc1=home sda1=tce secure noautologin kmap=qwertz/latin-1 lang=de

  • user= set the used username (default=tc)
  • vga= enable framebuffer on screens
  • hdc1= set a usbdisk plugged in to home
  • sda1= set a usbstick to save installed programs like firefox
  • secure= ask on boot for user + root password (must be)
  • noautologin= stop at login prompt (Console)
  • kmap set keymap (for German install kmap paket, if  not US is forced)
  • lang= set language  (for other language install lang paket, if not US is forced)

Debian Squeeze: Which is current the best Debian for Laptops?

Problem: There is no difference between new and old Laptops, they always need the best Drivers on Linux to operate safe.

Solution: For this you should take Sqeeze Debian Version. To get a fast Desktop on a older Laptop like a Thinkpad R50p or T30 you can use LXDE Desktop.

/etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main non-free contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

for upgrade, or take the LXDE-Debian-testing iso of the Debian Mirrors.
To install with a Install netinst – CD do:
aptitude install xdm lxde xserver-xorg pcman leafpad gpicview evince openoffice-org gimp iceweasel icedove vlc

to explain for new Linux Users:
xdm = Login Window
lxde = Desktop Window
xserver-xorg = Desktop Base
pcmanfm = fast Filemanager with smb and sftp options
leafpad = nice Editor
gpicview = view Images
evince = view PDF Documents
openoffice = free Office
Gimp = Image Editing
iceweasel = Browser
icedove= eMail
vlc = View Videos or News online
Remark: Base Memory usage of all near 120MB Ram only !!
If you want to get a very fast Browser you can install Google Chrome

Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04: FireGL xorg.conf Thinkpad R50p

Problem: By default the xorg.conf FireGL 128MB radeon driver settings are slow settings

Solution: to get a faster behavior do edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
(Update: use Driver „ati“ for 3D, use „radeon“ for better flashvideos)

# sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and change radeon area to:
Section "Device"
        VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
        BoardName   "M10 NT [FireGL Mobility T2]"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
        Option      "AGPMode" "4"
        Option      "EnablePageFlip" "True"
        Identifier      "ATI FireGL T2"
        Driver          "radeon"
        VideoRam        131072
        Option          "UseFBDev"      "off"
        Option          "MergedFB"      "off"
        Option          "AGPMode"       "4"
        Option          "AccelDFS"      "on"
        Option          "DynamicClocks" "on"
        Option          "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
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