Can’t download pdf files from FireFox

If you try to click a link to download a pdf file and all you got is a blank page in a new tab, this is what I’ve done to solve the problem:

Go to Tools>Add-ons>Plugins>Click Disable>Click Able.

Done! The above steps worked for me, hope it works for you too.Β  πŸ™‚


WordPress self-hosting: How to change default email sender name?

Well, let’s get to the answers! So far, I’ve found two ways how to fix the problem.
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  1. I call it ‘a temporary trick’, anyway, let’s go to the wp-include directory and open pluggable.php, then search:
    $from_name = 'WordPress';

    and change it with your name (website name or anything you want).It’s simple and it works, indeed! Unfortunately we have a drawback here, you have to do it every time you update WordPress into the recent one. That’s why I called it a temporary trick. However I use it because it’s effective. Continue reading “WordPress self-hosting: How to change default email sender name?”

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of …

These couple of days I’ve been in progress of developing and maintaining a website based on WordPress which is hosted in CrazyDomains. Unfortunately I got a problem regarding memory allowance like “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of…” that some people said it was a common error problem if it is hosted in CrazyDomains. And I think that’s right, I’ve tried to follow some solutions, like:

  1. If you have access to your PHP.ini file, change the line in PHP.ini If your line shows 32M try 64M: memory_limit = 128M ; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (128MB)
  2. If you don’t have access to PHP.ini try adding this to an .htaccess file: php_value memory_limit
  3. Try adding this line to your wp-config.php file: Increasing memory allocated to PHP define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘128M’);
  4. Talk to your host.

Unfortunately, It doesn’t work for me as the web is hosted in CrazyDomains.

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Finally I stepped into forums and found the solution. To sum up, I …

  1. made a php.ini file in wp-admin directory, and…
  2. addedΒ memory_limit = 256M; into it.

Eventually it works well, alhamdulillah πŸ™‚



How I Added Video Post Format into Minds (TwentyEleven Child Theme)


Several days ago I got a feedback that asked me about how I added video post format into my Minds (TwentyEleven child theme). Unfortunately I could not reply the feedback yet since I am new to the contact form system by Jetpack (Automattic). I guess the feedbacks would appear in my email, instead, it appeared on the feedbacks menu on the dashboard (shame on me πŸ˜› ). That’s why I would like to try to explain here the way I added video format into child theme, in this case, Minds child theme. Continue reading “How I Added Video Post Format into Minds (TwentyEleven Child Theme)”

Mac OS X: Add folder to sidebar in Finder

Today I was wondering about how to add folder to sidebar in the finder. Then I googling it, and I’ve got several potential solutions from some forums. However when I tried they tricks, it did not work well. That’s why I figured if I can do it by “Drag and Drop” technique, and guess what? It works perfectly. So what I’ve done was, I

  1. opened the Finder,
  2. located the folder that I wanted to show on the sidebar,
  3. then dragged it onto the sidebar and dropped it.

Voila, it’s done πŸ™‚

Just a simple trick I’ve found today as a new Mac user, hope it is useful

FireFTP: The Alternative FTP Add-on for Firefox

Beralih menggunakan sistem operasi yang baru buat saya –dalam hal ini linux, Ubuntu– membuat saya harus beradaptasi ulang. Khususnya ketika harus bermain dengan transfer file dalam web development. Salah satu FTP software yang biasa saya gunakan adalah FileZilla ketika masih menggunakan Windows. Bagi saya keunggulannya ialah mudah digunakan dan langsung terintegrasi dengan text editor seperti Notepad++. Bukankah di Ubuntu juga ada FileZilla? ya, benar sekali! tapi sayangnya dia tidak langsung terintegrasi dengan text editor seperti halnya di Windows. Mungkin itu hanya masalah file permission saja!? (cmiiw) ya mungkin, tapi jika harus mengubah file permission setiap akan mengedit file, rasanya itu hanya akan membuang waktu banyak, sehingga saya mencoba mencari alternatif lain untuk masalah FTP ini.

Akhirnya saya menemukan FireFTP yang merupakan add-on untuk Firefox. Fasilitas yang diberikan tidak kalah dengan FileZilla dan karena sifatnya yang berjalan di browser, saya tidak perlu khawatir akan platform OS yang saya gunakan.

source: addon mozilla dot org

Along with transferring your files quickly and efficiently, FireFTP also includes more advanced features such as: directory comparison, syncing directories while navigating, SFTP, SSL encryption, search/filtering, integrity checks, remote editing, drag & drop, file hashing, and much more!

Jika tertarik mencobanya, anda bisa mendownloadnya melalui website add-onnya Firefox atau langsung ke website resmi FireFTP.

Mac OS: Memperbaiki masalah FTP login di WordPress pada XAMPP (localhost)

Mungkin sebagian dari anda pernah mengalami kesulitan ketika akan mengupload plugin atau theme WordPress yang menggunakan XAMPP sebagai server dan Mac OS sebagai platformnya karena dia meminta username dan password untuk FTP lokal. Masalah ini pula yang saya temui ketika saya mencoba mendevelop web berbasis WordPress di Linux maupun di Mac OS. Kemudian saya mencari beberapa solusi di internet, dan beberapa solusi yang saya temukan tidak memecahkan masalah. Salah satu contohnya adalah menggunakan username ‘nobody’ dan password ‘localhost’.

Lalu sampailah saya di web ini, pendekatan yang digunakan cukup radikal tapi efektif menyelesaikan masalah. Singkatnya, cara yang digunakan adalah mengoverride ‘nobody’ pada ‘httpd.conf’ dengan username Mac OS anda, langkahnya sebagai berikut.

Edit httpd.conf sebagai Admin

Buka ‘terminal’ lalu ketikkan baris perintah di bawah ini. Perintah tersebut bertujuan untuk membuka aplikasi TextEdit untuk mengedit berkas ‘httpd.conf’. Selain TextEdit, bisa digunakan juga aplikasi teks lain yang disukai seperti SublimeText dsb.

sudo /Applications/ /Applications/XAMPP/etc/httpd.conf

Ubah user name dan group name

Selanjutnya cari dua baris berikut,

User nobody
Group admin

ubah dengan ‘username’ Mac OS anda dan ‘staff’ untuk group,

User username-anda
Group staff

kemudian simpan dan restart xampp

Sejauh ini cara tersebut efektif untuk masalah yang saya temui, mungkin bisa juga digunakan untuk linux πŸ™‚


High-Quality Free Fonts but How to Use Them?

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I’m sure most of you who dealing with graphic design knows about typography (typo). If you don’t, you might want see this vlog about an introduction to typography by Karen Kavett.

you can find more of her graphic design vlogs on her youtube play list.

And yes! you might be already know that there is a lot of free-fonts out there on internet. However, sometimes we get confused when it come to use font type on designs if we don’t know what is better to some design-cases. Continue reading “High-Quality Free Fonts but How to Use Them?”