How To Customize Genesis WordPress Theme – Part I

This is the first post in a series on how to customize the Genesis premium theme. I recently installed the Genesis premium theme from Studiopress and have been experimenting with customizing it. I would be sharing on what all was tried and what results did it yield. One basic tip to remember is to always use the Genesis Child theme instead of making changes directly in the Genesis framework Customizing the Sidebar The default sidebar that comes with Genesis is empty. You just have a primary widget space and it….. Read More

C Program For Generating Incremental MAC And IP Addresses

The other day I had this requirement to generate 4K incremental MAC and IP addresses and use them for some configuration. Typing 4k addresses by hand was never an option. So I spent some time to write a small C program that did the job for me for generating 4K mac and ip addresses starting from a given initial value. The idea was pretty simple The program should be able to print out the addresses which I can copy paste to create eg a command file. The program should take….. Read More

Rental Apartment Inspection Checklist

If you are looking to take a house on rent in the near future, read on. Renting a house is not an easy job. It requires you to visit multiple houses in different apartment complexes. For every house you need to evaluate whether it is fitting your requirements and whether it has all the bare minimum bells and whistles that you desire. photo credit: Sarah_Ackerman If you are lucky, you can find one pretty quickly. On the other hand, you might just have to wait for a good house for….. Read More

VNC Tips When Using a Monitor With Your Laptop

VNC viewer is an excellent tool which can be used to remotely control desktop of machine on your network. In today’s world almost each one of us uses a laptop for daily business which is typically connected to a monitor on the desk for projecting the laptop output and thus enabling ease of viewing. Though VNC works seamlessly here , the following few tips would enhance the experience and ensure you get the full screen view in your vnc session even when you have projected your content on to the….. Read More

The Must Have WordPress Post Publish CheckList

Whenever I complete writing a post, there are always a set of steps that I take care of before hitting the publish button. Initially, the number of steps were few but as I started learning more and more about blogging/SEO/social media and so on, this small checklist started increasing to take care of the same. I will be sharing this checklist in this post as I feel that it is a kind of must have for every blog publisher. Typically, I use the wordpress editor itself for composing/editing/publishing my posts.….. Read More

Customize Plugin Order Below WordPress Posts Using Add_Filter

There are a number of wordpress plugins available today that would display some particular content at the bottom of your wordpress posts. These plugins could be anything ranging from subscription options for your blog, sharing links for the post OR a plugin to display related posts to the existing post. Once you enable the requisite plugins, you would see the various outputs appearing at the bottom of every post. As an example, for the post on call to action button, the following snapshot show the information displayed by the plugins….. Read More

WordPress Read More And Excerpt Customization Tips

If you are a blogger on wordpress or an avid blog reader, you would appreciate the importance of post excerpts in wordpress which provide you with a small abstract of the post text ( typically the first few lines of the post ). The excerpt is followed by a hyper link which says something like “Read More” or “Continue Reading”. As a blogger, you would not expect a reader to go to each individual post and have a look at the same for information. Rather, the reader might like a….. Read More

How To Display CSS/HTML/PHP/Ruby Code Snippets Inside WordPress Post

If you are a blogger on wordpress, then as part of information sharing with fellow bloggers — you would be required to occasionally share some piece of code which resolves a given problem for you and may help out other people who are encountering a similar issue. This code be anything from PHP, HTML, CSS to Ruby. Hence, it becomes important that you have an elegant way of inserting code snippets in your wordpress post, which retain/preserve the original code content and at the same time offer the reader a….. Read More

How To Add Floating Social Media Buttons In WordPress

As a blogger, it is extremely important not only to write good content but at the same time also create a convenient post sharing mechanism on your blog using which it becomes extremely easy and intuitive for any visitor to be able to share any article on your website with their friends using social media. As a blogger, the objective is to write good content and increase loyal readership for your blog. This involves a lot of hard work not only for building the content but also for creating awareness….. Read More

How To Add Table To WordPress Post

The other day I wanted to create a table to the wordpress blog post. In fact I had already created the table in excel — which I prefer as a very fast way of creating tables and essentially wanted to just copy paste it in the wordpress post.  This is when I realized that using tables in wordpress was not all that simple. To insert a table in to wordpress either I had to use a plugin like WP-Table or write some html code to achieve the same. However, after….. Read More