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Drupal - Getting Clean URLs To Work With GoDaddy Shared Hosting

Category: Web Development

If you're using GoDaddy for your web hosting and you've installed Drupal on your shared hosting (Economy, Deluxe, or Unlimited hosting plans), then you may have run into the issue where you can't enable Clean URLs for Drupal. Fortunately, there's an easy fix. Unfortunately, the fix is so easy, I'm not sure why GoDaddy hasn't fixed this.

In your FTP client or the file browser in GoDaddy's tools, navigate to the root where your Drupal instance has been installed and look for your .htaccess file. Look for this important line, noted in red:

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WordPress - Making Yoast Breadcrumbs Behave Like A Good Boy

Category: WordPress

I mentioned in a recent post (okay, very recent) that Yoast Breadcrumbs needed some tweaking to get it to behave the way I wanted it to. This post will outline the changes that I made to my theme to get Yoast Breadcrumbs to cooperate.

First, check to see if the plugin is installed and enabled. If it is, let's get the output from the plugin:

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WordPress - Displaying Custom-Formatted Links To Page Children

Category: WordPress

This is just a quick and easy tip, but it was harder to find the answer to than I would have expected. (...or maybe I just didn't appease the Google Gods correctly when searching.)

If you have a page hierarchy within your WordPress site and you want to display (such as in the sidebar) the immediate children of the current page that you're on, here's the code to do it.

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Yet Another List Of Recommended WordPress Plugins

Category: WordPress

I know there have been a zillion and a half posts written about the best plugins for WordPress, but I thought I would throw my hat in the ring and offer up my favorites. Some are the common ones that you'll find on many other lists, but some are ones that I've had to dig for to fulfill a unique need that I had. If you're a WordPress veteran, maybe you'll find a gem in this list that you apply to your site. If you're new to WordPress, you'll likely find many of the plugins on this list that you'll want to add to your site.

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GoDaddy Shared Hosting Multiple-Domain And Subdomain Management

Category: Web Development

If you use GoDaddy's shared hosting plans that support multiple domains (the Deluxe or Unlimited plans) and you've tried to manage multiple domains and subdomains, then you probably are already familiar with the organizational frustrations that can occur.

In a standard web server environment, each domain and subdomain has it's own directory, usually under a hosting directory, like this:

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Encoding Time Cues Into YouTube URLs

Category: Web Development

I recently wanted to send someone a clip from The 'Burbs on YouTube, but I wanted them to see a specific line from the movie. I knew that if you added a timecode in MM:SS format to a comment that YouTube would parse that as a link to that timecode in the video, but I figured they had to have a way to do it in the URL as well.

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CRF250X Tip: Short Circuit Clutch Switch For Aftermarket (ASV) Clutch Lever/Perch

Category: Motorcycles

A few months ago, I replaced my stock clutch perch with an ASV C5 lever/perch/hotstart assembly. I'm really happy with it, but at the time of installation, I was a little nervous. When I pulled the stock clutch perch, I realized that the new perch didn't have the same clutch switch for the starter that the stock one has.

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Graphics Kit Application Tip

Category: Motorcycles

When I recently slapped some new graphics on my CRF250X, I asked my friends for tips as I'd never applied fancy graphics before, just stickers. I had heard about using Windex before, but I didn't fully understand how it worked. My friends said to spray the plastic with Windex, then slap the sticker on, position it, and let the Windex dry and the sticker will set perfectly.

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CRF250X Tip: Tail Light Doesn't Work Without Battery

Category: Motorcycles

Someone pointed out that my tail light wasn't working. I did a little digging on Thumper Talk and found this thread.

Since my battery is dead, I took it out. Without a working battery (or without one at all, in my case), the tail light doesn't work on the 250X. Whew! Now I don't have to worry about tracking down an electrical problem.

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CRF250X Tip: Sunline Case Saver DOES NOT Fit

Category: Motorcycles

Perhaps this is more of an anti-tip, but here it is anyway.

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