Quick Tips

A little something about everything

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Blank white screen on fresh wordpress install

Wordpress be default does not have correct syntax for all platforms.

in index.php under root and /wp-admin folders you will need to remove the "./", their should be one in each file. This will fix the blank white screen in most cases unless you have database connections issues as well.

Some versions of MySQL and Php do not play nice together as the newest versions of Php do not support old-password, you may need to verify that your mysql password is being stores in the new more secure method.

Recover from improper run level on minimal linux install, hangs during boot: fix

In a minimal CentOS for example, if you set the run level to 5 the system will hand during boot. This is because no GUI is installed. In order to fix this you can insert the CentOS minimal installation media and select recovery.

Once in recovery you will need to mount the system image:

chroot /mnt/sysimage

now edit the startup config

vi /etc/inittab

select [insert] to edit the file and update the line to read as follows:

id:3:initdefault:

[esc] key then

:wq

now reboot the system

exit

now select reboot and the system should come back up in run level 3

How to get your business listed on the front page of Google for free

New Telemarketing scam for Google Bing Yahoo prompted me to write this quick blurb.

Prerecorded voice stating something like this:

We have an opening for first page placement in Google, this is a rare opportunity available today only so if you would like to take advantage if this press 1 now

 

You can easily get listed on Google by using adwords for a fee or by using the Google local listing service to add your business, which is free.