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August 2006

Tips for Referrals

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A referral is a visitor or blogger that saw your post, mention or banner in your blog, clicked on it, registered with mention or banner provider, and got validated. Mention or banner reward your effort in helping them grow by giving you some reward of the credits that person earns.

Some ideas for getting more credits thru referrals:

  • Add a small promotional text, including your referral link, in your email signature
  • Talk about your referrals product or service with your friends
  • Post about your referrals product or service in your blog
  • Place their banners in your blog.

You can use these following promotional text:

  • “I’ve been using blablabla and really profiting from it.”
  • “I strongly recommend you to use blablabla”

Feel free to use your own promotional text 😉

😀 Gud lak

Adsense Site Down at 2006-08-27

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Just accesing my adsense account and got this error:

The Google AdSense website is temporarily unavailable. Please try back later.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

….

What’s happening? Don’t worry, I get information from inside adsense:

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Optimization Month posts to bring you this update: Our engineers will be performing routine system maintenance on Saturday (8/26) from 10 am to 2 pm PDT, so you won’t be able to access your account during this time frame. Please be assured that ads will continue to be served to your pages, and your account statistics and earnings will be recorded as usual. In the meantime, feel free to go back and review all the great tips our optimization specialists have posted on the blog this month.

As always, we appreciate your patience!

Posted by Arlene Lee – AdSense Optimization Team

It’s time to take a rest. No Need to Work…

Have a hreat day and gud lak

Explorer Destroyer on WordPress

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Explorer Destroyer is javascript that sits above your regular html on a webpage. When an IE user visits the site, the script will display a block of HTML encouraging them to switch to Firefox.

You already want people to switch to Firefox. Now’s the time to get serious about it. Google is paying $1 for each new Firefox user you refer.

This is pretty amazing. Now you can advance your ideals, save people from popups and spyware hell, and make some serious money. Millions of people have heard about Firefox and are ready to switch–all they need is a friendly push.

That’s where these scripts come in. They’re specially formulated to give just the right push, maximizing souls-saved and dollars-for-you.

I just installed this script on this blog and I want to figure how this script work, giving me more money of course 😉

How to install this script into WordPress?

  1. You need a Google AdSense account to make referral money for each user switched.
  2. Download Explorer Destroyer and unzip the file.
  3. Pick which level you want to install and open the html file for that level in an html or text editor. See explorerdestroyer.com for demos of each level.
  4. Grab the file for the front page of your site and open it in an html or text editor. You should save a copy of the original file in case something goes wrong.
  5. Copy the entire contents of the script file and paste it into your HTML. Where you paste it is crucial. The easiest way to do this is to copy the contents of the script file, select the <BODY> tag in your current page and paste the script over it. That will replace your BODY tag with the correct BODY tag for the script and will place all the script contents where they need to be. In WordPress, you should paste your script into header.php file or you should search where the <BODY> tag exist.
  6. Insert your Adsense referral code into your html. In each of the three levels there’s a section of code that displays the ‘Get Firefox’ button. This code is also how Google tracks your referrals. You need to replace this code with the code for a button from your own Adsense account. To find where your Adsense button should go, look for the grey comment text that says:
    <-- REPLACE THIS BLOCK OF SCRIPT WITH YOUR OWN 
    FIREFOX REFERRAL BUTTON SCRIPT -->
    
    and ends with
    
    <-- --> 
    

    To get your own referral button, login to Adsense and click on the ‘Referrals’ tab. Then click on the ‘Firefox’ tab and copy the code for one of the buttons. We suggest using the medium-size square buttons.

  7. Optional: customize the html. You can make any changes you’d like to the HTML that displays when IE users come to your site. Adding a personal message from you is a great way to convince your readers to switch. I recommend to edit the default message because I not sure the default message is acceptable by Google’s policies. Correct me if I wrong 😉

    Click the button on the right to download Firefox.

    My custom personal message is:

    I see you’re using Internet Explorer. I highly recommend Firefox for best view of my site. Try Firefox, you’ll like it better.

    • Firefox blocks pop-up windows.
    • It stops viruses and spyware.
    • It’s better for web designers and developers.
    • Features like tabbed browsing make reading webpages easier.

    – my firefox referral button here –

    But fell free to make your own message or use the default one 😉

  8. Well done! You should test it. Visit the page in Internet Explorer and make sure everything is working like a dream.

Screenshot

See the different view between Internet Explorer and Firefox

  • Firefox View
    Firefox View
  • Internet Explorer View
    Internet Explorer View

😀 Gud lak

WordPress on Debian Linux

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This tutorial is how to install WordPress on Debian Linux. Installing WordPress on Debian? What for? Are there many easy ways to install WordPress on our server (Web hosting)? Eventually, We don’t need to know what distro that our server use or what operating system is. You right.

I have a “special” condition here. I need to install WordPress on my own Debian server for testing purpose. If You like me, play around with WordPress as a developer (perhaps you create your own theme or plugin), you should have your own server in your local PC on LAN.

You can use your own server to test your own WordPress theme or plugin before you release it. You can upload and test your theme or plugin directly on your remote server of course, but if you have a little problem with Internet connection (just like me), it is so hard way 😀

These are my little steps to built my WordPress theme or plugin:

  1. Built on my local PC
  2. Upload to my local server
  3. Testing my work and make sure works propertly
  4. Upload to my remote server
  5. Testing again in the “real” condition
  6. Make sure I have no problem with my work
  7. Sharing my work

Let’s start to install WorPress on Debian

Installing http server on Debian

You can see my tutorial how to install http server on Debian, Installing HTTP Server on Debian.

Installing MySQL Database

You can see my tutorial how to install MySQL Database Server on Debian.

Download WordPress

You can download WordPress from their official website.

Upload your WordPress archieve into your debian server

You can use any ftp tools to upload your WordPress archieve into your server.

Extract your WordPress archieve into your server directory

tar zxvf wordpress-x.x.x.tar.gz --directory=/var/www/

Using MySQL

Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.

mysql -u ''adminusername'' -p
Enter password: 
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or g.
Your MySQL connection id is 6 to server
version: 4.0.24_Debian-10sarge1-log

Type 'help;' or 'h' for help. Type 'c' to clear the buffer.

mysql> CREATE DATABASE ''wordpress'';
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'wordpress'@'localhost' 
      -> IDENTIFIED BY 'wordpresspassword' WITH GRANT OPTION;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
  
mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

mysql> EXIT
Bye

In the above:

  • adminusername will typically be root, unless you have another high-privileged account set up.
  • wordpress or blog are good values for databasename.
  • wordpress is a good value for wordpressusername.
  • hostname will usually be localhost. If you don’t know what this value should be, check with your system administrator. If you are the system administrator, figure out what this value should be.
  • password should be a difficult-to-guess password, ideally containing a combination of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols.

Write down the values you used for databasename, wordpressusername, hostname, and password.

Configure your WordPress setting

Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php. Open and edit wp-config.php file

// ** MySQL settings ** //
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress');
define('DB_USER', 'wordpress');
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'wordpresspassword');
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

Run the Install Script

Using your favorite web browser, visit wp-admin/install.php within the directory into which you just installed WordPress on your web site. For example: point your browser to http://yourserver/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php.

Preview your WordPress

Point your browser to http://yourserver/wordpress.

Well done! You have your own WordPress on Your Debian Server.

😀 Gud lak

Google AdSense for Search on WordPress

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When Google let users add AdSense for Search results on my own site, I tried to install it. I want to keep elements like the header, footer, and site navigation panel the same for the search results page I create. You should try this new feature to your wordpress.

To use it, just choose the “Open results within my own site” radio button when you’re generating your AdSense for search code. You’ll also need to identify the page where you’d like to display your search results.

Google will give you two sets of code: one for the search box, and one for search results. Place the first set on a page where you’d like the search box to appear, and the second set on the page you’d like the search results to appear. Whenever users perform searches on your AdSense for search box, they’ll be directed to the page on which you placed the search results code.

It’s sound so easy. I just tried it and I couldn?t get it to work on my blog 🙁 What is wrong? Therefore, I search to find the solution of my problem. I get a solution from macstansbury for my problem. Thanks for your tutorial.

Here are steps to install Google AdSense for Search on WordPress:

  1. Create a new page named “Search Results,” or something similar.
  2. Put your search box code in your sidebar or wherever you decide. I put this code in searchform.php and call this function on my sidebar.
  3. Set up the search to point to the page your created.
  4. After you put the Search code where you want it, do a search for anything.
  5. The result page you get will have no results. For some reason, any header javascripts interfere with the Search code. I think this is a main problem. Let’s fix this problem.
  6. Create a new page template in your theme folder. The theme would start with this as the first line:
    <?php
    /*
    Template Name: Google Search
    */
    ?>

    Feel free to named this template.

  7. Upload this to your theme folder in a moment, after you’ve titled the file googlesearch.php and saved it.
  8. Go to the search page you created (the one I named “Search Results”), and get the HTML for the page. You?ll need to copy it and paste the actual code into your googlesearch.php file. Look through the code, and take out any javascripts in the <head> section. Also take out any of the admin code, such as the one for editing the page. You’ll need to take out any javascript-dependent elements from your page, as well. I take out sidebar code, because Google Search result will overlap my sidebar 🙂
  9. Save your googlesearch.php file, then upload it in the same folder as the theme you’re using right now.
  10. Go into edit your search results page and change the Page Template to “Google Search” (or whatever you named the template) and save the page.
  11. Well done! You’ll get get the results I get!

Try search something on my blog just for test.

😀 Gud lak

Google Map Feature on Statcounter

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Today, I get notification from StatCounter about their new feature. What feature? It’s about view your recent visitors on a Google Map feature.

– from StatCounter –

We’ve added a feature that lets you view your recent visitors on a Google Map. Click on a marker and you will be given all that user’s details. This can be found under “Recent Visitor Map” in the left side menu with the rest of the stats options. I hope you enjoy it! Aodhan Cullen StatCounter CEO

– from StatCounter –

You can see my screenshot below:

Visitor Map

😀 Happy tracking and gud lak

Blogger in Beta Review

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August 14, 2006 Blogger has recently launched a new version of Blogger in beta! This is a much awaited update.

Some other changes are that now you can login either with your current blogger account or your Google account.Though only some of the current accounts are upgraded as of now but if you really want to test the features and don?t wish to wait any longer then you can create a new account.

You’ve been asking for ways to do more with your blog, and you can with this new release. With the beta you can:

  • Categorize your posts with labels
  • Control who can read your blog
  • Change the appearance and content of your blog with your mouse instead of HTML

Because the new Blogger uses Google Accounts, you can use your existing Google login, or create a new one. (Later, you’ll be able to merge your current and beta accounts, and have all your blogs in one place.)

😀 Happy blogging and gud lak!

Source: buzz blogger

Indonesia Independence Day

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Merdeka…!!! Merdeka…!!! Merdeka…!!! (Merdeka = freedom)

Today, 61 years ago Mr. Soekarno (our first president) was proclaimed our independence day. That was an important day for our country.

Here is a short history about my country about it:

The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan’s surrender on 17 August, 1945. However, it took four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hostilities, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to relinquish its colony on 27 December, 1949. Indonesians commemorate the date that Independence was proclaimed with nationwide celebrations. -from http://www.gts-translation.com/ndependenceDayIndonesiaholiday.asp

Dirgahayu RI-ku!!! (Long live my Indonesia!!!)

How to upgrade Standard WordPress to Fantastico WordPress

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A couple days ago I just upgrading my WordPress from 2.0.2 to 2.0.3. I have a different situation about this upgrading proccess. I installed my WordPress 2.0.2 without Fantastico, but with standard installation instruction from WordPress. Now I’ll upgrading my WordPress using fantastico. I so glad I get successful with this. So I want to share it.

Actually, this process is like reinstall my wordpress. First, I have to uninstall my current wordpress, then install new wordpress.

Uninstall WordPress 2.0.2

Here are steps to uninstall wordpress 2.0.2 “manually”:
Backup Database Tables
Use phpMyAdmin or other appropriate tools provided by your webhost, to backup the database used by WordPress. You can use WordPress Database Backup plugin from skippy to backup your database. Thank’s for the plugin, I used it for my upgrading process 😀
Backup all your files
Basically, backup the files that you have changed or added since you installed the standard WordPress. Use an FTP tool to download a copy of all the files on the server, in the directory where you installed WordPress, including the .htaccess files and wp-content directory if you have been playing with it.
Deactivate all Plugins
Deactivate all the Plugins you use at the Plugin Management Page. Some Plugins might not work with new WordPress version, and that is why you want to deactivate them all. This will ensure that you don’t end up with an upgraded-but-broken installation of WordPress after the upgrade process.
Create Upgrading Message
While upgrading your WordPress, perhaps your blog will look broken or error, so create upgrading message in your index.php locate in your main directory of your wordpress installation. Edit your index.php to be like this:

<?php 
/* Short and sweet */
/* comment it
define('ws6q9jzl7p_USE_THEMES', true);
require('./wp-blog-header.php');
*/
?>
<h1>My Blog Under Upgrading Process</h1>

Feel free to make your own message 😉
Delete old files
As with all WordPress upgrades, the contents of your /wp-content/ folder should remain intact and unchanged. But, If you want to install new wordpress using fantastico, you have to delete wp-content folder. Basically, you have to delete all files and folders because fantastico can not overwrite the existing files and folders. I got this error message when I didn’t delete all files and folders 🙂

The installation can not be completed:

- You chose to install in the main directory of
the domain supriyadisw.net, but there are conflicting
filenames, therefore we can not proceed.
Following filenames already exist in the main directory 
of the domain supriyadisw.net (path="/public_html/").
You must manually remove these files before 
proceeding with auto-installation:
wp-content
fantversion.php
index.php
license.txt
readme.html
wp-config.php

Click on the browser's Back button to fix reported errors.

So make sure you had backup your files and folders 😉

Installing WordPress 2.0.3 using Fantastico

  • Open your Hosting Control Panel
  • Go to your Fantastico Home
  • Click WordPress Under Blog directory
  • Click New Installation
  • Fill all information about your blog, then press Install WordPress button
  • Well done! You have a new wordpress! Please check your blog!

Your blog should back to default blog, with default template. So where are all of your post and plugin? By default, fantastico will create new files, folders, and database for instalation process. You need to restore your blog before.

Restoring WordPress

Overwrite files
Overwrite your wp-config.php with your backup one. In this file, you should use your database information that you used before. You should overwrite .htaccess file too. Juat to make sure you get your old configuration.
Upload your themes and plugins
Upload all of your themes and plugins to your wp-contents folder.
Reactivate Plugins one by one
Awaken the monsters, one by one, at the Plugin Management Page. 😀 Check if everything works as expected. If some Plugins do not work, deactivate the plugin, then contact the plugin author to encourage the author to upgrade the plugin.
Well done! Enjoy your new WordPress version.

Note: You will probably be better to install wordpress manually rather than fantastico. Also you do not need the latest version everytime if the features in the new version are not something you will use. Thank’s to sadcox66 (http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=125194) for your suggestion 😉

😀 Gud lak…

Upgrading WordPress

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I?ll be upgrading this blog to the latest WordPress release. Currently I use WordPress release version 2.0.2. The latest WordPress Release is 2.0.4.

I’ll use fantastico to upgrading my WordPress, eventhough the latest WordPress Release version on Fantastico is 2.0.3. Actually I’m not really sure to get success with this upgrading process. Why?

I installed my WordPress 2.0.2 without Fantastico, but with standard installation instruction from Installing WordPress. Now I’ll upgrading my WordPress using fantastico. I don’t know to do this, but just try and hope I’ll get success with this upgrading proccess 🙂

Perhaps my blog will unavailable for a moment. But I hope it will available as soon as possible. Wish me luck!

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