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Phoload interview

Phoload interview

Phoload is a new website where you can download free mobile software. Here is our interview with Phoload CEO Jamie McDonald. What is phoload? Phoload showcases free-to-download mobile games and applications that have been uploaded directly to the site by software developers. Users of the website can download, rate, review and recommend the [...]

Are your website and blog earnings at risk?

There are a lot of websites out there telling you how you can make money out of your website or blog. You may have decided to try some of these ideas to make some money out of your web presence. Perhaps you even rely on your web-generated money for a significant slice of your income. If you have then have you ever analysed how secure this income [...]

Batch processing photos with DOS and ImageMagick

Batch processing photos with DOS and ImageMagick

For my recent walking project I knew I was going to be taking lots of photos. I wanted a DOS script which would batch process the JPEG photos from my camera into the 'full sized images' (which are much smaller than the raw camera images), and the poloroid-like thumbnails. The excellent ImageMagick tool provides a way to generate poloroid-like [...]

AdSense Injection WordPress plugin tweaks

Update 7th December 2010: Use the new Ad Injection plugin for WordPress instead as it will do what these tweaks do, and more. On this blog I use the Adsense Injection plugin to automatically add Google's targeted AdSense adverts to my posts. The plugin is excellent and has helped to make more money for this site but there are a few tweaks that [...]

Using a common form mail script for multiple websites

I run a number of different websites. Most of them have a contact page which is powered by a form mail script. Until recently each of these websites used an almost identical copy of the same form mail script - I use PHPFormMail but you could adapt this solution for other form mail scripts. Each contact us page has very similar HTML in it. I wanted [...]

Hidden field spam trap for PHPFormMail

If you have a form mail script on your website you may find that you reguarly recieve automated spam to your email account. Even worse it is possible that spammers may use your form mail script to send spam to other people. One well known method of significantly reducing (or even stopping) spam without having any impact on your website visitor is [...]

Custom error pages on 1and1 when HTML files are set as PHP types

Custom error pages on 1and1 when HTML files are set as PHP types

A long time ago I set up custom error pages on my 1&1 hosted websites. However recently I noticed that they had stopped working. When a 404 error occured, instead of redirecting to my error page I got an advert filled parking page. I re-checked their instructions for setting up the error pages on their FAQ and I was pretty sure that I was [...]

Quick Claiming your blog on Technorati without giving up your password

Quick Claiming your blog on Technorati without giving up your password

Today I had a go at claiming my blogs on Technorati. Claiming your blog gives you a bit more control over how your blog appears on the Technorati site. You can edit the blog description, add a user image and add tags. In order to claim your blog you must prove that you own it. There are two ways to do this; Quick Claim or Post Claim. Post Claim [...]

Improved KML embedding of Google Maps into web pages

Improved KML embedding of Google Maps into web pages

I've been further improving the code that I described in my previous in my previous post - 'Adding KML Google Maps overlays to WordPress posts'. I've made these changes: Option to specify a latitude / longitude / zoom for the map. This allows you to have one map and then show lots of different views of it The code is now implemented as [...]

Adding KML Google Maps overlays to WordPress posts

Adding KML Google Maps overlays to WordPress posts

Embedding basic KML Maps into your blog post There is an easy way to include Google Maps KML overlays in your WordPress blog if you are willing to have all the size and style information hardcoded into each post. All you have to do is to go to http://maps.google.co.uk/ type the KML location into the search box and then click on 'Link to this [...]

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