WordPress 4.9 Released

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Major Customizer Improvements, Code Error Checking, and More! Version 4.9 of WordPress, named “Tipton” in honor of jazz musician and band leader Billy Tipton, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.9 will smooth your design workflow and keep you safe from coding errors.

Can a wordpress install be automated?

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WordPress itself does a pretty good job of automating the setup, but what if you want more? If you’re like me you may install WordPress over and over and over and over (and over and over) and in that case a little more automation would be nice. I found a script that does just the job. Enter WP Quick Install … Read More

Use SSH to change file and directory permissions to 0644 and 0755

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Often we find ourselves needing to bulk change all file permissions or all directory permission for an entire site or directory. Here at Rudtek, we have received calls because a site is down with an error 500 (looking at you WordPress!) This is caused by servers, or users, applying the wrong permissions to a file on the site.

How to move or copy files with SSH

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When developing a theme in WordPress, it’s often easier to move files or directories on the webserver than downloading and re-uploading all the files together.  You may need to move one or more files/folders or copy them to a different location. You can do so using an SSH connection.

FCC Approved Net Neutrality

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What does it mean for the average consumer that the FCC Approved Net Neutrality? To answer this we have to look at the root of the problem.  There once was a big internet provider company (Comcast) who came to understand that companies who need lots of internet (Netflix, amazon, etc)  might be a good money source.  Comcast tried to charge … Read More

Asus EeeBook X205 Review

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While clicking through some of our more favorite technology sites (besides our own of course) I came across a deal for an Asus x205 Laptop. $150 dollars for a laptop with windows 8.1. With a one year subscription to office 365 (a $99) value. This actually breaks the through the “should I purchase this” barrier! The local Staples store had … Read More

FAA Proposes to Allow Commerical Drone Flights

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Flying Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, for commercial use has been almost entirely banned in the United States, but Sunday morning’s announcement would change that. “Today’s proposed rule is the next step in integrating unmanned aircraft systems into our nation’s airspace.” FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a conference call with reporters. “We are doing everything that we … Read More

Spaceship 3d prints its own spare parts

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Pretty amazing where we are in technology right now!  Spacemen print their own spare parts!  So that’s not the actual headline, but it’s catchy, right?  What really happened is that NASA’s very own scientists used a 3D printer to print a spare part for their shuttle. The story is below: After a series of calibration tests, the first 3-D printer … Read More

WordPress Version 4.0.1

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WordPress 4.0.1 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. Sites that support automatic background updates will be updated to WordPress 4.0.1 within the next few hours. If you are still on WordPress 3.9.2, 3.8.4, or 3.7.4, you will be updated to 3.9.3, 3.8.5, or … Read More

Apple Pay Launches on Monday

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Pay with your iPhone 6 and Apple Pay… starting Monday, Oct 20, 2014 Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook announced the highly anticipated smartphone-based payment system will debut October 20, 2014 alongside iOS 8.1, which will enable the service. According to Apple, more than 500 additional banks have signed on to support Apple Pay, as have dozens of additional retailers. including … Read More