Useful wordpress plugins

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A small and quick overview of the useful wordpress plugins I¬īm using right now.   Broken Link Checker – Link Checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any are found. Easy Columns¬†– Link Easy Columns provides the shortcodes to create a grid system or magazine style columns for laying out your pages just the way you need them. Gist GitHub Shortcode¬†– Link Adds Github Gists in your posts via shortcode. Google Analytics for WordPress¬†– Link This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics to your WordPress blog, adding lots of features, eg. custom variables and automatic clickout and download tracking. NextGEN Gallery¬†– Link The most popular gallery plugin for WordPress and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 9 million downloads. Redirection¬†– Link Manage all your 301 redirects and monitor 404 errors. Shortcodes Ultimate¬†– Link Supercharge […]

WordPress permalinks resulting in HTML Error 404

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For all of you who are trying to get a wordpress with permalinks¬†up and are running into html 404 errors when opening a page or category …¬†well I did … so check out the following settings and make sure they are correct. Please notice that some settings in this post may be¬†specific to debian and may differ from your installation with another distribution. Apache2 Site Settings Make sure you have set “FollowSymLinks” & “AllowOverride All” in your apache2 site. You can find your enabled sites in your apache2 configuration directory, e.g. in debian it is /etc/apache2/sites-enabled. Without the “AllowOverride” setting apache2 will ignore the necessary¬†.htaccess file.   Apache2 activate rewrite mod Be sure to activate the rewrite mod from apache2. If it is enabled you will find it in /etc/apache2/mods-enabled.   If you don¬īt find it there, but you can find it in /etc/apache2/mods-available the mod is not enabled and […]