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Does Plugin Vulnerability affect your WordPress website?

Sucuri in its latest blog has revealed the plugin vulnerability of WordPress websites, installed with the addons powered by genericons package, towards cross-site scripting (XSS). This puts over 3 million websites on XSS plugin vulnerability radar, including JetPack, a WordPress plugin that is installed in over 1 million website, TwentyFifteen (2015), which is the default theme of […]

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Partition Windows 10 with Free Partition Magic Alternative

Free Partition Magic Alternative for Windows 10 64bit Partitioning If you are now running on the latest Windows 10 64bit and for sure there are a lot of applications that are yet to support the latest OS. You might need some assistance to convert dynamic disk to basic or a partition magic windows 64 bit to […]

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Web Publishers, Are you using Google Analytics to the Fullest?

Learn Google Analytics Publishing a successful blog is not easy. There are many hard works involved: preparing several drafts, proofreading the final draft, and editing as per the editorial guidelines. Once published: promoting the post, finding target audience, building reach and engagement, and ultimately, generating conversions. Things may more difficult for new publishers. That doesn’t […]

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Web Publishers, are you using Google Analytics to the Fullest?

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Publishing a successful blog is not easy. There are many hard works involved: preparing several drafts, proofreading the final draft, and editing as per the editorial guidelines. Once published: promoting the post, finding target audience, building reach and engagement, and ultimately, generating conversions.


Things may more difficult for new publishers. That doesn’t mean it’s a cakewalk once you’re on the plateau. Things never get easy. Competition and new challenges are always there, in addition to human’s attitude, “never settle.” Publishers always want a better experience for their users, not to mention, their craving for more page views, more engagement, more signups, and above all, more revenue.

This is when Google Analytics comes handy. Every publisher is well aware of Google Analytics and uses its statics to boost their posts. Are they using it to the fullest?

As a publisher, there many things you can learn about Google Analytics. Before, let’s understand the basics: what are dimensions, Goals and Metrics in a Google Analytics Report.

Dimensions

In a Google Analytics report, Dimensions describe your web publication’s’ statistics. If you open the Location Report, each cities represent a dimension of that report. Dimension are displayed on the right side of a report

Metrics

The various figures in numbers and percentages that define the value of a Dimension are known as Metrics. Metrics are displayed on the right side of Dimensions in a report.

Goals

Destination goals are triggered when a user visits a certain page, or multiple pages in specified order. The order is preselected by the webmaster.

Once the basics are covered, let’s cover three advanced things that GA can do:

Custom Dimension

The default dimensions serve the masses. But what about specific needs of a web publisher. When he or she has to certain a Dimension that’s not covered in the defaults. Google Analytics allows customising the Dimensions. It means the publishers can get almost any kind of statistics related to his published work, answering most of his queries related to his publications like

  • Which Article tag is most popular?
  • Which Article Category has the maximum reach?
  • How the current year’s posts are doing to the last years’?
  • What is the length of the post popular Articles or Blogs?
  • How the audience is behaving when a post has a video?

These stats will be very beneficial for you to understand what is working and what is not working in your posts. If 400 words’ posts in Travel & Tourism category are gathering maximum traffic in a Google Analytics report, then you can easily divert your energy towards a single category without bothering about other categories and writing a 2000 word article, still getting maximum engagement.

Another Example: If a post of yours with a video is generating healthy traffic but low conversion, it means your audience is more likely to check a post with a video than without it. However, on finding your video boring, they’re leaving the page without bothering about filling the contact us form.

Likewise, custom Dimensions can give you a hell lot of information, making you writing more engaging and converting posts than ever.

Segments

Sometimes a smaller picture is not enough and you need a bigger one to figure things out. This is when Google Analytics Segments come in the picture. They can be applied to expand any Google Analytics report.

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Let’s take an example. The figures on “Overview” page of Google Analytics can easily freak a webmaster, finding bounce rate exceeding 60% is sign of panic after all. However, the “Overview” session shows the average of Google Analytics stats. If we bring country “Sessions” in the picture, the picture looks entirely different. Due to language difference, the bounce from Spain was reaching 100%, which was deflecting the average bounce rate.

The same “Panicked” Webmaster will now simply filter out traffic from Spain and other non-English countries using Google Webmaster. Now the overview will show normal bounce rate.

Destination and Event Goals

Destination goals are a great way to track number of successful sign ups, newsletter registration, or a subscribe page, depending upon the link Goal setup. The Goal can be made to be triggered in a particular sequence using Funnels.

However, only clicks to a page on same domain can be monitored with Goals. For tracking external clicks, Event Goals are required. It means for tracking a click on one YouTube video or an advertisement on your website, Destination Goals are not going to work, and you have to use Event Goals.

The setup of Event Goals is a bit complicated than of Destination Goals’. It may require a bit of programming knowledge and, subsequent, testing.

Event Goals are a great ways for tracking pages that don’t have a destination like a download link or an AJAX button that doesn’t initiates a new HTTP request to the server.

Conclusion:

With these techniques, you’ll not only have a better understanding of your audience, but also you’ll become a better web publisher.

Learn to create user segments to appreciate your users, and don’t forget to track goals. What can be better place than Google Analytics can?

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How to Choose Best Templates For WordPress Blogs

The WordPress blog templates play an important role in the success of your blog. It is said that a WordPress blog template can either make your blogging career or break it completely. No matter, you are starting a blog for your own leisure or for making money with a permanent career, choosing best Word Template is the most important step in starting a blog. An excellent WordPress template is like first impression for the visitors, which is the main reason of its significance. Thus, you have to be very careful in choosing templates for your WordPress blog. Here are some steps that can guide you to select best templates for your WordPress blog:

1.    Decide the looks of your blog visually: A number of templates for WordPress blog have some technical compatibility issues, which are not noticed by the blogger at the beginning stage of blogging. For an instance, some WordPress templates are made for WordPress 1.5 and some for WordPress 2.3. Therefore, if you choose a wrong template for your blog, it’s up gradation will increase your work to a large extent. Thus, you have to visualize a specific format that you have to maintain on your blog. It will also make easy for your technical helpers to make some changes on your blog.

2.    Color is not really an issue in blogging: Your blog must have good formatting in blog layout like two column positioning, side bar etc. However, color is not acts as a crucial component in selecting a good WordPress blog template. You can change color of your WordPress blog template anytime you want. Therefore, you must have to focus on other key issues of blogging like entire layout and page views on your blog. Color changing is not a major issue with WordPress templates for blog.

3.    Make a long lasting blog: You must design a blog according to the future plans you have made for your blogging career. You must get some inspiration from your day to day work in your blog. In other words, a single WordPress theme will not satisfy every single person visiting your blog. Review of your themes and layout in a proper way is a must to get rid of this problem. You must continuously have to search for unique and fresh templates for the success of your blog. You can also design a customizable layout of your own for the blog. Thus, choosing right templates for overall requirement of your blog is necessary for the success of your blog.

4.    Designing your own templates for your WordPress blog: You can make best templates for your WordPress blog if you have some skills of CSS or PHP style programming. It will surely offer you unique and amazing templates for your blog. Moreover, you can find several technical programmers that can offer you best templates for your WordPress blog. You can easily hire those programmers to design great templates for your WordPress blog.

Summary: Choosing best templates for your WordPress blog is a key towards the success of your blog.

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Schedule Task Error: General page initialization failed. The specific error is: 0x8007000d: The data is invalid

Sometime Schedule tasks on Microsoft doesn’t run and which checking them from Schedule tasks it give a pop up with following Error

ERROR: General page initialization failed. The specific error is: 0x8007000d: The data is invalid. An error has occurred attempting to retrieve task account information. You may continue editing the task object, but will be unable to change task account information.

taskerror 300x48 Schedule Task Error: General page initialization failed. The specific error is: 0x8007000d: The data is invalid

Following are the steps to fix this problem/Error

1. Delete the offending “SYSTEM” account tasks in Task Scheduler.

2. Stop the Task Scheduler Service.

3. Delete all files in C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/Microsoft/Crypto/RSA/S-1-5-18

4. Restart the service (I’d restart the system).


Schedule Task Error: General page initialization failed. The specific error is: 0x8007000d: The data is invalid

Sometime Schedule tasks on Microsoft doesn’t run and which checking them from Schedule tasks it give a pop up with following Error

ERROR: General page initialization failed. The specific error is: 0x8007000d: The data is invalid. An error has occurred attempting to retrieve task account information. You may continue editing the task object, but will be unable to change task account information.

taskerror 300x48 Schedule Task Error: General page initialization failed. The specific error is: 0x8007000d: The data is invalid

Following are the steps to fix this problem/Error

1. Delete the offending “SYSTEM” account tasks in Task Scheduler.

2. Stop the Task Scheduler Service.

3. Delete all files in C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/Microsoft/Crypto/RSA/S-1-5-18

4. Restart the service (I’d restart the system).


Unable to Access Plesk – PSA dead but subsys locked

Recently we faced a problem where Plesk was not accessible over Internet i.e. using port 8443 (https) and 8880 (normal). The first thing we checked was the Firewall; it happens sometime that the problem might be with firewall which was blocking port 8443 and 8880 but there was no problem with Firewall. Then we tried to check the status of Plesk (PSA) Service and got following response

[root@server ~]# /etc/init.d/psa status
psa dead but subsys locked


While checking for logs (Plesk Logs) on /usr/local/psa/admin/logs/error_log it was showing following Messages

[crit] (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to port 80


Now we have used command “/usr/sbin/lsof -i | grep http” (without quotes) and then killed the process using the ID. After that we have removed the Plesk Lock

[root@server ~]# rm -f /var/lock/subsys/psa


But starting Plesk service didn’t fixed the problem. Still we were getting “could not bind to port 80” Error.

Now we have opened Plesk Apache Configuration file which include Apache (Web Server) Configuration of Plesk Control Panel.

[root@vps ~]# vi /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/httpsd.conf


and found that the User has changed the Plesk Port and set it to listen on port 80 which is default port of HTTPD

# Listen: Allows you to bind Apache to specific IP addresses and/or
# ports, in addition to the default. See also the
# directive.
#
#Listen 3000
#Listen 12.34.56.78:80
#Listen 8443
#Listen 8880
Listen 80


So, we have made necessary changes httpsd.conf file i.e. disabled Port 80 and allowed 8443 and 8880 in Plesk Apache Configuration and restart PSA.

[root@vps ~]# /etc/init.d/psa start
Starting xinetd service… done
Starting named service… done
Starting mysqld service… done
Starting qmail service… done
Starting courier-imap service… done
Starting postgresql service… done
Starting psa-spamassassin service… done
Starting Plesk… done
Starting drwebd service… done
[root@vps ~]# /etc/init.d/psa status
httpsd (pid 1553 1529 1497 1492) is running…


NOTE:-
Here the problem was with Plesk Apache configuration but there might be some different problems too. I have posted this fix which will help to understand Plesk Error Log file and Plesk Apache Configuration files. If any of the USER face different problem and knows the FIX Let me know through Contact form I will be happy to post here.


How to Uninstall Windows Live Messenger

Communication using computers has evolved rapidly over the past decade. With the advent of the internet and followed shortly by electronic mail (e-mail), persons had the ability to send messages that would take at least one week to be delivered, depending on location, to be delivered to the same recipient in under a few minutes “” all thanks to the digital internet based mailing system.
Today, we still have an evolving messaging industry, now called “Instant Messaging” where persons can have real-time conversations in text or by audio visual means. Despite this ease of access to communication, many persons have specialized instant messaging software that no longer require the use of Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger, for the company’s Windows operating system. Only seven easy-to-follow steps are required to successfully know how to uninstall Windows Live Messenger.

Instructions

  1. Click the “Start” button in the lower right hand corner of the screen, on the taskbar.
  2. Click on “Control Panel”. Once here, using Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP, click on “Add or Remove Programs. If using Windows Vista or Windows 7, click on “Programs” or “Programs and Features” respectively.
  3. Navigate through the list of programs in the dialog box and highlight “Windows Live Essentials.”
  4. With “Windows Live Essentials” highlighted, click on the “Change”, “Remove” or “Uninstall “button which should now be available.
  5. A dialog box should now appear. Select “Uninstall” then click the “Continue “button.
  6. The next screen instructs the user to “Select the programs you want to uninstall”. Click on the check box beside “Messenger”. Clicking the checkbox should yield a check mark. Click “Continue” to proceed to uninstall Microsoft Windows Live Messenger.
  7. A message stating that the uninstall process has been complete should now be displayed. Close the window and restart the computer.
  8. Windows Live Messenger should now be totally removed from the computer.

 Tips, Recommendations and Warnings

  • Never unplug the computer while uninstalling the program as this may cause the program to become corrupted and unable to be removed. Unplugging the computer during this process may also render the hard disk drive useless.
  • Never turn the computer off if it becomes unresponsive during the un-installation procedure. This may occur on some systems and will resume normal operations after the procedure has been completed.
  • If you will be reusing Windows Live Messenger in the future, do not worry about saving a backup of your contact list as Microsoft has automatically provided a method for back up. All you will need to use to access the contact list for Windows Live Messenger is your e-mail address and password.
  • Never issue the password for any e-mail addresses you use. This will prevent any unauthorized access to your e-mail and Windows Live Messenger contact list.
  • Maintaining good etiquette is also important; try to message persons who you have been in contact with and tell them that you will be discontinuing use of Windows Live Messenger. You should perhaps suggest another method for contact, such as e-mail or by telephone.

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How to Uninstall Windows Live Messenger

Communication using computers has evolved rapidly over the past decade. With the advent of the internet and followed shortly by electronic mail (e-mail), persons had the ability to send messages that would take at least one week to be delivered, depending on location, to be delivered to the same recipient in under a few minutes “” all thanks to the digital internet based mailing system.
Today, we still have an evolving messaging industry, now called “Instant Messaging” where persons can have real-time conversations in text or by audio visual means. Despite this ease of access to communication, many persons have specialized instant messaging software that no longer require the use of Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger, for the company’s Windows operating system. Only seven easy-to-follow steps are required to successfully know how to uninstall Windows Live Messenger.

Instructions

  1. Click the “Start” button in the lower right hand corner of the screen, on the taskbar.
  2. Click on “Control Panel”. Once here, using Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP, click on “Add or Remove Programs. If using Windows Vista or Windows 7, click on “Programs” or “Programs and Features” respectively.
  3. Navigate through the list of programs in the dialog box and highlight “Windows Live Essentials.”
  4. With “Windows Live Essentials” highlighted, click on the “Change”, “Remove” or “Uninstall “button which should now be available.
  5. A dialog box should now appear. Select “Uninstall” then click the “Continue “button.
  6. The next screen instructs the user to “Select the programs you want to uninstall”. Click on the check box beside “Messenger”. Clicking the checkbox should yield a check mark. Click “Continue” to proceed to uninstall Microsoft Windows Live Messenger.
  7. A message stating that the uninstall process has been complete should now be displayed. Close the window and restart the computer.
  8. Windows Live Messenger should now be totally removed from the computer.

 Tips, Recommendations and Warnings

  • Never unplug the computer while uninstalling the program as this may cause the program to become corrupted and unable to be removed. Unplugging the computer during this process may also render the hard disk drive useless.
  • Never turn the computer off if it becomes unresponsive during the un-installation procedure. This may occur on some systems and will resume normal operations after the procedure has been completed.
  • If you will be reusing Windows Live Messenger in the future, do not worry about saving a backup of your contact list as Microsoft has automatically provided a method for back up. All you will need to use to access the contact list for Windows Live Messenger is your e-mail address and password.
  • Never issue the password for any e-mail addresses you use. This will prevent any unauthorized access to your e-mail and Windows Live Messenger contact list.
  • Maintaining good etiquette is also important; try to message persons who you have been in contact with and tell them that you will be discontinuing use of Windows Live Messenger. You should perhaps suggest another method for contact, such as e-mail or by telephone.

Charlie is a free lancer writer and content builder of many technology sites and he loves to write content like – How to uninstall windows live messenger.