Wordpress

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In wordpress site one of the most commonly used plugin is Contact Form 7. In this plugin one of the main feature is that when a user submits a form we could get IP address of the user, but unfortunately we can't get the location. Here I will be explaining how we can create a custom plugin to get the location by using corresponding IP address and a third party service. You can also refer the article How to get the IP address and Country code using the API key of a third party service?
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While working on a wordpress site I came across a problem to customize the file upload button in Contact Form 7 plugin. I tried a few tweaks using CSS to customize the button but no luck. Later I found a trick using CSS and jQuery which is explained below. In my previous article "How to display location of an user in a mail send using Contact Form 7 plugin by passing the IP address in a Wordpress Site?", I have explained about Contact Form 7 plugin.
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One of our Drupal clients had requested us to work on their Drupal website which was built around the ability to search the content on the site. Since the default Drupal search was a bit heavy they had opted to use ElasticSearch which was a dedicated lightweight tool for this purpose. Before developing we wanted to check ElasticSearch was running on their server. Read on to know how to check whether Elastic Search is running on your server
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When you set out to build a website for your company there are a lot of aspects that you should be considering while deciding on the technology decisions. Based on these different aspects and based on how you prioritize between them the technology decisions that you take would vary. Going for a Content Management System is a no brainer if you wish to manage the content on your site. Both Drupal and Wordpress are good choices for building your new company website. However there are differences between them and this is an attempt to help you make a decision on this.
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Wordpress is a popular blogging platform and is popular among many bloggers as it was designed more or less for the end users. If you need to setup a good looking blog quickly and without going too deep into the technical stuff, then Wordpress should be the most likely choice for you. Like Wordpress, Drupal is also a Content Management System build around PHP and MySql with almost all the strengths of Wordpress. Nevertheless Drupal is more developer centric and customizable and robust when compared to Wordpress and is gaining popularity very rapidly. We have already done a post on how to upgrade a Drupal site. Due to its huge fanbase and ease of programming, Wordpress has numerous plugins at its disposal. There are Drupal equivalents for most of these. Here is our take on a few popular Wordpress plugins and their equivalents in Drupal.
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We recently had a customer who had Windows Hosting with IIS and she had two WordPress blogs hosted on two subdirectories on the same hosting space. Windows hosting should be the last thing that should come to your mind when you want to do WordPress hosting as it will never come close to LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) functionalities. Now the problem was that she could not set up Permalinks on both blogs. There was an already published solution on how to setup Permalinks in Wordpress on IIS but we had to tweak that a little to get it working in this scenario.