WordPress is great, and PHP is great as well. But the PHPMail function in WordPress can lead the system-generated emails to user’s spam folder or even worse be blocked by mail services provider. Continue reading
One of my clients reported that they could not open PDF in IE 11. I tested, and found that the screen either went blank or no responses after clicking the PDF links in IE.
While installing the OS on a corrupted PC, I had a problem which prevent the installation from be happened. Continue reading
Reccently one of my friends’ computer prompt an Error message window after she logged into her Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. And I tried to help by bringing up the windows event log service, and had a message saying the Event Log service has not been started. Continue reading
My friend asked me to take a look at a weird issue on her Word application. No matter what she did, her words are somehow splitting onto new lines. Which left the half of her words at the first line, and the rest was at the following line. Continue reading
I have set up some crob tasks in the hosting provider to schedule a daily file backups with the following command: Continue reading
The small company I support bought 5 computers and each comes with a product key for the Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Business. For some reason, I put a same key for the second Office installation. And I didn’t find out till the activation process gave me the error indicating that the same product key has been activated in some place else. Continue reading
Just helped a student run C++ project in CodeLite, and then downloaded and installed the CodeLite 5.4. When I created the first workplace and project, I got error message while I tried to debug the first “Hello World” main.cpp file. Continue reading
A friend called that he opened a Microsoft Word file from an unknown sender, and clicked the “Enable Macro” security option, and then his computer stopped working with the following error message window prompted.
Windows has encountered a corrupted folder on your hard drive.
Multiple corrupted files have been found in the folder “My Documents”. To prevent serious loss of data, please allow Windows to restore these files.
And there are two “Restore files” and “Restore files and check disk for errors” link at the bottom. My friend did not believe these messages were legitimate ones from Microsoft and suspected that his computer was infected by some kind of virus / malware. So he didn’t go ahead to click any of these two links and gave me a call. I am glad he did since who knows what would happen if he clicked them. Continue reading
Tested the CS-Cart check out function, everything went well when I placed a order myself. And I also received an email from the system with the order information. But the email I used as the orders department did not receive the order notification from CS-Cart.
I spent (and wasted) a lot of time to do the trouble shooting on the issue above. Even I contacted the host provider to see if the email system blocked the emails generated from the CS-Cart code. But the solution actually was simply as the below.
Go to the back-end admin control panel of CS-Cart, click the “Orders” top menu item and then “Order Statuses“. On the new page, click “Edit” or click the “Open” status directly, and check the “Notify orders department” on the next Open Status page.
That is it.
I compared a lot of shopping cart systems, and finally settled down with CS-Cart. If I have time (I wish) I would like to write down some of my comparison of these e-commerce system (Free Open Source ones and paid one). But even with CS-Cart which is not perfect, I had to do some extra work to get it work in the way we need. Today I just wanted to share one of tips I found to do something CS-Cart doesn’t have by default.
In CS-Cart, the review/comments addon has not been enabled by default. So you either do it one by one, or do it in a mass editing way as the below. Continue reading
This is another VBA tips I learned with my Excel VBA project. Just wanted to share here for the future reference. Hope you can find it useful as well. The original post was found on tek-tips.com.
The following procedures demonstrate creating, copying, moving and deleting of files and folders using VBA: Continue reading
Today I got a call to be notified that a Joomla-powered website went down. The error message is the core file could not be opened due to permission. I checked the file system and found all PHP files had been changed permission as 200 (User Write only). I don’t know why caused it, but I believe it did something with the mal-ware alerted by Google Webmaster tool yesterday.
Recently I have been working on a VBA project, so I will post some skills or tips I learned and used on Excel VBA program. Today I will share how to change the cell background color in the VBA module.
The property of background color is , and the color is used as Index format. So to setup a cell (row ID: 1, column ID: 12) in Red background color is the below:
Worksheets(1).Cells(1,12).Interior.ColorIndex = 3 ‘change the background color to RED
And you can find more color index in the rest of my post. Continue reading