Author: David

I'm David, web designer/developer specializing in building functional websites using WordPress. I have strong skills in theme development using Hybrid Core framework and plugin development. It's okay if you want to hire me.

Telkom, Largest Internet Provider in Indonesia Block Vimeo

I understand why they block piratebay, torrent sites, porn sites, etc.
I even understand why they block Metacafe few years ago.
But F! They block Vimeo. Vimeo? Really?

What a dirty way to make money 🙁
(They redirect all sites/pages they block to a page full of ads.) 0

RunningMan will go to Jakarta on June. My sister already bought a ticket few weeks ago. Should I go too? Maybe not? Song Ji Hyo!?

WordPress Editor (TinyMCE) how to create line break <br> and not paragraph <p>.

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This is a very simple tips/snippet. One of the biggest annoyance for first time WordPress user is that WordPress Editor/TinyMCE will produce paragraph tag instead of just simply add a line break. This makes it really hard for newbie switching from other blogging platform/social media to write a new content.

This mostly happen to my client (and my self) when first switching from blogger (google) to WordPress or use social media like facebook, twitter, or forum (vBulletin, etc) which do not do this/have this behavior.

What is <br /> and what is <p>?

In WordPress when we write content and hit “Enter”, we will add new paragraph, and there will be a margin in between text, some people try to hit “backspace” to remove the extra margin, but instead it will go to the previous line. It’s probably easier to explain using picture:

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The first (with no margin in every line) is using line break / <br/> tag, and the second one with margin at the bottom is using paragraph / <p> tag.

There’s nothing wrong with WordPress, this is actually a feature in WordPress called auto-p (auto paragraph)

I’ll explain that it’s easy to enable line break on “Enter” in WordPress editor. Read More WordPress Editor (TinyMCE) how to create line break <br> and not paragraph <p>.

Today I just deleted several of my low performing websites with thousands of daily visitors in total. Still not sure if it’s the right decisions, but I think it’s time to move on. Fighting!

How to Host WordPress in Digital Ocean VPS (Step by Step Tutorial)

A simple walk-through in how we can host our WordPress site(s) in Digital Ocean (un-manage VPS) Cloud Server. Using Ubuntu and LAMP.

Introduction

digital-oceanThere’s a lot of WordPress hosting out there, and the price is affordable. But recently several developer friend at Theme Hybrid community shared that they move to Digital Ocean because of several reasons:

  • Better server (response time, ssd storage, bandwidth) than shared hosting
  • Dedicated IP for each droplet
  • Simple interface/easy to use (for a unmanaged vps)
  • Simple backup and we can create snapshot of our server
  • Easier to scale when we need
  • Amazing price, start at $5/month
  • Charged per hour usage, so we can easily create a test site (for clients) and destroy it when we no longer need it.

Read More How to Host WordPress in Digital Ocean VPS (Step by Step Tutorial)

Stop and Start Windows DNS Cache, when “ipconfig /flushdns” not working

When changing domain name server, I often get 404 not found page or still viewing the site content from previous server. Sometimes it will resolve after few hour, but sometimes need several days. All tutorial I found just mention to flushdns using windows command prompt. But It’s not Working.

This is how I solve the issue.

Follow this step to fix DNS cache problem in Windows Read More Stop and Start Windows DNS Cache, when “ipconfig /flushdns” not working