How to make it snow on your website!
Yes, typing the word “Google” into Google can break the Internet. #IKR
Tried it. Didn’t work. This must be an old tv show.
I have been looking for this for a long time. I finally just Googled it…
“Right-click the selection you want to have the date picker show up for (i.e. single cell, entire row, entire column) and then open data validation. Set criteria to A valid date and click Save. Now just double-click the cell!” Here it is!
Work for you?
“Anyone else ever have a ton of work to do, so you just check your Gmail before you get started and end up clicking on your Google Calendar and then think you’ll just click settings and you scroll to the bottom and see you can actually change the background image on your calendar and then end up spending most of the morning trying to pick the perfect background image that will look good in both your monthly view and 5-Day view? I know, right.”
By: Mike Benny
Yesterday my Dell laptop just ‘shut-off’ for no reason (no BSD, no “Will now close..”, just black). I could re-start it, but it would only run for a few minutes and then shut off again.
Then I noticed it wasn’t making any noise… the fan wasn’t kicking in. The fan on this laptop is notoriously noisy, so it was really obvious that it wasn’t running.
I let it cool completely, removed the battery and started it up again. This time it ran for a good 15 minutes before over heating and shutting down. So, I assumed the problem was a faulty cooling fan.
As you can see below, the techs (at our shop) were able to replace the fan and fix the cooling issue, however in the process they damaged the keyboard, so they rigged a desktop keyboard as a temporary fix.
Funny thing is, I replaced the keyboard on this Dell about a year ago. Dell support was great, they sent me the keyboard (still on warranty) and install was easy.
Here’s the service manual for the Dell 1749.
Instructions for removing the cooling fan (The Thermal Fan) are on page 28 of the manual.
As you can see, removing the keyboard is necessary, so maybe have some duct tape and a desktop keyboard standing by – just in case.
Here’s a quick and easy way to copy posts from one site to another using the built-in Tools on your WordPress dashboard. In this example I am importing WordPress posts from SiteA to SiteB (both are self-hosted WordPress sites).
1. Login to SiteA. Select TOOLS_EXPORT (You may be asked to install the plugin. Do it.), choose the content to export. Download Export File.
2. Login to SiteB. Select TOOLS_IMPORT. Select to import from WordPress. If you haven’t done this before, you will be prompted to download the import plugin. Do it. Select the file (the one you just downloaded from SiteA).
I selected “Import attachments” thinking that images associated with my posts would be moved to the new site — didn’t happen.
Embedded images do appear in posts, but they source from their original URLs. So, if I remove the images from SiteA, I will need to move them to SiteB and re-embed them manually.
Click-able images still point to their original locations.
This a really easy way to add audio files to your self-hosted WordPress site using the WP Audio Player plugin.
The WP Audio Player plugin requires no special coding, short codes or special settings. Just download, activate and go!
The plugin adds a box to your Edit-Post window which allows you to either specify the URL of a sound file located somewhere else on the web or select a sound file you have uploaded to your media folder.
*Placement of the player sound bar does have some limitations and is dependent on where your theme places “Custom Fields”.
In the search window “WP Audio Player”.
After it downloads, click “Activate the plugin”.
(-or- Download directly here)
Drop audio your file into Upload New Media window or use “Select Files” to upload the audio file (in this case I have a sound file called brobob.mp3)
Once the file is uploaded in the media folder it will appear in the “Featured Audio” box in your post editor.
Close the Media window and select Posts to add a new post.
You will now notice you have a “Featured Audio” box on the right-hand side of the Add New Post window.
No need to add any short codes or click insert… Just create a post the way you normally would and the sound bar will appear at the bottom of your post.
This plugin places the sound file in “Custom Fields” so it’s location will vary depending on the theme design. Usually it will be placed at the bottom of the post. (more on Custom Fields here… http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Fields)
As you can see on my theme the sound bar is placed under the default location for my sharing icons and related posts. This is not the best location, but is fixable with a few edits to my theme’s Single Post php file (single.php). More on that here…
In the future the developer has plans make locating the sound bar more flexible…
FAQ: Right now, the player only appears at the bottom of the post. Can I change it’s position?
In version 1.0, no; however, this is a planned feature assuming that the plugin is useful for other people.
Here is a link to the developers website.
Here is a link to the WordPress Plugin Directory.
I hope this works well for you.