Category Archives: Tutorial

How to regenerate icon cache on linux ?

Icon cache missing on ubuntu / linux mint / peppermint . Here’s how you can easily regenerate your entire icon cache in a few seconds.

How to install Prestashop on mysql 5.7 or newer


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TL;DR version: here’s how you can solve the Prestashop installation error “SQL error on query Invalid default value for ‘last_connection_date’”. If you are installing a Prestashop CMS for your e-commerce needs on a server that is configured with a mysql backend with version numbers 5.7, or any of its newer versions, you might get stuck […]

How to parse HTML files with apache / php7

TL;DR version: here’s how to parse HTML files with PHP hypertext preprocessor on apache 2.4x webserver, and PHP7 on linux In PHP 7, the newest and ever more popular version of the PHP scripting language, the only files that are parsed by default are the ones that have .php, .phtml, or .php3/php4/php5 extensions. I don’t […]

EasySlider tutorial – how to create a slider and add it to a page in wordpress

A customer of mine has asked me on fiverr how she can create posts from sliders and add it to her pages, so instead of just writing a post about it, I created a small how-to video and uploaded it to youtube. Here’s the clip, it could be useful for someone else, too, not just […]

Ahrefs bots are eating your bandwidth ? Here’s how to block them


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The site ahrefs.com can purportedly tell any site owner, for prices starting from 99$ / month, who links to them from where, and also provide site owners with other seemingly┬ásignificant and meaningful data about visitor activity. The problem is, they use software bots to crawl sites, and THOSE BOTS CLICK ON LINKS in your site, […]

Smarty template tricks for OG:tags with international charsets

TL;DR version: if you use opencart or prestashop and your shares on facebook don’t look good, you have product images missing or product descriptions missing, read the article completely, to learn how to properly og: tag your templates. – Some of my Prestashop and Opencart customers, especially French and eastern-europeans use in their product and […]