Where are the Backup Files in Plesk?

By default, they’re located in /var/lib/psa/dumps It’s useful to clear this directory out every once in a while, especially because Plesk doesn’t overwrite old backups. So if you ever find that you’re using 60GB of storage on your system, but are fully aware that your entire site shouln’t be bigger than 100MB, then this is … Read more

CSS Dropdown Menu hides behind Videos

Yes, that’s an annoying one – and it has less to do with your Theme’s CSS and more to do with teh Flash Player. Easy remidy is at hand, even though it means that you need to add code to each video. Here’s how you do it: Your videos will be embedded with both <OBJECT> … Read more

How to install MySQL on CentOS

Assuming you’d like to run WordPress on your very own vanilla CentOS system, open a terminal window and do the following: yum install php-mysql mysql mysql-server /sbin/chkconfig –levels 235 mysqld on /etc/init.d/mysqld start You have to be logged on as root to do this. The next thing you probably want to do is create a … Read more

How to modify an existing theme

All WordPress Themes are released under the GNU, which means you’re free to amend and modify them as you please. That’s good news if you come across a layout that you like to 90%, and you’re up for the challenge to get down and dirty with some code. The WordPress Codex is very good at … Read more

How to replace a Header Image

Not every theme provides a convenient “upload header” option. That’s luxory really. But there’s a fairly easy way to replace every header image in every theme with one of your own pieces of art. Here’s what you do: Right-click on the image you want to replace and select Properties. This will give you an idea … Read more