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  • Jay Versluis 7:21 pm on August 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply  
    Categories: Plesk ( 76 )   

    How to add a Custom Button in Plesk 

    Plesk-LogoPlesk allows you to create custom buttons to the control panel, complete with logo and URL. Since Plesk 11.5 you can even choose in which part of the panel your buttons shall be displayed.

    To do this, login as administrator and head over to

    • Tools & Settings
    • under Panel Appearance, choose Custom Buttons
    • click Add Link to Service
    • give your button a Display Title and enter a URL
    • select an image (I find 100×100 works well)
    • select where you’d like the button to appear from the drop-down

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  • Jay Versluis 7:08 pm on August 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: RSS Feed   

    Categories: Plesk ( 76 )   

    How to display an RSS Feed in Plesk 

    Plesk-LogoOne of the many new features in Plesk 11.5 is that you can customise the Panel appearance for your customers even more than before.

    For example, Parallels allow us to display any RSS Feed in the control panel in the right sidebar.

    Adding it isn’t as easy as it perhaps should be. In this article we’ll examine how to do it.

    Here's what an RSS Feed looks like inside Plesk 11.5

    Here’s what an RSS Feed looks like inside Plesk 11.5

    How do we add a feed?

    I had expected this to be a simple copy and paste session inside Plesk Panel itself. But that’s not the case.

    You’ll have to login to your server via SSH and edit the following file:


    If the file does not exist, create it (just type “vi /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/panel.ini”). Next add the following to this file:

    web.enabled = true
    web.type = rss
    web.params.url = http://feeds.feedburner.com/wpguru-co-uk
    web.params.count = 3

    This will display the last three items of my RSS feed (line 4 sets the feed, line 3 the number of posts). When a user clicks on a headline, a new tab opens and the source URL is displayed. Very handy!

    If you no longer want to display the feed, just set the web.enabled parameter to false in line 2.

    Further Reading

    The process is explained in Parallel’s Advanced Administrator Manual.

    • franz 9:57 am on April 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      “You’ll have to login to your server via RSS…”


      • Jay Versluis 10:02 am on April 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Four years and you’re the first one to spot that mistake… what were my fingers doing? Or was it my brain? Or lack thereof? Thanks for bringing this to my attention, it’s corrected now 🙂

  • Jay Versluis 11:40 pm on August 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , File Permissions, , Time Machine   

    Categories: How To ( 36 )   

    How to fix permission problems when restoring folders from Time Machine Backups 

    Airport TimeCapsuleI had an odd problem the other day: I wanted to restore a fairly large folder from my new AirPort TimeCapsule. But the restore always stopped at one particular file, with an error message about permission problems.

    The folder in question was about 4GB in size and contained just over 10.000 files in total. I was baffled! Time Machine had never failed me before, so what was going on out of a sudden?

    Well I guess it’s a computer, and things just go wrong sometimes. Thanks to Apple Support this problem is now solved – and I thought I’d share the insight, both with you all and my future self.

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    • valamusic1 6:47 am on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi there, thanks for the info here. I am having the same problem with restoring some music projects from my time machine. I have followed the steps above and the only problem is that the lock icon is greyed out so I am unable to make the changes. Any idea why this might be? Is there a set I might be missing out?
      I was about to call Apple Care but my Apple Care product has just expired, so I’m a little stuck…thanks! 🙂

      • Jay Versluis 8:10 am on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Hi valamusic1, that’s really bizarre – I’ve just checked this on Mavericks 10.9.5 and I’m getting the same thing now: the lock icon is greyed out. Perhaps it’s no longer needed because I can apply different permissions to a file or folder just by changing the drop down menu. Maybe this has changed to make our lives easier. Ignore the lock icon and proceed – let me know how it works out for you.

    • valamusic1 12:50 pm on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jay, thanks for coming back to me. Sorry, I should have said I’m running Mountain Lion 10.8.5. I haven’t upgraded to Mavericks isn’t compatible with the music programme I’m running (Logic 8). Unfortunately I am unable to select “Apply To Enclosed Items” as it is also greyed out. This afternoon I repaired the Time Capsule disk using disk utility just incase this might do the trick but unfortunately it’s not worked either.

      • Jay Versluis 1:01 pm on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a shame. Here’s something I’ve heard last time I spoke to Apple Support, perhaps it helps you out: whenever you buy another piece of equipment from Apple, Apple Care for your time capsule is automatically extended – it’s a loophole so that your time capsule is always covered. So if you have bought anything with Apple Care, give them a ring and your time capsule *should* be covered, and perhaps the Apple Support team can help you out for free. Good luck!

    • valamusic1 2:38 pm on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I’ll look in to that, thanks for the heads up!

    • Alfred N. Bundal 2:42 pm on March 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      OMG Thank you soooo much for this. You saved me. I just stumble across this when i lose hope finding the right answer for my problem. Thank you so much. It helped me.

    • Laura Krause 3:22 am on June 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’m having a similar problem but the solution above doesn’t work. I don’t have the option to “apply to enclosed items” and I don’t know how to fix it.

    • JAck 3:09 pm on March 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you immensely. Never knew you could do the enclosing thing on permissions. Always thought that would be a stick in the mud problem.

    • Mike 10:26 am on January 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      The link for Pondini’s instructions is dead. Can you suggest another link?

      • Jay Versluis 11:12 am on January 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Mike, thanks for bringing this to my attention. I’ve just fixed the links in the article.

        Sadly James Pond (owner of pondini.org) died in 2013. Lucky for us, archive.org keeps a record of his marvellous works alive for the foreseeable future. The direct link to his instructions are here.

    • Mike 4:20 pm on January 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Jay. Sorry to hear about James.

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