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How to hide the social links at the bottom of Plesk

By default, Plesk displays several links in its footer. Two of them are links to Plesk’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Sometimes less is more, and thankfully there’s an easy way to suppress those links if we don’t want to see them anymore.

Simply create a file called /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/panel.ini and add the following content to it:

Plesk reads this file every time the admin interface is displayed, and if it finds the above instructions, those links won’t be printed.

There’s no need to restart anything, simply refresh your Plesk page in the browser and those links are gone.

For more configuration options, take a look at the included /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/panel.ini.sample file.

How to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos in WordPress

In this screencast I’ll show you how to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos into your WordPress posts. There’s no need to copy and paste code snippets and position them anymore, thanks to a technology called oEmbed (sometimes called auto embed).

WordPress parses the URL to your videos and adds the code needed to display those automatically – it even adjusts the width (if supported by your theme).

oEmbed works with a variety of services, and while I’m at it I’ll show you how to embed items from YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr and Twitter. For a full list of supported services take a look at this:

  • https://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds
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How to find a user’s Twitter RSS Feed

Twitter recently made some changes to their API. One of them has an impact if you’re trying to access someone’s Twitter RSS Feed.

This used to work extremely well: on every user’s Twitter page there was an RSS Icon in your browser bar. We sued click on it and saw the feed. Well not anymore 🙁

But help is at hand – thanks to The Sociable who have kindly explained how to access it post May 2011.

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