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I work in Online Marketing Development for some medium to large size companies in the UK doing SEO, Online Marketing and Coding. I like to spend my spare time playing online games such as BC2 Vietnam with my friends, and playing around with websites such as building them, making changes and keeping content up to date etc. I also work on and run a number of sites for online solutions from web hosting to game servers and much more. Read more about me and my sites at My Profile. Just another rocker/metal head, that cares for nothing much but having fun and lots of it!

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Archive for May, 2011

BC2 Vietnam Server

Posted by NathanielB On May - 24 - 2011

So last month I got a new BC2 Vietnam server (193.93.47.83:19637) which I set to 800 tickets, Conquest with all maps on rotation!

I have now updated the server to be running 600 tickets per round as 800 seemed a little too long for most due to too many people camping and baserape, which we dont want as it makes the game boring for the team thats held down and stuck in the main with little to no chance of getting a flag.

So here are the current server settings if you want to join:
193.93.47.83:19637>> 600 Tickets CONQUEST All Maps! BC2 Vietnam
Current Maps:
Operation Hastings
Hill 137
Phu Bai Valley
Vantage Point
Cao Son Temple

Please feel free to request any map changes you would like that you think may improve the server and bring more regulars to it each night as we currently dont have many regular players who come on each day due to the server being so new.

I would also like for some regular admins to be on besides me so I will be selling admin at just £2.20 per month via paypal. If your interest please feel free to comment here or contact me via facebook (link to left and at top).

Admins will be given, chat, kick, slay and nuke to keep the server live and everyone happy. More admin will be given to those that prove they are responsible enough to have it. Admin rights may also be taken from those that abuse it so please only ask for admin status if you are willing to use it correctly and not abuse your admin rights as thats not what I want!

Battlefield 3 – 12 Minutes Of Gameplay

Posted by NathanielB On May - 17 - 2011

Battlefield 3 – 12 Minutes Of Gameplay

Watch 12 minutes of gameplay from Battlefield 3, featuring never before shown footage!

Join us as we follow Staff Sgt. Black and his team of U.S. Marines into the bad part of town, as they move to the rooftops to eliminate an enemy sniper in an abandoned hotel.
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Display Summary On Home Page Not Full Text

Posted by NathanielB On May - 13 - 2011

So a lot of people always come across the problem of wanting to display just the summary of text on their home page rather then the full text so here are a couple of workarounds to get this working on any wordpress blog.

Option one:

The easiest and best option in my opinion is to edit your home.php or index.php (depending on which theme you are using) in you wordpress admin panel by going to “Appearance > Editor” and then locating the file in the list on the right of your screen.

Click on home.php or index.php and search for the line of code <?php the_content(); ?> and replace it with <?php the_excerpt(); ?>.

Option two:

You can add the tag <!--more--> in your posts html at the point where you want the post’s content to stop displaying on the front page.

This works just the same as option two but you will need to remember to add this tag in each post where you want your summary to end on the home page.

Conclusion:

I’m opinion option one is much better and easier to do as it means you only need ever make that one single edit to your wordpress blog, where as option two means you need to insert a line of code in each posts html for wordpress to know where the summary for each post ends.

I hope you can get your head around it which ever option you pick for your blog :) If you have any questions or problems please feel free to leave a comment and I will do my best to reply in a timely manner to help you get your blog running as you want!

.htaccess 301 Redirects

Posted by NathanielB On May - 6 - 2011

My New Personal Blog

Posted by NathanielB On May - 5 - 2011

Hello and welcome to my new blog :)

I got the domain on my name and wasn’t quite sure what to do with it so I thought I would slap a blog up and do some blogging about myself, what I do for work and the kind of thinks I enjoy in my own time and with friends etc both online and offline.

I have already started the site off with some info on a couple of fixes for wordpress as I encountered them when getting started and found it quite hard to find the right info to help me easily and quickly fix the problems.

Now I have got a start and finally found a theme I’m happy with I dont quite know where to start on my blogging quest! I was going to write about what I do for a living (seo and on online marketing development), seo in general as well as coding tips and fixes etc in general and for cms like wordpress etc, online gaming (fps) as I’m a massive online gamer for games such as BC2 Vietnam.

So if there is anything you would like me to try and blog about or open a dedicated section for you to do some guest blogging please feel free to drop me an email (see contact page when live in top menu) or simply post a reply here if you can :)

 

Anyway, got to get back to work now so have fun and keep an eye open for my coming posts on whats to come next!

FTP Upgrade Fix

Posted by NathanielB On May - 4 - 2011

Some of you may have encountered a problem where you get one or more of the following error messages depending on where your trying to install and update or plugin from within your WP admin area:

  • Could not copy file.: /wp-admin/css/theme-editor.dev.css
  • Could not copy file.: /public_html/wp-admin/css/theme-editor.dev.css
  • Could not copy file.: /…/…/wp-admin/css/theme-editor.dev.css
  • Could not create file.: /public_html/

aldenta has created a wonderful plugin which fixes all these problems without having to lift a single finger (apart from uploading the plugin via ftp and then hitting install once back in your wordpress admin area).

 

This plugin basically fixes the problems that prevent your wordpress from installing or updating; updates, themes and plugins. These problem generally occur on some FTP servers which have a typical Pure-FTPd configuration.

This is simply down to the way the servers configuration works due to Pure-FTPd having trouble updating WP via FTP from the wordpress interface.

 

Each of these cases seem to be related. There is a patch going into WordPress 3.2 that should take care of the issues and the plugin will be obsolete after updating to that version (http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10913).

In the meantime, install and activate this plugin to get your updates, themes and plugins all working as expected. Download link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ftp-upgrade-fix/