Archive For: December, 2014

Great Tool to Animate CSS Gradients

This will generate the needed code and give you a preview in a few short steps.

http://www.gradient-animator.com

 

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vBulletin 4.xx: How to remove navigation breadcrumbs on FORUMHOME

At one time it was thought they gave an SEO boost. Current thinking says not so much anymore and many users remove breadcrumbs, in favor of the cleaner look. The comment field isn’t necessary but is always a helpful tool to find modification at a later time.

Find navbar_link and make the following change;

<!– Breadcrumbs –><vb:if condition=”THIS_SCRIPT != ‘index'”>

<vb:if condition=”$show[‘breadcrumb’]”>

<li class=”navbit”><a href=”{vb:raw nav_url}”>{vb:raw nav_title}</a></li>

<vb:else />

<li class=”navbit lastnavbit”><span>{vb:raw nav_title}</span></li>

</vb:if>

<!– Breadcrumbs –></vb:if>

Next find and make the following change in the Navbar Template

<!– Breadcrumbs –><vb:if condition=”THIS_SCRIPT != ‘index'”>

<div id=”breadcrumb” class=”breadcrumb”>

<ul class=”floatcontainer”>

<li class=”navbithome”><a href=”index.php{vb:raw session.sessionurl_q}” accesskey=”1″><img src=”{vb:stylevar imgdir_misc}/navbit-home.png” alt=”{vb:rawphrase home}” /></a></li>

{vb:raw navbits.breadcrumb}

{vb:raw navbits.lastelement}

</ul>

<hr />

</div>

<!– Breadcrumbs –></vb:if>

That’s it. What you’ve done is wrap and if conditional for the index around the breadcrumb call.

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Remove vBSEO and redirect url’s with permanant 301 redirects.

vBSEO is gone and is not coming back. Coding errors leading to vulnerabilities killed the product and new versions of vBulletin can render it useless. Unfortunately, your links are indexed under its modified URL’s and just removing it will damage your sites search ranking. We’ve tried to compile a guide to remove it and the steps to that will keep Google happy while the site is re-indexed.

First to remove vBSEO;
1)    Go to the vbseocp, turn vbseo off.
2)    Go to admincp >Plugins & Products
3)    Uninstall vBSEO, you’ll have two choices.
4)    If you may want to reinstall vBSEO on the same domain, choose Keep vBSEO data in Database
5)    If vBSEO is going for good, choose Cleanup vBSEO Data.
6)    Delete all files listed below and for now, rename the .htaccess file. We’ve listed the files needing deletion below;

Delete the following vBSEO files

Important: Delete only the listing below with file extension. If you see something like “admincp”, that is a folder listing and is where you’ll find the files below it.
admincp
admin_vbseo.php
clientscript
vbseo_ajax.js
images
vbseo
anchor.png
delicious.gif
digg.gif
facebook.gif
furl.gif
goto_linkbacks.gif
linkback.gif
linkback_about.gif
linkback_url.gif
mister-wong
pingback.gif
post_linkback.gif
reddit.gif
refback.gif
spurl.gif
technorati.gif
trackback.gif
includes
cron
vbseo_serviceupdate.php
xml
bitfield_vbseo.xml
cpnav_vbseo.xml
vbseo_urls_001.xml
vbseo_urls_002.xml
vbseo_urls_003.xml
vbseo_urls_004.xml
vbseo_urls_005.xml
vbseo_urls_006.xml
vbseocp_deutsch (du).xml
vbseocp_deutsch (sie).xml
vbseocp_dutch.xml
vbseocp_english.xml
vbseocp_russian.xml
vbseocp_turkce.xml
functions_vbseo.php
functions_vbseo_cache.php
functions_vbseo_createurl.php
functions_vbseo_crr.php
functions_vbseo_db.php
functions_vbseo_hook.php
functions_vbseo_linkback.php
functions_vbseo_misc.php
functions_vbseo_pre.php
functions_vbseo_seo.php
functions_vbseo_startup.php
functions_vbseo_url.php
functions_vbseo_vb.php
md5_sums_crawlability_vbseo.php
modcp
vbseo_moderate.php
vbseo.php
vbseocp.php
vbseocpform.php
.htaccess

To redirect indexed content to your vBULLETIN URL’s, after removing vBSEO please reeview the following rewrite rules and pick the ones that fit your current url structure. To do this first create a new

If you have your thread rewrite rules set as forum-name/threadid-threadname.html use the following .htaccess
Code:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule [^/]+/([0-9]+)-[^/]+\.html http://www.domain.com/forums/showthread.php?t=$1 [L,R=301]

If you have your thread rewrite rules set as forum-name/threadname-threadid.html use the following .htaccess
Code:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule [^/]+/[^/]+-([0-9]+)\.html http://www.domain.com/forums/showthread.php?t=$1 [L,R=301]

If you have your thread rewrite rules set as forum-name/threadname-threadid/ use the following .htaccess
Code:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule [^/]+/[^/]+-([0-9]+)/ http://www.domain.com/forums/showthread.php?t=$1 [L,R=301]

Sitemap rewrite
RewriteRule ^((urllist|sitemap).*\.(xml|txt)(\.gz)?)$ vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php?sitemap=$1 [L]

PLEASE NOTE: These setting are all general recomendation and specific coding or change in your site could invalidate. DO NOT Assume they will work and thourlghy test all changes before implimention.

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Google Blocks WordPress Sites Following SoakSoak Attack

Reports are that due to the SoakSoak exploit, Google has blacklisted over 11,000 infected WordPress domains, and it projected that over 100,000 sites have been affected by the malware from SoakSoak.ru.
Entering through vulnerability in the WordPress plugin, the RevSlider, SoakSoak modifies a file and loads Javascript malware. RevSlider is often used in WordPress themes, so many site owners don’t know they’re using the plugin, let alone to update it, making for a plugin that’s not easily updated.

Infected sites typically redirect visitors to a webpage that tries to download malware to their local computers. Google’s quick blocking of infected sites will hopefully prevent SoakSoak from spreading any further much beyond its current point.

To check if your WordPress site is infected by SoakSoak, contact URLJet.com or check this list of resources there is a list of resources in here WordPress SoakSoak Support  that can help you.

If all is ok, this is a refresher on the importance of keeping WordPress and its plugins up-to-date. Keeping plugins current is every bit as important as keeping WordPress updated.

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XenForo Update – Media Gallery 1.0.1 Maintenance Release is Available

Media Gallery 1.0.1 adds the following  improvements to the Gallery:

  • Sort media and albums by a weighted average (like the XF Resource Manager). The upgrade rebuilds the weighted average.
  • Show a new/random media block in the sidebar by enabling it in Admin CP > Applications > Gallery Options > Blocks Options
  • Search tags from the sidebar, even with the  content tag cloud disabled.
  • Report Albums
  • New permission control hard deletion of comments

Important bug fixes include:

  • Fixed incorrect link used in the like summary bar after submitting a like.
  • Prevent un=viewable categories from listing on album pages
  • Root media URL is Always canonicalized.
  • Fixed character encoding issues found when fetching media title / description from a media site
  • Clean attachment properly when media items are deleted
  • Gallery BB Code works better with multiple editors
  • Hide features from touch devices
  • Allow inline moderation of albums to apply to soft deleted albums
  • Ensure media cache is rebuilt for an album once a media item is deleted
  • Some display issues on some older iOS devices
  • Ensure that user tagging alerts respect permissions and are cleaned up if the tag is removed
  • Improvements to the rendering of GALLERY BB Code and limits on the number that can be submitted per post
  • Data too long errors when importing from XFR User Albums due to using description instead of filename

To upgrade your URLJet hosted site contact urljet.com

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vBulletin 5.1.4 Newly Released

vBulletin 5.1.4 Released. You can upgrade  tof vBulletin 5 Connect, 5.1.4. In this version themes is expanded are expanded to help customize your forum and  Site Builder reworked. Importantly, over 140 issues and enhancements have been resolved or addressed.. Available in Spanish, German and French languages .vBulletin 5 Connect sites should upgrade to this vBulletin 5.1.4 at your first opportunity.  More detail can be found here: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/vbulletin-announcements/vbulletin-announcements_aa/4205364-vbulletin-connect-5-1-4-is-now-available

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