Personal Tech Blog documenting problems and solutions, mainly for C# programming in .NET and Blogger Template Customizations.

visual-studio-community-installation-stuck-thumbnail

VS : How to fix stuck Visual Studio Community installation problem

Visual Studio Community 2015 is the free edition of Visual Studio, so I decided to install it on my computer. Setup contains lots of components, so installation running considerable amount of time was expected, but after 3 hours, it was only 30% finished. Another hour later, the setup was still trying to install the same package. It seemed that the installation got stuck. In this post I will share how I tried to solve the problem and what eventually worked.

Read More
asp-net-forms-authentication-timeout-expire-problem-thumb

ASP.NET : How to solve logging out before timeout expires problem

A while ago I had a task of setting up an old ASP.NET 3.5 application on a shared hosting server and after I was done, the application worked as it should except for one important bit. The application used a Forms Authentication to authenticate users and after users logged in they were getting logging out and redirected to login page after a really short amount of time, usually only after a few minutes.
In this article I will show different ways I tried to locate this problem and how I finally managed to fix this issue.

Read More
blogger-header-image-problem-thumb

Blogger : How to fix missing Header Image in Mobile Template

The Blogger platform offers you different mobile templates for your site. You can choose between built-in templates (Simple, Picture Windows,…) or you can select a Custom mobile template, which will adapt your desktop template to the mobile version. This enables you to have a site with a consistent theme on both desktop and mobile versions. One part that might not be consistent though is a header. Depending on the options selected in the Layout section, the mobile template (either custom or built-in) might not show a header image. In this post, we will examine two ways to solve this problem.

Read More
contact-form-custom-url-validation

Contact Form 7 : How to create a custom URL validation

In WordPress, the Contact Form 7 is one of the most popular plugins for creating contact forms. One thing that you might have noticed though is that the validation of the URL field will not fail when you expect them to fail. For example, with the URL value of http://xxxx, the plugin will consider this as a valid URL, even though, the URL value is missing top level domain part. The solution to this problem is to have a custom validation for the URL field. This article will show you how to achieve that.

Read More
Solving Apache Port 80 is busy problem on Windows

Apache : How to Solve port 80 is occupied problem on Windows

The other day I decided to install EasyPHP (a WAMP package that includes PHP, Apache, MySQL) on my machine running Windows 7. After install I ran the application, but to my surprise, Apache server was not working. It complained that Port 80 is used by another application. I thought this issue would be easily solved, but it took me a while to figure out what exactly is causing the problem. In this article I will show you what I tried and how I finally solved the Apache problem of not being able to run.

Read More
Add favicons for different devices in WordPress site

WordPress : How to Easily create favicon for all the devices

When designing a website, there is one detail that also needs to be considered and that is adding a favicon. This used to be a simple task as we only needed to add 16×16 or 32×32 image, but with all different devices available today, we need to add many more favicon images with different size dimensions, so they can be displayed in the most optimized way on each device. In this post you will learn how to add favicons for all those different devices to your WordPress website in three easy steps.

Read More
wp-poll multiple answers problem

WP-Polls : How to fix wrong results in multiple answers poll

WordPress plugin WP-Polls is a very popular poll plugin with more than 100,000+ active installs at the time of writing. It is really easy to use, but I have noticed a strange behavior when using a poll with multiple answers. When showing results for this type of poll, the total percentage of all the answers can give you a number bigger than 100%. In this article I will show you how to modify the source code in WP-Polls, so that the total sum of all the answers gives 100% for polls with multiple answers and leave the polls with single answers unaffected.

Read More
Back to Top