The ability to remotely access a computer on a home network while away from home can often prove very useful.
Employing a technique known as SSH (Secure Shell) tunnelling this article describes how to securely access files on a remote computer using AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) and share that computer’s screen using VNC (Virtual Network Computing).
Some while back I described a method for retrieving and displaying individual post view counts from WordPress.com for those who use the Stats module for site views.
This involved amending the theme’s files and having proved quite popular I thought I’d wrap this functionality in a simple plugin.
Installing WordPress on a local server environment is fairly straight forward. On a Mac the local Apache server may report Error 404 Object not found! errors as it attempts to serve WordPress posts and pages.
These errors can often be attributed to the use of pretty permalinks in WordPress. Stopping them from occurring can be achieved by a simple amendment to the Apache server’s configuration file.
Back in July 2011 I noticed a problem with the WordPress Jetpack plugin and page navigation on this site. With the Jetpack plugin activated page navigation worked only if I was logged-in as admin. When logged-out page urls were being incorrectly re-written and causing 404 Not Found errors.
Now, some 9 months after having first raised the issue a WordPress.org forum member seems to have found a possible cause.
Having recently switched from SyntaxHighlighter MT to the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin I was unable to get my custom Apache brush I use for .htaccess and *.conf files to work.
While searching for an answer I found another version of an Apache brush, but couldn’t get that to work either. Further digging and I learnt that I needed to write a plugin to use a custom brush with SyntaxHighlighter Evolved.
Shortly after the release of WordPress 3 I offered a solution to broken page navigation conceivably caused by upgrading from version 2.
Recently, in an attempt to fix a long-standing and seemingly unrelated issue, page navigation reared its head once more.