Firefox, WordPress, Mobile and few other Technical Tips

FireFox does not connect to net after update

If Firefox does not connect to net (usually after an update)

1. Check whether Other Browsers are able to display web pages

If Yes –> The problem is with Fire Fox
If No –> The problem is across All Browsers

If the problem is with Firefox

2. Click Start –> Run
In the Command Prompt, Type

firefox.exe -profilemanager

Delete the profile
Create a New Profile (Default)
Now start the browser again

If you are able to browse Pages, well and Good

How to Delete a Firefox Profile

  1. Close All Windows / Tabs of Firefox, if running
  2. Click Start
  3. Click Run
  4. Type firefox.exe -profilemanager
  5. Click OK
  6. A Small Window will Open
  7. Choose Delete Profile
  8. Then Choose Create Profile

Not able to input Tamil in Self Hosted WordPress

If you are not able to input tamil alphabets in your self hosted WordPress blog and the Letters get converted to ??????? after you publish them, here is the solution for you

  1. Login to your CPanel
  2. Go to phpMyAdmin
  3. Choose the WordPress Database. Unless you have named otherwise, it will be named as yourcpanelusername_wrdp1
  4. Click wp_comments
  5. Look for a row beginning with comment_author
  6. Check the third column (in the same row) and you will find latin1_swedish_ci
  7. Now see the ninth column (in the same row) and you will find a symbol of a pen / pencil and when you take your mouse over that, the Word “Change” Pops over
  8. Click it
  9. When the new page opens, check for the 4th row which says Collation
  10. See the 2nd column in 4th row, you will see latin1_swedish_ci
  11. Click it and choose the last option utf8_unicode_ci
  12. Click Save
  13. Now repeat this procedure for the ninth row, comment_content
  14. Turn to the left margin and Click wp_posts
  15. Do similar steps for post_content
  16. Do similar steps for post_title
  17. Do similar steps for post_excerpt
  18. Do similar steps for post_name
  19. All is well
  20. Now you can post in Tamil and Comment in Tamil

A lot of tables are in Latin_Swedish encoding. Let them be like it. We need to change only what is needed. There is no use in changing each and every field.

So I feel this solution is superior to where you are supposed to change a lot of fields

If there is any problem, please say post the problem in the comments

How to modify the Maximum File Size while importing wordpress

There are many occasions where you may need to backup your blog and then restore it

There are two ways to do it

One is by downloading the MySQL Database and then restoring it. This is the simplest method. But if this method is not possible, then, you may have to Export the WordPress Blog to your Computer and then Import it

How to Export
Tools –> Export –> All Content –> Download Export File

How to import
Tools –> Import –> WordPress and you see this

Howdy! Upload your WordPress eXtended RSS (WXR) file and we’ll import the posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags into this site.

Choose a WXR (.xml) file to upload, then click Upload file and import.

Choose a file from your computer: (Maximum size: 2MB)

If your WXR File is less than 2 MB, your job is done

What if it is more than 2 MB
There are many wordarounds suggested, but the easiest one is the one I describe below
1. Create a file named php.ini with the following 4 lines
upload_max_filesize = 64M
post_max_size = 64M
memory_limit = 64M
file_uploads = On
Upload this to the directory where the wordpress is installed
Also upload this to the wp-admin directory

And Voila

The upload limit magically becomes 64 MB 🙂 🙂

How to Type Tamil in Mac OS X : Write in Tamil in Apple iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air

How to Type Tamil in Mac OS X : Write in Tamil in Apple iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air in 6 steps

1. Click System Preferences (If it is not in the dock, you can use the Launchpad or Spotlight)

2. Click Language and Text in Personal Menu

3. Click Input Sources

4. Choose the encoding you need. Anjal is for Phonetic. You can choose both or the one you prefer. Keep the Box Next to US English Clicked

5. Now You can toggle between Input Languages using keyboard shortcuts. You can use the default shortcut or use any new shortcut you like

6. The input language selected will be shown on the Status Bar in the top.

Any doubts, please ask in comments

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How to transfer Contacts from Nokia-C5 to Samsung Galaxy Grand

  1. Download Nokia PC Suite
  2. Connect your phone through cable / blue tooth to your PC or Laptop
  3. Sync The Contacts
  4. Export the contacts
  5. Save as CSV File
  6. Go to GMail (the account with which you use your Samsung Galaxy Grand.
  7. Choose Contacts
  8. Import Contacts and Choose the File you had saved
  9. In Your Samsung Mobile, Choose, Sync with GMAIL and Check the box which says Sync Contacts

Any doubts, ask in comments

How to display Unicode Characters Properly

In a modern HTML 5 page, place this tag inside … : For older HTML 4.0.1 pages, use this: In an XML prolog, the encoding is typically specified as an attribute: In Apache server config or .htaccess, this will cause the HTTP header to be generated for text/html and text/plain content: AddDefaultCharset UTF-8