Archive for 'Ask the Pixie'

How to Hide WordPress Internal Path

Posted at Jul 17, 2012 | Posted in  Ask the Pixie, WordPress | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment
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Question: Recently I scanned my website for malware using Sucuri’s Site Scanner, and while my site came back clean, I noticed there was a warning about “Wordpress internal path”…  Should I be concerned about this warning? Answer: Yes and no.  According to Sucuri’s documentation, such warning is a low level severity warning.  It is not

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How To Stop The Hacker By Hardening WordPress

Posted at Jun 23, 2012 | Posted in  Ask the Pixie, Google+ Posts, WordPress | By IT Pixie | No comments
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How To Stop The Hacker By Hardening WordPress This is a presentation put together by Sucuri.  The emphasis on the presentation is on empowering the end-user with as many tools as possible to make them more effective at protecting themselves.  You can find a summary of the presentation in Sucuri’s post. Word camp orange county

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Custom Page Templates Gone
after WordPress 3.4 Upgrade

Posted at Jun 16, 2012 | Posted in  Ask the Pixie, Troubleshooting, WordPress | By IT Pixie | 9 Comments
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Update 6/27/2012: This issue has been fixed in WordPress 3.4.1. Question: After upgrading my WordPress site to 3.4, the latest version, the custom page templates that came with my theme have disappeared!!!  Under Page Attributes –> Template in Edit Page I only get the “default template” for all my Pages, and it’s breaking my site!

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{Ask the Pixie}: Google Voice Q & A

Posted at May 24, 2012 | Posted in  Ask the Pixie | By IT Pixie | 8 Comments
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Since I wrote about forwarding 2 Google Voice numbers to one cell phone almost nine months ago, it has become the most popular post of the IT Pixie blog.  I have received a lot of questions on getting the setup to work, as well as questions about the setup in general.  While I keep the

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Mac OS X Flashback Trojan & How to Get Rid of It

Posted at Apr 07, 2012 | Posted in  Ask the Pixie, Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments

Mac OS X Flashback Trojan & How to Get Rid of It Background Flashback Mac OS X malware exploiting (old) Java security holes http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/flashback-mac-os-x-malware-exploiting-old-java-security-holes/10428 Update Over 600,000 Macs infected with Flashback Trojan http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/over-600000-macs-infected-with-flashback-trojan/11345?tag=nl.e539 Check Your Machine The Fix(es) Sources: http://www.macworld.com/article/1166285/security_firm_offers_more_flashback_details_free_tools.html#lsrc.twt_macworld http://www.macworld.com/article/1166278/free_flashback_checker_finds_out_if_your_mac_is_infected.html http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/apple-releases-flashback-malware-removal-tool-for-os-x-lion-only/4786?tag=nl.e539   How to remove the Flashback malware from OS X An estimated 600,000

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Link 2 Google Voice Numbers to 1 Phone {Updated}

Posted at Sep 07, 2011 | Posted in  Ask the Pixie | By IT Pixie | 180 Comments
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Originally published: 9/7/2011  Last updated: 8/5/2013 I LOVE Google Voice!  I’m using it right now for IT Pixie.  It allows me to keep my mobile number private but still let my (potential) clients to get in touch with me by phone.  And it allows you to keep your mobile number via the number porting feature.

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Google+ Tips: Text Formatting

Posted at Aug 18, 2011 | Posted in  Ask the Pixie | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment
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One thing I definitely like about Google+ is the ability to edit my posts and comments after they have been posted.  I can’t remember how many times I had to delete and repost things on Facebook because of stupid typos. And then I noticed something today that I didn’t notice before (I must admit I

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