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Archive for April, 2011

dlinksearch Hijacks Browser – Disable dlinksearch.com Search

Eversince you installed that D-Link router, you seem to be getting redirected to www1.dlinksearch.com for websites that don't exists. And is that a Yahoo! search result page? Is D-Link illegally cashing in on your typos and misfortune? The answer is - NO - you opted in for it. Yes, you did! If you remember, while configuring your router you saw an option which said "Advanced DNS is a free security option that provides Anti-Phishing to prot ...

WordPress: “the slug is already in use by another term”

When you try to create a new category, Wordpress appends "-2" to it saying "The slug category is already in use by another term". You have gone through all of your categories to make sure you already did not create the category before and find that this is the first time you creating it. It is not a Wordpress bug, it's just way it works. All categories, pages, tags, links, etc are Wordpress terms and occupy the same namespace, ...

WordPress: Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.

So you tried to update something on your blog and ended up with a non-functional website which just sits there and says "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." You check again after a minute but still get the maintenance message. Go to the root folder of your blog, find the file named ".maintenance ...