Monday, June 17, 2013

Blogger Custom Domain Error

June 17, 2013 all Blogger Custom domain is not working and is not accessible. Whenever I open any blogger custom domain it is like opening a inactive domain with its error massages such as:

The connection was reset

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
moments.
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

The problem only occurs to Blogger Custom domains, not the Blogspot ones.

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Top Indonesia Blogs in English

top indonesia blogs in EnglishHere's the list of Top English speaking blogs on Indonesia written by Indonesian bloggers or non-Indonesian (expats) who stay in Indonesia. The list is focused on English-speaking blogs which discuss about Indonesia's (a) current events or socio-cultural viewpoint as the main topics and, no less important, are (b) regularly updated.

Any non-Indonesian who wants to know Indonesia's culture, custom and current event commentary with a blogosphere style can find this list useful. For the latest news on Indonesia, you can visit Indonesia's Media in English.

I'll update the list once I have the time to blogwalk and find other useful blogs which fit the two criteria above. You may recommend one including your own blog in the comment box. Any blog which is not updated for one month will be removed from the list.

Good News From Indonesia (GNFI) seeing Indonesia from the brighter side written collectively by some Indonesians
Jakartass (formerly, jakartass.blogspot.com) written by Terry Collins a British expat
Hning Asia written by Alia Makki
G for Green Chronicle by Yansen a teaching staff at Universitas Bengkulu
Cafe Salemba by some Indonesian economists at Uneversitas Indonesia (UI)
The Unspun, by Ong Hock Chuan a Malaysian expat
RAB Experience by Rob Baiton an Australian
Indonesia Now by Duncan Graham from NZ
Indonesia Matters
Perspektif by Wimar Witoelar a senior political commentator
Love Ely by Tikno
Capitalist Lawyer by Pramudya A. Oktavinanda

Latest Post Title as Email Subject in Feedburner Newsletter

feedburner newsletterHow to add post title as email subject in FeedBurner email subscriptions sent to your blog subscribers.

By default, Feedburner newletter subject title is based on the title of your Feedburner's feed. For example, if my Feedburner's name for this blog is Blogger Indonesia, then all subject email which come to my subscribers will be Blogger Indonesia. Not the latest post title. This in turn will discourage your subscribers to come to your latest post.

You can change that setting, and making the latest post as the email subject of the newsletter.

Here's the simple steps.

After login to your Feedburner account -> Publicize -> Email Branding
At the Email Subject/Title's box, enter this code-> ${latestItemTitle}
Save. And you're done. (See Picture 1)

Now, your Feedburner's newsletter subscribers will know right away the title of your latest post just by looking at the Email subject. Hopefully, it'll motivate them to visit your blog every time you write a new article.

Additional tips:
If you have two or more items in the update of the day, adding ${n} shows the total number of items, and ${m} shows the number of items beyond the latest.

Add the ${n} code in the box after you check "Change Subject when an email has 2 or more items" (See picture 2)

Examples
Fatihsyuhud.com: ${latestItemTitle}
Fatihsyuhud.com: “${latestItemTitle}” plus ${m} more
Fatihsyuhud.com (in this message: ${n} new items)

Picture 1

Latest post as Feedburner email subject

Picture 2

feedburner email title as email subject

Feedburner Duplicate Title Tags

feedburner GoogleWhen I check this weblog info on Webmaster tools, I found one duplicate title tag and meta description. I'm surprised to know that it's coming from the real title of a post and its Feedburner version.

Ousted Kyrgyz President leaves Kyrgyzstan
URL 1: /ousted-kyrgyz-president-leaves-kyrgyzstan/
URL 2: /ousted-kyrgyz-president-leaves-kyrgyzstan/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fatihsyuhud+(Blogger+Indonesia+A.+Fatih+Syuhud)

1. Feedburner bad URL

The reason for this bad feedburner URL is Google has inserted utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign for Google Analytic tracking purpose. So, if you don't like the idea, you can turn it off by login to your Feedburner account, Analyze -> uncheck "Track clicks as a traffic source in Google Analytics" and Save.

2. Duplicate Title Tag issue

There are two options to handle this issue. First, and the easiest, is to add rel="canonical" in each and every post. Blogspot blog automatically has this functionality. For a self-hosted wordpress blog, Platinum SEO Pack and All in One SEO Pack plugins can handle this automatically as well.

Second, use parameter handling to ignore.
What's parameter handling and where I can find that stuff? Google explains,

On the Webmaster Tools Dashboard, click the site you want.
Under Site Configuration, click Settings.
In the Parameter handling section, click Adjust parameter settings.
For each parameter, select the option you want. (If no parameters are listed, Google did not find any when crawling your site. You can still add parameters yourself.)

How to setting the Parameter Handling

At "Parameter" enter whatever parameter you want to ignore. In this case, the feedburner parameter above.
Set the "Action" to Ignore
Click Add Parameter. Save. And you're done.

Which options is best between the two is up to you. What works best for you. As far as Im concerned, I use option #1.

Further reading:

Disable Google Analytic stat in Feedburner
Duplicate content issues
Seroundtable
Remove unused utm_source (some interesting comments, especially by Joost de Valk who advises not to remove it. Instead, ask some few codes or plugins to deal with it)

WP Admin Ajax in Wordpress 2.9.2

wp-admin/admin-ajax.php is a vulnerability about Wordpress that gives the attacker the possibility to find out your admin login username and the md5 hash of your password. --

Update: I use this code myself, the result was not so good. I decide to remove it. So, use it with care.

A wodpress user asks in Wordpress Forum about wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?

This seems very odd. I am getting direct hit to /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php with over 27767 hits.

I am sure there is something wrong so if anyone can help me out i will be very thankful. Below is the screenshot of the same.

What's wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?

It's a vulnerability about Wordpress that gives the attacker the possibility to find out your admin login username and the md5 hash of your password.

How to solve it?

1. Upgrade to the latest version of Wordpress.
2. If it still happens, put the following code in your .httaccess (public html -> .httaccess here)[1]

deny from all


Warning: There are some side effects though if you are using this code one of which are you cannot create new categories and can't insert a picture. So, there more comfortable solution is needed to fix this problem.

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Notes:

[1] To access and edit the .httacess,
(a) login to your cpanel at yourwebsite.com/cpanel;
(b) File Manager -> public html -> .httacess (if you can't see it, find it out using search tools)
(c) Check .httcess -> edit -> add the above code -> Save.
Courtesy: PhpHelp

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