How To Format Category Description Area

Edit into: /customer/main/subcategories.tpl.

I just went ahead and made a self contained <div style=”command:value;”> around the tag {$current_category.description}. Then I closed the div and it was set up.


X-Cart Product Images

What the hell is going on with product images in x-cart. Ever noticed when change an image on the server how it dosent do anything. Well here is my advice.

Keep your product images and thumbnails in two very seperate directories, far far away from the actual /images/products/T and P folders.

I keep mine in the public_html root under /BUILDTHMB and /BUILDIMAGE.

Upon import, I can be assured that it will call the images from here once I specify that in the path and then it is one less annoyance and source of confusion. The path is /home/client/public_html/store/ and that is it.

Vista Use HTML HoTMaiL As E-mail Client

I hate e-mail clients. They are the scum of the earth. One more thing to backup, dosen’t work with any free e-mail account you actually want, yeah I know Windows Live Mail works but, its still annoying to install, update, and have the responsibility of backing up. Yeah I know it backs up to your normal hotmail, but you still should check to make sure its doing its job, and most importantly if you ever wipe your system environment you will have to waste costly time to re-install Windows Live again, what a drag that is. Come on people we are in web 2.0 here lets use some web apps and get away from all the OS centric garbage. The golden link below. Thanks Vista Forums.


Once you run this app, just click both of the big buttons and you should be using HTML hotmail with out too much fuss in your near future.

Vista No New Folder WTF?

Recently on Vista Ultimate 64 I am unable to make a new folder using explorer. I was forced to run the following hack: click to download.


This is how to handle your Comments in WordPress. It is a basic post. Go to your “My Dashboard”, then go to your “Posts” screen. If you have a comment it will look like what is in the single green circle below:


In the double green circle is an important column of what is going on with all of your comments. It is just for overview purposes. You can also click on it to manage your comments, but I think its easiest to manage your comments from the single green circle. Click there ok?

Ever used an email client? It gets very simple from here (at least for the basics). All your comments are presented in an e-mail like fashion. Hover the mouse over the clients you want to approve or deny. Beware of spam. I read somewhere that it is good to approve both positive and negative comments to show you are down to earth. By the way the comments enviroment looks like the below:


The green circle is to approve. That field of text shows up once you hover over that area. If you do not hover it looks like there is nothing to do.

WordPress Posts Screen

This covers the Posts screen, how to make new posts, format the text in those posts and give them headers and subheaders and lastly how to categorize that post or add tags to that post or both:

Login to your wordpress.

Get to your “My Dashboard” it will look like the below:


Look at the single red circle above. That tells you what is going on with your posts, and is the only important thing to see in this screen. The rest is an overview of your tags and categories. Super boring and confuses this screen. If you click on the # of posts in the circle then that will take you to your Posts Screen, which is where you want to be for editing or making new posts.

Look at the double red circle. Get comfortable with clicking there. That is a fool proof way to get to your Posts Screen no matter where you are in your My Dashboard. Click there after you do a new post to make sure what you did is actually there. It will show up at the top if you did it right.

Do that it will take you to the below screen:


Look for the single red circe above. That is a good way to recognize you are at your Posts Screen. It says edit, but you can also make new ones from here and it is a great overview of your content.

Look for the double red circle above. That is the prefered way of adding a new post. You can get here relaibly and you will have your bearings on where you are in your My Dashboard if you use that link.

Make a new post. Click the link I was talking about in the double red circle. Now you are at the below picture:


Pay attention.

The green circles are for formatting the way your post looks regarding fonts and sizes. The red circles are to make sure your content is saved, published, categorized or tagged.

Start blogging.

Save Draft: Go ahead and type what you want in the appropriate text boxes. Click “Save Draft” in the uppermost double red circle on the page. That will save what you are doing and you shouldn’t have to worry about saving it in a Word file or anything on your actual computer. That will put it in the My Posts Screen but not make it visable to the public.

Publish: Ok your entry is good enough to show people. Click “Publish” in the second double red circle. Now it appears on your blog homepage at the top.

Post Tags: Red circle, middle of page on right. Type some good keywords for your post. It relates to only that post and is a secondary way to organzie what is going on in your blog.

  • Choose from the most used tags in post tags: If you are lazy to type a tag that keeps showing up over and over again on your site it will be found through here.

Categories: The lowest red circle on the page. This is the keystone of organizing your posts. Tick the radio button as to what categorie your post is related to, (may even be more than one category).

Be sure to click “Publish” or “Save Draft” when you are done doing a change so all your work stays how you want it.


Click inside the highest green circle on the page. Hover over that graphic and it will say “show hide kitchen sink.” WordPress is saying that there is a kitchen sink of features you get that the average person might not want to do. I disagree because sometimes you want at least a subheading or something for what you are doing. This section is even a subheading.

Click on the second green circle. You get a drop down menu. Thats where you can do your Heading 1, Heading 2, ect. If you have ever used Word then you will understand what this is.

Just remember to click “Update Post” or “Publish Post” when you are done so your work does not get wasted away.

Paraniod? Click on the Posts Icon (double red circle from first image in this post) on the left to go back to our overview of posts to make sure the stuff is there.

Remove Tortise-SVN From a Directory

So my terminology was wrong. A WC is a working copy and it is backed up the the Repository. Now that you know that, the actual info should have been easier to find, but here it is anyway:

To do this, right clck on the WC and choose SVN Export. Export it over itself! As instructed below from the Tortise site, chapter “Exporting a Subversion Working Copy
Prev Chapter 5. Daily Use Guide”.

Quoted from after much searching:

Removing a working copy from version control

Sometimes you have a working copy which you want to convert back to a normal folder without the .svn directories. What you really need is an export-in-place command, that just removes the control directories rather than generating a new clean directory tree.

The answer is surprisingly simple – export the folder to itself! TortoiseSVN detects this special case and asks if you want to make the working copy unversioned. If you answer yes the control directories will be removed and you will have a plain, unversioned directory tree. “