Configure MATE Desktop for Fedora 18

MATE Desktop is an initial release for Fedora 18. It brings back a classic, intuitive, and easy to use desktop that users have been long requesting. Install MATE by issuing the command:

  yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop"

Support for MATE in Fedora is provided in #fedora-mate or #mate on irc.freenode.net or through the Fedora bugzilla.


Install GUI in Fedora 18 (Gnome or Cinnamon)

Fedora users now have the option of using Cinnamon, an advanced desktop environment based on GNOME3. Cinnamon takes advantage of advanced features provided by the GNOME backend while providing users with a more traditional, accessible desktop experience. Install Cinnamon with the command:

 yum groupinstall "Cinnamon Desktop"

Password protection and WordPress permalinks issue. How to fix it?

When you want to password protect a subfolder of your account, if there is a WordPress application installed in the public_html folder, the rewrite rules of the WordPress application will most likely negate the password protection.

To have the folder properly protected, you need to edit the .htaccess file in your public_html folder and change the bold line below:
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Make a WordPress page or post link to a URL of your choice

Page Links To
This plugin allows you to make a WordPress page or post link to a URL of your choosing, instead of its WordPress page or post URL. It also will redirect people who go to the old (or “normal”) URL to the new one you’ve chosen.

This functionality is useful for setting up navigational links to non-WordPress sections of your site or to off-site resources.

You can also use it to create a hand-crafted menu that links to pages, posts, categories, or anything within your site.
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How To Create A Registration Form (or other forms) In WordPress Using cformsii

If you manage one or more blogs, I’m sure you realize the importance of interaction. Aside from the comments area, the best way for visitors to contact and interact with the blog owner is via a contact form. In WordPress, if you want to create a registration form, it’s as easy as installing and activating a plugin, and one of the most well known contact form plugins is cformsII.
But cformsII is no ordinary form creator. You can customize it and create anything from a simple contact form to multi-page forms to a tell-a-friend form.
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