Facebook Comment Moderation Tool – Instructions

Facebook Comment Moderation Tool

I received a question from a reader on my Anet Computers blog post concerning how to install the Facebook comment plugin. She wanted to know how to actually moderate comments using this plugin by wpdevart.

"Hi I installed this plug in and it shows on my website but only by accident going through my posts did i see a comment how do i see notifications of comments is it on the backend of wordpress or somewhere else because without checking every post manually i cant see where i would see comments

Thanks Rose"

I am not aware of you being able to moderate Facebook comments via the WordPress dashboard. However, according to official developer information pertaining to Facebook comment moderation tool, there are two ways to moderate your Facebook comments on your website. You can moderate comments on your posts or pages by browsing to each post or page and then clicking on "Moderation Tool" right above where you would type in a comment.

As a technology blogger, I have written over six hundred blog posts now, and this would not be productive for me to have to view each blog post in order to moderate comments. However, this is one option. Another way to moderate your Facebook WordPress comments is to browse to Facebook's developers tools and support page.

Scroll down and click on "Comments Moderation Tool". You must be logged into Facebook and have a developers account. Also, you can certainly bookmark this link for faster access.

If you have multiple blogs like I do, then there will be a drop down list where you choose which application you created for this Facebook WordPress comments plugin. There are five tabs that you will see:

* review
* public
* hidden
* flagged
* my que

In the first tab "Review" you will see any comments that you need to review and moderate. You can quickly select "Approve", "Hide", or "Report Spam", when moderating your Facebook WordPress comments. The "Public" tab shows all of your comments that you approved.

A "Hiddent" tab shows all your comments that you set to hidden. This is where most of my spam comments reside. Flagged comments are those Facebook WordPress comments that are flagged by other Facebook users.

"My Que" is used if you have more than one moderator and you assign comments to yourself to review. You might want to check out a "Settings" link on the right hand side near "Help". You can sort, enable attachments, enable notifications, set moderation rules, assign moderators, blacklist words, and view banned users.

Facebook Social Media – Website Down For Users Worldwide

Popular Facebook social media website is currently experiencing a majour outage. I noticed I wasn't able to access Facebook earlier this morning. I was about to create a Facebook ads campaign.

Initially, I noticed some slowness. Eventually, I just kept receiving a blank page. I gave up and tried back an hour later.

I was able to create a Facebook ads campaign after all. However, other users across the globe are still experiencing problems with this Facebook social media website. According to DownDetector.com this outage is still occurring.

However, my Facebooks ad was just approved, as I just received an email from Facebook. However, many users are still experiencing major problems. One user reported that she could not post or see new posts on her Facebook wall.

It seems intermittent for some users. Some users complained of a one hour outage similar to what I experienced. According to Facebook social media official status page, they list degraded performance for two hours.

They also list degraded Application Program Interface for past three hours. There average response time in milliseconds has tripled since a few hours ago. Average response times were around one hundred fifteen milliseconds compared to over three hundred now.

There average API error rate increased from around 1.3 to 2.8. I'm not sure if these API errors are what is causing their problems. Gary Fitzpatrick from the Facebook team has acknowledged this problem and claims that Facebook is working on this problem.

"We are currently experiencing an increased level of API errors. We are investigating the cause and we'll post updates when we have more information."< /blockquote>

I guess I was fortunate enough to get my ad campaign submitted successfully.

Namecheap WordPress – Shared Hosting Installation Tutorial

Namecheap Wordpress

Namecheap shared hosting customers have access to WordPress. Namecheap WordPress is a FREE content management system. As a Namecheap shared hosting customer, I am going to walk you through the steps involved to installing WordPress.

You first need to log in to your cPanel account. Then scroll down until you see "Softalicious Apps Installer". Choose WordPress under "Scripts:".

You will be taken to another page, where you want to click on "Install Now". Under "Software Setup" you will first need to select from a "Choose Domain" drop down list which domain you want to install WordPress on. You will need to have purchased a domain from Namecheap.

If you do NOT have a Secure Sockets Layer key then just choose the default http:// protocal for "Choose Protocal". Under "In Direcotry" you are going to specify the installation path for wordpress. For Namecheap shared hosting you want to enter in a path like this example.

/home/username/public_html/

This will install WordPress into this directory. Username in the example is your namecheap cpanel log in name. Scroll down to "Site Settings".

You can type in your blog name for "Site Name". For "Site Description" you can type in your call to action, slogan, etc. for your website. Scroll down to "Admin Account".

This is the account you will use to log into your Namecheap Worpress administration dashboard. I would recommend that you use a different login then the default admin for security purposes. Type an admin account password.

You can type in your "Admin Email" account. You will receive administrative emails at this address. You can change your language from the default of English.

Another option you can enable is the Loginizer plugin. Place a check next to "Limit Login Attempts". Right below this are "Advanced Options".

You can change both "Database Name" and "Table Prefix" from their defaults. You can disable "Update Notification Emails". Also, you can enable "Auto Upgrade", "Auto Upgrade WordPress Plugins", and "Auto Upgrade WordPress Themes".

You can change the default "Backup Location". In order to enable "Automatic Backups" you need to change this from "Don't backup" to either

* Once a day
* Once a week
* Once a month
* Custom

You can choose a different Free theme under "Select Theme". At the bottom you can enter an email address to receive installation details. Once you are done with your Namecheap WordPress installation settings, click on "Install".

Your WordPress install will begin. Depending on your Internet connection, it can take a few seconds to a few minutes for this installation to complete. You will see a successful or an error message if something fails.

How to Upgrade Firefox – to Version 56.0

How to Upgrade Firefox

Mozilla.org on September twenty eight two thousand seventeen officially released Mozilla web browser version 56.0. This latest version includes eighteen security fixes. Three of them are critical, six high, eight moderate, and two low.

* fetch api
* fullscreen mode
* aria array
* design mode
* angle bugger overflow
* tls 1.2
* drag and drop
* malware protection warnings
* javascript parser
* arabic and tibetan unicode
* non-e10s
* webextensions
* csp sandbox
* webcrypto
* xray wrapper
* memory safety bugs

This version of Mozilla Firefox 56 includes some new features; screenshots, send tabs, and searchable preferences. Mozilla.org made some changes to this web browser. They added hardware acceleration to AES encryption, reduced the update download file size by up to twenty percent, and updated preferences.

You can install Mozilla FireFox 56 manually by selecting "Help" then select "About Firefox". In about Mozilla Firefox you will either see that your web browser is up to date or click on an "Update to 56" button. You can download and install Mozilla FireFox version 56. Another way to upgrade Mozilla FireFox is with automatic updates.

Click on "Tools" then select "Options". Click on "Advanced" tab. Select an "Update" tab. In update you have three options:

* Automatically install updates
* Check for updates
* Never check for updates

Managed File Transfer – Service WeTransfer Used For Spam

WeTransfer VS

I received an email early yesterday morning that was quite perplexing. You ask why I would write a blog post about a fucking email message? I had never heard of this company called wetransfer.

At first I thought perhaps a viewer or reader of my content was sending me a question. The title of this email message was alarming.

amsertocep1986@gmail.com sent you files via WeTransfer

This email message was formatted in html. Here is quoted verbatim the full email message:

amsertocep1986@gmail.com

sent you some files

1 file, 11.8 KB in total ? Will be deleted on 9 October, 2017
Get your files

Resale of the best digital goods at low prices only with us - https://goo.gl/Afnw6a

Download link

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/6f60e707af46eb43a74799be3ab4cbaa20171002074916/ad4b0e1c826089c5dab7b295edfcc7e320171002074916/9f5ef3

1 file

Read info.docx

To make sure our emails arrive, please add noreply@wetransfer.com to your contacts.

Get more out of WeTransfer, get Plus
About WeTransfer ? Help ? Legal

As you can see, the actual email message included a spam call to action and hyper link using a shortened url service. I could have just deleted this email and called it a day. However, I hate receiving email spam and people that are deceiving.

I almost never open up suspicious email messages and I don't recommend that you do. I will share some tips to you that I have learned over the years as a computer technician, when it comes to suspicious email(s). If you don't feel right about opening a message, then don't do it.

Also, it is recommended that you install anti-virus software, preferably with a real time email scanner. Software these days is not perfect. However, just in case you become a curious cat, and open a email message that is not familiar to you, your anti-virus/email filter just might pick up any nefarious activity.

I was curious about this company wetransfer that this email message was from. Remember, that it is not that difficult to create a phishing email message or one that tricks you into clicking on a link. You can hover your mouse button over any hyper links in an email message.

Try to find out if this email even is from a legitimate source. Also, you can view the source of an email message to try to find more information about the source. You can try to look for the originating Internet protocal address, return path, and other header information.

Another tip is to peform a quick google search of the from email address. This email actually had the perpetrator's gmail address in the body of this message. However, since it is a gmail address, this email address might not even be a legit address.

There are multiple websites on the Internet that track spammers. They will add email addresses to their databases if they get enough complaints. If you are not familiar with a certain website or company, you can perform a quick google search to see if they are legitimate.

In this case, I had never heard of WeTransfer before. I performed some quick google searches and found out that they are a managed file transfer service. This company and website actually has a legitimate purpose.

However, I was still pissed off I received spam via a file transfer service. I was given a link to this website that was to expire in seven days. The file name was info.docx.

Caveat emptor, I don't recommend you open email messages like this because of potential of contracting malware, spyware, virus, etc. Also, you need to become careful of a phishing expedition. You might want to use a computer that is not connected to a network.

You might also want to use a standard windows account and NOT one that has administrator rights. Just because this looked like a harmless Microsoft Word document, does not mean that it couldn't be something nefarious. Both shortened url and link in the phony info.docx file forwarded to two-dollars.info.

This in essence was a fucking spam email message.

Open Source Analytics Software – OWA Single Page Apps Support

Open Web Analytics

I received a viewer question, on my Anet Computer Youtube channel, pertaining to Open Web Analytics, which is a FREE website visitor tracking software.

Does this work on single page apps?

pr0chovek

Open source analytics software called open web analytics is similar to Google analytics. Since I am not a developer I was not able to find a definitive answer. Single page applications are defined as a single Hyper Text Markup Language page, that loads only once.

This page gets updated as a user interacts with it. Ajax and Hyper Text Markup Language 5 are used with applications that will dynamically update during user interaction. These applications use JavaScript on the client side.

These types of pages are supposed to emulate a desktop application. They don't require you to refresh that page you are viewing. I found one part of Open Web Analytics documentation that perhaps a developer would understand as possibly allowing single page apps support.

Sets a Custom Variables that will be recorded with each tracking event. Variables can set for a single page or persisted and set on all requests made in the current and/or future visits.

Again, I am not a web developer so I could be completely off track. Google analytics supports single page applications sort of. You have to use another piece of software called autotrack.

I noticed that open source analytics software open web analytics has not been update since February of two thousand fourteen. I no longer use this software since I do not use a virtual private server anymore. When I used it to track website visitors to my website AnetComputers.com, I was satisfied.

I have used Google analytics before. However, Google analytics to me is too resource intensive. That is one main reason why I switched.

This is one of those cases where a user would need to contact Open Web Analytics support team directly.

Online Live Video Streaming – on DailyMotion Discontinued

In June of two thousand seventeen video platform website DailyMotion.com decided to relaunch with more "professional" content. They decided to transition away from user created content to more daily entertainment, music, news, and sports. It fucking sounds like a television network to me.

Anyways, this will greatly impact average online live video streaming creators like myself. As a matter of fact I received an email from DailyMotion.com on September twenty two thousand seventeen stipulating that I would no longer be able to livestream on their platform. Below is the email that I received quoted verbatim:

"Hi there,

We are writing to inform you that as of September 27, 2017, you will no longer have access to the live streaming functionality, and will no longer be able to live stream videos on Dailymotion.

After this date, you will still have access to all previously recorded live streams.

Thank you for being a valuable Dailymotion partner! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,
The Dailymotion Team"

I actually have more than one DailyMotion account and received the exact same email from them on my second account. I couldn't find that much information online about DailyMotion's transition away from user generated content to most likely paid for content. This video platform is now owned by a French company Vivendi.

I emailed DailyMotion about this decision and received a response that was basically a canned message from their June two thousand seventeen transition. I recommended in my email that this company should have at least told content creators, the reason why they were going to have their livestreaming capabilities permanently discontinued. I was asked to give them my DailyMotion account information and uniform resource locator for my Anet Computers channel.

So far I have not heard back from their support department. Perhaps DailyMotion will only allow certain content creators live streaming capabilities. I have very few subscribers so I doubt that I will be allowed to online live video streaming on DailyMotion under their relaunch and new owners.

Hello,

Dailymotion is going to change to a professionnal / premium platform, for this reason we will stop the Live feature to partner non-verified.
This decision concern all partners of the platform.

What I found interesting is that my DailyMotion account had partner standing, but as of this blog post creation, I have lost my livestreaming capabilities. For now I will still be able to upload videos to this platform. I have only made a grand total of eight cents on this video sharing site.

I still plan on uploading video content to DailyMotion to try to obtain traffic to my website. That is if I will even be able to upload content in the future.

DNS Cache – Proxy by Acrylic Improves Website Response Times

I currently use Comcrapstic otherwise known as Comcast Xfinity. There Domain Name Server services are notoriously bad. One option is to use third party DNS servers like Google or Open DNS.

However, on Linux for many years I have used a caching name server on my local machines to improve website response times. You see each time you browse a website, first your computer waits for a reponse from your Domain Name Server. Once your DNS server responds, then your web browser begins downloading website content.

If you have slow or heavily used DNS servers, this can cost you time. I found a DNS cache proxy called Acrylic. This FREE tool allows you to install a caching name server on your Microsoft Windows computer.

Acrylic supports Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10 operating systems. There are two versions of Acrylic. A portable version allows you to preview this software without install, hence the word portable.

Also, each time you reboot your computer you will need to start the portable version of Acrylic. The install version of Acrylic starts at Windows boot. Once you download and install this softare, you will need to edit a configuration file.

You really only need to add your Domain Name Servers to this configuration file. Here is an example of a DNS server added to this configuration file:

PrimaryServerAddress=8.8.4.4

You can add multiple Domain Name Server addresses. I insert four DNS server addresses in my configuration file. This file will sequentially access your DNS servers.

This is excellent in case your primary and or secondary Domain Name Server's are down or having problems. This is an example of the four DNS server addresses I have added to my Acrylic configuration file.

PrimaryServerAddress=8.8.4.4
SecondaryServerAddress=8.8.8.8
TertiaryServerAddress=75.75.75.75
QuaternaryServerAddress=75.75.76.76

I actually added Comcast Xfinity DNS server's into my configuration file even after complaing about them. They are my second to last and last server's that this program will try to resolve a domain name address. I used to use Open DNS server addresses until they started blocking some websites.

I am glad I found this FREE DNS cache utility. On Linux I use DNSmasq exclusively. According to Acrylic developers this can potentially you save around an hour of time per couple of weeks of web surfing.

What this program does is cache website Internet protocal addresses and their domain names into a database. Instead of sending a request to your Internet service providers domain name servers, having to wait for a response and then waiting for web pages to download, this program connects to your local DNS cache first. This over time can increase your performance.

Some Internet service providers use domain name service servers that can take multiple seconds to respond. This program tries to reduce your response time to as close to zero as possible.

Youtube Video Transcription – Tutorial

Youtube Video Transcription

Have you ever wanted a transcript from a YouTube video? This video sharing platform actually has a built in transcription service. This service is entirely FREE.

First you need to browse the Youtube video that you want a transcript for. Under the video title and to the right of a "SHARE" link you will see three dots. Click those three ... dots and then choose "Open transcript" from a menu.

Your transcript for that video will be displayed either below the video if you are watching it in full screen or theatre mode. If you are watching that video in default mode then that transcript will get displayed on the right hand side. Each line of this transcript includes a time stamp.

You can copy and paste parts or all of this transcript by holding down your left mouse button and scrolling down through this transcript window, until you get to end of transcript. I am not aware that Youtube has an ability for you to export this transcript into a downloaded file. When you are finished highlighting this text then you can either right click and choose "Copy" or hold Ctrl and c key.

Then you can paste this text into a file by either pressing Ctrl key and v or right clicking and choosing "Paste". I just noticed that YouTube has a toggle timestamps feature that I don't think they had before. While viewing a transcript, click on three verticle dots.

Then select by clicking on "Toggle timestamps". This will remove all timestamps from this transcript. I have noticed that this service is not perfect. Some words are not transcribed correctly.

I have seen misspellings too. However, this is a free way to obtain a transcript from a Youtube video. Here is an example transcript from a video from my Anet Computers Youtube channel.

00:00 Ultra video pot of tea.i I want to make
00:03 this quick video showing you how to
00:05 download and obtain a transcript from a
00:09 YouTube video you may not know about it
00:12 you may know about it I'm going to pick
00:13 this video from my youtube channel and
00:18 it's there and within a computer oops
00:21 sorry about that so all you need to do
00:23 is you need to pick a video that you
00:26 want the transcript from I don't you
00:29 might have to login to your YouTube
00:31 account you might not have to so you
00:33 select a video then you scroll down and
00:37 look for the more you see where the more
00:39 with the 3 dots click on more and then
00:41 there's four options as of the time of
00:44 this video creation there's report
00:47 transcript statistics add translations
00:50 click on the second one transcript click
00:52 it and you're not done yet for now
00:56 there's only one option I'm not sure why
00:58 that is maybe in the future YouTube's
00:59 going to add additional options for
01:00 transcripts I don't know click on the
01:03 drop down arrow and then select English
01:05 automatic captions again and then now
01:08 now you've got your transcript if you
01:10 notice you scroll down a little bit
01:12 there's your transcript it's it has
01:15 timestamps so this is now this isn't
01:19 perfect
01:20 caveat emptor this is not perfect it's
01:23 voice recognition sometimes it'll get
01:28 you know three or four sentences
01:30 perfectly and then it'll fuck up and get
01:33 just start butchering you know like this
01:37 my name is not I'm not a female the last
01:40 time I checked I have male organs but
01:44 you know I'm saying the way you spell my
01:47 name is double aro in but you know it's
01:49 all good so as you can see every
01:53 sentence is transcribed with a timestamp
01:57 and if you click another neat feature is
02:00 if you click on like this one at the
02:04 15-second mark you click on computer
02:06 problems keyboard locked how to click on
02:09 that and if you scroll up it actually
02:11 takes you to the 15th
02:13 second mark so what you could do is
02:15 let's say I don't know let's say there
02:21 was instead of replaying the video and
02:24 then listening to it and then press
02:26 pause or trying to remember where it was
02:28 at in the video if there's something
02:30 really important that you're you're
02:32 wanting to find in a video and instead
02:35 of downloading it and then using your
02:38 own transcription program what you can
02:41 do is you can use YouTube's
02:43 transcription and then you can click on
02:46 whichever line you can even search it
02:49 another thing you can do is you can
02:50 right click or what you can well you
02:52 could highlight it all now you can't
02:55 click control a because it will select
02:58 everything over here but what you could
03:00 do is quickly move your rapido is just
03:04 select left click select and keep
03:07 scrolling down and then scroll back up
03:12 and then everything is selected and then
03:15 right click and then click copy and then
03:17 you could copy it to a word document or
03:20 a notepad and then from there you could
03:23 search through it or whatever but but
03:26 here you can click that line and it's
03:29 going to take you to the 9 minute 19
03:31 second part of the video so that's how
03:35 you use YouTube's transcription that's
03:39 how you get a transcript of a youtube
03:40 video if you think my information is
03:44 productive you can tip me the super chat
03:46 on a live stream PayPal my contribution
03:49 format my website Annika Pierce calm and
03:51 or become a patron on my patreon page
03:53 and that includes if I helped solve one
03:57 of your most common computer problems uh
03:59 deals
04:04 you

How to Use Craigslist – Saved Searches Email Alert Notification

How to Use Craigslist

I use CraigsList.org for quite a few reasons. I have sold an automobile on Craigslist. I have even purchased multiple vehicles from Craigslist.

There are certain categories on Craigslist that I like to view each day. However, this can become time consuming and obviously one can get distracted. Craigslist has saved searches email alert notifications available to you.

I am going to show you how to use Craigslist saved searches email alerts. You want to first login to your craigslist account. Browse to a category that you would like to receive email alerts of search terms.

I am going to pick the computers section as an example. In a "search computers" box at top type in what you want to search for. As an example I typed in "laptop computer".

On the right hand side of this search box you will see "save search" next to a search icon. Click on this hyperlink and you will be taken to your "saved searches". By default your saved search email alert is turned off.

Click on a check box, under an "alert" box column to turn email alerts on. This check box will turn from "off" to "on" now. You have no turned on email alerts for the search term you typed in.

I will now receive email alerts for that search term laptop computer that I typed in. On right hand side you will see an "edit" and "delete" buttons. Obviously, if you want to delete this email alert than you just click on "delete".

You can change the name of this alert and or change "Notification" from "Email" to "None". You will no longer receive alerts everytime a new post is created for your search term in the category you selected. You can always turn this alert back on without having to recreate this alert.