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How to Reinstall Google Toolbar for Internet Expplorer on Windows XP

Recently I had an issue with Internet Explorer loading and the issue was with Google Toolbar. I assume something must have been corrupted when my laptop crashed. Anyhow reinstalling Google Toolbar is easy though there is not technically a reinstall process. You will need to uninstall Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, download it again, and then Install Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer. Follow the directions below to reinstall Google Toolbar.

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ZenCart Ecommerce Store Homepage Title Meta Tag Displaying HOME_PAGE_TITLE

When upgrading ZenCart it is easy to miss certain files during the merge process of the upgrade. There are numerous directories that are easy to look over but two directories to note include the includes/modules/YOUR_TEMPLATE/ and includes/languages/english/YOUR_TEMPLATE directories. It is easy to overlook files that may have been modified in either of these locations. The HOME_PAGE_TITLE language tag would more than likely be from the includes/languages/english/YOUR_TEMPLATE/meta_tags.php.

During the upgrade process the includes/languages/english/meta_tags.php file was probably replaced but if there have ever been any modifications based on template to the site then you need to look into your templates directory located in the languages folder.

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Linux CentOS 5 Server: YUM Repository to Install Zend Optimizer

I recently needed to install Zend Optimizer which was required by a ZenCart addon using Zend Guard. Zend Guard encrypts some or all of a PHP application to help protect its contents from being copied or modified. So I was typically like to install everything on CentOS using the yum package manger to make sure that updates for all applications are uniform and easy to do.

The actual package that needs to be installed to install Zend Optimizer¬†is called php-zend-optimizer and isn’t readily available in many yum repositories. On a typical CentOS installation I add a couple extra yum repos including rpmforge and a repo that provides ruby based packages for CentOS. Anyhow after awhile of searching I finally located the atomic repository which did include the php-zend-optimizer package.