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Add The Number of Comments And A Link To Comments To Your WordPress RSS Feed

Your WordPress blog automatically has RSS feed functionality built into it. This allows people to aggregate data from multiple sites in one location to read a lot of data quickly. I personally prefer reading the data on each specific site however I have a lot of friends who prefer to use RSS feeds and then if they want to they will visit the site for more information. One of my friends recently pointed out that it would be nice if he knew when articles had comments associated to them so if a post had more data related to the post included in the comments he could read them. WordPress by default includes a post feed and a comment feed. The comment feed is not very useful since its a full list of comments and doesn’t organize them by post so if there is a conversation between numerous people in one article its hard to read correctly.

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Google Docs: Add Background Color To Every Other Row On a Google Spreadsheet

Google Docs is a great tool for storing spreadsheets and other documents because it provides an centralized storage space for all of your documents which can be shared with users and accessed from any where that has an Internet connection. One thing that can be really helpful when creating a Google Spreadsheet is having a unified format to the entire document. A format that can assist in making the data in the spreadsheet easier to read is alternating colors for every row. This way if you have lots of columns per row you can easily see which data belongs to each row. The directions below explain how to set up formatting for two rows and then apply that formatting to the rest of the Google spreadsheet.

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Connect iPhone Using PPTP to Office Cisco RV016 VPN

Connecting your iPhone to the office VPN is easy to configure and will allow you to be productive outside the office with ease. Using the PPTP VPN service on your iPhone will allow you to perform tasks as if you were sitting at your desk in the office. In the below scenario we explain configuring a PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) VPN connection from your iPhone to a Cisco RV016 that is already configured to accept PPTP connections located in your office. The VPN (Virtual Private Network) configuration allows you to enable and disable the connection with ease as you will want it disabled if you are not using the connection to sa ve on bandwidth.