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WordPress Error Reporting Plugin: Modify Error Email Details

On accident today I discovered a really cool plugin for WordPress called the Error Reporting plugin. This plugin is a great tool to log any errors related to WordPress, WordPress plugins, etc. One of the options that the plugin provides is the ability to have each error emailed to you which could be overwhelming depending on what errors you are logging with the plugin. I like to log as much as possible so the problem for me was the fact that the error emails automatically go to the WordPress site administrator email address. My preference would be for this field to be an option that can be configured so I could create a new Gmail address and send all of the errors there. This way you can archive every single error message that has been generated for a long time because of Gmail’s 7GB+ storage capacity. So below I describe how to modify the email address the error logs are sent to along with a couple other items I modified while I was poking around.

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Download And Record LiveStream.com Live Video Feeds Or On Demand

I was asked earlier to view and record a presentation being given on LiveStream.com. I figured this can’t be to hard I will just use a FireFox plugin and pull the video somehow but I couldn’t find an easy way to do it with a FireFox plugin. I finally settled on using some freeware classified as screen video capture software. This software allows you to zoom in on a specified size of the screen and capture sound, video, or both and save to an AVI file. Below are directions on how to set up and record video streams from LiveStream.com for free.

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YouTube Video Playback Error: This Is A Private Video

I configured a WordPress plugin on my personal blog site to allow me to embed YouTube videos of my kids to share with the family. The plugin is called Youtube With Fancy Zoom and provides a great way to setup a gallery of YouTube thumbnails that when clicked on will open a YouTube movie in a overlay window. Anyway during configuring the plugin, videos, etc. I was logged in to YouTube and assumed everything was working properly. I emailed the new page to my wife to check out and she let me know that she was not able to view the videos because they were all labeled private. The message stating the YouTube videos were private along with how to share the videos with everyone are both detailed below.

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iPhone WordPress App Error: XML-RPC Services Are Disabled On This Blog

I recently downloaded and installed the WordPress iPhone application for an easier way to manage blogs from my iPhone. The application provides a really nice interface to manage WordPress blog comments, posts, and pages. The first blog I configured without issue however the second blog would not let me connect providing an error stating XML-RPC services were disabled on the WordPress blog. This is a really easy error to resolve and the details are posted in the error message that appears on your iPhone. Below are instructions and images related to correcting the error message displayed.

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Google XML Sitemaps: There Was A Problem While Notifying Yahoo

 I have been using the Google XML Sitemaps plugin for WordPress for a long time and couldn’t be happier with the results. Not only is the plugin easy to install, easy to configure, but I believe it generates results that would be difficult to achieve without the plugin. I was installing this plugin on a new site this evening and during the process of configuring a Yahoo Application ID I remembered that I had been receiving an error on another site with the Yahoo Application ID so I decided to look into it.