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Get A List Of Files That Are Different In Multiple Directories On Windows

When upgrading web applications it can make life much easier to get a list of files that have changed since the last version. This way you only have to overwrite a small number of files so if you won’t have to make all of your customizations again. The best application to use on Windows to do this is WinDiff. WinDiff is a very lightweight application that does not require installation to run. Below are some screenshots of WinDiff, where to download WinDiff, and instructions on how to compare two directories of like files.

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iTunes App Store Affiliate Links Using LinkShare Explained

You can resell iTunes App Store items using the LinkShare service. I haven’t had much luck generating links to iPhone applications using any third party applications or using LinkShare’s link building interface either so I imagine others are having issues as well. Below I will explain the links themselves and explain how to build¬†iTunes App Store LinkShare URL’s manually. If you have the base link then you can manually switch out your LinkShare reseller ID and the iTunes App Store product ID to build the links yourself. There are a bunch of other variables built in so I will try to explain what they mean and if they need to be changed.

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Redmine Project Management Software: Textile Information And Possible Textile Limitations

Redmine project management software is developed in Ruby and is one of my favorite project management software packages. The Redmine project is actively developed so there are always improvements and additions being released. Redmine uses Textile formatting for tickets, wiki pages, news articles, and pretty much anywhere large areas of text are added. Textile is a great way to format text and while it may take some getting used to it once you do it is very easy to format tickets/issues and other areas that are updated frequently.

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WordPress Mandigo Theme: Modify The Order Of The Header Navigation Menu

One of my favorite themes for WordPress is the Mandigo theme provided by a great developer named Tom from OneHertz.com. The theme is highly customizable and provides ways to customize things outside of the core files so when you upgrade you are not required to make all the modifications over again. I suggest anyone looking for a 2 or 3 column WordPress theme to check this out. One thing I like to do after installing the Mandigo theme is to modify the order of the header navigation. The header navigation links are dynamically generated from top level pages you have created. Below are brief instructions on how to make sure the order of the header navigation menu is in the order you want them to be in as well as a brief description of the code that allows this to happen.