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Create a WordPress Template to List All Tags on a Single Page: wp_tag_cloud

Previously I created an article about listing all WordPress tags on a single page however some things have changed since that time. When going back and looking at the article it looks like some of the tags have changed since that time. I do have a WordPress plugin installed called Simple Tags so take that into account when using the below directions. This plugin is recommended to provide you more control over your tags. The easiest way to display all tags is to create a blank WP page and assign a template to it that specifically lists all tags. Follow the below instructions and you will have a page listing all of your tags in no time at all.

  1. Add a Template Page:Add a new page called tag-cloud.php to your server in the theme directory of your WordPress installation. The location of the new file will be wordpress-root/wp-content/themes/theme-name/. You can copy the contents of the page.php file from the default theme or your theme and then make the following two modifications.

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How to Upgrade PostgreSQL SkyTools walmgr from 2.1.x to 2.1.9

Upgrading walmgr.py is easy since really this is just a python script. The most complicated part of the upgrade process will be keeping your database cluster up. Follow the below steps and you should avoid any downtime.

  1. Download Latest SkyTools: Visit PgFoundry to download the latest SkyTools. Issue the below command from /usr/local/src on each server.
    bash

    1. wget http://pgfoundry.org/frs/download.php/2129/skytools-2.1.9.tar.gz

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Upgrade LiteSpeed Web Server to 4.0.1 from 3.3.24 on Linux

Upgrading LiteSpeed web server from 3.x.x to 4.x.x is easy even though you cannot do so through the web admin console. You are probably used to being able to click the upgrade link in the web admin console and have LiteSpeed do all of the work including having already downloaded the newer release. When upgrading between major versions though you are going to have to put in a little bit more work. Follow the directions below which outline step by step what needs to be done to upgrade LiteSpeed web server from 3.x to 4.x. Below the installation instructions is a more descriptive output of what you will see during the upgrade.

  1. Download New LiteSpeed Version: Logon to your Linux server and change the directory to /usr/local/src to download the 4.x version of LiteSpeed as described below.
    bash

    1. cd /usr/local/src
    2. wget http://www.litespeedtech.com/packages/4.0/lsws-4.0.1-std-i386-linux.tar.gz

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Microsoft Outlook: Set a Recurring Meeting at Different Times on Different Days

Setting up a meeting request in Outlook to occur at different times on different days is not especially user friendly so there are two different methods to take. You can either set up a appointment and then modify the specific days or you can configure multiple meeting requests. The first method should be used if there are a set number of meetings for instance every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the next two weeks. The second method should be used if the meetings are scheduled with no end date.

First Method:

  1. Open New Appointment: For the first method we will configure a new appointment by clicking on New in the top navigation bar followed by selecting Appointment from the drop down. Fill in all of the details like you would with a normal one time appointment.