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T-Mobile Blackberry 8320 Supported WiFi Authentication Methods

The Blackberry Curve 8320 has a built in WiFi card that can connect to T-Mobile HotSpot locations as well as any other wireless networks that you configure on the device. The authentication methods that are supported by this device as noted by T-Mobile’s support web site are listed below. Most home based wireless networks that have authentication configured use WEP, WPA, or WPA2 so you should not have any issues connecting with your Blackberry Curve 8320.

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No Titles After Importing Blogger To WordPress

I imported an old Blogger account into a WordPress blog recently and my titles did not import correctly. So there I was stuck with 500 posts with no titles. I decided the easiest way to fix that would be to copy the post dates from the Blogger account to the titles in WordPress. So here is a fairly quick and dirty way to import qd_db_posts.post_date to qd_db_posts.post_title.

This will all be completed from your OS shell which in this case was CentOS 5.2.

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WordPress: Display Pages Marked Private To All Users

When I was initially attempting to do this it was because I did not want to display a majority of the WordPress pages I was creating in the navigation or in the Pages Widget. After some research I located information on the WordPress Codex about how to exclude certain pages however this was not going to work for me since I would constantly be having to modify the exclude list with hundreds more than if I could just include the pages I wanted to show in the navigation. Inside the [wp-root]/wp-includes/widgets.php  file you can make a small modification followed by a change via the WordPress admin GUI.

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ZenCart Search Button Image Not Displaying

I installed ZenCart recently for a project I am working on and was playing around with the default design including switching some of the buttons around. I noticed that the search sidebox search button was not displaying. After a little bit of digging around I noticed an error in the code. The file that needs to be modified is the <zencart-root>/includes/templates/template_default/sideboxes/tpl_search.php template as noted below.

[quickcode:Old tpl_search.php]
* Side Box Template
* @package templateSystem
* @copyright Copyright 2003-2006 Zen Cart Development Team
* @copyright Portions Copyright 2003 osCommerce
* @license GNU Public License V2.0
* @version $Id: tpl_search.php 4142 2006-08-15 04:32:54Z drbyte $
  $content = “”;
  $content .= ‘<div id=”‘ . str_replace(‘_’, ‘-‘, $box_id . ‘Content’) . ‘” class=”sideBoxContent centeredContent”>’;
  $content .= zen_draw_form(‘quick_find’, zen_href_link(FILENAME_ADVANCED_SEARCH_RESULT, ”, ‘NONSSL’, false), ‘get’);
  $content .= zen_draw_hidden_field(‘main_page’,FILENAME_ADVANCED_SEARCH_RESULT);
  $content .= zen_draw_hidden_field(‘search_in_description’, ‘1’) . zen_hide_session_id();

  if (strtolower(IMAGE_USE_CSS_BUTTONS) == ‘yes’) {
    $content .= zen_draw_input_field(‘keyword’, ”, ‘size=”18″ maxlength=”100″ style=”width: ‘ . ($column_width-30) . ‘px”‘) . ‘<br />’ . zen_image_submit (BUTTON_IMAGE_SEARCH,HEADER_SEARCH_BUTTON);
    $content .= ‘<br /><a href=”‘ . zen_href_link(FILENAME_ADVANCED_SEARCH) . ‘”>’ . BOX_SEARCH_ADVANCED_SEARCH . ‘</a>’;
  } else {
    $content .= zen_draw_input_field(‘keyword’, ”, ‘size=”18″ maxlength=”100″ style=”width: ‘ . ($column_width-30) . ‘px” value=”‘ . HEADER_SEARCH_DEFAULT_TEXT . ‘” onfocus=”if (this.value == \” . HEADER_SEARCH_DEFAULT_TEXT . ‘\’) this.value = \’\’;” onblur=”if (this.value == \’\’) this.value = \” . HEADER_SEARCH_DEFAULT_TEXT . ‘\’;”‘) . ‘<br /><input type=”submit” value=”‘ . HEADER_SEARCH_BUTTON . ‘” style=”width: 50px” />’;
    $content .= ‘<br /><a href=”‘ . zen_href_link(FILENAME_ADVANCED_SEARCH) . ‘”>’ . BOX_SEARCH_ADVANCED_SEARCH . ‘</a>’;

  $content .= “</form>”;
  $content .= ‘</div>’;


It should actually look like the below.