Technology Errors

vBulletin: You Specified a Tag That Was Too Long. A Tag Can Only be 25 Characters

As many people know I am one of the administrators of the Backtrack-Linux forums. We generally do not have to many issues but today I had someone complaining that when posting code they were not able to use more than 25 characters. This is a issue since we encourage our users to use the tags for there posts since it makes adding code much neater and easier to read & copy/paste. Below I will describe how to fix the error.

Technology Insights

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.

Technology Errors

msysgit clone Error – fatal: Cannot update the ref ‘HEAD’

I wanted to start syncing a git project to my Windows XP laptop so I installed msysgit because of the good things I have heard about it. The latest version was 1.6.2 so I figured that was a good place to start. Using a clone command I knew works on Linux since I use it all the time I attempted to clone a git repository from github onto the Windows PC. I ended up receiving the output below which is filled with errors.

Git Version:


  1. git version 1.6.2.msysgit.0.186.gf7512