concrete5 Japan community-base free theme “Stucco” and free add-on “Manual Nav” are now available






concrete5 has very strong community base in Japan. It’s because there are a number of people who believe in open source, and concrete5 Japan was able to organize the strong user base. Recently, concrete5 Japan is trying to bridge the language barrier of marketplace, and succeeded in releasing a free theme, “Stucco” and a free add-on “Manual Nav” on the concrete5 marketplace. A free theme “Stucco” is now available With the help of community, Stucco theme is now available as one of the few free theme on concrete5 marketplace.  https://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/themes/stucco/ A free quality theme for all concrete5 users Shinichi Nakane (nipper), a long-time designer & concrete5 enthusiast from Kobe, Japan, […]





What You Need to Know to Protect WordPress using Basic Auth in Addition to wp-admin wp-login.php






This post will explain you how to protect your WordPress site using Basic Auth.   I’m making sure that this WordPress site is secure all the time. I’m choosing the trusted and well-maintained plug-ins from WordPress.org directories which all have the compatibilities, and update regularly. However, I’ve been noticing many brute force attach since last year. I’m using the plug-in called, Login Security Solutions, to protect the Brute Force. So I’ve been notified if someone try to login to my site. But my next concern was the massive number of notification emails. I could use a plug-in to add Basic Auth. But it would add an extra PHP process. Although […]





The best and simple way to establish SSH Tunnel on Mac OS X with Coda 2






I’ve had an opportunity to work on a very tight security Internet server that was blocking the external SFTP access but only allowed us to access via the SSH Tunnel of the different server. In addition, the authentification required RSA key authorization for the project. Whereas Windows has WinSCP, the free and easy FTP client. You can directly access the SFTP server via SSH Tunnel as a built-in function using RCA secret key authorization method. However, none of famous Mac OS X FTP clients offer SSH Tunnel function as WinSCP does. Recently my main coding application has been Coda 2. It’s fantastic software, but it doesn’t really allow you to […]





concrete5: how to hide tracking code for editable users (post 5.5.x)






In order to receive the acurate Google Analytics¬†visitor’s data, you want to avoid tracking the access when the site admin visits a concrete5 site. This is how to hide the Google Analytics tracking code when the users who has the editing permission or admin visited your concrete5 site. This method only works with concrete5.5.x and later. 1. Create a blank text file /elements/footer_required.php 2. And paste the following text file 3. Copy /concrete/elements/header_required.php onto /elements/header_required.php 4. Replace where the following code (towards the end) onto this Now Google Analytics code will no longer be printed on your concrete5 site when the admin/webmaster visits