How to run multiple concrete5 installs on a single core (Apache vhost config)

First, you need VPS or dedicated Apache server that you have root access. Then create symbolic links to point to one core. Sometime, the shared server may let you do so if you have a SSH access. This information is as of May 21, 2014. 1. Create /concrete/ & /updates/ folder where you save your concrete5 core files In /concrete/ folder, you save all files under /concrete/ folder In /updates/ folder, you will save the new version of concrete5. Make sure to set the permission that all of concrete5 can read these core files. If it’s apache server you may want to run the following. Or you may just have […]


Happy New Year 2014

Happy new year. The holiday greetings of the Year 2014. In 2013, I went through a lot in terms of private life and work. I’m hoping that I can bring my last year’s experience to the next level. I wish I could write more blog post this year… but the frequent blog posts will be the resolution after 2015.


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 […]


How to sync Facebook profile pic to your iPhone (iOS) contacts

Facebook App on iPhone has a very useful function to sync your Facebook friend pics to your iPhone contacts. When you receive a call from your Facebook friend, you will immediately find out who’s calling by seeing the exact same pictures of their Facebook profile pics as you see them everyday on the news feed. You must send your personal information to the Facebook in order to match your contacts and Facebook. You should be careful with your privacy stuff. The following screen shots are captured as on March 30, 2012 1. Launch the Facebook iPhone app & tap the menu button on the top left corner 2. Tap “Friends” […]


YouTube: How to start playing in the middle of the video via link, WordPress, or embedding code

Sometime you want your friend to skip at the beginning of the YouTube video. This post shows you how to create a link or a embed code so that people can start watching a YouTube video from the specific point. Link Format #t=XXmXXs  Description Add #t parameter after URL and declare the minutes and seconds of the video you would like to start playing back. Sample It starts playing back a YokosoNews video at 1 minute 8 seconds (= 01m08s) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb5JdgNDw0Q#t=01m08s WordPress Description If you’re using WordPress, you don’t have to use the following embed code. You can simply use the plain text of a URL above. (You should not […]


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


concrete5 YouTube block customization tips

This is how-to for concrete5 web masters and developers. YouTube now recommend to use “iFrame” instead of “object” tag. And I also came up with a custom template for playlist which you can easily embed the YouTube playlist onto your concrete5 site. You need the basic knowledge of installing and working with concrete5, and how to use FTP . YouTube block iFrame customization Here is easy how-to of iFrame. This method will replace the entire existing YouTube blocks. If you don’t want to change the existing YouTube blocks, you may want to apply this as custom template. 1. Create a blank text file at /blocks/youtube/view.php 2. Copy and paste the […]


[Editorial] Dolphin, Whales and YokosoNews

Earlier today, one of my YokosoNews contributors traveled to Kumano, Japan. And he went to eat the local cuisine which include the dolphin. Then he posted the photo on YokosoNews Facebook page. I immediately deleted the photo from the YokosoNews Facebook Page. But I would like to take this opportunity to express my personal opinion and my premature plan. I’m writing this on my personal blog because this is not the official final plan of YokosoNews. But it’s good to share my developing plan of YokosoNews as the first step to become a real social media and the bridge of Japanese culture… and get your feedbacks. Lessons from the past […]