Author: HenryRanch LLC

Syndicate Press version 1.0.31 released

SP version 1.0.31 has several new features including custom link targets,  more CSS styling options and custom HTTP client agent string configuration.  Syndicate Press provides best in class RSS,  egg and atom feed integration for WordPress.   Syndicate Press: Awesome feed integration for WordPress!

Syndicate Press 1.0.30 Released

This is a bugfix release which resolves some issues in the lightbox and admin panel. Syndicate Press is powering advertising, news feeds and aggregation sites from around the world. Check Syndicate Press out here: http://syndicatepress.henryranch.net/

Syndicate Press version 1.0.20 released

We are pleased to announce the release of Syndicate Press version 1.0.20. This version includes a new short-code parameter that allows you to truncate an article title at a specific word. This is especially useful when working with affiliate product feeds and automated news feeds. Syndicate Press, the best feed

Syndicate Press v1.0.19 released

This is a bug-fix release of Syndicate Press. This version fixes an article and article headline text truncation issue. Text is now truncated on word boundaries, rather than in the middle of the word. Syndicate Press, the best feed aggregation plugin for WordPress. Join more than 17,000 Syndicate Press users

New tutorial to enable Wireless on HPDV5000 with Ubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Ubuntu Linux 12.04 on my HPDV5000 laptop and ran into a snag when the OS would not recognize the wireless card.  But, thanks to some research and a bit of patience, I got it running.  Check out the simple tutorial here: http://henryranch.net/tutorials/hp-dv5000-and-ubuntu-12-04-wireless-card-issues-solved/

New review of Elegante Organic Yerba Mate

We have added the brand new Elegante Organic Yerba Mate blend to our famous review page.  Our popular Yerba Mate review page gives the info you need to enjoy the Yerba Mate you love and find new blends to get acquainted with!  Visit our review here: http://henryranch.net/reviews/yerba-mate-reviews/

Syndicate Press 1.0.16 released

HenryRanchLLC is proud to announce the release of Syndicate Press version 1.0.16.  This release fixes a couple of small bugs and contains a new feature which allows you to customize the format of the time-stamp.  Syndicate Press, the best feed aggregation plugin for WordPress.  Join more than 10,000 Syndicate Press

Syndicate Press 1.0.10 released

Syndicate Press version 1.0.10 was released this evening with several bug-fixes that resolve a formatting issue and a filtering issue.  Be sure to update your installation soon in order to take advantage of these fixes!  If you haven’t already installed 1.0.9, you can jump to 1.0.10 without a problem and

Secure your internet with AceVPN!

With internet crime rampant and advertisers creating huge databases of our online behavior, it’s time that every online subscriber adds a little more protection to their internet use.  AceVPN.com provides trusted VPN services at affordable rates.  Take a look at our review of AceVPN.com here: http://henryranch.net/reviews/ace-vpn-provides-secure-internet-use/

Updated Yerba Mate Review!

With a new year comes new reviews at one of the most viewed Yerba Mate review pages on the net!  We have added reviews of Itapua La Potente, Cachamate and Campesino with more information on the special blend of herbs that make these Mate products unique and wonderful.  Additionally, we

Light-box tutorial for embedded web-servers

Light-boxing is a technique for cleanly popping up  information in a web-page while simultaneously darkening the main page to provide focus to the popup content.  All of the major javascript libraries provide very nice light-box implementations, but they come at the cost of large memory footprints that may not work

Syndicate Press version 1.0.5 released

Syndicate Press lets you include RSS feeds directly in your WordPress Posts or Pages at a location YOU choose. This plugin provides a very easy to use administration page and includes great features such as feed caching, filters and several display options.  The 1.0.5 version removed some hard coded formatting

Syndicate Press 1.0.2 bug-fix release

Syndicate Press 1.0.2 was released this evening with 1 bug-fix and 1 enhancement.  Join the more than 700 WordPress users who have installed Syndicate Press during the first week of publication!  See the Syndicate Press homepage here: http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/

Syndicate Press 1.0 released!

After nearly a year in release candidate status, Syndicate Press has been released into the WordPress Plugin repository.  Users may now download the latest Syndicate Press version directly through their WordPress admin page.  For details see: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/syndicate-press/.  The Syndicate Press homepage with documentation and FAQs can be found here: http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/. 

A new series exploring automated web testing with Selenium

Join us for a multi-part series in which we explore the powerful Selenium tool-chain.  If you have been looking for an alternative to the expensive automation tools from the big vendors or you are just starting to research automated web application testing, this serialized tutorial is for you! http://henryranch.net/software/automated-web-testing-with-selenium-part-1/

New Real-time earthquake news feed!

If you are interested in following real-time earthquake related news and receiving immediate notification of when an earthquake occurs, take a look at the new feed provided by the USGS and made available to you by henryranch.net: http://henryranch.net/news/real-time-earthquake-news/

Review of StarStrikers, Tyrmia and Tales From Ocherva

Great science fiction with a fresh, action packed storyline doesn’t come along that often.  If you are looking for a new author with some fantastic new plots and technology, take a look at this review of Ken McConnells latest three books: http://henryranch.net/reviews/starstrikers-tyrmia-and-the-tales-from-ocherva/

WordPress 3.2 out of memory

Planning to upgrade to WordPress 3.2 on a shared host such as 1and1?  If so, you might want to give yourself a little more time to do the upgrade.  On many shared hosts, the default PHP memory is limited.  Take a look at this tutorial for instructions on how to

Review of the BEST Yerba Mate Bombilla

Looking for a great bombilla style filter straw for Yerba Mate, loose coffee or loose leaf tea?  Take a look at this review for the best bombilla ever: http://henryranch.net/reviews/the-best-yerba-mate-bombilla-filtered-drinking-straw/

Fixing the WordPress unexpected { fatal error

If you have just tried to activate a new plugin in your WordPress installation and received a strange “Fatal Error: unexpected {” message, don’t worry!  There is an easy fix. For details, see this tutorial: http://henryranch.net/fixing-wordpress-3-x-y-plugin-fatal-error/

How to fix the WordPress update Out of Memory error

I recently attempted to update my wordpress installation from 3.0.4 to 3.0.5 via the automatic update feature when I encountered an ugly error: “Fatal error: Out of Memory”.  This error will prevent the update from completing.  Fortunately, the fix is pretty simple.  For details see this tutorial: http://henryranch.net/tutorials/fixing-wordpress-upgrade-out-of-memory-error/

Behringer UCA202 stereo analog to digital converter review

Just posted a review of the Behringer UCA202 stereo audio I/O device. If you need a quality converter that does both analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog audio conversion and need to stay within a small budget, then this device is for you! Take a look at my review here: http://henryranch.net/reviews/behringer-uca202-stereo-usb-analog-to-digital-audio-converter/

Satellite dish airsoft prop article

Including props in an airsoft game can add a bit more enjoyment and challenge to the scenario.  Check out this new article about a man portable satellite dish with an embedded electronics package that I have been working on: http://henryranch.net/airsoft/airsoft-prop-satellite-communication-dish/

Lipo battery charger review

Need a charger for your high performance Airsoft or RC battery?  Looking for a great Lipo battery charger with integrated cell balancing?  In this article I review my recently purchased Lipo/NiCd/NiMH/Pb battery charger.  If you are in the market for a battery charger, read this article first: http://henryranch.net/reviews/lipo-battery-charger-review/

Syndicate Press version 0.9.9.2 available

Syndicate Press is moving along.  This latest release includes a number of error handling, security and administration page updates.  If you are looking for a great news feed aggregator for your WordPress site, give Syndicate Press a try: http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/

Salante Mint Madness Yerba Mate review

I just got my hands on some of the Salante Mint Madness flavored yerba mate.  What a treat!  With deep mint flavors and a subtle mate foundation, this blend is sure to please the most discerning of mate drinkers.  Take a look at my review here: http://henryranch.net/reviews/yerba-mate-reviews/.

Ooma Telo review

Just added a new review of the Ooma Telo VOIP phone system. If you have broadband internet access and would like to stop paying for a home phone line, then you should take a serious look at the Ooma and read my review http://henryranch.net/reviews/ooma-review-a-real-look-at-the-ooma-voip-phone-system/

Problem checking out a plugin from the WordPress SVN site?

Ever encountered the following error from svn when trying to checkout (or checkin) to a wordpress plugin repository: svn: OPTIONS of ‘http://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/yourPlugin’: 200 OK (http://plugins.svn.wordpress.org) Unfortunately, that error message makes almost no sense and is a bit frustrating, especially when you are in a hurry to get working on your