CodeHighlight Plugin for Posting Code

One of the hardest things to do in WordPress posts, is to quote actual code easily. It seems WordPress is a bit too aggressive with auto-fixing your html and it always ends up being a hassle to post some simple code bits. This is perhaps why BBCode in forums is so popular, as it makes this much easier.

While looking up plugins for something else I ran across: CodeHighlight, which makes the process easier. With this plugin installed you simple wrap your code text with simple BBCode style brackets.

Example:

<a href="http://www.somelink.com">Some Link</a>

You can download the latest plugin from here.

cPanel User Guides & Help

If you have never used cPanel before, you might feel a little bit intimidated, but cPanel actually is the easiest control panel software to use, and this is why it is the most popular panel today in webhosting.

The following three sites cover cPanel in great detail:

cPanelGuide.net is a visual guide. This is a good site to view if you want to see what cPanel’s various screens look like and what options are offered. Note that not all hosts configure cPanel the same way, so not all options may be available or look exactly the same as this.

WebMasterStop.com has an unofficial guide that goes into detail about the various functions in cPanel. This guide offers more description of what each function does and is more helpful once you are comfortable with cPanel. You can also download the guide in zipped PDF format here: The Unofficial cPanel Guide.zip.

cPanel Documentation, the official documentation is also available online. For technical issues you should also register and join the cPanel Forums, which are helpful for when you have a specific problem.

Why You Still Need Support?

This is a common question that I see people asking everyday, and one which is pretty easy to answer. It is not that setting up a website or dealing with a technical problem is all that difficult, it is often that you do not have the technical resources to get from point A, which is the problem, to point B which is the solution. And even if you do have the resources available, you can still be overwhelmed by the amount of materials that you have to look through in order to get to point B. But perhaps the most frustrating part of any problem, is when you are presented with the solution, but have no idea how to get there!

This happens so often in the technical world of computers, that undeniably I have come across multiple situations, where I literally gave up and went another route entirely because even though the solution was right there, the amount of steps involved to get there would make the whole solution no longer worth the time and effort spent.

And so Support is important not so much in solving your problem, but in helping you get to that solution.