Friday, 18 August 2017

How to update your Linux Wallpaper daily to Bing Image of the Day (Ubuntu/Mint)

This is what I visit Bing for, Yes the Wallpapers! In Windows it is pretty easy to update it daily with Bing Image of the Day automatically, You just have to install the Bing Desktop Application.

But what about Linux Users? Yes a week before I completely migrated to Linux Mint from Windows 10, I am still learning about it, so this is the reason for this plain Thumbnail! Still Struggling with GIMP.

I did this with a simple BingWallpaper Script by WhizzzKids and also the Wallpapers which are downloaded are saved in your System.

Run the following commands in Terminal to get it working:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:whizzzkid/bingwallpaper
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bingwallpaper

Your Wallpaper will be updated in next reboot. This programs runs on startup, I would recommend you to remove it from startup programs.
Disable Bing Wallpaper
Now whenever you want to change your Wallpaper, just open terminal and enter bingwallpaper and the latest Image will be downloaded and set as your Wallpaper.
'bingwallpaper' to Update Wallpaper
Did you like this? Share your Wallpaper Below in the comments section!
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Sunday, 30 July 2017

How to make Start Menu full screen in Windows 10

After that Windows 8 Start Menu which was a really bad concept, there is something new in Windows 10 Start Menu. It is similar to the Windows 7 Start Menu, but there's more in that. You can resize it, customize it, live tiles and more... You can even make it Full Screen!
Windows 10 Start Menu
The Full Screen Start Menu is a great option for touch devices. To use Full Screen Start Menu,
First go to Start, then click on Gear Icon which will open Settings or you can simply search Settings on Cortana.
After opening the Setting App, go to Personalization and then Click on start from the Right Sidebar and then scrolling through the options click on 'Use Start full screen' and that's all you need for a full screen Start Menu.
My Desktop
How is this..? Isn't this cool.. All this customization is done with Rainmeter. For Full Tutorial follow this link - How to customize your Windows Desktop with Rainmeter.
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

How to Install WordPress Locally via WAMP Server on Windows

Installing WordPress has always been easy... No? Then probably you haven't read our article on Installing WordPress Manually Using cPanel. But what if you don't have a Hosting but still want to use WordPress?

In this article we will be learning How to Install WordPress Locally via WAMP Server on Windows! Yes, you can install WordPress on your Windows Desktop for testing/learning purpose. It is a great way to test any major change in your site.
Note: By Using this Method only you will be able to see the Site, if you want your site to be live then you need to get Hosting & Domain.
You can see the video above, or else if you don't like the video or want to read then continue with this article.

Required -

First you need to download the WAMP Server and Install It.
Note: WAMP Installation not covered in this article.
After Installing WAMP, download WordPress Software and Extract it.
Download WordPress Software
After Extracting you will get a folder named wordpress, now copy this folder to C:\wamp\www and C:\wamp64\www in 64-bit Installation.
Copy wordpress Folder to wamp\www
After copying the wordpress folder, start the WAMP Engine and wait for the icon to turn green then go to localhost/phpmyadmin and there type in username as 'Root' and leave the password box blank and click on Go.
Username is Root and Leave the Password Box Blank and press Go
Now you will log in to phpmyadmin, Now we will have to create a Database. There click on Databases box and you will be taken to another page there type Database Name and click on Create.
Creating Database in phpmyadmin
Now we have completed creating a Database for phpmyadmin, this will be used for installing WordPress. Now go to the wordpress folder where we have the wordpress script. In my case it is in C:\wamp64\www. There you will see a file named wp-config-sample, rename this file to wp-config and open it in Notepad to edit.

Now here in this file you need to enter your Database name and user which is root and password which you have to leave as blank.
Replace Database_Name_Here by your Database Name and rest of the lines must match this Image!
Yes! We have completed the editing work. Now goto localhost/wordpress (If you have not renamed the folder). There you will get to a page, you have to select your language then click on continue. Now you have to enter the site title, Admin Username, Password and E-Mail Address.
Fill the details and click on Install WordPress
After Filling the Details click on Install WordPress then go to login page by typing in the url localhost/wordpress/wp-admin. Here login using your Username and Password and Bang! 
You will be taken to the Dashboard. Your WordPress Dashboard, also you can view the site live at localhost/wordpress.

If you want to Install WordPress on your site then follow this tutorial - How to Manually Install WordPress Using cPanel.

You’ve successfully completed the installation. Now it’s time to explore the world of WordPress, I am sure you will have a wonderful experience with WordPress.
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Monday, 24 July 2017

How to use Rainmeter to Customize your Windows Desktop - Installation

In my Previous Article, I shared my Rainmeter Layout on my Desktop. Rainmeter is an application for customizing your Desktop which works by Installing skins. There is a very large community of Rainmeter users who are actively developing and making new skins.

I had shared some of the skins in my Previous Article on my Desktop Customization with Rainmeter. You can read it here.

In this article we will first Install Rainmeter and then look at some Customized Rainmeter Desktops!

Installing Rainmeter -

First you need to download the Rainmeter Installer from its Official Website (Recommended).

After Downloading Rainmeter, run the Installer as Administrator and give the required Permissions. Now select the desired option and click Next. 'Standard Installation' is Recommended but if you are installing it in a removable drive then select 'Portable Installation'.
Note: If you are selecting 'Portable Installation' then you will manually need to install the required libraries.
Rainmeter Installer
Now in the next window you will have to select the location where you want to install Rainmeter. After browsing the location, check the 'Install 64-bit version' if you are installing it on a 64-bit OS Installation. Also keep the 'Launch Rainmeter on Startup' box checked (Recommended) to launch it as soon as Windows Boots.
Rainmeter Installer - Window 1
After selecting the desired options click on Install to install Rainmeter, Now after the Installation process is finished check the box 'Run Rainmeter' and click on Finish.
Finishing with the Installation
We have successfully installed Rainmeter, now we will have a look at some of the customized Rainmeter Desktops. I will also give a link to the tutorial, so that you can apply that theme if you like it.

My Rainmeter Customized Desktop 

My Rainmeter Customized Desktop!
I have shared this before, and the tutorial is also there on my blog. You can check it out here for full tutorial with all the required links.

Hi-Tech

Hi-Tech
Looks Great right..? This was shared on DeviantArt, you can find all the other details here.

Legacy:Minimalism Evil

Legacy:Minimalism Evil
Woo! This is Awesome! Insanely Awesome.. You can find the Skins here. However the Wallpaper is not shared, you can find the Wallpaper here. If the links are broken then comment below, I will fix them as soon as I can.

So which one did you like? Comment Below! If you have more insane skins then do comment below, I will add them to this list. Well, I feel my Desktop is Cool!
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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Best Free and Responsive WordPress Themes for Tech Blogs

Finding a Good Looking, Responsive and SEO Ready Theme is a task which requires a lot of time. I've used WordPress before and already I had Invested my time on searching for the Best Theme for my Blog. It is really important task, choosing a theme ain't easy. 

You must invest your time in searching a good theme for your Blog but you shoudn't waste your time in over searching for the theme.
Tip from my Side: After choosing a Theme don't invest your time in searching for new Themes. Always Remember - "Don't try to fix things that ain't broken".
Here I am listing Top Free WordPress Theme along with the links to Live demo and Download sections. I am sure that you will also like these themes.

ColorMag - Magazine Style WordPress Theme

ColorMag is the Perfect theme that you may want to Install on your Tech Blog. It has a Pro & Free Version, I've used the Free Version and the Features are really Cool! I recommend you to use this theme or at least try it once.

ColorMag is the #1 most popular Magazine-NewsPaper Style WordPress theme at wordpress.org & currently empowers 80,000+ sites and still counting.

Hueman - Theme by Press Customizr

Hueman is one of the most popular WordPress theme which is perfect for Blogs/Magazines. It loads fast and is also 100% Mobile-Friendly according to Google. Currently powers 80k+ Websites all around the World!

I've also used this theme on my blog before and I really Liked it. It is a perfect theme which you may be looking for your Blog. There is also a Pro Version of this theme available, if you're concerned about money then you can try the Free Version before buying the Pro Version.

Genesis Framework 2.5

Many Bloggers have requested me for the Genesis Framework because they cannot buy it. It is a dream of many Bloggers to get Genesis Framework because they are simply the Best! So I've decided to share the Genesis Framework with everyone.
Please Note: I've not hidden any encrypted script in the Files! The File is 100% Authentic.
Genesis Framework thats it..? No! I am also sharing a theme called Blogging Cage that is a child theme for Genesis Framework. Designed by Kulwant Nagi. It is really Cool theme to start your Journey with Genesis.It is custom theme which is no longer developed, I really like his work and his efforts in making this theme.

I've always been attracted to Hard-Working Bloggers who really care about their visitors. Recently I came across this theme GenMag Pro which is designed by Vishal Jain. He is actively developing the theme and making it more better. Below are the download links for these Genesis Child Themes.
Did you like these themes for your Blog? I will keep updating this list. Do you have any suggestions for this list? Comment Below!
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