Thursday, 29 August 2013

Issue adding new google analytics account

For some reason I couldn't find how to add a new Google Analytics account to the ones I already had.   Its fairly straight forward .

> go to 'admin' on the upper right

> You'll now have 2 columns -. Account , Property and View

> Click on 'Account'  and the last option is 'Create New Account'

Here's a pic.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

wordpress 3.5 contact form 7 failed to send your message. Please try later or contact administrator by another method.

On our website we started getting the following error when trying to send a message using the 'Contact Form 7' plugin on Wordpress 3.5.1 . 

'Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact administrator by another method.'

Here's the changes I made to get the plugin to work.

* The first thing I did was to fill in the 'To:' and 'From:' Fields. 

* I also made sure I used mail address that had the same domain as the server I'm sending from . Ie if your website address is  then address will be something like '' 

* I also filled in the SUBJECT field with 'A Website Inquiry'

* And filled the Message Body with

The following is an inquiry from

 [ your-email]


   [ your-message]

!!note: this is also a fix for 'contact form 7 not sending information to admin in message body'  if you are having that issue.

Here's a screen shot .

Thursday, 15 August 2013


windows xp taskbar not working properly

how to fix windows taskbar XP

On a HP Pavillion dv2000 laptop the following text on a bluescreen would pop up really quickly.  After this message once windows xp had loaded the taskbar was not displaying properly.

Here's the text.


A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If this is the first time you've seen this error screen restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure and new hardware or software is properly installed.  If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If the problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software, Disable BIOS memory, options such as caching or shadowing.  If you need to safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and select safe mode.

Technical Information:

***** STOP: 0x00000050 ()


Check this post for some inspiration on a fix

For me I had to fix this by pressing F11 and following the PC fix instructions. I'd recommend backing up in Safe Mode first though.

Monday, 5 August 2013

AutoTweet NG basic showing on Facebook admin but not on other users statuses

I am using Joomla 2.5 and AutoTweet NG Basic version 6.5.2 but have a feeling this mistake will effect other version.

So basically what's happening is that you can see the post you've made but no one else can.  Also in the posts the reach will read as zero.

The solution is really simple.  Go back to you Facebook Developers page and click on the app you have created for this. 

On the main page under Basic info there is a selection for 'Sandbox' this needs to be set to 'Disabled' otherwise it's in test mode and only you as the developer can see the post.