IT-blogger.dk in english

I have been blogging about IT topics since 2012, mostly in danish, but sometimes also in english. In this section you can find all articles I have written in english.

Windows vs MacOS vs Ubuntu – What is best?

I have used both Windows, MacOS and Ubuntu for a while now, and I have now decided which OS is my favorite. Read the result in this article. In old days I had only Windows installed on my computer. I had …
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How to play DVD in Windows 10

One of the downsides to upgrading to Windows 10, is that Windows 10 does not play DVD movies by default. See here why and how to solve it.  When Microsoft offered a free upgrade of Windows 7 and 8 to Windows …
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How to get Java to work on Windows 10

Did your Java also stop working after upgrading Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10? Here I will show you how to get Java to work on Windows 10. The reason why Java does not work in Windows 10 (by default) …
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WP plugin for EU cookie consent

Google has just announced that all AdSense users have to implement a new AdSense policy called the Concent policy. This demands that all websites using AdSense that have visitors from the European Union informs the visitors about the use of …
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Reverse domain lookup

Do you want to know which domains a certain person owns? Check how to perform a reverse domain lookup here.  It is really simple, because you can perform a reverse domain search using Google. The search is performed by searching on …
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How to take a screenshot in Windows

In this article you can see different ways to take a screenshot in Microsoft Windows. There is general three ways you can take a screenshot.  1. Take screenshot of rectangle Never versions of Microsoft Windows includes a “Snipping Tool”. Using this tool you …
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How to force quit a program in Mac OS

Sometimes it is necessary to force quitting a program, e.g. if it does not answer. This is how you force quit a program in Mac.  If you want to force quit a program in MacOS, you simply just press Cmd + …
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How to remove black screen in Android on Virtualbox

If you have Android installed on VirtualBox you might experience a black screen if it has been inactive for some minutes. This article shows you how to wake your machine up from the black screen state. The black screen is very …
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How to remove default sidebar/widgets in WordPress

In some WordPress themes, when you choose not to have any widgets/sidebar on a page, then default widgets/sidebars will be showed instead. But what if you really don’t want any sidebar on that page. Here I will show you how …
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Remove Sort by dropdownbox from Woocommerce

In Woocommerce there is a dropdown box on all product category pages which allows visitors to change the sort order of products. If you have a small shop with very few products, this does not make sense. In this article …
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Ello – does it have a future

Ello – the new social network – is getting really many new members right now. It is sold with a promise that they don’t show ads (like Facebook) and will respect all users privacy. So basically a social network without …
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5 tips to prevent spam in WordPress

Wordpress is the most used CMS in the world, but has unfortunately one disadvantage. It has a huge spam problem. If you just install a wordpress system and open for all to comment you will get a lot of spam …
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Should I still use Google Authorship?

Last year Google gave us Google Authorship – but now they take away profile pictures in SERP. How does this affect my site and should I still use Google Authorship in the future? Here is an analysis of the change and …
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Events made easy – remove the seats field

Events made easy is a plugin for WordPress that enables you to build a booking system, which can be used for booking sessions or events with customers. There is some fields on the registration form that is required, e.g. name, …
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Install Math extension on Mediawiki

Mediawiki is the system that Wikipedia is build on – and it is free for all to use. With the math extension for Mediawiki, you can insert math formulas using Latex to your wiki posts. This means that if you …
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Get your own custom Google+ address

Last month Google announced that they would offer custom addresses for your Google+ profile. This means that instead of having this long adress: https://plus.google.com/101153973823113756457 You can instead have an adress like: https://plus.google.com/+AndreasPeterHøgfeldtAndersen Which indead looks much better and is more easy to remember. How do …
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How to make high quality websites

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) seems to move in a direction, where high quality websites is the key to get in the top of Search Engine Result Page (SERP). But what are a high quality website in Google’s eyes? According to Google’s …
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Export Facebook friends to Google+

Google+ is growing very fast at the moment and more and more people gets annoyed by all the ads on Facebook. Many people predict that Google+ will become more dominant on the social market in the future. Actually there are …
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See your impersonal ranking in Google

When you have a website, you might want to see the ranking of your website in Google SERP (Search engine result page). Then you should be aware that Google show personal result in your SERP and that this will cheat …
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How to build your author rank

Author rank is a ranking, just like Google Page rank  that rank your website in Google SERP (Search Engine Result Page), depending on your authority of a certain keyword. This means, that if a user search on e.g. “latest fashion” and …
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Run you own webserver

When you need a server for your website, you can buy web hosting, where you get space for your website at very low cost. You can read more about finding good web hosting here. But if you need more advanced …
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Beginners guide to affiliate marketing

Do you want to earn money on your website? One way to do this is affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing, is when you market another companies products, by showing ads on your website. You get payed every time a person for …
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Build good Nofollow links

Nofollow links are links, which instructs Google not to pass on Google Pagerank to the destination address. Can you use these Nofollow links in your linkbuilding strategy or should you avoid them? I will point some of the answers out …
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Should I use tags on my website?

There are both benefits and disadvantages about using tags or tag clouds on your website. If you choose to use tags on your website, you should do it in the right way, or you will get penalized by Google. What is …
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How to insert modules into articles in Joomla

Sometimes it may be very convenient to be able to insert a module into a Joomla article. This is useful if you want to insert e.g. advertising modules, polls, top lists etc. You can also easily customize any article, so it …
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How to make a round Google+ profile image

Maybe you have noticed that some of the profiles in your Google+ circles don’t have the regular square profile image, but instead a round photo. You can e.g. look at my profile image at my Google+ profile:   In this article I …
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Schedule your Google+ posts using Do Share

Do Share is a Google Chrome App that allows you to schedule your Google+ posts. It works both for sharing on personal Google+ profiles, pages and communities. And you can work with it offline. Once you have installed the app, an …
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How to install SP Share on Joomla

This is a simple guide that will show how to install SP Share, a social sharing plugin for Joomla, activate it and get it to work. The guide is an answer to a question I got in a Joomla discussion …
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Best free Joomla extensions that supports Joomla 3

Joomla is currently both available in a 2.5 version and a 3.0 version. The reason for that is that Joomla 3 still have some bugs, that should not disturb all Joomla websites around the internet. So Joomla offers to versions …
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Solve problems with magic quotes in Joomla 3

Have you tried to install Joomla 3 and then having problems inserting images in articles and pages? One reason for such a mistake, is if magic quotes is set to On in the PHP settings.   In this article I …
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Google Pagerank update in february 2013

Google has started to update Google Pagerank for websites in February 2013. The values are usually updated four times a year, last time in November 2012. How is Google Pagerank determined? Google Pagerank (Google PR) is a very important ranking factor, that …
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Outsource content writing – content for your website

Outsourcing content writing, is when you pay other people to write high-quality content for your website. You could also call it external content writing. The benefit of doing it, is that you don’t have to spend the time researching and …
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Get more followers on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook

Social networks is one of the most important channels to market your website and your products. Get some tips and tricks to how you can get more followers on the most popular social sites: Facebook, Twitter and Google+. But why is …
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How to hide your community posts from your Google+ profile

Recently Google+ announced Google+ communities, which gave members great opportunities to discuss a lot of issues in high quality communities and meet a lot of new Google+ users. But one annoying thing about the communities was, that when you wrote a post in …
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Link building 2013 – a summary

Link building is a strategy used when optimizing your website to search engines (SEO) and to increase the numbers of visitors on your website. Link building is when you get links on other sites than your website, that points to …
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Get started with Google Adsense

Google AdSense is a program from Google, that allows you to show ads on your website and earn money on ads, just like affiliate marketing. The service is for free and it is easy to participate in the program. Actually, Google …
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Top 5 Google+ communities you should follow

On December 6, 2012, Google launched Google+ communities, there answer to Facebook groups. These communities gave the opportunity to meet new Google+ users with same interests, share posts and links to targeted users and discuss a lot of issues about …
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Good web hosting – what should I look for?

If you are building a new website for the internet, you need a web server to put your website files on. There are more possibilities, when you need a web server for your files: You can have your own webserver where …
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Move Google+ profile to new account

Do you want to transfer your Google+ profile to a new account? You can do this using Google Takeout – a tool to transfer your Google content from Google. You can also download an archive with your Google content with …
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SEO in 2013 – what do we expect?

Now, where the clock is ticking towards 2013, it is time to look on what happened in 2012 on the SEO-front and say a little about my expectations for 2013. 2012 was a year, where Google changed there algorithm a …
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Spam free WordPress blog – useful plugins

Do you have WordPress blog with comments, where you’re comments gets filled with spam messages all the time? This guide shows you how get a spam free WordPress blog. The purpose for spammers to post spam posts in your comments is …
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Best free WordPress plugins you must have

Everyone who have build websites using the CMS (Content Management System) WordPress, have their own favorite plugins that they use again and again and is a must-have for all their sites. Here are a list of all the WordPress plugins I …
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What is the best CMS (Content Management System)?

A CMS (Content Management System) is a complete website-solution, that makes you able to build a professional website, without learning programming, but instead you can focus on building high-quality content. You install the CMS on your FTP-server and then you …
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Get your own domain name

A domain name is an URL like http://www.what-ever-you-like.com. There are many benefits on getting your own domain: you get an URL that is easy to remember for your customers, you get an URL that has higher SEO-value (gives higher place …
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Beginner guide to SEO in 2012

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and is a very important word to learn, if you are webmaster. The word covers the technique where you optimize your website, so search engines (especially Google) can index your site easy and which …
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Duplicate content

Duplicate content is identical content or almost identical content, that are placed on two or more different URLs and will be indexed by search engines on all URLs. The are many ways to create duplicate content on your website. Some of …
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Author rank and Authorship

Since Google launched there own social platform, Google+, people has been speculating about what this could mean for the rank of websites in Googles search results. Would the number of +1s influence the rank? Would the number of followers? What …
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