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How To Configure Let's Encrypt For Drupal & Virtualmin

Let's Encrypt is taking over the world with its free SSL certificates, and I'm using it on ALL of my websites (including the one you're reading right now). But using it with Drupal & Virtualmin is not as easy as it should be, so today I'll show everyone how to make it work 100%. It took me a few hours of detective work to figure out the following two prerequisites that need to be taken care of before using Let's Encrypt:

How To Upgrade To PHP 7 On CentOS 7 With No Existing Virtual Hosts

NOTES: The following code was all I needed to set up a basic LAMP stack on a Linode server, and should work fine on DigitalOcean, Vultr, etc.

Is OnTrac Ever On Track?

I ordered a chair from Staples on October 23, which was a Sunday. And because Staples has phenomenal service, the order was supposed to be shipped for free on Monday, to be delivered the very next day. But I didn't get the order until the next day (which is a bigger deal than it sounds), and this blog post is about exposing just what the hell is going on with OnTrac these days.

Why You Should Subscribe To Mobile Lists

I wrote a blog post a few months ago about why you should subscribe to email lists. Now I'll write about why you should also subscribe to mobile text message lists via SMS:

1) One Day Food Deals

I just got a text message from Chipotle for a link (which actually just redirects to the game's website) to play a 60 second game and automatically win a buy-one-get-one-free deal.

Drupal Relation Module Configuration Manual

Today I'll show you guys how to install the Relation module for Drupal 7. Believe it or not, it took me almost five years to fully figure out how to install what I think is one of the most confusing modules ever made lol.

So what exactly does Relation do? Let's say you have a film and its sequel:

* Film 1 is followed by film 2.
* Film 2 follows film 1.

DiscountMags - The Cheapest Magazine Subscription Website

Today I'll show you how to get unbelievable deals on your favorite magazines. How unbelievable? Here are examples of the too-good-to-be-true deals on my current yearly subscriptions (screenshots will be added shortly):

#A. Entrepreneur: $4
#B. Fast Company: $4
#C. Forbes: $4.50
#D. * Fortune: $5
#E. * Harvard Business Review: Free
#F. Inc.: $4
#G. Robb Report: $10
#H. Rolling Stone: $4

Wanna know how you can get these deals? Read on:

#1. How do I find these too-good-to-be-true deals?

+FollowSymLinks -> +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch

When installing Drupal, one of the things that some people must do beforehand depending on their specific server configuration is to change "+FollowSymLinks" to "+SymLinksIfOwnerMatch" in the .htaccess file. And most people have already figured this out a long time ago, because they wouldn't have been able to install Drupal otherwise.

Drupal User Login Logout Messages Module

UPDATE (August 30, 2016): The module is now called User Login Logout Messages, which displays a message when users log in as well as log out. It works flawlessly on Mediography.by, my media tech startup. I'm so jazzed! :D

How To Make The Web Widgets Module Work With Drupal 7.50

For users of the awesome Web Widgets module, you'll notice that it'll no longer work after installing Drupal 7.50. But after digging into this issue, I realized that the problem was much simpler than I had originally imagined (Drupal 7.50 supporting PHP 7). Sometimes all it takes is to just RTFM lol. Anyway, here's how to solve it:

Why You Should Subscribe To Email Lists

I guess it's a good time as any for me to start writing up a list of reasons as to why I think everyone should subscribe to email lists:

1) One Day Food Deals

Did you know that today is National Burger Day, and that Jack In The Box is having a buy-one-get-one-free deal today?

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