Facebook plugin for wordpress – No support from facebook? :-(

Being a hobbyist and not a professional, I have spent lots and lots of tireless days and sleepless nights, trying to integrate the social plugin i.e. facebook for wordpress, offered by facebook, into my blog. All of us who manage their webpages using wordpress know how difficult is it to take approval of various actions and settings from facebook, prior to final implementation on websites.

The login flow using facebook, which was working fine till some time ago, has started throwing an error while I try to login using the administrators account, asking me to take approval for some role permission. When I was going through the documentation for the same I just stumbled upon a post by facebook, that the social plugin, i.e. facebook for wordpress is no longer supported by facebook.

Now, this brings me to feel that facebook has ditched me by withdrawing their support and m feeling bad for all that effort which I have put in for integrating my wordpress blog with facebook.

How many of you also feel the same. I request you all to share your feelings…….

Monitor network usage in Ubuntu

Many a times when we are using our computer for surfing the internet, or other network activities, we feel that though we have a good internet connection, but the browsing speed is not good.

It may happen so that the bandwidth is being consumed by some unwanted application or process running in the background and little or no bandwidth is left for the browser.

But how can we diagnose which application is making how much usage of the internet bandwidth?

Luckily there is a small application available for Ubuntu which does the real time monitoring of the internet bandwidth usage and displays it for you on the screen. The application is “NetHogs”.


 

For installing use the following steps:-

  • Open a new terminal window using key combination Ctrl+Alt+t
  • On the command prompt issue the command :- sudo apt-get install nethogs
  • After the installation is over, just issue the command :- sudo nethogs
  • Real time data usage of the network will be displayed in the terminal
  • To close the application use key combination Ctrl+c

Once you have the details of the applications or processes hogging you bandwidth, you can close them or selectively kill them.

 

Create WiFi Access Point On Ubuntu

Have you got a computer with a wired internet connection and a wireless LAN card available and you want to connect your wi-fi enabled devices to internet, then here is a solution to create a Wi-Fi Access point using your computer. Hence you can share your single internet connection with multiple devices, as well as have the flexibility of internet access on the go.

It is assumed that you are having the following available with you:
(a) A computer running Ubuntu operating system (we used 14.04 LTS for this setup).
(b) A wired internet connection.
(c) A wireless LAN card.

For the purpose of creating a hotspot or access point we will utilise ap-hotspot software.

First of all install ap-hotspot as follows.

(a) Open a new terminal from dash or use keyboard shortcut “ctrl+alt+t”.
(b) Issue the following commands in sequence:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ap-hotspot

(c) After the installation is a success, issue following command to configure the hotspot or access point:

sudo apt-hotspot configure

It will detect your network connections and if all is correctly listed, it will ask you to enter an Access Point name (SSID) and access key (WI-Fi password).

(d) After above step we are ready to start our hotspot or access point. To start the hotspot issue the following command in the terminal:


sudo apt-hotspot start

(e) To stop the hotspot, issue the following command:


sudo apt-hotspot stop

Happy internet connection sharing with your wireless devices.