Archive for the ‘How To’s’ Category

Grab Certain Texts From Gmail via Google Spreadsheet (Script)

I had worked on this a few weeks back, and without any prior knowledge of using GmailApp call on Google Spreadsheet, I had to struggle for a while to get it working. The code to do this is fairly simple and can be understood by just about anyone. The problem I was trying to solve was also fairly simple. First, some background : there's a new task initiated by my college, although as ridiculous as it might sound to you, a student (based on the order of the roll number) has to send an email blast each day to other students. The email blast should contain a word, it's meaning, example of its usage etc. There's a certain format that needs to be followed, and what I wanted to do was grab just the words within the email and store them so that at some point, I'd have a database full of every words that have ever been sent. (Not really my idea, though.)

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How To Setup .NP Domain Name For Tumblr Blog?

I assume you have already gotten yourself a .NP domain name. If not, you can read the process here.

Mercantile only lets you change Nameservers of your domain, however, services such as Google's Blogger and Tumblr, require you to change A Record and CNAME, but not the nameservers. So, if you wish to use your domain name for hosting blogger or tumblr blog, then there's only one alternative : to use third-party DNS service which supports A and CNAME records. Here's what you need to do in order to use your .com.np domain with Tumblr.

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How To Register .NP Domain For Free?

So, I recently registered my own .com.np domain. Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd. provides .np NPccTLD (country code top-level domain) to Nepali citizens for free. You can get .np TLD based on your name for personal use, and also, if you have an organization registered at Nepal, you can get a .np name of your organization for free.

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How To Stop Download of YouTube Videos?

Google has recently removed the Stop Download command from the right click context-menu of YouTube videos. This change has brought in outpour from lots of users. Stop Download command used to let you stop the video from downloading completely, as opposed to the pause button which only paused the video while buffering still took place in the background.

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8 Ways To Improve WordPress Site Load Time

I had constantly worked on improving the site load time since last few weeks and you might have noticed some of the changes as well. If you are a regular reader, its hard to not notice them. :)  As per my experience, I have made a list of things that you can do in order to improve your WordPress site's load time.

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Watch Youtube Videos with Externally Loaded Subtitles

Some days back, I was watching a british movie on YouTube, and it was quite difficult for me to understand what some of the characters were saying. At that very moment, I thought of a site I had come across earlier - subber.com. It used to let users add external subtitles to Youtube videos, but seems like it has been down for some time now. So, here I have made a list of ways to add subtitles on YouTube Video that does not belong to you.

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WordPress : Lazy Load Disqus Comments on Button Click

 

Over the last few days, I have made some changes on the site to improve its speed. One of such changes was replacing the native WordPress comment system with Disqus. I changed the comment system because I thought of doing something like what Amit Agarwal has done on Labnol - make comments appear only when the visitors click on a button. This will reduce a lot of HTTP requests and in turn, help to improve site speed. I googled and then came across a post that did exactly what I was looking for!

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