Gaussian Blur is simply a way to blur a part of image using the Gaussian function. Gaussian Blur can also be used to get a smooth image out of a pixelated sharp image.
In this post, I’ll write about how to use Gaussian Blur in Photoshop Elements 10. You can use this feature to blur a certain part of image within a minute.
STEP 1 – First of all open the image in Photoshop Elements 10. Lets consider the following image (marked 1). And in this image, I would like to blur out the sign.txt text using Gaussian Blur.
STEP 2 – The next thing you need to do is select the part using Rectangular Marquee Tool (simply press M on keyboard to select this tool).
In this case, I will just click on top left corner of sign.txt and drag it to the bottom right corner to select the sign.txt part from the image.
STEP 3 – After selection, Click on Filter Menu > Select Blur > Select Gaussian Blur. Now you’ll be asked to enter radius, enter different values to check what you prefer. I would enter 2.5 radius in this case and click on OK button.
STEP 4 – Now the selected part will be blurred out. This is the result of Gaussian Blur.
In this post, I’ll show how to install WordPress on a subdomain using the softaculous installer in cPanel of Linux Web Hosting. This is very simple, you just have to follow the steps given below.
I assume you already have a hosting account with a domain associated to it. So just log into your web hosting account and open the Control Panel (cPanel) of Linux hosting. Some hosts hide cPanel under the name ‘Manage Web Hosting‘.
Once you open cPanel, navigate or scroll down to the ‘Domains‘ section. Here select the subdomains option and a new page will open up.
You can straightaway figure out how to create a subdomain, but if you can’t then keep reading. On the subdomains page, you can find ‘Create a subdomain‘ section. Check the screenshot given below –
All you need to do is just enter the subdomain name and select the domain. In this case, I have chosen the domain as codefap.com and the subdomain as lab. And do not mess with the document root, it will be automatically created once you enter the subdomain.
After entering subdomain and domain in the form, just hit Create button. In this case, a subdomain with link lab.codefap.com will be created for me.
Installing WordPress On Sub-Domain
Installation of WordPress package on a sub-domain is very similar to that of installing it on root itself. All you need to do is just select the newly created subdomain from the drop down menu.
Fill the rest of the details as described in my previous post – Installing WordPress On The Web Host. I hope this post helps you. Subscribe for more amazing posts, Thanks.
I have previously written about how to install WordPress directly using a online installer like Softaculous. But some hosts do not provide installers, so in that case you can just upload the WordPress package using FTP Client.
First of all, you will need the WordPress package. Go to wordpress.org and download the package. Click on ‘Download WordPress’ which will take you to the download page. Here choose the .zip version and download it. Its basically a big blue button with some version number. (eg. Download WordPress 3.6 .zip – 4.3mb).
#1. Extract the downloaded zip using Winrar or any suitable program. Open the extracted folder where you can find folders like wp-admin, wp-content, wp-includes and files like wp-activate, wp-settings, etc.
#2. Open FileZilla and establish a connection to your server. Once you are connected. Open the www folder in FileZilla remote directory.
#3. Select all the extracted files as shown below –
#4. Now drag-n-drop these files into the www folder of the Filezilla remote directory. This will initiate file upload. It will take a while to upload all these files. Once file upload is done, move to the next step.
#5. Go to yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php and follow the installation procedure. Its almost the same as installing WordPress on WAMP Server.
#6. You’ll be asked to enter database information. Here you need to enter MySQL database name, username and password. Keep the rest as it is.
#7. Once database information is set, you’ll be asked to enter site name, description, admin username and password, etc. Just finish the installation process.
#8. After completing installation, you can login to WordPress administrators dashboard by visiting yourdomain.com/wp-admin
In the previous post, I have written about creating a MySQL database using control panel in linux hosting. Now lets see how to add users to the newly created database.
Here, two steps are involved. First is creating the user and second is adding the user to the database. So lets see how to do that.
#1. Creating MySQL User
- Login to your webhosting account.
- Go to control panel (cPanel).
- Select MySQL Databases
- Scroll down to MySQL Users
- Type in the desired username and password in the input form.
- And click on create user.
- This will create a new MySQL user.
But not that, this newly created MySQL user has no access to any MySQL database. So to associate this MySQL user to any database you’ll need to follow step 2.
#2. Adding MySQL User To MySQL Database
Once you create a new user, stay on the same page and scroll down. You can see Add User To Database option. This is where you will have to select the User and select the Database from a drop down menu. After selecting the user and database, just click on Add button and you are good to go.
You can now use this newly created database for installing WordPress, Joomla, etc.
In this post, I’ll be talking about how to create a MySQL database in Linux Web Hosting. This is actually very simple. First of all, login to your hosting account and open the control panel (cPanel).
In cPanel, navigate or scroll down to the databases section. Here select the MySQL databases option. And rest you can figure it out yourself. But if you can’t, then continue reading..
You can find a box which says ‘Create New Database‘. All you need to do over here is just enter the name of the database. And hit the ‘Create Database‘ Button.
Your database will be created. You can now use this database for WordPress, Joomla, etc. But you’ll need to add users to the newly created database. In the next post we’ll see how to add users to the MySQL database.
In this post, i’ll talk about how to use an FTP Client to upload files to the web server. FTP is File Transfer Protocol. For uploading files to the web server, you will need an FTP Client. I’ll recommend FileZilla. Its tiny and easy to use. You can download FileZilla FTP Client from their official website and install it on your computer.
Now you will need the FTP details of your web host. You must have received these details in an email sent to you after purchasing the web hosting.
I have received the e-mail as shown below. This will give you an idea of what you exactly need to connect using an FTP Client.
Connecting To The Server
- If you have the FTP details, just go ahead and open the FileZilla Client.
- Click on File > Site Manager.
- Click on New Site.
- Enter IP address (which you received in email) in Host details. Or you can simply type in ftp.yourdomain.com as i have done in the screenshot above.
- Enter port as 21.
- In Server Type, try FTP, FTPS or FTPES. Check which one works out for you.
- Enter the username and password which you received in the email.
- And click on Connect.
If connection is established then well and good. If not, just put the error message in comments below and i’ll try to help you out.
Once Connection is established, you can find a list of folders like mail, public_ftp, public_html, tmp, www, etc. All you need to know right now is that www is the folder where you will upload all the contents of your website.
To upload any file, just drag and drop that file over that folder. Or you can open the folder first and then drag-drop the file inside the folder. This will initiate the file upload.
For example, if you upload xyz.png to www folder. It can be found at yourdomain.com/xyz.png and thus www is the root directory of your website.
In the previous post, I have written about purchasing domain and web hosting from BigRock. Now lets see how to install WordPress on the server which you have purchased. And note that, I am using BigRock’s hosting as an example. But you can follow this for almost every other host.
Once you purchase linux hosting with a new domain, your account will be setup in 24 hours. Once its done, just login to your hosting account.
After logging in, click on the domain name of the product named Web Services. Now scroll down to the Web Hosting part and click on Manage Web Hosting. This will open up the Control Panel (cPanel).
In Softaculous app installer, click on WordPress. You’ll be taken to the installation page. Click on install button and now you’ll be asked to enter the details of the installation.
Installing WordPress Using Softaculous Installer
- Choose the Protocol as HTTP.
- Choose domain as your Domain Name. (I have chosen codefap.com)
- Leave the ‘In Directory‘ empty, so the installation will be in the root folder (domain.com) instead of sub folder (domain.com/wordpress).
- Leave the Database name and table prefix as it is.
- Just go ahead and enter the site name and description.
- Enter the admin username, password and email address. This will be the user account which you can use to administrate the blog. Basically this is blog owner’s account.
- Once WordPress is installed you can simply goto yourdomain.com/wp-admin and login using the username and password which you have set previously.
- That’s it. You are now ready to go.
Note that, If your host does not support an online installer then you will need to upload the WordPress package using an FTP Client. I’ll talk about that in the next post.