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WordPress LogoThis Wordpress error message appears when a plugin update fails half way through.

The fix is extremely simple:

  • FTP to your Wordpress installation directory
  • Delete the .maintenance file at the root wordpress folder (where wp-config.php lives)
  • Login and retry the plugin operation

The issue...

If you administer a website (or indeed a number of websites) you may need a tool which will allow you to simply backup a MySQL database on a regular basis.

Although there are a number of tools available online, none quite fit our needs. As a result, we've quickly written a simple MySQL backup tool...

After upgrading your desktop or laptop to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Reduction in audio quality (jittery calls)
  • Crashing after receiving an Instant Message
  • Crashing when trying to send an Instant Message
  • Slow program functionality

All of the above...

If like us, you try to keep the majority of the software you use open source, then Mozilla Thunderbird (with the Lightning add-on) might just be the perfect solution to your PIM (personal information manager) needs.

We use Thunderbird exclusively within our organisation for email, and with the L...

From FastUpFront.com comes an extremely useful list of Open Source applications. As the recession drags on, more and more businesses are looking at Open Source software as a way to reduce the amount they are spending on software licensing.

From the article:

Open source applications and onlin...