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FTP fix for Windows 8


I’ve been meaning to post these snippets for a while in case they are of use to anyone else running Win 8 and on the verge of a meltdown.

FTP fix for Windows 8.1

After a few months of having to fire up my old laptop running Windows 7 every time I needed to upload a file over 5MB I came across a fix for FireFTP using Windows 8.1 so simple it couldn’t be true – disable the anti-virus before you upload any files.

Web pages not loading properly in Windows 8.1

Sheer random inability to load web pages driving you to the brink? Go into Network Connections -> right click the wifi icon -> click on Internet protocol version 4(TCP/IPv4) -> click properties and enter the info below.


Wifi connection drops in Windows 8.1 with TalkTalk

This stumped me for over a month since there was no discernible pattern to work with.¬†Finally worked out that the Virgin router didn’t mind my laptop running on battery power but TalkTalk had real issues with it and disconnected on a whim. A fix that has worked so far -> right click on the windows start button -> click on device manager -> click on network adapters -> right click on wifi adapter -> disable -> then enable again.

— Post No.71 —

Useful WordPress Plugins 3



Barley for WordPress lets you compose directly on the page. More


Easily broadcast posts to Twitter and Facebook. Great little plugin that just works. More

Admin Menu Tree Page View

Get a tree view of all your pages directly in the admin menu. Very useful for large sites. More

NextCellent Gallery

A Photo Gallery for WordPress providing NextGEN legacy compatibility from version 1.9.13. More


Checks your contents (posts and pages) against the web for inadvertant duplicate content before postings. Detects online copies of your older posts. More

WooCommerce MailChimp

Simple and flexible MailChimp integration for WooCommerce. More.