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How to

Enable POP for your Yahoo account

The workaround I mentioned below doesn’t work anymore, but POP/IMAP should be enabled for all accounts. I have tried that with another Yahoo Account and it works.

If you need to do use Yahoo address in gmail then maybe the less secure apps must be enabled in Google.


I have all my email accounts added in my gmail which works as an email client and I can access all of them through my gmail account. This is a very useful feature for everyone who has more than one email accounts to keep track of. For this you need POP enabled, which lets any email client download messages from your email provider’s server. Enabling POP is available for all of gmail accounts but for a normal yahoo account it asks you to upgrade to a plus account if you want to enable POP. POP can be accessed by going to POP & Forwarding in Mail Options for Yahoo.

Upgrade to Mail Plus

There are two ways to enable POP for your Yahoo account, the obvious one is to pay them and get Mail Plus and the other workaround to get it working for free is discussed below.

Enabling POP on Yahoo for free:

  • Log in to your Yahoo Account, look for your name on top left of the screen, with a small arrow with it.
  • Click on your name which will open a drop down with some options, findand click on Account Info in this list.
  • It shall ask you for your password, enter your password to get on your account info page
  • Scroll down this page for Account Settings section, and click on Set language, site, and time zone


  • On the next page change Regional Site and Languages to Yahoo Asia.
  • After that refresh your browser and go to Mail Options under the Options menu on top.
  • Click on POP & Forwarding on left and you will see now you can enable POP for your Yahoo Account !

POP Server Settings for Yahoo!

The following settings can be used to setup your Yahoo! account on any other email client

Incoming Mail (POP3) Serverpop.mail.yahoo.com (Use SSL, port: 995)
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Serversmtp.mail.yahoo.com (Use SSL, port: 465, use authentication)
Account Name/Login NameYour Yahoo! Mail ID (your email address without the “@yahoo.com”)
Email AddressYour Yahoo! Mail address (e.g., user@yahoo.com)
PasswordYour Yahoo! Mail password

If it does not work for anyone then please tell me about it in the comments section below, same goes for any queries that you may have.

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Code How to Tips Wordpress

Template Path in WordPress Child Themes

WordPress Child themes are a great Idea to extend the theme a bit without getting your hands dirty with the big deal, but I encountered a problem with my child theme when I wanted to load some of my Javascript files which I kept with in the child theme so that the parent theme remains unchanged and all the development is also done in one directory.

When I tried loading the Javascript using the Template path obtained by

$template_path = get_bloginfo('template_url');

I got the path to the parent theme which of course is wrong in my case as my JS file was in child theme’s folder.

I had to make a custom function to get my child theme’s path. I am copying this function below for people who are facing the same issue. Feel free to copy this function into your functions.php file of your child theme. If you don’t have a functions.php in your child theme then create one


function get_childTheme_url() {
    return dirname( get_bloginfo('stylesheet_url') );
}

After copying this function in functions.php, call this function anywhere to get the path to your child theme; as shown below

$template_path = get_childTheme_url();

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DFP/ Admanager How to

Display two creatives simultaneously on a page DFP Google Admanager

I was caught up with a problem where I had a display two creatives simultaneously on a page where I had two placements. I had 3 sets of two creatives each which were to be shown as a set every time the page loaded. That means no ads of different sets can be shown together.

There is no apparent option in DFP/ Google Ad manager to show two creatives in sync, but I was able to find a workaround, explained below;

  1. Create a new lineitem/slide for every set of creatives and added two creatives each in those slides.
  2. In the Settings panel go to see the Adjust Delivery panel on right, go to Display Creatives option and choose As many as possible from the drop down.

    display creatives option in DFP
  3. Below Display Creatives you will see Rotate Creatives, choose Evenly from the drop down for this column.

    Rotate Creatives option in DFP
  4. Do the same for every lineitem.
  5. Make sure that all the lineitems have similarity in every other criteria, that is no lineitem supersedes any other lineitem in any way, may it be the cost, or priority, or any other metric.

This is it, all your creatives will now be shown as a set of creatives each time.

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Wordpress

Make a simpler login URL for your WordPress blog

We usually use the more technical looking www.example.com/wp-login to logon to our wordpress blogs. We can make this url simpler and shorter. Such as  www.example.com/signin or www.example.com/login or www.example.com/anything.

This will need the hosted version of wordpress plus access on your .htaccess file which will be placed in the root directory of your blog.

open your .htaccess and add the following line at the bottom of the file.

Redirect 301 /login /wp-admin

This line will permanently redirect all requests to the /login of your site to /wp-admin. Which will then show the login form. Hence you can use www.example.com/login or www.whatever-your-site-is.com/login to login to your blog

Your can use any other easier alias instead of the word login. Just incorporate that alias in the line of code given above, replace login with that alias

If you have installed the core wordpress in someother directory then give the respective path to wp-admin. For example if your wordpress core is installed in www.example.com/wordpress. Then the line of code would be

Redirect 301 /login /wordpress/wp-admin

Please note that this code will work on almost all the blogs installations unless your blog is not installed in the root of your domain. You can contact me for such blog installations.