Monthly Archive: February 2019

Find files by Name in Linux

Problem: Want to find a file but forgot where it is in Linux system


 command can help you to locate a specific file by name or extension. (please also do remember the parameter/ syntax of find command)

Solution: enter below command to find “test” file for example

find / -name "test*"

Import 50000 tags used on Stack Overflow to WordPress

This site contains different domain knowledge so if I can label my process documentation it will make it easier for others to find. Then I find out Stack Overflow, the largest question and answer site for IT professionals, provide Data Explorer to get all the Tags used on Stack Overflow.

Below are the steps to import these tags into own WordPress:

  • If you use CloudFlare or similar service, turn it off first. Otherwise, it will cause Error 524 (A timeout occurred)
  • Turn the tags list into XML format, you don’t have to add wp:term_id and wp:tag_slug . The result will be like this
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<rss version="2.0" xmlns:excerpt="" xmlns:content=""xmlns:wfw="" xmlns:dc="" xmlns:wp="">
  • Change the php_value max_execution_time to a longer number since it cause few hours to import 50000 tags, for me I set it to 6 hours (6 hours * 60 * 60 = 21600 sec ). Edit .htaccess in the project and append this line
max_execution_time = 21600
  • Go to WordPress -> Tools -> Import -> WordPress Run Importer. Make sure the maximum size above 3.72 MB. If you haven’t edit .htaccess in the project youcan append this line. 10M would be enough.
php_value upload_max_filesize = 10M
  • Import it, the page will keep refresh util it’s done.
  • Import is done, add a post and select tags.


I fix the “Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons” issue when I trying to upload the Stackoverflow tags file so you don’t need to do the formatting and can import all the tags. A lazy way for you guys 🙂

You can run the CSV Importer and the CSV file then you are good to go

Upgrading Node.js to latest version

Problem: using apt-get can not upgrade to lastest version of Node.js

Solution come from

Solution: Run below code (For Ubuntu, be sure yo have curl)

sudo apt-get purge nodejs npm
curl -sL$v.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

You can change v=6 to other versions (current version is 11.10.0 so v=11)

WordPress change maximum media upload size

Problem: Using WordPress to upload media or plugin exceed the maximum upload size in WordPress (2MB in my case)

By default, the maximum upload size in WordPress ranges from 2MB to 150MB depending on the settings of your web hosting provider is giving by default. Error statement: xxx exceeds the maximum upload size for this site.

Solution: Edit the php.ini file in the WordPress folder, append below line

php_value upload_max_filesize 1000M

This will change the maximum upload to 1000M. You can find other ways at

IT Daily Documentation – why need this?

For programmers like me face a lot of bugs or something that had a lot of steps and took a long time. Sometimes you have to do it again three months later. And at that moment you completely forgot everything you did.

After I certified with Google IT Support Professional Certificate, I found that it’s so important to document the work you do. Documentation might seem like a time suck, but it’s a total time saver.

This website mainly stores my IT documentation, and you also read my document to figure out what you need to do to fix the problem.

The documentation format based on the Process Documentation video on Technical Support Fundamentals course-

  • Title
  • Tag(s) related to the problem
  • Clear problem statement
  • Background information
  • Exact instruction on how to fix the issue (1. … 2. …)

I try my best to follow the content structure but sometimes the problem & solution too simple so there will only have Title and Solution.

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