The parent theme is missing. Please install the * parent theme

You might get this error “the parent theme is missing. Please install the [theme name] parent theme.”

This happens when you have changed the name of your default folder. In order to get this working on your child them


Lets assume this is your folder structure



— style.css

 Theme Name: myTheme2015
 Theme URI: #
 Author: Shovan Sargunam
 Author URI:
 Version: 4.2.1

– myThemeChild

— style.css

 Theme Name: myTheme2015 Child
 Theme URI: #
 Description: Child theme for the myTheme2015
 Theme URI: #
 Template: myTheme
 Version: 4.2


Template: myTheme

should be folder name of  your parent theme. in this case myTheme and NOT myTheme2015 (which is theme name in style.css) this will get rid of the parent theme is missing. Please install the * parent theme error on wordpress.

Show App banner on iOS and Android

If you have an iOS or Android app you would want to show installation banner when users visit your website via mobile browser.

Detailed info below


ios Small App banner

<meta name="apple-itunes-app" content="app-id=960174190">

Android Small App banner

<meta name="google-play-app" content="app-id=XXXXX">

ios Small App banner

Add the meta to the header part of your website and you are good to go. According to apple here is the detailed your you could use

<meta name=”apple-itunes-app” content=”app-id=myAppStoreID, affiliate-data=myAffiliateData, app-argument=myURL”>

app-id: (Required.) Your app’s unique identifier.

Go to your app url for example

Your app id is the number followed by id. Its nine-digit number
affiliate-data: (Optional.)

If you are iTunes affiliate you could add your affiliate url here


app-argument: (Optional.)

If you want users to go to certain page within the app you could use app argument code here

For example, if you add app-argument=, the following code in your app’s AppDelegate could take the user directly to the review with ID 123 in your app:

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application
            openURL:(NSURL *)url
  sourceApplication:(NSString *)sourceApplication
         annotation:(id)annotation {
    if ([[url path] isEqualToString:@"/reviews"]) {
    	ReviewViewController *viewController = [[ReviewViewController alloc] init];
    	viewController.reviewID = [url query];
        [self.navigationController pushViewController:viewController animated:NO];
    return YES;


Android Small App banner

<meta name="google-play-app" content="app-id=XXXXX">

App ID is the id of your android app. Go to your app your for example

You app id is here is com.ying.tamilsoda

This has not been tested, please let us know if it does work more documentation on this section can be read here

Showing small app banner on chrome

Currently the above meta tags does not work on iOS chrome browser. Jasny has produces a workaround that will show small banner on iOS chrome browser

When we tested it, app banner worked great on chrome browser. How ever on safari there was two banners, one banner from the meta tag and another from the smart banner.

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ssh permission change ownership

If you want to change ownership of files and folder follow the following codes

1. List current folder and users/groups assigned to it

ls -l


2a. Use chown comment to change ownership

chown /srv/foldername/


2b. If you want to change the ownership all files and folder add -R comment to it

chown -R /srv/foldername/


2c. If you are unable to change the ownership you can use sudo command (sudo is for advance users, please check with your system admin before using this comment)

sudo chown -R /srv/foldername/

Pager Turns Your Facebook Pages Into Full-Fledged Websites

Having a Facebook page can be fun but owning a website is really cumbersome. It is so easy to manage a Facebook page and post pictures, events and wall posts all the time. Pager is the perfect idea for small business owners who wish to turn their Facebook page into a website.

When you start the app, first you have to log in using your Facebook account. Then you’re presented with a list of your Facebook pages. You select a page, save and your site is live in no time. We have to wait a little to get updates on Pager, as this hack was developed in 24 hours at NY Hackathon.

Pager sorts everything into four categories — About, News, Events and Galleries. The About page presents all your business’s contact info, opening hours, the news page has your wall posts, and events and galleries will have the images posted by you.

  • helps you to Stop Slouching At The Desk

Heenan’s demonstrated at the Disrupt NY Hackathon combines a Bluetooth Low Energy sensor attached to the back of an office chair with velcro and an adhesive magnetic rubber strip that’s stuck to the back of the wearer’s belt. The sensor detects the distance and angle of the magnetic strip on the belt to find whether the wearer is slouching or sitting up straight.

Posture-io helps you to Stop Slouching At The Desk helps you to Stop Slouching At The Desk Posture io

The app uses that data for tracking the wearer’s posture score and encourages them to slouch less. The wearer’s goal is to keep the posture score as close to 100 as possible.

Within the app, displays a large graphic of the user’s posture with their posture score and also integrates with the menu bar to display a discreet reminder of how the wearer is currently sitting.

Google plus sends its first tweet

It’s been nearly four years after Googleplus created a Twitter account. And Googleplus has sent its first tweet yesterday. Since the debut, the service has never gained the same attraction as Facebook or Twitter did.

The Twitter profile of Google Plus was created (@GooglePlus is the handle) in July 2011.

In March Google announced that it would dismantle the service into two separate products: streams and photos. The Google plus split news was not a surprise to it’s users since it was so evident that it was not in the league with Facebook and Twitter that had 1.44 billion, 302 million user base. So why a tweet now?! is the big question.

Send directions, notes, reminders and much more to your phone via Google search

Google is working lot to connect your Android phone and desktop computer seamlessly. All that you need to do is, follow the 4 easy steps – Update the Google app, Turn on Google Now, Turn on Web & App Activity, Sign in to your browser

And now you can just type “send a note to my phone” or “send directions to my phone” into the search bar. A
little Google Now-style card will open up letting you to type in your note or
specify the directions that you’re looking for. The data will be sent to your phone as a notification. You can even send reminders, set an alarm. Earlier, the browser extension, Chrome to Phone was used to share data from your computer to
your phone.

Facebook Messenger’s one click video calling feature

Facebook is not new to video chat, but of late it lacked the normal expected ability . While Skype and Hangouts stole the show — Facebook has just introduced video calling in Messenger. Whether you’re are an Android or iOS user, you can start a video chat with a single tap. All that you need to do is tap the video call button in an existing conversation to start a face-to-face session. Once the call has started, you can switch back and forth from the front-facing and rear cameras, or turn your camera off entirely. As Facebook’s business offering comes into focus (Facebook for work), video could be a smart area of focus.

Including the UK and the US the feature is available for 18 countries. Now you need not fire up another app just to see who you’re talking to. Happy video calling!!

Apple Pay hits Best Buy’s app

Best Buy, has changed its mind and is getting behind Apple. The retailer and Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced during its earnings call that Best Buy stores will support Apple Pay later this year. It’s also available starting today within Best Buy’s mobile apps.

The announcement is quite surprising since Best Buy, along with fellow retailers Walmart, Sears, CVS, and Rite Aid, is a member of the Merchant Customer Exchange – The mobile payments platform built by those merchants and other MCX members to compete against Apple Pay at popular retail chains. Since CurrentC has had trouble getting off the ground and Apple Pay is doing exceptionally well ever since its launch, retailers have started to change their mind to give customers a good payment experience. Soon it’ll have the support of all major credit card brands.