Successfully Install Plugin Manager in Notepad++ 7.5, 7.6, 7.7

Many people complained that Plugin Manager is not working in Notepad++ 7.5 or 7.6. You need to manually add the directory to C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\. The official said that Plugin Manager was not on the list since version 7.5 (2017.8) because of advertisement violated the spirit of open source. Even though the author removed the advertisement later, the official didn’t change their mind. It’s a pity for a good tool.

Now, there is an easy way to use Plugin Manager. You needn’t download the plugin package and move to the directory. Download 7.3.2 32bit old version or earlier. Then install and upgrade to latest version. Enjoy using Plugin Manager!

I found the solution from Youtube comment.




All version of Notepad++

Notepad++ 7.5 取消預設安裝 Plugin Manager

NAS Motherboard Trend 2018-2019

Some motherboard manufacturers like Asrock focused on ITX board and server board for a long time. Asrock played a major role in the ITX motherboard for the cheaper price and high compatibility with DSM system. Last year, Asrock  j3455-ITX motherboard became more and more popular in home NAS-DIY market. Power consumption of j3455 is merely TDP 10W. It’s not also economic but also small that you could put on in a small space and run for 24hr all day. For the next star, Asrosk launched a new ITX motherboard J5005. A faster computer is up to 2.8GHz that is expected to play 4K video fluently.

Low power-consumption motherboards (Asrock) are listed as follows:

Intel Gemini Lake

J5005-ITX                        J4105M                       J4105-ITX

J4105B-ITX                     J4005M                       J4005B-ITX

Intel Apollo Lake

J4205-ITX                        J3455M                       J3455-ITX

J3455B-ITX                     J3455 Pro BTC+         J3355M


Detailed information

Asrock J3455-ITX

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Intel® Quad-Core Processor J3455 (up to 2.3 GHz)
  • Supports DDR3/DDR3L 1866 SO-DIMM
  • 1 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 M.2 (Key E)
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, HDMI, DVI-D
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • 4 SATA3
  • 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 (2 Front, 2 Rear)
  • Supports Full Spike Protection, ASRock Live Update & APP Shop

Asrock J5005-ITX

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Intel® Quad-Core Pentium® Processor J5005 (up to 2.8 GHz)
  • Supports DDR4 2133/2400 SO-DIMM
  • 1 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 M.2 (Key E)
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, HDMI, DVI-D
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • 4 SATA3
  • 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 (2 Front, 2 Rear)
  • Supports Full Spike Protection, ASRock Live Update & APP Shop

Website Backup tools in Synology NAS

There is nothing more important to back up your website data. In case that you forget to backup your data, you should learn how to use automatical tools to execute the backup work. Several tools are listed as following:

  1. All-inOne WP Migration wordpress plugin (Paid edition)
  2. phpMyBackupPro syno package: spk file
  3. Cloud Sync syno package
  4. Hyper backup syno package

All-inOne WP Migration



  1. Web station: default setting – apache2 and PHP5.6 (Important!!)

2. Log in http://YOURIP/phpMyBackupPro with MySQL account/password.

3. Configure your setting

3. Schedule: Wait a while to load the folder list and choose wherever you want to save the data. If you choose the destination /var/services/web/phpMyBackupPro/, you would temporarily need to modify privilege to http/http (owner/group), otherwise, it won’t save php file. (Linux owner/group is modified via  WinSCP software: login in SCP with root or Putty tool: chmod http:http.)

4. Backup your data (test)

5. Database info

NAS DIY trend 2019

What’s the best choice of Home NAS for advanced users? I found several new NAS server motherboards this year. Besides, a good mATX case is also important for heat dissipation and better HDD expansion.


Server motherboard trend in 2019

C246 chip


(coolpc price)







C246 WSI

C246M WS



(coolpc price)



Price in 2019/01/10






  • Designed for 8th generation LGA1151 socket Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® E-Series Processors featuring dual M.2, front panel USB 3.1 Gen2, Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN, support for ECC DDR4, and Intel® Optane™ Memory compatibility
  • Patent-pending SafeSlot features an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slots built for heavyweight GPUs
  • Supports up to three independent displays simultaneously for better multitasking and enhanced productivity
  • 8-channel HD audio enhanced by ASUS exclusive Realtek ALC887 high definition audio CODEC
  • Complete IT Infrastructure Management with in-band ASUS Control Center providing a complete server management solution reducing IT operating costs with features like remote BIOS updating, monitoring multiple systems via mobile device, and one-click software updates/dispatching


ASRock C246M WS

ASRock C246M WS

  • Supports Intel Xeon E-2100 Processors
  • Supports Dual channel DDR4 2666/2400 ECC and non-ECC U DIMM max 64 GB
  • Support 8x SATA3 by C246
  • Supports 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x8, 1x PCIe 3.0 x4
  • Supports Intel i210&i219LM

Fractal design Node 804

Previously, I built a NAS with j3455 board and Fractal design Node 304 case. Node 304 is noiseless and is one of my favorite cases. The advanced larger edition is Node 804 that is compatible for 8 HDDs, micro-ATX board, and ATX power supply.





Backup your Synology System and Data

The most important lesson using a computer or NAS is backup your data. There are several ways backing up your data and system from Synology NAS. First, I will recommend Cloud Sync to sync your data to the cloud. Cloud service such as Google cloud, Onedrive, Amazon cloud is convenient to use. Second, If you want to back up the system setting, Hyper backup is optional for use but not 100%  assurance. I have experienced that MariaDB was failed to restore SQL data. Now I preferred to export periodically the website data with All-in-one WP migration tool. Synology didn’t provide a easy tool to backup system, you could only sync the current NAS to new NAS. Write down the setting in case you need to rebuild the NAS. Third, Snapshot tool helps you to record data revisions that you could track the change. However, you will need a large storage zone to keep the snapshot data. If the volume is full, you will be not able to read this HDD data. In conclusion, backup is a good habit to avoid data loss. In case your disk was crashed, you won’t want to reinstall a lot of package, write down the setting. Moreover, I will build a Raid1 with major disks. Burn into a DVD of the most important data.  Continue reading “Backup your Synology System and Data”

HyRead eBook Reader app

In Taiwan, reading ebook project has promoted for several years. More and more people read ebooks rather than papers. HyRead Company provides ebook reader platform since 2010. Now the company has cooperated with several organizations including Taipei libraries and schools. It’s great advantage for those who want to read free ebooks with devices. Taipei library provides digital service that you can borrow books for two weeks. Every month you can borrow 6 ebooks max. You won’t worry about expiry that HyRead will automatically return back. If you didn’t have enough time to finish reading an ebook before the deadline, re-borrow from HyRead once more. The limit of digital books is that some books only have paperback because of digital copyright protection publishers concerned about.



30 Reasons to Read Books

SyntaxHighlighter plugin

Version 3 allows visitors to easily highlight portions of your code with their mouse (either by dragging or double-clicking) and copy it to their clipboard. No toolbar containing a Flash-based button is required.
Version 2 allows for line wrapping, something that version 3 does not do at this time. Continue reading “SyntaxHighlighter plugin”


phpMyAdmin –> Locate WordPress folder –> SQL panel –> paste texts and go

UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = REPLACE(option_value, 'http', 'https') WHERE option_name = 'home' OR option_name = 'siteurl';

UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = REPLACE (post_content, 'http', 'https');

UPDATE wp_postmeta SET meta_value = REPLACE (meta_value, 'http','https');

UPDATE wp_comments SET comment_content = REPLACE (comment_content, 'http', 'https');

UPDATE wp_comments SET comment_author_url = REPLACE (comment_author_url, 'http','https');

UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = REPLACE (guid, 'http', 'https') WHERE post_type = 'attachment';

Advanced WordPress HTTP to HTTPS Search & Replace Plugins or phpMyAdmin