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wordpress
link to a custom style sheet in your theme directory wordpress

this is how you can include a manual link in your wordpress header file with a link to a stylesheet called theme.css then if you change theme names or something it will still link correctly, rather t..

2:35 am, September 28, 2021
wordpress
wordpress show page content on template file

shows the page content on a wordpress template file

1:29 am, September 28, 2021
wordpress
show post content on template wordpress

show the post content on a wordpress template

1:28 am, September 28, 2021
wordpress
wordpress add a template file to your theme

this is the basic layout of adding a wordpress template php file to your wordpress theme. good for custom theme pages This is a really basic template with just the header, but once added wordpress w..

1:13 am, September 28, 2021
css
hidden scroll anchor for custom scroll position

just incase you need to link to a scroll anchor that is not in the place where you need it.

5:26 am, September 27, 2021
svg
down chevron and styles

a down chevron and the class to style it, default this is 16x16px but you can zoom it in or out easily, just change the height and width of it target with the class bi-chevron-down

2:43 am, September 24, 2021
php
How to record your own page views with PHP, and make them into weekly monthly and yearly charts

Building a better Simple Page View Counter Currently this site has a very basic view counter on it.  Here is how it currently works. Load the page, function checks if the page has a existing r..

2:01 am, September 23, 2021
php
load from fields array php class function

this class function loads from multiple fields from an array, much easier than passing in a bunch of variables into a function nice and clean, the only issue is you need to remember what fields to add..

12:28 pm, September 22, 2021
css
ken burns slow image zoom

No i had never heard of Ken Burns either, but hey i like the zoom effects.  Slow Zooom...

4:04 am, September 22, 2021
css
using a radial gradient for background overlay

usually i just use linear gradients for my background elements but i noticed this one the other day, a radial gradient. you can actually specify multiple colours and also opacity levels to overlay a ..

3:51 am, September 22, 2021
css
change selected color on input elements css

this can be useful if you are using darker form elements and they happen to have white on white text, so you can target the :focus on the input. here is the text input before the colour change, the c..

2:47 am, September 22, 2021
foundation
easy section wrap in foundation

i am always writing these wrap sections so i thought i would just add a basic one here, easy to copy and paste into a new section

4:33 am, September 20, 2021
html
test image url that always changes

good if you are doing a test site and need some changing images for test placeholders, and they are nice looking images as well. you can just use this image tag link and specify the size required.&nb..

3:05 am, September 20, 2021
javascript
video not auto playing issue in chrome and brave

i had this error the other day when i was adding an auto play video to a page. the error was: Javascript Uncaught (in promise) DOMException: play() failed because the user didn't interact with the ..

2:34 am, September 20, 2021
javascript
change the box-shadow of an element with javascript boxShadow

changes the box shadow of test_div using the javascript object(?) boxShadow

4:39 am, September 18, 2021
javascript
change the background color of an element with javascript

gets the element by its id and changes the background color style css value the following example: gets the element by its id "my_bg" changes the style.backgroundColor to #123456

4:03 am, September 18, 2021
javascript
adding a new line in javascript

i was writing a function where i needed to for ease of readability add a new line to the code, you can do this with the \n for the new line and then if you need the string to go to the next line then ..

6:53 am, September 17, 2021
javascript
javascript update item in object

find something in a javascript array by its array id and then update the value of that item i changed this from an array to an object as i wanted to use something other than numbers for the index Ob..

3:58 am, September 16, 2021
javascript
change padding of element with javascript

change the padding of an element with javascript only

1:27 pm, September 15, 2021
javascript
get the value from a range input field with javascript

this script will retrieve the current value from a range slider html input if you want the value to only update when the slider interaction has been stopped change the oninput to onchange then it w..

12:39 pm, September 15, 2021
php
get the current week as a number with php

retrieves the current week as a number from 1 to 52.

9:57 am, September 14, 2021
css
animated duck on footer

Thought this was cool. How do i do it? Page Source: https://www.learninpublic.org/  Copy this section Lets see what is attached to it. So i can see from the classes its a tailwind based ..

5:56 am, September 13, 2021
javascript
twitter json feed testing

just testing using the Twitter Post Fetcher script, seems to be working well.

9:33 am, September 10, 2021
apps
atom on mac and synchronise settings

installing atom and syncronise settings between windows and mac versions. Install the package Syncronize Settings the package is called sync-settings but searching for sync-setting and Syncroniz..

12:42 am, September 6, 2021
fancybox
fancybox load iframe inline

All you need to load content in an iframe using fancybox modal javascript plugin. not quite an inline load, but not much script to get this going. 

2:44 am, September 4, 2021
css
using filter grayscale to make an image dark

lets make this image grayscale using a css filter

11:39 pm, September 2, 2021
site documentation
function to load one latest item with a start val load_latest_single_num

This is the same as load oldest item based on insdate then update the insdate to now - load_latest_single_update but it allows you to add a start number to the range, so allows you to access the 2nd, ..

4:06 am, September 2, 2021
site documentation
make the view number zoom when mouse over or active

Lets make the view number in the header widget area a bit more exciting... Zoom on mouse over with css.  Lets add this effect here: Using Transform Scale In Css To Zoom On Hover Over Simpl..

1:24 am, September 2, 2021
site documentation
moving the hits widget into the post header and footer

I wanted to make a smaller deal of the views page widget, i was adding it as a full widget and it does not need to be that huge so moving from widget area to the top of the post.  Move it down..

12:52 am, September 2, 2021
php
creating embedded php code from a database field

i actually dont know why i didnt think of doing this earlier, i already have the php code field in these code articles. I thought why not embed this code into an actual file and then run it as a test..

4:23 am, August 26, 2021
php
test php bundle write

just testing

1:49 am, August 26, 2021
php
check if a file exists with php

checks if a file exists in php returns true of false

9:33 am, August 23, 2021
php
check if the file is a directory or check if the directory exists in php

this checks if the file is a directory or if the directory exists

7:00 am, August 23, 2021
php
get the current working directory in php

gets the current working directory... in php

6:55 am, August 23, 2021
php
create directory with php create folder with php

i thought i had already done this somewhere but i guess i didnt. Anyway here is how you can create a directory with PHP. PHP mkdir("directory_name") yep its that easy just make sure you are in the..

6:48 am, August 23, 2021
jquery
mouse enter mouse leave jquery hover hoverout

showing how you can do things on mouse over and then something else when the mouse leaves an element using jquery

3:47 am, August 23, 2021
jquery
simulate a click on an element with jquery

you can actually use jquery to simulate a click event using the following .click() so as soon as the document is ready and you have jquery loaded it will run the click event for you, and should pop ..

3:41 am, August 23, 2021
css
bootstrap dark mode

Bootstrap Darkmode https://github.com/vinorodrigues/bootstrap-dark/blob/master/README.md#method-1 https://github.com/vinorodrigues/bootstrap-dark    CSS Dark Mode Preparing for dark mod..

1:24 am, August 19, 2021
css
twitter icon font awesome

twitter and linked in icons from font awesome

6:05 am, August 18, 2021
css
how to bundle css files together using windows or mac

so i was wondering how to do this the other day using some modern end tools, and i found this way just do it straight from mac or windows.  lets say i have these css files main.css style.css..

9:52 am, August 16, 2021
javascript
center mode slick zoom testing

update : this is a tricky one to get working! I have done a lot of testing on this one, and got a demo working from a combination of the following links. the demo is still not 100% styled, but its..

5:17 am, August 10, 2021
javascript
gallery carousel center mode

i found this one here, looks cool. see if i can get it working like the demo.  currently getting this error on running the script i wonder if this is caused by a document ready issue? what is..

12:44 am, August 10, 2021
css
button with separated chevron

I have come across this kind of button format a few times now in various designs and the html and css for it is a bit different to normal button formats I have found.  Chevron Detached Button Ex..

5:48 am, August 9, 2021
php
load random videos module using template

load 3 random items and extract the video url, and use the youtube function to create a thumbnail and link to that video page

4:32 am, August 8, 2021
php
PHP/SQLite - Load Random Item

loads a random item from the current class / db using sqlite.

3:53 am, August 8, 2021
site bugs
still more comment spam

this is getting annoying now. so much spam. i already have the google recapture, but spam is still getting through. who runs this stuff, bots i guess. annoying.  update: 10 August 2021 Still..

6:16 am, August 6, 2021
php
split a string into links using the comma

this is a common function for some field data, lets say you have a string like this. category one, category two, another category in one field or string but i want it to display like this category ..

5:48 am, August 6, 2021
foundation
add some foundation tabs working example

they show the tabs here on the example page, but there is no full working code... for some reason. So i thought i would add one here. Hmm foundation makes this site look weird, and very bright! :P ..

5:01 am, August 3, 2021
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