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css
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setting up css variables in your stylesheet

Using css variables at the start of your stylesheet can make things down the road much easier to change. You can also use it for more complex variables like drop shadow settings as shown below. ..

5:36 am, October 14, 2020
wordpress
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match a category id in wordpress and then add styles just for that id

this is in template-parts/content.php which may be different based on your theme or version of wordpress.  you can locate the category id in wordpress by going into categories and then clicking ..

6:20 am, September 29, 2020
css
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simple table stripe striping

this uses the nth-child(even) element to add color striping to the following table test table x       x     x           &..

12:48 am, September 29, 2020
css
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bootstrap collapse or toggle a div visibility

if you have bootstrap and want to toggle an element or show and hide a div its already built in, just use the following code to toggle something. 

1:13 am, September 28, 2020
css
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drop shadow text class easy drop shadow

makes it a bit easier to read light text on a dark background or vice versa

12:33 am, September 28, 2020
css
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center everything in a div with flex-center (centre)

i usually add this to my base css styles, as a way to easily center something in the middle of an element.  then you just add this flex-center class and everything will be horizontally and verti..

12:07 am, September 28, 2020
php
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generating all css colours with php?

I was looking at doing this just to generate all css colours, i think the only issue is there is a lot! You can do this with rgb(0,0,0) all the way up to rgb(255,255,255) how many seperate colours is..

12:13 am, September 25, 2020
javascript
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country select javascript check which option is selected and show a hidden element

this shows a country dropdown and then if a selected country name is matched it will show the second part of the form for this test australia is the confirmed country

2:05 am, September 22, 2020
javascript
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country select javascript check which option is selected

this is an example of how you can get the selected country value with javascript from a html countries dropdown

1:54 am, September 22, 2020
php
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php countries array to dropdown form element

here we generate a form dropdown from a php countries array using the country code as the name of the form option

1:40 am, September 22, 2020
wordpress
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get the current post id from content.php

this should assign the current wordpress post id to $post_id, from template-parts/content.php if you want to show it, just echo the $post_id

6:07 am, September 21, 2020
wordpress
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wordpress get the current category id name and slug

This gets and displays the current category id in a wordpress blog post if you have the current id, if not you can leave the $post_id blank and it should see if there is a category loaded to the curre..

6:01 am, September 21, 2020
js
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fix for Uncaught (in promise) Error: reCAPTCHA placeholder element must be empty

This is usually caused by something being inside the element used to render the reCAPTCHA. In this case tinymce was adding a &nbsp; or a <p> tag to the element Removed the space and this f..

5:43 am, September 18, 2020
windows
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search a zip file with windows command prompt and 7zip

if you ever need to search for a file in a zip file this is how to do it (in windows). Also you will need to install 7zip Open a command prompt CTRL+R and type cmd cd C:\Program Files\7-Zip 7z l c..

1:09 pm, September 8, 2020
css
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css font style italic

i had a request to make some font italic the other day, and for some reason i could not remember the css for it.  It's font-style: italic; I should know that! I guess italic fonts annoy me a bi..

12:27 am, September 2, 2020
css
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create a rainbow background using css linear gradient

just incase one gradient is not enough for you we can also use it to create a rainbow background gradient

3:53 am, September 1, 2020
bootstrap
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extracting the useful bits of bootstrap

Back in the early instances of bootstrap they used to provide a build system for the individual components. It seems that these days its all or nothing, or use some kind of build tool to include the b..

5:14 am, August 31, 2020
bootstrap
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Bootstrap 4 Center menu items in a navbar

Here we have an example bootstrap navbar you can find the original navbar here. I just want to center the menu item links so they dont appear over to the left on larger screens.  Add the follow..

12:05 am, August 28, 2020
linux
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certbot add a certificate for one domain

this adds a certificate for one domain and modifies the nginx config to use the certificate also giving you the option to redirect all traffic to the secure version

6:46 am, August 26, 2020
linux
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renew all certificates with certbot

just issue the following command in bash

6:45 am, August 26, 2020
php
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Fix for Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function file_get_dom() simplehtmldom simple_html_dom

This error is caused due to a function name change in the simple_html_dom.php library if you are using an older one and upgrading to the never version, you can see it in the change log here: https://s..

1:08 am, August 26, 2020
php
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Fixing PHP SQLite database is locked warning - Unable to execute statement: database is locked

Apparently this error is caused by not closing the database after using it.  Warning: SQLite3::query(): Unable to execute statement: database is locked. You can close the database using the fol..

12:24 am, August 26, 2020
php
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simple usage for php password_hash

password_hash is used to generate a hash for a password. using this in its simple form can be good for generating a hash from some text like the following code.

1:06 pm, August 25, 2020
js
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enable tinymce on a target textarea by id

this is useful if you have multiple textareas on a page and want to enable tinymce on, also included are buttons to enable and disable on all textareas on the page

12:15 am, August 19, 2020
bootstrap
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Bootstrap Darkmode Switch

I have tried this before without success but i googled "Bootstrap Darkmode Switch" and found this repo at the top of the list. So i thought i would give it a try on here and see how it looks. Demo pag..

11:54 pm, August 18, 2020
javascript
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stop tinymce replacing urls with relative url's

If you have been using tiny mce for your content editing, you will sometimes find that it replaces your full url strings with its relative ones. This can be annoying so this is how you can disable it..

12:55 am, August 18, 2020
core
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What is Core?

17 Aug 20 core is php content management system where the content is editable from the front end of the site, so there is no real back end to this system. i designed it to be easily extended so every..

6:52 am, August 17, 2020
sql
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Create a UTF8 General MySQL Database with Command

This will create a UTF8 database with the character encoding utf8_general_ci replacing the with your database name. I was manually doing this in adminer before this and selecting the encoding, this i..

4:05 am, August 13, 2020
html
jquery
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fix for Uncaught TypeError: e.indexOf is not a function

fix for depreciated window load Uncaught TypeError: e.indexOf is not a function at S.fn.init.S.fn.load (jquery-3.5.1.min.js:2) at default.aspx:993 I found this error when upgrading from a..

12:20 am, August 3, 2020
css
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stop overscrolling on responsive ios

this stops the site bouncing around all over the place when you try and scroll in ios

3:50 am, July 31, 2020
css
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switching stack order of floats with flex

responsive stacking, changing the order of how they stack. so by default they should stack in order they are listed in, like if the pink box is 1st then it should stack on top of the blue box when it ..

11:55 pm, July 28, 2020
linux
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To make Ubuntu do nothing when laptop lid is closed

sudo nano /etc/systemd/logind.confchange this to ignore: `HandleLidSwitch=ignore`save the filerestart the login daemon sudo service systemd-logind restart

12:50 am, July 27, 2020
php
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change string to capital words ucwords

This will change an upper case or lower case, or mixed case string to uc words. Example with this page title

6:08 am, July 21, 2020
php
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change upper case case string to lower case (uppercase, lowercase)

this can change a lower case or any case into upper case using the str to upper php function Example

6:02 am, July 21, 2020
html
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scroll to top html css and js

add a button to your website that allows scrolling to the top of the page css add scroll behavior smooth to your html, to allow the page to scroll nicely rather than just jumping to the top, in supp..

1:13 am, July 21, 2020
css
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bold the numbers in a ol li list

sounds like an easy thing to do, but maybe not so simple. you can do this using the counter css element. code below:

1:13 am, July 14, 2020
php
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convert a string to uppercase with php

use this function to convert a lower case or sentence case string into its uppercase form

12:31 am, July 14, 2020
php
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php substr return part of a string

good if you want to .. return part of a string

2:35 am, July 13, 2020
php
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php countries array

country codes to country names array in php

11:09 pm, July 12, 2020
linux
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add a user to a group

usermod -a -G examplegroup exampleusername

3:00 am, July 12, 2020
linux
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loop through each directory in a target directory and compress them

this one loops through each of the target directory and also compresses each one

2:55 am, July 12, 2020
linux
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loop through each directory in a target directory

i thought this would be useful for backing up all files in the /var/www/html/ directory rather than having to do each seperately, this loops through all of them

2:47 am, July 12, 2020
jquery
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add a class or remove it based on window scroll location

if you inspect the header div you will see a class added to it when scrolled down, i have added additional margins to it so you can still see it even when scrolled. then you add a fixed property to m..

1:45 am, June 30, 2020
gimp
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stretching an image to fit in a banner image with gimp

sometimes i need to get a square image to fit in a rectangle box this is a way to do it with GIMP get a square image, or pick any image (pexels) fit it in this box.. For this one we will be using ..

1:16 am, June 30, 2020
javascript
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javascript window.onload

wait for the window to load and then run a function

11:32 pm, June 29, 2020
css
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adding pulsating dots to your css ul li list

get rid of those boring dots in your list and add some pulsation! See the Pen Pulsate your <ul><li> list item dots! by Luke (@kruxor) on CodePen.

3:26 am, June 26, 2020
wordpress
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wordpress adding post custom field meta and displaying it on you template

if you want to be able to add custom post fields into your pages in wordpress and display them in your template this is how you can do it, no plugin is required for this as post meta is available by d..

1:33 am, June 24, 2020
javascript
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get element by class name with javascript and change it function

You may have seen the get element by id in javascript, which is great when there is only one element but what if you need to get the element using its class name The issue with classes is that they c..

1:59 am, June 17, 2020
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