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hide parts of a form until the 1st item is selected

this code can be used when you just want to show the 1st field on a form then when it is selected it shows the rest of the form elements

1:26 am, June 17, 2020
css
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css using perspective for transforms

just playing around with the perspective and transforms, it does weird and annoying things to the margins. I was interested in how this page worked, so i thought i would try and deconstruct it a bit. ..

5:57 am, June 16, 2020
wordpress
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getting the site title vs the page name

this statement will check if the current page is the home page and show the get_bloginfo('name') if its another page in the site it will get that pages title using wp_title('')

5:07 am, June 16, 2020
wordpress
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wordpress get home url

this uses the global wordpress variable to retrieve the home url

5:03 am, June 16, 2020
wordpress
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add a tag to wordpress header from a plugin

when i googled this it just showed me plugins to add and remove things from the wordpress header. here is how you actually add your own tags to the wordpress header. This function will add the tag hi..

4:44 am, June 16, 2020
wordpress
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list items matching a category title

this is just raw at the moment, not tested or working. this is matching a category number at the moment so would need an additional way to link that number to the category name, or know what the categ..

4:08 am, June 12, 2020
webdev
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fixing the website footer and making it less ugly

Here i show you in a couple of steps how to make the footer on this site look nicer, while actually doing it. Here is what the footer currently looks like. Yep pretty average looking. Lets add a ..

3:43 am, June 6, 2020
javascript
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loading content into fancybox modal using ajax

This loads content into a fancybox modal using an ajax request so you can specify a url to load into the modal when the button is clicked

4:30 am, June 5, 2020
javascript
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inline fancybox modal testing

just testing to see if i can get a fancybox popup loading using an inline script rather than a document ready one, might be easier to implement. similar to this one, but without the need for documen..

6:12 am, June 3, 2020
css
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simple linear gradient overlay for an image to make it darker or lighter

i use this one often if i have a background image and some text over the top, you can darken or lighten the linear gradient values to match the text content and make it readable.

11:07 pm, June 2, 2020
wordpress
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wp register plugin settings admin

for usage in a wordpress plugin, this will register its settings

12:28 am, June 1, 2020
javascript
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fancybox modal popup example

an example showing fancybox text modal window attached to a button to open it

6:59 am, May 29, 2020
css
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wordpress main nav dropdown fix

this unsets the flex and allows the menu items to stack properly in a dropdown menu, not sure if this is reusable

3:47 am, May 27, 2020
linux
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tar.gz to compress a directory in linux and then decompress it

a pretty common way to zip up contents in a directory into one (or technically two) archive(s). Add to tar.gz This will add the directory and all sub directories into the archive called the-archiv..

2:41 am, May 26, 2020
javascript
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javascript isset equivalent

i was just looking for an equivalent to the isset in php for javascript, i was initially using .length but this can still cause errors so i found this solution. if (typeof my_var !== 'undefined') {}

6:39 am, May 19, 2020
wordpress
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wordpress show the parent page title with fallback to title

in wordpress either show the parent page title, or if it does not have a parent then show the page title.

1:03 am, May 18, 2020
jquery
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find and replace hrefs in existing page links using jquery

sometimes i have to do these things when you cant change the source files for some reason, usually due to old code. Its kind of a patch, but it works. The reason i had to add a delay in running the fu..

12:03 am, May 8, 2020
javascript
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Use Sweet Alert rather than alert!

i love this script, it make the default alert look so much nicer, and its very easy to install. Just add the one script to your site, and then use Swal.fire rather than alert. simple usage Swal.fire..

11:35 pm, May 7, 2020
jquery
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get the href value using jquery

this uses the jquery attr function to get the value of the href. this example targets the first a in the card div, so running the demo should alert you with https://kruxor.com Rather than using alert..

11:22 pm, May 7, 2020
php
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check if a timestamp is older than one hour

this will check if the timestamp string is less or more than one hour old.

1:24 pm, May 4, 2020
wordpress
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Add a post date to your custom wordpress post listing

this is an example using: get_the_date: this one gets the post date the_excerpt: which gets the .. excerpt or summary text from the post and get_the_post_thumbnail_url which gets the image from th..

5:49 am, May 4, 2020
php
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making var_dump look nice

i was var_dumping an array the other day, and it comes out like a massive string you cant read. a fast way to make this readable is just to add some pre tags to it.

4:16 am, May 4, 2020
javascript
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use javascript to open a link in a new tab or window

im not sure why you would use this rather than using the html target="_blank" but it could be useful if you needed to open a new tab in a javascript function.

3:59 am, May 1, 2020
javascript
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force existing link to open in a new window with javascript

here is some javascript that grabs an existing link and then forces it to open in a new tab when clicked.

3:49 am, May 1, 2020
linux
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Find Disk Space Usage using DU

The easiest way to check the space used in a directory in linux is this command: du -h This will do the current directory and all its sub directories. if you want to see a specific one type this d..

11:30 pm, April 28, 2020
javascript
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Load and Unload TinyMCE editor from a button

Enable TinyMCE Disable TinyMCE Some Content function load_tinymce(idclass) { tinymce.init({ selector: idclass, plugins: [ "spellchecker code aut..

2:53 am, April 17, 2020
nginx
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Nginx Server Block with Rewrite

Nginx Server Block with Rewrite Here is a basic nginx server block with rewrite to the index.php file. So it takes all the parameters and passes them into the index, into the variable $p or $_GE..

11:16 pm, March 29, 2020
css
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pulsating dots - glow glowing

a column of pulsing dots using css keyframes animation

5:47 am, March 13, 2020
html
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load a youtube video in a fancybox modal

With just a couple of lines of js and html you can load your video links in a modal lightbox. Get the latest version of the fancybox scripts (just the links) from here: https://cdnjs.com/libraries/fa..

10:46 pm, March 2, 2020
css
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using css linear gradient for background overlays

a few examples using css linear gradient for the background

12:34 am, February 17, 2020
wordpress
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wordpress get page content to display on template page

gets the page content and displays it on a template, this must use the post loop as shown in the code.

11:11 pm, February 3, 2020
javascript
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ES6 Nested Object Example

extracting variables from a nested object with new variable names

1:09 am, February 3, 2020
javascript
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ES5 vs ES6 Object Example

here you can see the syntax changes between ES5 vs ES6 Object declaration, you can still access the values in the same way.

12:41 am, February 3, 2020
javascript
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Use Recursion to Return a Range Array

using recursion to return a range array between the two numbers added

11:38 pm, February 2, 2020
javascript
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Use Recursion to Count Down

just a slight change to the count up version of this, using unshift rather than push to the array.

10:29 pm, February 2, 2020
javascript
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Use Recursion to Count Up

10:20 pm, February 2, 2020
javascript
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Get the documentURI with JS

This function gets the current document URI assigns it to the variable documentURI so it can be reused and shows it in the result area once you click on run function.

10:06 pm, January 28, 2020
wordpress
jquery
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jquery document ready with foundation init as well

here is a jquery document ready that also loads the foundation js library. im not sure if the document foundation needs to be loaded in the document ready, but this way seems to work.

1:20 am, December 16, 2019
css
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center something with css not using flex

This is how you can center something in another element if you dont want to use the flex method.  You will need the relative position on the outer element, and the absolute on the center one unl..

12:56 am, December 13, 2019
linux
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how to unzip in linux

How to easily unzip in linux sudo apt install unzip unzip myzip.zip done.

11:51 pm, December 5, 2019
php
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php mysql table exists function

this checks if a mysql table already exists in the selected database and returns true or false

4:25 am, December 2, 2019
php
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how to display a php file as html with php

you can use the following function to show a php source file as html

3:50 am, December 2, 2019
jquery
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jquery add a click function if the window size is greater than target_width

this function will add a click event to the target if the window size is greater than the target_width

2:03 am, December 2, 2019
jquery
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jquery enable and disable attribute

enable and disable an element

12:12 am, December 2, 2019
javascript
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js using recursion to create a range of numbers

in this we will create a function that calls its self to add to an array a range of numbers

4:25 am, November 25, 2019
php
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php convert date now into a sql timestamp

an easy way to get the current date from php into a mysql or sql timestamp format, this uses the server time

12:43 am, November 25, 2019
html
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add google captcha to enable and disable a form button

This will check if the google checkbox is checked and then enable or disable the form button depending on the outcome. This is just a basic version of this check, you should also check that the captu..

12:14 am, November 12, 2019
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