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Using Flexbox rather than Floats

So i was still using float left for a bunch of elements i was working on the other day, sometimes it's hard to drop old techniques. What are the actual benefits of using flexbox rather than float lef..

4:27 am, January 16, 2019
php
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Date Conversion PHP

Convert 1/1/2011 into 2011-01-01 00:00:00

10:40 pm, January 14, 2019
css
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white space pre-wrap formatting

when you want to preserve line breaks in plain text without having to add br tags or p tags.

10:23 pm, January 1, 2019
php
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Generate a random title from an array

give this an array of strings and it will pick a random one to return from the array.

1:34 am, December 19, 2018
php
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echo todays date and time in a nice format

This will produce some thing like this: 19 December 2018 @ 10:12

11:48 pm, December 18, 2018
core
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Core - File Structure

Core works on the following directory structure: //class//class/extends//css//db//images//import//inc//lib//pages//templates/ all of the core structure is fairly self explanitory core.class.php can..

11:38 pm, December 13, 2018
core
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Core Class - Basic Core Structure

A Core class that can be used as a base for all content types and uses the extend classes to define the database variables. So basically you can set up core class and then create sub extend classes to..

11:33 pm, December 13, 2018
php
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Generate Sub menu using Core

11:09 pm, December 13, 2018
php
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page load timer class

usage: $page_timer = new page_timer; // at the start of your code echo $page_timer->end(); // at the end of your code.

12:17 am, October 30, 2018
php
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human_filesize php

function via here http://php.net/manual/en/function.filesize.php#106569

5:40 am, October 29, 2018
bat
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xcopy backup full directory windows bat

xcopy /y/s/e/d/c/k/r d:\photos\*.* h:\photos

10:33 pm, October 24, 2018
php
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for loop set variables $p1,$p2.. etc as blank

this will loop through and assign the variable $p1 = ""; to each in the loop

3:53 am, October 24, 2018
php
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sqlite check table name exists

check that the table name exists in a sqlite database, this function it taken from a class.

12:44 am, October 24, 2018
php
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get current class name with get_class

This will return the current class name, can be used in side a function of the current class object or give it another object name to return. class myclass {function myfunction() {echo get_class($thi..

3:37 am, October 22, 2018
html
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meta keywords tag

used in the page header keywords are seperated by comma's. e.g: key word,keyword,etc

5:50 am, October 17, 2018
html
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meta description tag

used in the page header

5:48 am, October 17, 2018
php
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assign array to variables in a loop

this will assign all items in the array to variables $p1,$p2.. etc. $p = "/1/2/3/4/5/"; $page_array = explode("/",$p); foreach ($page_array as $key => $value) { if($value > "") { ${"p".$pc..

5:36 am, October 17, 2018
html
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favicon code meta tag

if you want to link a png as a favicon

4:01 am, October 17, 2018
php
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generate a random color rgb code with php

this code will generate a random color every time its loaded using the rand function in php and generate something like this. .random-color { color:rgb(111,222,111); } PHP Code <?php ..

12:07 am, October 17, 2018
css
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css :active pseudo-class usage

The :active selector is a CSS pseudo-class. It represents an element that is being activated by the user when they are interacting with a button or link.

1:22 am, October 5, 2018
php
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Regular expression breakdown regex preg_replace php

/ - opening delimiter (necessary for regular expressions, can be any character that doesn't appear in the regular expression \( - Match an opening parenthesis [^)]+ - Match 1 or more character that..

1:39 am, September 21, 2018
php
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replace anything in brackets in a string using preg_replace regex php

Lets say we have a string like this hi there im a string (not really a string). and we want to remove this bit (not really a string) We can do this using the following regex (preg_replace) $strin..

1:17 am, September 21, 2018
php
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for loop with a 5 increment

$css_out = "";$max_width = "50";for($i=0; $i<=$max_width; $i = $i + 5) {$css_out .= ".m".$i."{margin:".$i."px;}";}return $css_out;

2:45 am, September 17, 2018
php
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Get Current Page URL PHP

There is a few methods of getting this but here is a simple one. Replacing the http or https manually.  $current_url = "http://$_SERVER[HTTP_HOST]$_SERVER[REQUEST_URI]"; Here is a more complex ..

2:19 am, September 4, 2018
php
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Get the document root path in php $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']

I ususally use this one if i am linking to files in the server document root folder rather than specifying ../directory/include.file.php i will use something like this:  $document_root = $_..

12:23 am, September 4, 2018
php
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remove all of an element in a string &lt;h1&gt;

good if you want to remove all of the instances of an element in a string like if you have a <h1> tag in your string and want to remove it you can use the following code. $additional = "some te..

6:25 am, August 31, 2018
php
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get text between tags

Using DOMDocument you can get strings between tags Useful if you are processing raw html files with php function getTextBetweenTags($string, $tagname){ $d = new DOMDocument(); $d->load..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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sqlite basic sql and loop results

basic loop through sql results using sqlite and php $sql = "select $field_name from $db_table_name"; $out = ""; $result = $db->query($sql); if($result) { while($row = $result->fetchA..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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convert all images into base64 encoded

if you have a bunch of html with inline image links this will convert them into base64 images inline. <?php $html = "my html string with multiple image tags..."; $dom = new DOMD..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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wordpress change domain in config

When moving wordpress sites around the place its usually easiest to change the domain like this. add these to your wp-config.php file define('WP_HOME','http://newsite.com'); define('WP_SITEURL','ht..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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read and sort directory contents in php

if you need to read in the contents of a directory in php and sort it by date header('Content-Type: application/json'); $dir = "./html/"; $file_type = ".html"; $out = ""; $files_array[] = ""; ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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uniqid random string

Here is a smaller implimentation of the built in uniqid() function. Good if you want to generate smaller unique strings for url's uniqid example suniqid(5) function suniqid($len = 5) { $..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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show response headers from file get contents

this will show the http_response_header when using file get contents, can be useful for seeing what the server is doing. $contents = @file_get_contents($url); echo "<pre>"; var_dump($http_re..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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wordpress show the page content for use in a template

if you are using page templates in wordpress and need to show content from wordpress this is the easiest method. This only works for wordpress "pages" not blog "posts". For showing blog posts you will..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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file get contents reads entire file into a string

you can use the file_get_contents function to read a file or a web address usage get a url content $homepage = file_get_contents('http://www.example.com/'); echo $homepage; get a file con..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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using parse_url to extract parts of a url

Category: PHP the parse_url php function will split a url into an array of url fragments $url = "http://kruxor.com/path/?argument=value#anchor"; var_dump(parse_url($url)); parse_url example ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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basic for loop

I know i always forget this so ill add it here, see if i can remember it. This should count to 10 Out 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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try catch test

try and catch example try { //enter code to catch file_get_contents($link); } catch(Exception $ex){ //Process the exception $page_content .= "Unable to process : $link"; }

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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tell wordpress to use the direct file method if its asking for ftp details

this usually happens if the permissions on the wordpress wp-content folder are not correct or writable. check the permissions are correct: (this is for apache, the user names might be different che..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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wordpress enqueue slicknav and slick slider

add this to your theme scripts functions file here is the full one from HTML5 Blank // Load HTML5 Blank scripts (header.php) function html5blank_header_scripts() { if ($GLOBALS['pagenow'] != ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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wordpress include jquery in theme functions

Add this to your themes functions.php file, to include your own version of jquery. if (!is_admin()) add_action("wp_enqueue_scripts", "jquery_enqueue", 11); function jquery_enqueue() { wp_deregi..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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copy file

The copy() function copies a file. This function returns TRUE on success and FALSE on failure. echo copy("source.txt","target.txt");

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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some date formatting just day just month just year

Useful if you need to get PHP to return parts of the date. The date today in number format $date_today = date("d"); e.g: 21 Todays month name $month_name = date("F"); e.g: July ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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header type json

Changes the header to show json type content when the server requests it. header('Content-Type: application/json');

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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wordpress use a shortcode in php gravity forms

good for using shortcodes in your wordpress templates <?php echo do_shortcode( '[gravityform id=1 title=false description=false ajax=true tabindex=49]' );?>

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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extract meta tags from url and return as json array

this will download the url and extract its meta tags returning a json encoded string, with json headers. If the url is accessable. <?php header('Content-Type: application/json'); if(!isset($..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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csv read example

Not sure if this is the best or correct way of handling CSV file imports, but it worked for me. here is an example of opening a csv and importing the content into a class, you will need to create ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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php get the file modified time with filemtime

Good for reading the modified time of files with php... echo date("F d Y H:i:s.",filemtime("html/php-get-the-file-modified-time-with-filemtime.html")); will output

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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preg_replace ereg_replace replace all chars

This will replace all characters that are not A-Z a-z 0-9 and - $uid = preg_replace("/[^A-Za-z0-9\-]/", '', $uid);

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
Welcome

This is my test area for webdev. I keep a collection of code snippits here, mostly for my reference. Also if i find a good site, i usually add it here.

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