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Site Bugs
Invalid argument supplied for foreach()

Fix for Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/html/pages/seo-meta-tag-search.page.php on line 204 As this is just a warning, i may not have noticed it origina..

7:28 am, May 22, 2022
Site Bugs
Warning: file_put_contents(/var/www/html/bundle/responsive-viewport-meta-tag-responsive-meta-tag/index.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/html/pages/update.page.php on line 167

i think that the content in this location is not writable by php so need to change the permissions too fix this error.  This should fix it, as it was not correctly write permissioned Bash cs /..

1:56 am, May 21, 2022
Site Bugs
Warning: Undefined variable $class_single_hero in /var/www/html/pages/section.page.php on line 177

This warning was caused by a dot in front of the equals $class_single_hero .= $code->hero_widget($t_uid = $class_single->uid,$t_class = $p2); Fixed version Easiest way to fix this is remo..

6:58 am, May 20, 2022
Site Bugs
Search Duplicating Bugs

Still having issues with the word above duplicating, not sure why.  Search Page PHP - Get Search Value $search_value_encoded = htmlentities($search_value); Check for Search value, and then ..

6:39 am, May 20, 2022
mac
flush dns on mac

sudo dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

4:36 am, May 19, 2022
linux
add a user and add the user to sudo group

basic adding of a user in linux and then adding the user to the sudo group to allow it to run super user commands like apt update or other potentially system breaking commands. Note: replace "usern..

2:23 am, May 19, 2022
javascript
floating message box on bottom right of screen with close button

A floating fixed message box on the bottom right hand side of the screen with a close button. 

12:00 am, May 17, 2022
css
set a css grid to auto to make it stack on mobile

to make a grid stack when the screen size gets smaller you need to set the grid items to auto when it gets to the desired screen size.  In this example once the screen size gets to 1024px or les..

1:51 am, May 12, 2022
vscode
duplicate a line in vscode shortcut

if you ever wanted to duplicate a line in vscode, this is the shortcut for you. rather than doing the hightlight, and then CTRL + C and then CTRL + V you can use the following shortcut. just put you..

12:52 am, May 11, 2022
jquery
jquery load wait function

load something in jquery, wait for it to load then do something else

5:05 am, May 10, 2022
docker
unable to write to a sqlite database with docker

turns out this was not a docker specific problem, i was getting the readonly database error.  even if the database has full write permissions, the directory also needs to have write permissions ..

1:46 am, May 8, 2022
linux
add user to sudo group in ubuntu

Adds the user "username" to the sudo group usermod -aG sudo username

7:04 am, May 6, 2022
javascript
share to twitter javascript button function open a new window

gets and encodes the current page url and opens a new window to share the link to twitter

5:23 am, May 4, 2022
html
share to twitter html link only

share to twitter the html version of the link only

5:21 am, May 4, 2022
javascript
share to linked in current url button with javascript

Share the current page url to linked in with a button and javascript

5:16 am, May 4, 2022
html
linked in share link html only, linkedin, linked-in

share a post or url to linked in html only version

5:14 am, May 4, 2022
javascript
Get current URL and add a share to facebook share button with it

Combines this Facebook HTML for Sharing a Link and encode url with javascript this to make captan planet! Or... makes a share this post to facebook button. 

5:02 am, May 4, 2022
javascript
encode url with javascript

get the current url, encode it and log the encoded result to console

5:00 am, May 4, 2022
html
Facebook HTML for Sharing a Link

just the html for the link, that is all. Replace kruxor.com with your url to share E.g: share to facebook

4:55 am, May 4, 2022
css
truncate text with line clamp allow a certain number of lines

This shows how you can truncate text to a certain number of lines using the css property line-clamp.   -webkit-line-clamp: 3;  line-clamp:3;

1:32 am, May 4, 2022
javascript
Twitter Post Fetcher Script

Uses javascript to fetch a twitter feed from a user screen name. Totally stylable alternative to using the twitter embed code. Your Welcome... 

12:43 am, May 3, 2022
Apps
Clear Youtube DL Cache to fix 403 Forbidden error, youtube-dl 403 forbidden

If you are getting the error: File "C:\Python\Python34\lib\urllib\request.py", line 588, in http_error_defaulturllib.error.HTTPError: HTTP Error 403: Forbidden It could be cache that is causing this..

3:02 am, May 1, 2022
Images
Auto Changing Image URL

Here is a picsum url that you can use to generate image sizes, just change the numbers in the url to change its generated size.  Some examples of the sizes you can use are below. 

1:31 am, May 1, 2022
ssh
generate a new SSH key on mac for git

ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "your_email@example.com"

3:51 am, April 22, 2022
git
git basics - git init, git commit, git all, git *

create a new repository git init the following code can be typed in a terminal window, once you have installed git for your OS. This will create a directory called git-test assuming you already hav..

3:23 am, April 22, 2022
css
using the :user-valid CSS pseudo-class

It seems this is currently only working in firefox. Here is a test of the code in firefox, you can see if you add a "valid" email address it will add a border and a green tick.

1:14 am, April 12, 2022
fonts
font similar to century gothic questrial google font quick install

I found this font to be closely related to the paid font "Century Gothic" the only issue i found with this font is that it only comes in regular weight.  But Questrial is free to use, so that is..

4:32 am, April 4, 2022
css
add a button to an existing link using :after css

Adding a button style to an existing link using :after and css. Preview

1:39 am, April 4, 2022
html
Footer Design and Redesign

I never usually look this far down on the site, but its a bit average... Lets fix it!   Some simple changes Just a few elements added and moved around a bit. Added another row to the f..

12:31 am, April 1, 2022
css
bouncing loader animation in css

uses css and keyframes animation to create a nice and smooth bouncing loader

1:57 am, March 31, 2022
sections
html and css hoizontal simple timeline section in foundation

a horizontal simple timeline section example done in foundation grid with some custom styles. This also uses the Lato Font quick install! So Quick!..  :P Also works on responsive and mobile dev..

3:33 am, March 29, 2022
fonts
Lato font quick install

a quick code to install the font Lato from google, includes the stylesheet and also the @import links, just pick one.

11:25 pm, March 28, 2022
javascript
Javascript Objects Notes

As javascript objects are used so often in javascript i thought i would write an overview and some notes on how they work, well how they work for me anyway. I guess how they work for me should be simi..

2:37 am, March 28, 2022
css
center a box in the middle of the screen

and then center everything in that box as well

11:57 pm, March 15, 2022
javascript
javascript add class to element

how to add a class to an element in raw javascript I wrote a quick demo here showing how you can add a class to an element with an id on a button click

3:35 am, March 15, 2022
javascript
update value of element using javascript

using innerHTML to update the value of an element

1:30 am, March 15, 2022
php
No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource.

add this to your php to allow requests from any source Access-Control-Allow-Origin php header

1:09 am, March 15, 2022
javascript
javascript attach a click event to an id not using jquery

I just wanted to bind a click to a button, not using JQuery, turns out its not that hard at all. Why am i using jquery for this stuff???...

8:56 am, March 14, 2022
javascript
console dir usage

the console.dir function shows a list of the properties or the target object. Usage console.dir(variable); Result Example

11:25 pm, March 13, 2022
api
test love like dislike script from api

just testing writing to page from javascript and api

5:04 am, March 11, 2022
javascript
how to write a javascript string over multiple lines

i remember learning this on freecodecamp while doing the ES6 training, and i could not remember exactly how to do it.  I was using the \ at the end of each line but thats really a bit annoying.&..

4:33 am, March 11, 2022
javascript
best way to write html into an existing page javascript

this probably isnt the "best way" but it is a way that works. say you want to add some elements to a page with javascript this is a method to do it.  Add an element, before including the script..

3:21 am, March 11, 2022
core
Core Function : list_search_by_class_return_links - List Searches by Class Type and Return Links

Function that list's the latest and top searches by the class name and return a list of links, with the search totals on them.  I wanted to extract the top searches and the latest searches by da..

2:35 am, March 10, 2022
php
Fatal error: Uncaught Exception: Required extension GD is not loaded.

How to resolve the error: Fatal error: Uncaught Exception: Required extension GD is not loaded. This Error is ususally due to a php library or script requiring the GD php extention.  On ubuntu ..

1:04 am, March 9, 2022
php
php check if a class exists

check if a class exists in php. this can be used rather than assuming the class exists and then causing an error You can run the class_exists function on the class before loading it with the followi..

12:47 am, March 9, 2022
javascript
Uncaught TypeError: Cannot set properties of null (setting 'onclick')

I was just testing some code and noticed i had this error on my site.  Locate the error in the site code I removed this script, so the whole thing is now not required, as i opted for the au..

12:12 am, March 9, 2022
javascript
check url hash using javascript

What is a url hash? This is a URL Hash. You can add the # symbol on the end of a url and content after it, and this will not effect the content usually, unless the browser is intructed to do somet..

3:59 am, March 7, 2022
javascript
submit form with javascript

if you have a form with an id, you can submit it with the following javascript. usually this will be attached to an event or something similar like a button click.  If i run this on the demo, it..

3:55 am, March 4, 2022
css
highlight a button with an animation css

While i was downloading the latest AdoptJDK i noticed this button, and thought it was a nice effect.  I wondered how hard it would be to replicate this. Copy the link html Check each class..

12:48 am, March 4, 2022
html
Regions of New Zealand - In Dropdown Form

Split into north and south island lists Also added a combined list, with a disabled options for north and south. /your welcome! :)

3:18 am, February 25, 2022
javascript
Converting PHP to Javascript for State Extraction by numeric value Australian State Names

I cant even remember when i originally wrote this php function, but now i need to have it in javascript, should not be much change to it to get it working.  The original function takes an austra..

2:33 am, February 25, 2022
javascript
get the value from a textarea element

gets the value from the textarea and prints it to the console of the browser rather than using innerHTML you have to use value.

6:02 am, February 20, 2022
javascript
javascript get content from element

gets the content from a target element with javascript using its id sets the target with the content from element 1 using its innerHTML attribute

12:48 am, February 20, 2022
javascript
convert characters to entities using javascript replace

takes a html string and replaces the html elements into their equivalent characters. e.g: replaces < with &lt;

12:05 am, February 20, 2022
php functions
convert a string into its html entitles using php htmlentities function

this takes a html string such as the following example and converts it into its html entities. it will take a character such as < and convert it into &lt; so that the string is not parsed as h..

8:48 am, February 19, 2022
core
generate view statistics widget in php class extend

How i generate the Week, Month and Year view statistics widget for this site.  Views Widget Function This generates the widget based on the views data. PHP // views widget /* using fi..

1:04 am, February 19, 2022
svg
svg animated line testing - shooting star right

I found this on a random site i was looking at it took me a while to extract the animation, but i found it and its working below.  There is shoot right and also shoot left, if you are that way i..

8:46 am, February 17, 2022
php
Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mb_convert_encoding()

I was getting this error when calling a function in the readability php class, on a new server for code that worked on the old server. Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mb_convert_encoding()..

11:45 am, February 15, 2022
CSS
Using Marker to add a Triangle to List Items

In this demo i use the ::marker attribute on the list items to change the content of the marker to a ▶

11:33 pm, February 14, 2022
javascript
Auto Create HTML Code Snippets

make anything within a <code> tag into a nice looking code snippit with highlighting via prism. To get this code to make a snippit, you need to: Give an element a .make-snippet class and it's ..

4:17 am, February 14, 2022
Alpine JS
Alpine JS Testing

some simple tests using alpine js

10:28 pm, February 10, 2022
php
get the subdomain name from the domain string in php - sub domain

returns the first part of a domain string, for example moo.kruxor.com will return moo

2:24 am, February 10, 2022
Slick Slider
Slick Slider Showing Multiple Items at a time

Just wanted to test some review type items showing more than one on slick, Seems to work well.  This shows two items at a time, but you can show as many as you like. Could be good for a testimo..

4:55 am, February 9, 2022
CSS
CSS Only Table Stacking Solution

11:24 pm, February 8, 2022
jquery
add a toggle with jquery and change the class

With this code I just wanted a quick bit of inline code that could add a toggle to an element or multiple and also switch its class to make it show that the item is toggled on or off.  Here is t..

12:00 am, February 8, 2022
svg
chevron right thick and pointy edges base64

finally found a svg chevron that does not cost $3, amazing...

11:46 pm, February 6, 2022
node
Testing Playwrite on for Node

I came across this library on y news, and thought id give it a bit of a test.  I managed to get it working but not really sure what tests it can do.  I set it to take a screen shot of a we..

4:00 am, January 28, 2022
css
add an outline to everything!

very handy for checking elements and other things on your page. this one line will add an outline to every element, so you can see where all the elements are located. 

12:27 pm, January 18, 2022
html
content editable p tag with spell check enabled

im not sure how this is useful, but you can set a p element to content editable so you can change its contents and then also set the spellcheck to true so the browser knows that it should run its spel..

12:01 pm, January 18, 2022
bootstrap templates
card.html template

a card template with title, content and a mb-3 for bottom margin for usage with the php template system.

4:52 am, January 18, 2022
site bugs
making the search page nicer

Sometimes i dont even notice things like this, as i look at them all day and go, ah yeah thats a search box. I forget that all these things can be fixed.  Anyway, even just adding this form to a..

4:42 am, January 18, 2022
sqlite
function to delete older sqlite records when the limit is reached

I had an issue where a sqlite database was hitting over 100,000 records and this was causing quite a lot of lag and crashing on my server, the number of records was not really meant to be this high, s..

4:20 am, January 18, 2022
php
fixing error Call to undefined function simplexml_load_string

usually the error "Call to undefined function simplexml_load_string" happens when the php xml library is missing from your server. You can install the xml php library with the following command, repl..

4:00 am, January 18, 2022
javascript
loop to arr.length or array length

showing a simple loop that uses the length of the array to find the end of the loop. This just console logs each item in the array and stops the loop when it gets to the end of the array. 

1:33 am, January 18, 2022
bootstrap
bootstrap form basic

a nice simple bootstrap form layout example template

11:49 pm, January 17, 2022
html
get directions from google maps form embed

this is a random form that posts back to google maps showing the directions needed to get from one address to another location, im not sure where this would be usefull. Maybe on a site where you neede..

12:19 pm, January 17, 2022
images
center image preview with lightbox and caption

I just wanted a thumbnail or preview of the image, where if clicked it would load into a lightbox, but the preview just shows the center of whatever image is added to it.  Note: I just picked ra..

2:54 am, January 12, 2022
javascript
get tomorrows date with javascript

Same as the get yesterdays date except with a +1 rather than a -1 let tomorrow = new Date(new Date().setDate(new Date().getDate()+1));  

11:03 pm, January 10, 2022
javascript
get yesterdays date with javascript

This gets todays date and minuses one day from it to be ... yesterday.  let yesterday = new Date(new Date().setDate(new Date().getDate()-1));console.log(yesterday); This format is the full da..

10:39 pm, January 10, 2022
css
hide the first h3 tag on the page with css

in case you want to target the first item on a page and hide it or change it with css. 

2:29 am, January 10, 2022
php functions
make a nice readable date using a timestamp string function make_nice_date

handy if you have a timestamp like this: 2022-01-10 00:12:42 and want it to look a bit nicer. like this... 12:19 am, January 10, 2022

12:12 am, January 10, 2022
javascript
add new random image with button

this appends a new random image from picsum.photos to the div with the id app

10:56 pm, December 30, 2021
javascript
Create Strings using Template Literals

if you use the backtick to enclose your strings you no longer have to use \n for a new line.  For example: `this is a multiline ...string!!` Console Example

5:55 am, December 29, 2021
php
get the content of a url get the content of a link with php and test if the result is empty

Where $import_url is the target URL. 

2:24 am, December 20, 2021
php simple html dom
extract meta attributes with simple html dom

pass in the url as import_url and it will search for the meta keywords tag and echo the result.

1:11 am, December 20, 2021
php
php check if url is valid with filter_var

check if url is valid using filter_var and return a message if the url is invalid rather than continuing

12:55 am, December 20, 2021
html
Common and Uncommon Meta Tag's and Social Meta Tags

I am writing an api that checks for meta tags so i thought i would add a list here of some of the common meta tag names that i found.  The ones prefixed with og: are facebook and linked in and s..

3:46 am, December 19, 2021
javascript
Darkmode JS - Add darkmode to your site with one script

This library looks really nice! It drops in ok, but maybe with more complex layouts or coloring, it seems to break a little bit.  Darkmode JS Example Source Links https://darkmodejs.learn.un..

12:47 am, December 17, 2021
javascript
Use destructuring assignment within the argument to the function half to send only max and min inside the function.

this seems like a tricky one, can be resolved with removing the stats array reference. Im not sure how it still knows to access the stats array. I dont know how that is correct as the console just lo..

12:34 am, December 17, 2021
css
center align vertical 2 items in a container flex

i had this issue and i was pretty sure that flex center could fix it but it was causing the two items in the div to sit next to each other, which was annoying as it was a header and content, but i sti..

11:26 pm, December 14, 2021
css
simple javascript no library accordion

a simple button and div based accordion with a toggled indicator

4:07 am, December 14, 2021
javascript
Using Destructuring and the Rest Parameter to Reassign Array Elements

Use destructuring assignment with the rest parameter to perform an effective Array.prototype.slice() so that arr is a sub-array of the original array source with the firs..

11:26 am, December 13, 2021
javascript
Use destructuring assignment to swap the values of a and b

Use destructuring assignment to swap the values of a and b so that a receives the value stored in b, and b receives the value stored in a. I was havi..

5:58 am, December 13, 2021
C
Hello world in C and seeing what it is actually doing

One of the most simple C applications, how to compile it and how to objdump it.  C #include int main() { int i; for(i=0;i < 10; i++) { puts("Hello Mac\n"); } return ..

12:25 pm, December 12, 2021
mac
How to download music to mp3 format from youtube using youtube-dl

How to download ABGT from youtube. youtube-dl sudo apt install python3-pip ffmpeg brew install ffmpeg brew install youtube-dl Getting this error: The operation couldn’t be completed. Un..

2:17 am, December 12, 2021
javascript
Sweet Alert 2 Methods and Examples

I love this alert replacement so i thought i would just add some of the examples here to show how awesome it is! You can check out the official sweet alert documents here if you want to browse throug..

5:39 am, December 8, 2021
css grid
Using CSS Grid instead of Float's for a 3 column simple list

I have been in the habit of just using float:left and then width 31% with margin 1% for list items, and it seems to work fine usually.  But i thought i probably should update the defaults in by ..

12:37 am, December 7, 2021
javascript
How to Assign the Value of One Variable to Another in Javascript

Showing a very basic script that assigns the value of the variable a to b and then console log's the object.

12:22 pm, December 6, 2021
javascript
Slick Slider Carousel with Custom Next and Prev Buttons

I had a slider the other day where i needed to attach some detached buttons, so added the following click events to control the next and previous events on the slider.  Note the class names: sli..

4:52 am, December 6, 2021
html
Input Suggestions using a datalist

I found this cool piece of code here, looks very handy. Basically you can add the input and then provide it a data list with suggestions, which then will allow you to start typing the item and it wil..

12:58 am, December 6, 2021
php functions
get php to validate its self with php check syntax

Did you know that php has a syntax checking function built into it? Well it does and this is how you can use it to check your php files for errors, rather than just running them and hoping for the be..

5:45 am, December 1, 2021
javascript
Console Tips and Tricks

Here are some quick commands for the console. Getting to the console in your browser Press F12 and Find the console tab. That little blue > there is the console. this is in brave or chrome, bu..

11:47 am, November 29, 2021
mac
how to copy the folder path in finder

Moving from windows to mac is quite a shock, especially when you go from explorer which shows the file and folder path on every window in file explorer. Then we go to mac finder, which is nice, but h..

4:42 am, November 23, 2021
php functions
Spam IP Database and delete button

The Background and Reason for the SPAM IP Database and Delete I actually wrote up half of this article and was still testing the function and lost the whole post, which will teach me for adding it st..

12:24 pm, November 22, 2021
pi400
pi400 how to take a screen shot

This is actually built in, well if you have scrot installed anyway. Which it already was for me. Press Print Screen button and it saves it into your home folder.

6:40 am, November 20, 2021
html
Add custom symbol to ul li list and align text items

Pick a symbol from here. Then you can copy and paste it into the following css to change the list symbol, for more unique looking list items.  If the list items dont align correctly you will nee..

5:01 am, November 19, 2021
mac
install cmatrix on mac m1

For some reason i thought the mac would have apt or apt-get to install packages, but apparently not.  Here is how you can install cmatrix a matrix emulator or other unix type terminal apps on ma..

2:31 am, November 19, 2021
php
php save csv from array to file

2:40 am, November 17, 2021
php
php export csv from string to browser download

exports an array to a csv string and returns the result in the browser

2:37 am, November 17, 2021
icons
how to embed google fonts icons

For some reason when i go to embed a google font icon, they dont seems to have any obvious way to actually use it, i can find the icons ok here. But then when i go and use it it links to a how to embe..

12:21 am, November 17, 2021
php
convert json string to a php array

takes a json string in php and converts it into a php array using the json_decode function.

11:44 pm, November 16, 2021
php
how to json encode an array in php

12:05 pm, November 16, 2021
php
how to decode xml in php

how to decode xml into an array in php Here is a full example taking an xml string and converting it into a php array. 

11:36 am, November 16, 2021
css
button zoom effect with expanding background

Just playing around with zoom and background size effects on a promo button, if you change the background to 110% and then zoom to 1.1 you can see how the background appears to zoom out while the butt..

8:21 am, November 11, 2021
sqlite
count total results from distinct sqlite

a query to count the total items found on a distinct query

2:02 am, November 11, 2021
virtual box
allow internal networking connection from virtual box vm

This will allows you to access a shared folder on a Windows 10 Virtual box from Windows 11. Probably also works with other windows versions, but only tested with the host OS beinf windows 11 and the V..

2:26 am, November 8, 2021
php
php get file and save it

gets a file from a url and saves it to your local server

10:57 pm, November 4, 2021
php functions
youtube search api request function

This function requests a search from the youtube search api, and searches the text in the snippet for the seearch string. You can get your own API key for this from the google developers console. They..

2:04 am, November 4, 2021
php functions
list all array json function list_all_array_json

I wrote this a while ago, and i always forget the complex functions i write so ill add it here.  This loads all fields and then returns them as json. 

5:51 am, November 3, 2021
javascript
javascript random string to put on url for cache

I was having a bit of a cache issue with a external css file, so i thought i might fix this by appending a random query string to the file name. This should force the browser to recheck the file each ..

11:22 pm, November 1, 2021
php
php function to remove the query string from a url

i was reusing this a few times manually and thought i would save my self a bit of time by just using the following function which returns the same full url, but removes the query string from it. ..

8:51 am, November 1, 2021
php
using php parse_url function to remove the query string from a url

I recently had to remove the query string from a url, the bit after the ?key=1 or whatever is after the actual url.  I initially thought i could just use a explode function on the ? which would ..

5:54 am, November 1, 2021
php
add every value in the load_array array into the out for testing

quick foreach to add every variable and variable name into out and return it. good for testing.

3:40 am, October 31, 2021
javascript
javascript try catch example function

try catch is a good way to stop errors breaking your javascript. here is the example from the firefox mozilla with a basic try catch logging the error to your console, rather than just breaking all t..

2:01 am, October 29, 2021
css
scroll left animation

1:03 am, October 29, 2021
php
Fix for PHP Warning Trying to get property '*name*' of non-object

i was getting this error when checking parts of an object that were sometimes set and sometimes they did not exist depending on the values.  Warning / Error : Warning Trying to get property '*na..

8:53 am, October 28, 2021
php
write the contents of a url into a file with php

save the content of a url into a file with php using the following command. This grabs the $url and saves the content into the file my_file.html  

8:43 am, October 27, 2021
javascript
load json data url or api with javascript

this loads a target json url or api using raw javascript so no jquery required with this one then logs the data returned to the console. 

4:43 am, October 26, 2021
jquery
load json data url with jquery

loads a api or json url or endpoint using jquery and console logs the result Tested working on my test json file, check the console and it should be there. 

4:36 am, October 26, 2021
php
sqlite fetchArray into another array

was having an issue when trying to return a multi array using sqlite over multiple rows. Stack Overflow Inspiration  I tried a few of these but it was not incrementing key, and also it was only..

2:55 am, October 25, 2021
php
php return json header and content

sets the header to json and returns a simple json formatted array.

8:43 am, October 24, 2021
php functions
php get file extension from a file name

this function returns the file extention, however if the file name has multiple . in it this will return a false value.

3:18 am, October 24, 2021
php functions
php post data back to a url with a function

this function uses curl to post back data to a url, this acts like a _POST form request from within a function. Function usage: $url the url to post the data back to e.g: $url = "https://kruxor.co..

3:11 am, October 24, 2021
bootstrap
add a divider to your dropdown nav toggles

good for seperating menu sections in the same dropdown item add this to your toggle <li><hr class="dropdown-divider"></li>

2:38 am, October 24, 2021
php functions
generate random username function in php

a function that takes several random words and creates a user name from them. This will generate a user name with between one to three words and a prefix if prefix_show is set to true. usage generat..

5:04 am, October 23, 2021
jquery
validate email address from string with jquery working function

Here is a working example of this post validate email address from string. This has very basic checking of an email address by checking that the string has an @ and a . in it. Note: this is still no..

12:31 am, October 22, 2021
react
Using props with Stateless Functional Components in React

Here is an example of a Stateless Functional Component but i cant get the PropTypes working correctly in my demo, not sure what im doing wrong here, but the code seems to work in the compiler just not..

5:30 am, October 19, 2021
react
How to Access Props Using this.props in React

If you would like to access a class component prop within its self you can do this using the this keyword.

5:15 am, October 19, 2021
react
How to Use PropTypes to Define Props in React

React allows you to define the types of props given to your components to make sure that invalid data is not sent as the prop to the element.  To do this you can define propTypes. You can defin..

4:40 am, October 19, 2021
react
How to Override Default Props in React

The following code explains how you can override the default props in react.  In this example the default of quantity is set to 0, so we can pass in quantity in the items to override its default..

4:17 am, October 19, 2021
javascript
log the console log output to a div

I do a lot of console logging so i thought it would be nice to be able to see this on my test pages. Apparently you can grab this quite easily with the following code.  I had to modify this a b..

4:03 am, October 19, 2021
javascript
javascript basic test array and loop

Here is just a basic test array and a loop to show a basic loop through the test array.  With the loop i use the length of the array as the max variable, so the loop stops when it hits the array..

3:05 am, October 19, 2021
site bugs
add hero title to category listing page [not done]

add the hero title and background to the category listing page as a page title or category header.  e.g: https://kruxor.com/category/code/react/

2:46 am, October 19, 2021
react
How to use default props in React

If you dont want to specify props every time you use an element, you can also specify defaults for these items. This can also be useful to remember which props are needed per component. This can be a..

2:24 am, October 19, 2021
javascript
how to join an array in javascript using the join method

This example shows how we can join an array into a string using the join method. Its a nice quick way to convert your array into a string with a delimiter such as , or ; Here we can see the test arr..

2:01 am, October 19, 2021
react
How to Pass an Array as Props in React

If you need to pass larger amounts of information to a component you can pass in an array rather than just a single variable. More information on the join method on the array can be found here. Here..

1:56 am, October 19, 2021
php
list_all_array an early stages of list all function that uses an array to pass in main variables

I think this is more neat than passing in individual variables into the list_all function, seems to work ok so far.  Still in early stages of this listing function, more needs to be built into i..

12:15 am, October 18, 2021
php
replace singular variable assignment with an array loop and variable variables

I found this useful when passing in an array to a function, rather than assigning all the variables in the function manually from the array just loop through each item in the array and asign them that..

11:58 pm, October 17, 2021
php
using the $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] to check referring pages

shows how you can display the contents of the $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] tag in php to show referring pages i read in an article that this is stripped out of HTTPS requests, but it seems to still be wo..

3:28 am, October 17, 2021
site bugs
category listing not working on categories with spaces [not fixed]

for some reason the site bugs category and potentially other categories that have spaces in their names are not listing properly. Test URL: https://kruxor.com/category/code/site+bugs/  Probab..

2:52 am, October 16, 2021
javascript
show the current date in javascript

Returns the current date and time and sets the value in a div.  Also added a demo with setinterval to update the time and date in the div every second. 

2:17 am, October 16, 2021
react
How to Pass Props to a Stateless Functional Component in React

Props are like properties that you can pass into a component in react. A prop would be something like this in your component.  JSX <div>  <MyProp id="1234" /></div> The..

12:24 am, October 16, 2021
react
How to Write a React Component from Scratch

Just testing my react component writing skills...

12:09 am, October 16, 2021
react
How to Render a React Class Component to the DOM

This shows how you can get react to render a component into the page or DOM. So actually getting and showing the code that you have been writing in react. 

9:28 pm, October 15, 2021
javascript
get element by id and hide it

This example gets an element by its id and hides it by setting the css style value to display none 

5:24 am, October 15, 2021
javascript
get element by id with javascript

gets an element using its id using javascript

5:21 am, October 15, 2021
javascript
set a cookie on click and then check if the cookie is set and dont show that message again

this script shows a message, and if the message is closed it will set a cookie to not show that message again for 1 day.  The cookie in this example is set to expire in a day, so then if you com..

5:13 am, October 15, 2021
foundation
foundation three boxes with text align links to the bottom of element

For some reason i had the request to align the links in three boxes with different height text, not sure why they wanted them aligned, but i guess my task is not too question that but to fix it. ..

11:51 pm, October 14, 2021
react
How to Compose React Components in React

In this code we nest the components NonCitrus and Citrus into the Fruits Component. Then nest the Fruits within the TypesOfFood component.  Also added the additional components, Vegetables, Non..

11:29 pm, October 14, 2021
site bugs
Changing the default hero image based on the category name [not yet done]

This is more of a todo item, at the moment the hero image uses the same image for every post unless a hero is specified for each, i would also like to set the default image per category so if the post..

3:36 am, October 14, 2021
react
How to Use React to Render Nested Components

It can be useful to take components and render them inside other components while still making them into seperate items. This shows how you can take each component and nest it within another one and ..

3:10 am, October 14, 2021
react
How to Create a Component with Composition in React

This shows how you can compose multiple React components together. In this example we return the parent component which has within it the child component, you can add as many child components as requ..

2:56 am, October 14, 2021
css
using css counter-increment to add numbering to elements

i just found this element in css where you can add numbering to elements, very handy to add counters and things.  This uses the counter-increment: section; in the main element and then adds the ..

12:17 am, October 14, 2021
html
using the kbd html tag

  You can use the tag <kbd> to highlight keyboard shortcuts, i love this tag!  Now i just need a reason to use it.   

12:58 am, October 13, 2021
react
How to Create a React Component using the ES6 class method

One way to add a react component is to use the Stateless Functional Component method, and another way is to use the ES6 extends syntax. This method seems more complex than the 1st for some reason mayb..

11:39 pm, October 12, 2021
templates
foundation base html template - foundation template

just a basic html template with foundation and the required javascripts, good for a starter html page using foundation framework.

4:17 am, October 12, 2021
react
What is a Stateless Functional Component in React

What is a Stateless Functional Component? A stateless component is one that can recive data and render it, but it does not manage the provided data or track changes to it.  This method creates ..

12:24 am, October 12, 2021
react
How do Self-Closing JSX Tags Work?

So in JSX all the tags must be closed, other wise it can break the element. for example: <div> must have a closing </div> and also for elements like <br> and <hr> must include..

12:10 am, October 12, 2021
react
How to Define a HTML Class in JSX in React

When writing JSX you cant add classes like you would in HTML so this code would not work: JSX <div class="my-class"></div> Instead we have to use className. JSX uses camel case for a l..

11:55 pm, October 11, 2021
react
How to Render HTML Elements to the DOM with React

Once you have a JSX element defined you can write it to the page with ReactDOM.render(componentToRender, targetNode),  In this example we are targeting the div with the id challenge-node. JSX ..

11:43 pm, October 11, 2021
react
How to Add Comments in JSX

To put comments inside JSX, you use the syntax {/* */} to wrap around the comment text. You do actually need the curley brackets, and have to add it under the other elements for this to wor..

11:33 pm, October 11, 2021
react
Create a Complex JSX Element

JSX must return a single element, so you must wrap your items in a div element you cant just return a bunch of p tags.  Define a new constant JSX that renders a div which con..

11:28 pm, October 11, 2021
react
Create a Simple JSX Element

The current code uses JSX to assign a div element to the constant JSX. Replace the div with an h1 element and add the text Hello JSX! inside it.

11:19 pm, October 11, 2021
react
adding react with JSX using babel

just wanted to see how JSX would work with react and babel, so this way you can write JSX and babel compiles it for use with react.  This is apparently not a good way to do things and can be qui..

9:18 am, October 11, 2021
react
adding react to a website in 3 steps

i was just researching how to add react to a website, and i thought i would need babel to translate or compile the JSX code, but apparently you do not need this...  So ill test this here and see..

8:49 am, October 11, 2021
react
using babel for react compiling in browser

this is currently just an idea, as i saw that codepen uses babel to run react i was wondering i can do the same thing here and then just write normal react script and have babel compile it.  so ..

8:41 am, October 11, 2021
react
react hello world with time and date updating

here is a react hello world with the date and time updating on setInterval 1000 miliseconds.  Again with react it has to be compiled from JSX for it to work, so i have included the original and ..

4:12 am, October 11, 2021
react
react hello world with variable name

i was just testing some of the hello world examples on the react site, and as they use JSX they cant be directly entered into your code, so you need to run a pre compiler (not sure of the exact term f..

4:00 am, October 11, 2021
react
react basic hello world

the most basic hello world using react js

11:29 pm, October 10, 2021
javascript
console table rather than console log for javascript objects and arrays

so i just saw on a tweet, that you can use console.table and i cant wait to try it out! good thing i already have a test object and array ready to go!  

8:36 am, October 8, 2021
php
timeline class and function

this is a class extend that generates a timeline based on structured data and order's the items by year decending. this code will not work out of the box as it has other requirements, but it is a goo..

5:02 am, October 8, 2021
templates
bootstrap alert template

here is a templated bootstrap alert where you can switch the alert type with the @alert_type variable. Here are the different alerts: primary secondary success danger warning info light dar..

12:53 am, October 8, 2021
templates
bootstrap list group card with footer

a list group within a card and also a footer on the card for additional links. 

12:13 am, October 8, 2021
templates
list group bootstrap template

this generates a bootstrap list group basic template layout, nice option for lists with links in them rather than using a ul li style list, this makes them into neater looking elements so rather than ..

11:43 pm, October 7, 2021
templates
list group card item template

this is a list group item for usage with the template list group or list group card template.

11:40 pm, October 7, 2021
php
php html template class system

just a simple php templating system to extract your html files from within the php code into external files, makes things (or your code) a bit neater.

11:31 pm, October 7, 2021
templates
list group card template

list group card template for usage with the php template class

11:29 pm, October 7, 2021
php
views list function for checking what views have been made on the current week

this is related to the views class that i added with monthly week number and yearly views, this is the function that i use to extract the top viewed pages for the week num, month num and year num. I ..

8:54 am, October 7, 2021
php
load array load all items from an array while in a sqlite load sql loop

i find this useful when loading a bunch of items in a class while looping through data, rather than assigning variables manually i just add the array of item names into the class to begin with and the..

8:36 am, October 7, 2021
ideas
Idea: Google Font Dropdown Selector Code

just an idea at the moment, a dropdown list of google fonts and when selected it loads that selected font using the @import css tag.  Loading the fonts Gist : not tested https://gist.github.com..

8:55 am, October 6, 2021
php
create a 200 character summary from a longer html string

this is a quick function that can create a 200 word plain text summary from a html string. Also added the option to specify the char length of the string.  Function function create_summary($htm..

11:16 pm, October 5, 2021
html
twitter social sharing meta tags

I had done this one so many times on client sites I actually forgot that i had not applied it to my own site! Doh! Anyway this is the tag setup i use for adding the title, url, author and featured im..

11:51 am, October 5, 2021
sections
responsive three box section with tabular data or table data

here is a section in foundation with 3 hero boxes with images on top, and then a title and some tabular (is that the same as table?) data in each box, so could be good for some kinda products and then..

5:50 am, October 1, 2021
sections
stackable bio or biography list with portrait image title and text

a nice easily stackable bio or biography list done in foundation, just duplicate the bio-item and switch out the content and you have a nice responsive bio layout.  As its in foundation here is ..

1:13 am, October 1, 2021
fonts
open sans @import embed font quick

just a quick and nasty css import for the Open Sans google font. 

1:05 am, October 1, 2021
php
using strlen to check the length of a string and do something about it

in the following code i use the php function strlen to check the length of a string and then add an if statement to check if the string is longer or shorter than the required length. 

4:18 am, September 30, 2021
wordpress
using wp_nav_menu to show a custom menu in wordpress

found this quick code snippit here, its not working just for reference of what the array items do.  Here is how you would display the menu called "Projects" PHP         $..

4:28 am, September 29, 2021
wordpress
get and show the featured image on a wordpress page template

this will extract the featured image on wordpress page if you are using custom page templates. 

4:07 am, September 29, 2021
images
document placeholder for a4 in portrait

a nice document placeholder image with dropshadow and transparency

2:19 am, September 29, 2021
images
landscape image document placeholder

A nice landscape image of a blank presentation format, in landscape mode with drop shadow.

2:10 am, September 29, 2021
sections
easy section wrap in foundation - 3 boxes responsive

this is a 3 box section responsive wrap in foundation, you can change this to large-auto if you want to have multiple boxes

12:23 am, September 29, 2021
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
sections
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 unsplash placeholder

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
php
extract youtube image from video url

showing how you can get the image wallpaper in different sizes from a youtube video I used to have this tool a while ago, it just passes the video id and extracts the images and also can produce the ..

3:52 am, July 31, 2021
php
simple php ip blocker

just to quickly block annoying ip addresses using an array and $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] so i woke up this morning to find 200 comments from this spam ip, here is a simple script that will block that i..

11:26 pm, July 29, 2021
css
vertically align text within a fixed height div using flex

this can be used to make text align nicely while still keeping the same layout. the example below shows how you can set the height of the containing element and still have the text aligned center to ..

9:55 am, July 29, 2021
css
how to view a web page in its printer format

if you have to check a website in its print or @media print format this is how you can emulate it in browser if you are using chrome or edge.  Open the Dev Tools (usually F12) Click the menu ..

6:26 am, July 28, 2021
css
white space break word css

controlling the white space of an element with break word, this can be handy if you need to fit something into a fix but the item has no spaces, otherwise usually by default this will overflow out of ..

5:36 am, July 27, 2021
javascript
old browser check with javascript

modified from this script i console logged all the items available so you can do what you need with them these are the avilable variables Javascript console.log(browser.agent);console.log(browser...

2:56 am, July 26, 2021
javascript
check browser version and show a message

a button that displays your browser version in a modal Demo (gif)

6:47 am, July 23, 2021
css
roboto and poppins fonts include quick code

css import for poppins and roboto google fonts with the common font weights

12:10 am, July 23, 2021
site bugs
search bug Above

not sure why this is still happening, need to investigate: 23 Nov 2021 this bug is still happening, i thought i fixed it, but apparently not. 

3:57 am, July 22, 2021
css
CSS Drawing - Beach Scene

i did this one a while ago, cantr even remember it just appeared when i searched in google.  here is an animated version, check the bottom for the css version of this:  

1:24 am, July 20, 2021
css
404 Error Page Codepen

found this in my links the other day, still looks cool...

1:16 am, July 16, 2021
html
set the amount of lines to show in a textarea field

using the rows will allow you to add the specified amount of rows to the textarea you can also specify the cols which does the amount of characters width  

1:01 am, July 16, 2021
css
right align something in its element

easily align a block or inline block item to the right in its outer element

3:15 am, July 14, 2021
php
preg replace clean a string only allow a-zA-Z0-9 characters

allows only a-zA-Z0-9 and spaces

4:25 am, July 10, 2021
site bugs
weird search results being recorded

i noticed some weird search results being recorded like this: the search function should only be recording a result if it finds a result, so this should not be added unless it can actually find thi..

4:04 am, July 10, 2021
foundation
foundation grid for 6.6x - also known as the foundation xy grid

some foundation grid demos for 6.6x foundation you can get foundation here: https://get.foundation/ or here https://cdnjs.com/libraries/foundation  more docs on this here: https://get.foundatio..

5:00 am, July 9, 2021
jquery
append a #link to the end of all href urls on a target

good for if you need to append target links with a # link

1:07 am, July 9, 2021
php
get last month as a number with php

this will get last month and last month as a text month e.g: 06 and June

12:58 pm, July 5, 2021
css
hide the third row in a table with css

just wondered how hard it is to hide the third column in a table with css, rather than deleting it in the html here is the test table cell 1a cell 2a cell 3a cell 4a cell 5a cell 1b ..

5:15 am, June 30, 2021
svg
globe svg testing (broken)

nope seems not to be working, it seems you cant just copy the glyph path into a normal svg and hope for the best, oh well i tried. 

6:32 am, June 29, 2021
css
how to make a transparent logo white with css

lets say you have a logo and its dark on a black background, how annoying is that, you still want the dark background but also want to see the logo.  well with this css trick you can just make t..

3:07 am, June 29, 2021
wordpress
fix for wordpress requesting ftp login details installing plugins

add this to wp config define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');

4:27 am, June 27, 2021
linux
simple backup to google drive fron linux

i added these scripts a while ago to backup mysql databases and web files to google drive a while ago, i just run them on a daily cron to copy the backups every day. the files so the bain backup_a..

1:04 am, June 27, 2021
php
verify the google recapture server php

i was still getting quite a bit of spam even after using google recapture v2 and i think this is just as i was using the javascript only version, which disables the submit button if the capture is not..

12:45 am, June 25, 2021
jquery
scroll down the page using a button click

scrolling down 600px from where you currently are on the screen demo vid

12:25 am, June 23, 2021
javascript
using clamp js to clamp lines of text

there is a css version of this as well but this version works in a greater range of browsers (i think) this one is not working for me... i think the overflow elipsis is still a better option than thi..

11:17 pm, June 22, 2021
html
Scroll down indicator css javascript and html

I have seen these a couple of times, indictating to the user that there is further content down the page, and they should scroll to view it. Then as you scroll down the indicator dissapears. So we w..

5:35 am, June 22, 2021
site bugs
this is a weird one table underline appearing and dissapearing on mouse over

very strange that also reminds me that i have to get rid of these random searches idea: i was thinking of adding a more detailed hit system where it can record the month and also the year of the..

12:52 pm, June 21, 2021
jquery
check if a ul contains a ul li

i could not find a way to do this with just raw css so i had to use jquery /sad

4:25 am, June 21, 2021
css
target last item css with :last-of-type

the :last-of-type selector allows you to select the last item of that type in the target container. in the following example i can target the last <p> tag and make the text bold and red.

4:22 am, June 21, 2021
css
target first item css with :first-of-type

the :first-of-type selector allows you to select the 1st item of that type in the target container. in the following example i can target the 1st <p> tag and make the text bold.

3:48 am, June 21, 2021
javascript
add a gtag.js pdf click event

how to add a pdf click event using the gtag.js analytics

11:36 pm, June 20, 2021
site documentation
for auto filled fields, need to change the text and background colours

for some reason bootstrap or the browser is doing this to auto filled fields.  according to my searching there is a pseudo class added to auto filled fields CSS input:-webkit-autofill { col..

12:11 am, June 17, 2021
site documentation
use a list group for listing by category page [todo]

change this to a list group, should make it neater. Page to update: https://kruxor.com/list-category/code/  so for some reason this is listed using this function PHP $list_wiki_menu = $clas..

12:02 am, June 17, 2021
jquery
jquery check if a sub element exists

this can be done with .length

4:22 am, June 15, 2021
jquery
jquery toggle menu testing

using jquery toggle to show and hide the sub menu's

3:52 am, June 15, 2021
css
responsive menu research full screen multi level

i was just looking into responsive menu's that are easy to impliment and navigate even if they have multiple levels still just in research mode at the moment Menu One Menu Sub One Menu Sub..

3:07 am, June 15, 2021
site documentation
Comments Listing should be a custom list rather than using search

For some reason when i listed the comments under posts on this site, i used the search function and then searched for the related uid, which maybe was easier at the time than adding an additional cate..

3:57 am, June 14, 2021
javascript
ajax callback to delete with sweet alert confirmation to make it cool! 😎

I recently wanted to to an ajax call back on a list of items just to make it easier to move around the place, rather than it reloading the page every time. So i thought why not also use sweet alert on..

4:29 am, June 11, 2021
site documentation
load the latest single item only

this function loads the lastest item from the selected class

1:24 am, June 11, 2021
site documentation
load oldest item based on insdate then update the insdate to now - load_latest_single_update

i keep finding these functions that i wrote ages ago and forgot about so ill list them here so maybe i can remember them. I think this one was to loop through items, so it grabs the oldest item and t..

1:19 am, June 11, 2021
site documentation
change this to a list group - other items

Other item format is a bit average, list group should fix this.  This uses the template: core-list-item-simple.html  So we can change this a bit to the list group format.  Which i..

1:15 am, June 11, 2021
site documentation
hero widget header - creates a nice looking hero item from a target uid and class

this creates a "nice" looking hero widget, just wanted to create something that looked decent and had an attached background image, surprizingly annoying to link items together. For some reason i kee..

12:10 am, June 11, 2021
site documentation
dropdown section

What generates the dropdown widget items? generated by the function generate_section_button() per class template file section-dropdown-bootstrap.html  

6:53 am, June 9, 2021
site documentation
Latest from Code Widget

What generates the Latest from Code Widget? Code PHP $widget_latest_list = $class->list_all(        $start = 0,        $max = 10,      &n..

6:18 am, June 9, 2021
php
rtrim strip white space or strings from the end of a string

good for removing trailing , or any repeating character from the end of a string

12:50 pm, June 8, 2021
javascript
prevent default click event on link

This will prevent the default event on a link url, so for example if you have a <a href="">link</a> link this code will prevent it from loading the href link when clicked and you can do so..

1:59 am, June 8, 2021
php
get the current month as a number

this will return the current month as an integer

5:48 am, June 7, 2021
css
make your images look non squished when not using image backgrounds v2

this is a working version of this post, for some reason that image was deleted I think due to a content upgrade.  Basically this uses the object-fit: cover; to make images not stretch when they ..

6:22 am, June 4, 2021
javascript
show the browsers name in javascript

This function will show you an alert box with the name of your browser, however im using brave at the moment and it shows as Netscape, so i guess you cant trust the result.  Also i just discover..

3:49 am, June 4, 2021
php
show the difference between two dates in years, months, days, hours and seconds

i modified this code into a function that also detects if there is any values in each item before adding it to the text. 

1:03 am, June 4, 2021
php
counting the occurrence of words in a multidimensional array

array sorting example The array Array ( [0] => Array ( [0] => Some [1] => great-looking [2] => special [3] => editio..

4:19 am, June 3, 2021
css
target 1st td in a table with css

this css will allow you to target the 1st td in a table

4:06 am, June 2, 2021
php
write string contents to a file with php

this will create a file called my_file_name.txt in the current php working directory usually this is the same one that the script is running in and write the text yay! into that file if the file al..

12:48 pm, May 26, 2021
linux
backup script to google drive that can be used for multiple directories

this zips the content of the target directory and then uploads it to a google drive backup location just create a file called ~/_backup_dir.sh and then add the following BASH - _backup_dir.sh  ..

5:26 am, May 26, 2021
css
backdrop-filter: blur(10px);

just testing this filter

11:34 pm, May 25, 2021
javascript
json test objects (or arrays)

here is a couple of test objects in external js files just in case you need to test some ajax loading functions or need external objects, i mostly use them in my testing. Basic JSON Object with 3 ite..

12:22 pm, May 25, 2021
javascript
loop through a complex object json javascript

just a note to say that a complex object is an object with more than one nested object in it for example just kinda playing around with this one to get the handle on objects and how to access them C..

12:19 pm, May 25, 2021
javascript
load json with vanilla javascript no jquery

this basically does the same thing that a jquery .getJSON does but without the need for jquery.

9:57 am, May 25, 2021
jquery
json load from jquery and loop through the results

this is the same as this post but i have added the object to an external test file. so rather than already having the object data on the page we have to load it somehow Note: you can test that the o..

6:48 am, May 25, 2021
css
add chevrons to a ul list

adding a chevron to a list item rather than the default dot and the moving one, here is the demo:

2:15 am, May 21, 2021
php
unable to access the $_FILES when submitting a form php

I was getting this weird error when submitting an image for a form upload and i could not see why the $_FILES was not set as this is where the files go from a $_POST back form in php. The error i was..

4:52 am, May 18, 2021
php
check column exists in table sqlite

this will return 1 if the column name exists in the table or 0 if it does not

12:21 pm, May 17, 2021
javascript
set active class based on url value

this will check the full url and then loop through all the a elements in #test-div when it finds a matching url it will add the class active to that button this is good for persisting active links o..

3:13 am, May 14, 2021
php
show all methods or functions in a class (class function version)

add this to your class to show all its methods including this one... sorts the array ascending by values so should be sorted in a-z

4:32 am, May 13, 2021
php
show all methods (functions) in a class

this will show all available methods or functions within a class, once they are in a class they are called methods for some reason. print functions, show all functions, methods in a class, show met..

4:07 am, May 13, 2021
php
adding an item to an array with php

how to add items to an array in php here is a working sandbox version of this code: sandbox. 

3:10 am, May 13, 2021
javascript
check if a variable is undefined or NULL

this will check if the check1 variable is set if it undefined or NULL it will return

5:58 am, May 12, 2021
foundation
foundation accordion for version 6.x

yep the foundation does weird things to this sites css, but the demo still works if you want to use the built in foundation accordions. 

1:31 am, May 12, 2021
css
foundation responsive tables

in foundation you can make a table scroll when it hits its width limit by adding the class  <div class="table-scroll"></div> wrapping the table element

4:13 am, May 11, 2021
css
allow a title to be in the foreground while still having a before overlay for the background

i came across this issue recently, where a title was within an element and it needed to have a background overlay while still allowing the title to be on top of the overlay.  I found the fix was..

2:03 am, May 11, 2021
php
passing in arrays to your functions rather than using variables

this is probably an old technique, but i discovered it the other day when i was playing around, and i thought wow i should do this to all my functions, i cant see the downside, apart from having to re..

1:11 am, May 11, 2021
php
check server https or http value in php using $_SERVER

this will check the server method and if its https assign the value to $server_http_val so this will either be "https://" or "http://" good for generating full url's for your domain. 

12:29 am, May 11, 2021
javascript
fancybox image popout easy

just in case you want to easily apply a modal or pop out effect to your images when they cant be displayed full size on the page.  related: https://kruxor.com/view/code/3gNUD/inline-fancybox-m..

4:12 am, May 10, 2021
css
css responsive max and min targets @media

showing how you can target elements within a max and min screen width demo:

1:39 am, May 7, 2021
javascript
check box highlight text area css

i just wanted to be able to highlight a text field if a certain check box was checked on a form in this demo below, if you click on the check1 checkbox it will give you an alert saying if the box is ..

5:12 am, May 5, 2021
php
Remove background image php with image magic

untested research on removing background and making it transparent with php

12:12 am, May 3, 2021
javascript
validate an email address from a form field - version 2

This javascript function will check if the email address in the text box has an @ and a . in it and return a message saying if its valid or not.  This is pretty basic as it only includes checkin..

6:46 am, April 30, 2021
javascript
check if a checkbox is checked with javascript

checks if the box is checked and returns true or false reusable function that can check if a checkbox is checked or not just pass it the id of the checkbox Javascript Usage check_my_box('check1');

6:06 am, April 30, 2021
javascript
form submit override with javascript

if you need to run some additional checks on a form before submitting it

5:48 am, April 30, 2021
javascript
submit a form with javascript onclick

submit a form with javascript, good if you want to submit a form with a button that is not within that form. the form will require an id

1:05 am, April 26, 2021
javascript
dropdown change input box on select

changes the value of an hidden input depending on the selection of the dropdown

6:20 am, April 23, 2021
php
get current url with php

this checks is $_SERVER['HTTPS'] is set and $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] to construct the current url

11:54 am, April 21, 2021
javascript
Slick Slider Carousel with Fade Transition

here is a working example of slick carousel with a fade transition between elements rather than a slide transition

5:01 am, April 21, 2021
php
list a functions variables or arguments

i think this has to be used within the function to get its arguments, i have not tested this one yet.

12:12 am, April 21, 2021
css
pre-line white space settings

this preserves line spacing but also wrapping as well

3:41 am, April 20, 2021
css
pre-wrap preserve line spacing but also wrap where needed

a class to pre-wrap your line text this preserves line spacing but also wraps the text if the line goes out of its limit

3:38 am, April 20, 2021
php
php list all the functions in a class

this should return in an array the methods or functions for a class

3:27 am, April 20, 2021
php
php print an array nicely

this works for variables and arrays

3:14 am, April 20, 2021
php
add a toast alert when logging in with half moon

example of adding a document dom ready wait and then the script that launches a new toast message just adapting a php cms using halfmoon as the ui, its quite nice.  a bit bright in non dark mod..

6:19 am, April 7, 2021
php
dont use md5 for password hashing using password_hash and password_verify

apparently md5 is not the best method for password hashing, you should use the php functions  password_hash(); and then  password_verify(); to verify the hash matches PHP password_hash..

5:09 am, April 7, 2021
apps
change photoshop to show px rather than pt

if your photoshop is showing pt when you select font sizes, you can change this in the settings.  in the Edit menu go into Preferences and then Units and Rulers then you can change both uni..

2:11 am, April 7, 2021
javascript
clear a input field when it looses focus using onblur

this will cause the input field to clear when it is not in focus

10:56 pm, April 6, 2021
html
a page with two images

a page with two images for testing

7:03 am, April 4, 2021
python
python extract images into an array from a url

this should extract all images from a url into an array using python python from bs4 import BeautifulSoupfrom urllib.request import urlopenurl = "https://www.kruxor.com/view/code/LOveX/"page = urlop..

6:56 am, April 4, 2021
python
python url to text with beautiful soup

python using beautiful soup to convert a url into text Python from bs4 import BeautifulSoupfrom urllib.request import urlopenurl = "https://kruxor.com"page = urlopen(url)html = page.read().decode("u..

2:08 am, April 4, 2021
python
python Install Beautiful Soup

this allows you to install the Beautiful Soup library for python which is used for html parsing BASH python3 -m pip install beautifulsoup4 python3 -m pip show beautifulsoup4 if you get an error say..

1:38 am, April 4, 2021
python
python extract title tag from url and html using regex

this will extract the title tag as text from the url and the title tag in the following python script Python import refrom urllib.request import urlopenurl = "http://olympus.realpython.org/profiles/..

1:30 am, April 4, 2021
python
python import and print url

here is an example script that imports html from a url and prints it add it to a .py file and then run it with python3 filename.py Python from urllib.request import urlopenurl = "http://olympus.rea..

1:11 am, April 4, 2021
php
php basic page router

this php page router while pretty basic does the job for this site. it takes all the query string and splits it with the / into $p variables you will also need the following nginx or similar page rew..

12:29 am, April 4, 2021
git
git pull changes from a repository

use this to pull from an existing git repo into a new directory

1:27 am, April 3, 2021
git
commit and push changes to git repo

run this to add all files in current directory to repo and push the changes to git git add * git commit git push

1:26 am, April 3, 2021
linux
start ssh and add key git

i usually add this to a .sh file and make it +x to run ssh agent and add the github key bash eval "$(ssh-agent -s)"ssh-add ~/.ssh/github

1:24 am, April 3, 2021
linux
play youtube videos on firefox in ubuntu 18

sudo apt install libavcodec-extra also checked that firefox was able to pla drm video

5:06 am, April 2, 2021
css
css double page document preview with shadow

two div elements that look like blank documents with drop shadows

11:55 pm, March 30, 2021
wordpress
css
adding a background image to the titles of the dark mode card on this page

Just wanted to see what it would look like if i added some kinda image to the background of the titles. Side Note: i wonder if its a bad idea to add images that are uploaded to imgur rather than to t..

6:00 am, March 26, 2021
css
blur the background image while keeping the foreground normal

this one uses the ::before element to add a background and apply the blur filter to it, while allowing the foreground content to still be non blurry

5:28 am, March 26, 2021
css
background image greyscale filter while foreground is still in colour

i had an issue the other day using a css filter which was causing all items within the element to also have that filter. using the ::before psudo class solves this issue

4:58 am, March 26, 2021
javascript
javascript page redirect

this one i cant add a working demo for, due to its nature, but it is working if you remove the comment. combine this with this: https://kruxor.com/view/code/wQUDM/do-something-later-with-settimeout-..

3:18 am, March 26, 2021
javascript
page scroll indicator research

I was wondering the other day how they do those page scroll indicators, i saw one when viewing this site: https://blog.wolfram.com/2021/03/24/the-solution-of-the-zodiac-killers-340-character-cipher..

11:18 pm, March 24, 2021
css
zoom background of element when active

I just wanted to see if something like this zoom was possible but just using the background image and leaving the foreground content in the element with no zoom.  https://kruxor.com/view/code/kM..

4:53 am, March 19, 2021
css
rounded click me button with icon

just a rounded button with a font awesome icon

3:28 am, March 19, 2021
linux
Creating a chart about charts.css with charts.css from the command line

Creating a chart about charts.css with charts.css from the command line: BASH (      echo "<table class='charts-css bar show-labels show-heading'>"      echo "&l..

8:33 am, March 18, 2021
javascript
replacement slider for ken wheeler's slick carousel tiny slider 2 [testing]

I have been looking for a little while for a replacement for the now classic and a bit depreciated, ken wheeler's slick carousel. After a bit of looking around i think the best replacement, is a non ..

5:23 am, March 17, 2021
javascript
change a select box back to its initial select value

this will reset the select box selected value back to the 1st item in its options list

1:00 am, March 17, 2021
javascript
select onchange

select onchange run a function this will run the check_years function when the select value is changed

11:54 pm, March 16, 2021
javascript
add years as options to select dropdown

add the years as dropdown items between a range of years with javascript document ready js only version

11:35 pm, March 16, 2021
javascript
using moment.js to make your time format nicer

moment.js is a very nice way to handle multiple date strings and output them in a nicer format.  grab the latest copy of momen from cdnjs lets say our date is in this format, i think this is un..

11:15 pm, March 16, 2021
javascript
loop through object json javascript

this shows how you can loop through a javascript object using for if you check the console you can see the loop results

12:09 am, March 16, 2021
jquery
json jquery ajax request

get json data with jquery using getJSON

3:34 am, March 15, 2021
css
logo tickers marquee slow scrolling

logo tickers with a slide animation

12:07 am, March 14, 2021
linux
linux mount a drive manually

this is how you can mount a drive in linux first list the drives available with:  BASH sudo lsblk -o UUID,NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL,MODEL or this BASH sudo blkid ok once we have th..

4:24 am, March 12, 2021
css
add a moving chevron to your href link

this adds a right chevron that moves when the link is active demo: * note: this may not show up in light mode as the chevron is white, so would need to change the color it

10:10 pm, March 11, 2021
jquery
add click event to multiple link items and load the link content into a target div ajax

this will get a group of links with existing href targets and load them dynamically with an ajax callback you will need to also include the full jquery script as the slim one does not include the aja..

3:51 am, March 9, 2021
jquery
add click event to multiple link items

this allows you to get every a element in a-div class and stop the link from loading, so you can do other things with it like run a function or something else Functions used: Javascript Wait for th..

3:24 am, March 9, 2021
javascript
set the html of an element javascript

this will set the innerhtml value of an element

11:34 pm, March 8, 2021
css
inline form field padding

I noticed this when doing this demo (get the value of an input form element).  Looks like inline form elements look pretty average when a button is added to the same line. i think this should..

12:21 am, March 8, 2021
javascript
get the value of an input form element (input value)

add how to get the value of an input form element with javascript for some reason i can get this working with: Javascript console.log(document.getElementById("my_input").value); but when trying to..

11:56 pm, March 7, 2021
javascript
minutes to decimal calculator javascript version

trying to do a more simple version of this post. https://kruxor.com/view/code/NIjAQ/quick-tool-to-convert-time-into-decimal/  the php version requires post back to the server, so i think this c..

11:38 pm, March 7, 2021
javascript
check if a certain query string is set then apply it to all url's on the page

this script will check if a query string is already set, and if it matches it will append the same query string to all url's on the page Here is the test link with the field, and all url's on this pa..

8:22 am, March 1, 2021
javascript
check if a query string item is set in the current url

this will check and console log if a query string on this page is set to test=anything example url is:  Test is not set: https://kruxor.com/view/code/XzLaT/  Test is set using & : htt..

5:49 am, March 1, 2021
javascript
append a query string to all url's on a page

this should append the query string test=1 to all url's on this page. if it works... make sure its added to document ready.

5:45 am, March 1, 2021
css
using text-stroke to add a border to your text

this is quite good for webkit enabled browsers, and most of them are these days.  Check what is supported: https://caniuse.com/?search=webkit-text-stroke   

12:23 am, February 22, 2021
linux
installing exfat and ntfs drivers to enable reading of these filesystems

this will install the ntfs package on your linux system, allowing you to read and mount ntfs partitions on drives. NTFS 3G BASH sudo apt updatesudo apt install ntfs-3g This should give you the fol..

4:56 am, February 20, 2021
linux
linux list all drives and partitions

the following command will list all drives and partitions in your shell BASH sudo lsblk -o UUID,NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL,MODEL It should look something like this depending on your drive se..

4:50 am, February 20, 2021
css
adding background blur to an image using css fill screen

I had noticed this cool looking effect used on places like google, and other sites that display portrait images, i think i saw it on the google home as well or maybe google photos.  Its basicall..

5:23 am, February 19, 2021
css
using the nth-of-type selector to target a class with the same name

using the nth-of-type css selector you can target a class with the same name, using a number. I guess this can make your code a bit neater not having to add a sub class

2:44 am, February 19, 2021
linux
how to check the temperature of the pi using command line

to get the temperature of the pi in shell or command line type the following: BASH vcgencmd measure_temp This measures the GPU temperature. Which should generate something like this: To get the..

11:39 pm, February 17, 2021
linux
how to check linux kernel version on rasberry pi rasberian

You can check which linux kernel version on rasberry pi a couple of ways, the easiest is using the uname command BASH uname -r which should give you something like this (but probably not exactly th..

2:33 am, February 17, 2021
linux
how to find what version pi you are using

So i was wondering the other day how to show what raberry pi i had, rather than opening it up. you can install lshw and it can list all your hardware Install it with BASH uname -r which should gi..

2:19 am, February 17, 2021
jquery
Uncaught TypeError: $(...).slideToggle is not a function

Uncaught TypeError: $(...).slideToggle is not a function at toggle ((index):226) at HTMLAnchorElement.onclick ((index):239) I noticed this one today when looking up this post:https://kruxor.com/view/..

12:11 am, February 17, 2021
javascript
slick carousel jump to a slide on element hover

jumps to a specific slider on hover over on an element this is working now, here is the example, mouse over the buttons to see the slide change. trying to add this: Javascript $( selector ).mous..

4:00 am, February 15, 2021
php
checking for spam comments function

with this function, you can scan through your incoming comments and check them for keywords the function will scan through the comment text and then provide you with a score as you get more spam com..

5:27 am, February 10, 2021
css
github logo background png css

just the github transparent logo as a css class, yes it should probably be a svg, but here it is in all its PNG glory.

5:10 am, February 10, 2021
css
animated rings expanding with delay ripple water effects

just testing this one

5:00 am, February 10, 2021
css
css slow zoom in animation

give a bit of extra interest to otherwise static images

2:57 am, February 10, 2021
css
using the last-of-type css selector to remove a border from the last item in a list

i find using the last-of-type css selector quite useful when there is a list or re-occuring items and the last one has to be slightly different from the other ones.  This allows me to target the..

1:55 am, February 10, 2021
html
Aligning Images in TinyMCE or Floating them left and right (code)

Here is the code for this page Aligning Images in TinyMCE or Floating them left and right  

5:32 am, February 8, 2021
linux
change file permissions to -rw-rw-r--

When adding a new php template file, it adds it under the www-data user with the file permissions set to -rw-r--r-- so its not remotely editable. Use chmod 664 to change it to -rw-rw-r-- chmod 664 ca..

8:39 am, February 6, 2021
php
calculate a percentage (dec) difference based on two numbers

I wrote this function a while ago, but im not actually sure what its suppost to do, so ill test it here and see what it returns. I think after running this function it returns the differents in perce..

8:35 am, February 6, 2021
javascript
Adding HTML Templates into TinyMCE Editor

This can be very useful if you are using the tinymce editor on your site and want to be able to add simple or complex html templates. Here is how to do it: Add this to your tinymce init Javascrip..

12:14 am, February 5, 2021
jquery
jquery page search [testing]

just testing this one at the moment for a in page search.  Based on this: https://codepen.io/chriscoyier/pen/ExgqWab  I would like to adapt this code to search through page elements and ma..

8:27 am, February 3, 2021
Testing
Testing

test <p>test</p> x .my-selector{ value:1px;} HTML <table></table> CSS .css{} Javascript function test() { console.log('test'); } PHP a = 1; x x

11:42 pm, February 2, 2021
javascript
How to set a cookie and expire it in 30 days

Here is some basic usage for the js cookie library. Include the following script. Or you can grab the latest version at the cdnjs website. HTML <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/lib..

9:51 am, February 2, 2021
apps
how can i make my code look nice, or highlighted in evernote

* update: this is actually a paid tool, so i will be skipping this, as the code highlighting function is not that important to me. If anyone finds a nice free way to do this let me know. I have only ..

9:36 am, February 2, 2021
apps
TortoiseSVN for updating wordpress plugins

For updating wordpress plugins, and probably other SVN related stuff, i found that using TortoiseSVN is the easiest. For windows anyway.  Just go to the downloads page, and pick the correct flav..

11:10 pm, January 28, 2021
css
box hover over effects using pulsate animation

Bit of a different box hover over effect. Just using the pulse animation.

12:05 am, January 27, 2021
linux
install atom editor on ubuntu

You can download atom from https://atom.io/ and run the .deb package or if you want to use apt you will need to add it as a repository. https://flight-manual.atom.io/getting-started/sections/installi..

11:42 pm, January 24, 2021
linux
Enabling SSH on Ubuntu

To enable SSH connection via putty or another terminal app on ubuntu, do the following. Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T sudo apt update sudo apt install openssh-server Check if its runningsudo syst..

5:16 am, January 24, 2021
site bugs
change images to upload file also to imgur [reported]

may also create a seperate db to store imgur image links? can update the source_link in the current images to link to the imgur version. I remember i did this a while ago but cant remember the code ..

8:48 am, January 23, 2021
javascript
enable dark mode in tinymce

Here we have a darkmode verion of tinymce, ahh my eyes feel much better. The change to version 5 seems quite easy as well, as it uses the same init script as 4 still.  You need to also includ..

2:53 am, January 23, 2021
javascript
codemirror htmlmixed textarea

a working (hopefully) version of codemirror using the htmlmixed mode, not sure why its not doing code highlighting.

2:09 am, January 23, 2021
site bugs
install codemirror for textareas [added]

i think rather than editing all the code using just a plain textarea element it might be nice to have codemirror format them nicer https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21085170/codemirror-how-to-insta..

8:24 am, January 22, 2021
css
using multiple text shadow

sometimes you want to use more than one text shadow, like if you want one with 2px on the bottom left and then one with 2px on the top right, so you can get a full outline or a more even shadow on you..

3:37 am, January 22, 2021
css
box shadow example(s) - drop shadow

I realised just now, that i dont have a box shadow example! How does that happen, its one of those css elements that i just use so much that i guess i forgot about it.  Related Pages: https:/..

2:27 am, January 22, 2021
javascript
darkmode toggle switch with local storage to remember the last selection

Here is a darkmode toggle switch, that swaps out the body class so you can target dark-mode or light-mode on all your elements! It saves to local storage the last selection so if you come back to the..

8:49 am, January 21, 2021
site bugs
add a youtube video preloader function, lazy load youtube [fixed]

I noticed that this list page: https://kruxor.com/list/rs3_efficient_skill/ Loads about 29 (well exactly 29) youtube video embeds and was wondering if there was an easy way to replace these iframes w..

2:58 am, January 21, 2021
css
@import and html link to Montserrat font family google font

includes the Montserrat font family as @import in your css or add as a link in html with preconnect. also has basic usage as the .montserrat class.

11:58 pm, January 19, 2021
css
my default text shadow css

just a quick copy and paste for easy text shadow that fits in most places

12:41 am, January 19, 2021
site bugs
spin rotate an element on mouse over [css]

i thought it might look good to spin this element around when the mouse is over it. Added the following css to second_nav_toggle.  

12:51 am, January 17, 2021
jquery
animate and zoom six elements on a timer [addClass, removeClass, setTimeout]

set of six elements that i wanted to highlight using a simple setTimeout and the addClass and removeClass  this also involves some css changes to get this working i would also like in the fut..

3:42 am, January 15, 2021
svg
mouse outline svg

12:57 am, January 15, 2021
site bugs
add a comment recording system for posts [idea]

add a custom comment system for code and posts with google recapcha

3:02 am, January 14, 2021
site bugs
fix view page for search links [reported]

its still showing raw data on these view pages e.g https://kruxor.com/view/search_links/KJYU0/mt-maunganui/  Looks like that example is already out of date, here is a new one: https://kruxor..

3:00 am, January 14, 2021
site bugs
site bugs
style page numbers [fixed]

need to style the page numbers. https://kruxor.com/list-table/search_links/  Before: After: Dark Mode Light Mode  

2:26 am, January 14, 2021
php
explode a string into an array

This uses the php explode function to split a string into an array based on a delimiter character. I always forget which order this goes in.

5:19 am, January 13, 2021
javascript
checking the current url and then marking a link active based on that url

i want a script that can check the current page uri and then match it to a list of links to be able to add an active class that survives page reloading So here we go... 1. Get the current page url. ..

1:32 am, January 13, 2021
php
using gzdeflate on a string php

yes you can actually run compression on a string to save space and then uncompress it at the other end...

11:32 am, January 12, 2021
site bugs
linking search results to view pages [finished] 🤣

I was thinking it might be useful to link the search term to the page, so that it can be found more easily using that search. For example, Link this search text (somehow) to the post page and display..

2:44 am, January 12, 2021
css
change the cursor to a pointer for an element

i find this class quite useful if you are adding a javascript click event to an element, and need the mouse to look like its a click item rather than just a normal item. If you mouse over the test ..

12:19 am, January 12, 2021
svg
chevron up

11:19 pm, January 10, 2021
svg
chevron down

11:05 pm, January 10, 2021
javascript
set maxHeight of element by id with javascript

sets the max height value of an element with javascript demo pending

3:59 am, January 1, 2021
site bugs
badge border colour is too dark or light on number badges [fixed]

I noticed that the badges here were to light, so i must have missed something when updating the badge css. Demo Linkhttps://www.kruxor.com/search/code/site+bugs/ Bug Status:Fixed Problem: The bo..

3:04 am, January 1, 2021
site bugs
badge placement is offset in list pages [fixed]

Another bug caused by the badge changes I think this can be added to a grid as well, and have the category on the left and the date on the right. Then need to align the category badge nicer.  ..

2:43 am, January 1, 2021
site bugs
top bar overflow issues [fixed]

So i was just browsing throught the site checking for random errors, which there are quite a lot. And noticed this one. Quite a large bug caused by overflow issues in the main header, i think this ..

2:36 am, January 1, 2021
css
make labels or badges look better

How to make these look better. The labels are used in the list items to show a small version of the category or sometimes the view count for a list item. How they look currently Dark Mode Ligh..

6:09 am, December 31, 2020
php
include tinymce only if a user is logged into the site

For google page speed i had an issue when every page was loading tinymce, which is quite a large script. I only actually use this script when editing pages, so this is the change i made to only inser..

5:44 am, December 23, 2020
html
test page for the custom css 12 grid used on this site

This is my testing page for the grid used on this site, it shows elements and other things for use on the grid and other general formatting.

5:38 am, December 23, 2020
html
easy twitter embed code

Just need to switch your twitter user name to show that feed here. Back when i used to use twitter, apparently. 

3:26 am, December 23, 2020
javascript
How to add jquery to squarespace site

I dont use square space, but if i did and i wanted to use jquery in it. This is where i would add it... ;) Settings > Code Injection > Header Then add your script, like this one:

11:39 pm, December 22, 2020
css
make an image white with css using filter brightness and invert

If you have an icon or something with transparency this can be useful if you dont want to have to edit the image and create another copy of it you can apply the filter brightness and invert. You can ..

5:16 am, December 22, 2020
jquery
add a jquery date picker to your text box

This JQuery UI Date picker is good if you want to add a nice dropdown date selector to your input box, rather than having to type in the date manually. Requires: JQuery  JQuery UI Documen..

12:56 am, December 22, 2020
css
foundation old grid format

This uses the old foundation grid style, i think it was a float grid, not sure which version it was maybe version 5 foundation. Somewhere around here: https://cdnjs.com/libraries/foundation/5.0.0&nbs..

11:58 pm, December 17, 2020
jquery
replicating the bootstrap dropdown toggle in jquery

here is a code that can toggle a sub element using the same format as bootstrap. Update: also added another line that closes all the open menu's when one is clicked, so that you dont have a bunch of ..

2:36 am, December 17, 2020
svg
chevron left

5:13 am, December 11, 2020
svg
chevron right

5:12 am, December 11, 2020
css
use an emoji on your list items ul li

I didnt think this would work but it does somehow, i guess it may differ depending on what emojis are available on your system.

4:53 am, December 11, 2020
bootstrap
bootstrap basic grid layout

nice and easy copy and paste for a basic grid layout

1:45 am, December 11, 2020
css
background image on 3 boxes not scaling correctly fix

So i had this weird task the other day, where there was three boxes with a background image set. When the screen changed size the image would go out of wack. The fix?  Pixels rather than Perce..

1:43 am, December 11, 2020
windows
Windows Emoji Shortcut

I keep forgetting this shortcut so ill add it here. Windows Key + . Windows Key + ; These both pop open the emoji menu in windows. Enjoy Your Emoji's 😘

1:58 am, December 10, 2020
framework
CSS Grid Frame Work

8 Dec 2020 Yes i dont have an cool names for it, I just wanted something fairly light that can replace the bootstrap and foundation grid and basic components that i use so often, some of these framew..

10:56 pm, December 7, 2020
javascript
css
css prefers-color-scheme example

This uses the @media and prefers-color-scheme to check which one you have as a setting in your browser

12:06 pm, December 7, 2020
javascript
vimeo thumbnail generator

5:35 am, December 7, 2020
javascript
play a sound every # of seconds

This plays a beep sound every # of seconds, to stop it just reload the page 4 Minutes is 240 4.5 Minutes is 270 5 Minutes is 300

3:38 am, December 7, 2020
bootstrap
bootstrap toggle element collapse

the example code for toggling elements, show and hide

1:34 am, December 4, 2020
wordpress
adding pagination to custom wp_query

you can add this to your custom wp_query making sure your query also has the paging passed through to it

12:29 am, December 4, 2020
svg
download icon svg

a simple download icon in svg format, also added button example usage so you can use the svg within the button as an icon and change the fill colour on mouse over, plus it scales nicely on mobile devi..

10:28 pm, December 3, 2020
wordpress
add paging to wp list query

this is a raw template with list query for specific category names and also includes paging, if the post number is greater than 8 posts in the included categories. 

11:37 pm, December 1, 2020
jquery
using jquery appear for checking if an element is visible on screen

Yes.. sometimes i like using jquery as well, as it can make things so easy! :) Here is a quick demo using the JQuery Appear plugin so make an element change if it on or off screen.  Plugin Link..

12:24 am, December 1, 2020
javascript
Monitoring Visible Objects on Screen

i found this one when researching how to detect visible objects on screen, and then doing something with them. This one does not use any external scripts to change the box colour as it becomes visible..

12:07 am, December 1, 2020
css
using attr in css to get content from html

im not sure (yet) how this would be useful, but it shows that you can get title attribute content from a div with css

1:11 am, November 30, 2020
javascript
check that a number is in the correct range based on a form selection

This script will check if the number is correct based on a form selection this can be used for checking that a postcode matches a state value or something similar Lets grab the html select form from ..

4:45 am, November 24, 2020
javascript
how to install js socials for social media share buttons and make them rounded

This should be a nice quick one on how to install js socials which add social media sharing buttons on your pages.  Yeah i always just ignore these as well, but hey some people may use them?? H..

5:42 am, November 23, 2020
css
css perspective and transform css properties testing

i wanted to see what i could do using the perspective and transform css properties. i dont really get how the perspective one works, but you can tweak it so it doesent look too weird.  with the ..

2:51 am, November 23, 2020
bootstrap
Fix Hover Over color on list group dark mode in bootstrap

How to fix the problem when switching to dark mode, the list group item text disappears when active. Here is what it currently looks like. To fix this we need to target the element and force the..

12:31 am, November 23, 2020
wordpress
list items from blog and filter by category name

this is a bit raw, but shows the $args = array('category_name' => 'Categy Name 1','Categy Name 2','Categy Name 3' => 8, 'paged' => $paged ); for querying the category_name to do multiple pro..

3:03 am, November 18, 2020
php
Quick tool to convert time into decimal

I needed a quick tool that can convert say 20 minutes into decimal, as im doing this a lot these days. Here is what i come up with, well you can google it as well and that works, but this form is a bi..

12:55 am, November 16, 2020
javascript
using javascript to open a link in the same window and in a new window or tab (open link)

a nice easy way to target _self or _blank when opening a link using javascript

4:26 am, November 13, 2020
design elements
hero box with title sub title logos and call to action buttons

Here is a basic hero box section that contains: Title Sub Title 6 Logos (could replace with carousel logos) 2 call to action buttons I think it can be made more responsive, by replacing the..

2:43 am, November 9, 2020
javascript
Leaflet Quick Start Example

just a quick start map embed for leaflet js an alternative to google maps

4:45 am, October 26, 2020
css
using linear gradient background on text css

If you want to have a background gradient on your foreground text you can use this css.  I think currently this only works on webkit enabled browsers, but it looks pretty cool.

12:02 am, October 26, 2020
css
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
renew all SSL certificates with certbot

just issue the following command in bash

6:45 am, August 26, 2020
php
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
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