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jquery
jquery check if a sub element exists

this can be done with .length

4:22 am, June 15, 2021
site documentation
hero widget - 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
js
enable tinymce on a target textarea by id

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

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

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

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

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

12:55 am, August 18, 2020
wordpress
getting the site title vs the page name

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

5:07 am, June 16, 2020
javascript
inline fancybox modal testing

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

6:12 am, June 3, 2020
php
check if a timestamp is older than one hour

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

1:24 pm, May 4, 2020
linux
Find Disk Space Usage using DU

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

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

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

2:53 am, April 17, 2020
php
php mysql table exists function

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

4:25 am, December 2, 2019
html
add google captcha to enable and disable a form button

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

12:14 am, November 12, 2019
css
form checkbox replacement with large tick using label

this is good if you want to change a form checkbox with the default and show a fancy tick or something else, this will still check the checkbox so will work normally as the form element

2:15 am, August 7, 2019
javascript
check if something is an array

this function will check if something is an array

5:26 am, July 31, 2019
javascript
compare non equality function

this will check if two values are not equal

11:15 pm, July 23, 2019
javascript
compare equality function

this will check if two values are exactly equal

10:57 pm, July 23, 2019
javascript
JS Using typeof to check on string types

you can use the typeof operator to check what kind of variables you have.

2:38 am, July 23, 2019
javascript
js check the length of a string

using the javascript .length property

2:04 am, July 16, 2019
php
validate a url using php with FILTER_VALIDATE_URL

checks if a url is valid

11:04 pm, March 28, 2019
php
How Many Days Since a Date and other Calculations

Here i calculate the number of days since a certain date in php and use the values for checking how much something costs per day.  Start Date Lets add the date that the item was purchaced. In d..

12:27 am, February 11, 2019
css
image Checkbox Replacement for Forms

Some sites like to be a bit tricky and have some complicated form checkbox replacement which is not all that hard, just can be a bit annoying as you have to extract the images for this to work. Demo ..

12:28 am, January 18, 2019
php
sqlite check table name exists

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

12:44 am, October 24, 2018
php
Get Current Page URL PHP

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

2:19 am, September 4, 2018
php
tell wordpress to use the direct file method if its asking for ftp details

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

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

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

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
wordpress
wordpress check home and not home for banners and things

this quick function will check if the page is home or not good if you want something on the other pages and something just on the home page in the header or that kind of thing. i have tested this i..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
find the 1st occurence of a string in another string

do a case-sensitive search for a string within another string strpos mixed strpos ( string $haystack , mixed $needle [, int $offset = 0 ] ) usage find the 1st location of a string position within a..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
search within files in a directory

During my quest to create a semi-static site that is searchable and fast to load. I thought while loading all of this content in with ajax and such that it would be interesting if i could do a text ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
load google sheet data into json string with jquery

Just discovered this the other day, you can actually export google sheets data into json format and load it directly into your site, how good is that. A free mini basic database! Initially i was lo..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
validate form data using javascript to check required html elements

for use in a javascript function to submit a form var form = document.getElementById('myForm'); for(var i=0; i < form.elements.length; i++){ if(form.elements[i].value === '' && form.elements[i..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
do something later with settimeout or loop with setinterval

setTimeout This one will run a certain time after the document loads. So if i want to execute something 5 seconds (or so) after the page loads i would do this. You will need to check your console..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
tiny mce editor tinymce

Just loading the editor, as its useful for formatting stuff sometimes 😋. I usually use a function to load it into text areas with the tool bars + styles that i find useful. Example fu..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
testing chartjs

Update: 30 June 2020 I checked this code, and it was broken all fixed now. The issue with the demo included on the main site is that it was trying to run the chart js before the chart library was load..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
check length of element jquery

this one can be good for checking if an element exists before doing something with it and can stop warning messages if you are running the script on multiple pages. if ($('#mydivid').length) { con..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
set and check a cookie using js cookie

this library makes setting and checking cookies so easy its amazing! include this script <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/js-cookie/2.1.4/js.cookie.m..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
emoji data

Emoji Data version 1.0 This is a better emoji list that you can search by title ctrl + f emoji-data.txt # Emoji Data for UTR #51 # # File: emoji-data.txt # Version: 1.0 # Date: ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
check the server method post or get using php

Here is a basic usage method for checking if the server is in post or get mode. most normal pages are served in get mode. You can send data back to a page using get by adding variables to the string ..

6:17 am, August 31, 2018
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