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php
using preg_match to extract text from elements

using preg_match to extract specified text from elements I also tried this search "if you have the start and end of a string extract the middle with php" as thats really all i need it to do, i have t..

1:41 am, June 24, 2022
html
using figcaption and figure for your images

So i usually add images in a <p> tag with just an <img> tag and then <br> and the image caption, but there is actually a tag for this that i should get used to using. The <figcapt..

12:40 am, June 24, 2022
Apps
Robocopy Options /? help

My usual backup command is now robocopy source destination *.* /M robocopy d:\ f:\ *.* /M Update: actually scrap that, its /E not /M, i used to use the /MIR option, but as deleting files in the des..

1:34 am, June 21, 2022
php
encode spaces in items passed to url to %20 not +

I was using urlencode in php and it was encoding words with spaces into word+space rather than word%20space This can be resolved by using the function rawurlencode rather than urlencode.

5:04 am, June 20, 2022
modals
Load fancybox modal on hash check

I was just testing this code, not working on the hash check as yet. 

1:40 am, June 15, 2022
domains
redirect www to non www

usually i point the www to the ip address of the server and then create a redirect block on nginx, but this seems like extra work for nothing.  Tested the cname point to the address but this see..

5:42 am, June 10, 2022
Site Updates
Welcome Widget Card - Toggle

Testing the welcome widget with a more or less toggle.  This version seems to work, with a jquery slide toggle. 

5:07 am, June 10, 2022
php
php function load as table - load_as_table

Load data and add into a table format by passing in the required fields as an array.  Example Result Live Example https://kruxor.com/view/nz_postcodes/5KrBW/zurich-place-weymouth-manukau/&nb..

1:01 am, June 10, 2022
jquery
add a custom event trigger in jquery document ready

i saw something that said if you add an event listener at the end of the doc ready it should fire last, but i dont think this is correct as it runs everything at once. so i think this code does not wo..

3:42 am, June 1, 2022
php
get json with php from a url and display it

yep its that easy. this code shows getting the contents from a json request api. var dumping all of the results and extracting one single item by its array key and showing it. 

1:39 am, June 1, 2022
linux
Install PHP without Apache on Ubuntu

I was actually about to do some coding and then i got distracted with this annoying error on vscode. I keep getting this error on vscode: I had been ignoring it, but i thought fine, ill fix it and..

12:30 am, June 1, 2022
jquery
fancybox inline auto size modal easy

It seems weird to me that the examples on here, do not have code linked to them, and rather i have to dig through the source and find how they work.

12:36 am, May 31, 2022
html
a google font like muli - mulish and embed code

mulish font embed codes and styles with example

4:41 am, May 30, 2022
css
content-visibility and contain-intrinsic-size for page load rendering speed increase

interested to see if this makes any difference content-visibility The content-visibility CSS property controls whether or not an element renders its contents at all, along with forcin..

1:06 am, May 30, 2022
php
php convert number with k on the end to full number

I have a function that converts raw numbers into shorthand or human readable numbers, but was wondering how to convert these back if they are stored in that format, and also makes it better if you are..

9:16 am, May 29, 2022
php
extract variables from url string php

How do I extract query parameters from a URL string in PHP? You can do this using the parse_url function or parse_str function in php.  Say my url string is:  $url = "https://kruxor.com..

5:02 am, May 29, 2022
html
basic radio checklist - check and item and get its value in a textarea

a basic radio input type checklist, where you can only select one of the items in the list.  Ok so no longer so basic.  This script allows you to fil the value of a text area with the valu..

2:06 am, May 25, 2022
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 originall..

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
twitter json feed testing

just testing using the Twitter Post Fetcher script, seems to be working well.

9:33 am, September 10, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
bootstrap
bootstrap toggle element collapse

the example code for toggling elements, show and hide

1:34 am, December 4, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
php
Fixing PHP SQLite database is locked warning - Unable to execute statement: database is locked

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

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

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

1:06 pm, August 25, 2020
js
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
jquery
fix for Uncaught TypeError: e.indexOf is not a function

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

12:20 am, August 3, 2020
css
switching stack order of floats with flex

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:13 am, July 14, 2020
php
php countries array

country codes to country names array in php

11:09 pm, July 12, 2020
gimp
stretching an image to fit in a banner image with gimp

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

1:16 am, June 30, 2020
css
adding pulsating dots to your css ul li list

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

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

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

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

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

1:59 am, June 17, 2020
html
hide parts of a form until the 1st item is selected

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

1:26 am, June 17, 2020
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
wordpress
add a tag to wordpress header from a plugin

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

4:44 am, June 16, 2020
webdev
fixing the website footer and making it less ugly

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

3:43 am, June 6, 2020
javascript
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
linux
tar.gz to compress a directory in linux and then decompress it

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

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

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

6:39 am, May 19, 2020
jquery
find and replace hrefs in existing page links using jquery

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

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

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

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

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

11:22 pm, May 7, 2020
javascript
use javascript to open a link in a new tab or window

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

3:59 am, May 1, 2020
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
nginx
Nginx Server Block with Rewrite

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

11:16 pm, March 29, 2020
wordpress
wordpress get page content to display on template page

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

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

extracting variables from a nested object with new variable names

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

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

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

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

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

10:20 pm, February 2, 2020
css
center something with css not using flex

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

12:56 am, December 13, 2019
javascript
js using recursion to create a range of numbers

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

4:25 am, November 25, 2019
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
javascript
Using the Spread Operator to Evaluate Arrays In-Place Tests

My tests using the Spread Operator rather than the apply function. In the 1st function show_max_array i use the apply operator to convert the array into comma seperated values. In the show_max_array..

1:02 am, October 14, 2019
javascript
Using the rest operator to pass in a variable amount of arguments

If you don't know how many parameters you will need in your function you can use the rest operator to pass them in. ...

5:49 am, October 1, 2019
javascript
Complex Arrow Function Example

Here is an example using a Complex or Higher Order arrow function, which slightly reduces the amount of code lines used. This should return the square root of all positive integers passed into it.

5:14 am, October 1, 2019
javascript
Writing Arrow Functions with Parameters

you can pass parameters to arrow functions as well as shown in the following demo, these functions are only meant to be used once where normal functions can be re-used.

12:36 am, October 1, 2019
javascript
Prevent Object Mutation

This shows how you can lock an object so its content cannot be modified. if you comment out the line Object.freeze(my_object); it will allow it to be modified again.

11:16 pm, September 30, 2019
php
return a state name from an australian postcode

this will return an australian state code based on the postcode, so you can enter a valid postcode and see which state it belongs too. e.g: 2000 should return NSW

11:25 pm, September 29, 2019
javascript
using let and const example

This example uses let and const rather than just vars, let can only be declaired once rather than overwritten like vars and const is a read only variable so it cant be changed. 

4:55 am, September 27, 2019
javascript
using let rather than var

Using let rather than var and use strict can avoid some overwriting of variables i will write a function here that shows how let throws an error. This function now gives an error in the console. Uncau..

4:18 am, September 27, 2019
javascript
Use Multiple Conditional (Ternary) Operators

I actually find if then statements much easier to read than these ones, but these seem more efficient. 

3:18 am, September 27, 2019
javascript
js - Use the Conditional (Ternary) Operator

this statement can be used instead of if this else that statements. to me it makes it look a bit more complex when reading it. this is the basic syntax. condition ? statement-if-true : statement-if-fa..

6:23 am, September 24, 2019
javascript
Use the parseInt Function with a Radix

This is the same as the parseint function, but you can also specify a base for the number which can be between 2 - 36. 2 is binary. Zeros and Ones. I think base 10 is the normal numbering system, but ..

6:14 am, September 24, 2019
javascript
Using parseInt in a function to return an integer or not

this function uses the parseInt function to return a proper integer or an error code if it can't. So this demo should return NaN for the Not an Int (x1235) and The int for the 00001235. I think that N..

5:57 am, September 24, 2019
javascript
Generate Random Whole Numbers within a Range

My testing for generating a random whole number within a range... 🤞 While the solution here works, it just loops until it gets a random number that is lower than the max, so not sure if this is th..

5:15 am, September 24, 2019
css
Custom 12 Grid using CSS Grid

For a while i have been using frameworks for their easy grid systems, like foundation and bootstrap. I guess this is a bit lazy and very bloated as you are loading the full css library and using about..

2:19 am, September 6, 2019
css
Radial Click Effect

shows the radial click effect like in the material design, so when you click a button it will show a click at that area with a nice animation. Uses CSS and javascript to generate this effect.

1:13 am, September 4, 2019
sublime
sublime text find and replace style tag

good if you have inline styles you want to remove using regex find and replace. in sublime press ctrl + H to do find and replace then paste in the style="([^

12:43 am, August 19, 2019
css
target data attribute with css

you can add a data attribite and target it with css using the following demo

11:52 pm, August 12, 2019
apache
apache redirect to https ssl from normal

good if you have apache and access to htaccess file to redirect requests to https version of the site. this one also includes a rewrite to index.php so if you don't need this remove the last line.

1:20 am, July 31, 2019
javascript
Objects in javascript

creating and using an object in javascript, the full version of this testing is on codepen

11:25 pm, July 29, 2019
javascript
card counting example from fcc

here is a solved version of the card counting function from free code camp you can test it using console log.

2:00 am, July 29, 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
defining a variable inside a function without using var will create a global variable

here is an example showing a variable defined within a function showing how it becomes a global variable if not defined with var

5:15 am, July 22, 2019
javascript
using local storage rather than cookies to store data (localStorage)

you can see what is stored in local storage by typing this into your browser console. localStorage Adding something You can add something to local storage by using the setItem function.

11:31 pm, July 16, 2019
javascript
add something to the end of an array with push

you can easily add to the end of a javascript array with the .push function.

5:49 am, July 16, 2019
javascript
accessing part of a variable using its index

you can access part of a string variable using its index[1]

4:34 am, July 16, 2019
javascript
js check the length of a string

using the javascript .length property

2:04 am, July 16, 2019
php
PHP str_replace - find and replace part of a string

basic usage for the str_replace php function str_replace ( mixed $search , mixed $replace , mixed $subject)

11:52 pm, July 8, 2019
css
using scroll-behavior: smooth css

This is a nice example of smooth scroll using just css. You can add it to the page by adding it to the html element html { scroll-behavior: smooth; } for this demo I will add some padding to ..

2:33 am, July 8, 2019
jquery
jquery click function

Bind something to a click event on an element using jquery. Needs to be combined with a document ready.

5:33 am, July 3, 2019
css
using a css grid area template

here we can specify areas for the grid. using grid-template-areas. once the areas are defined we can add the items into each area with grid-area: header in each element Use grid-area Without Creatin..

2:26 am, July 3, 2019
css
grid column and row spacing

here we add some additional spacing to our grid, we can get certain cells to take up 2 parts of the grid using grid-column: 1 / 3; to get box number 5 to take up 2 cols we can add grid-column: 2 / 4..

2:14 am, July 3, 2019
php
Random string generator function in php suniqid

Here is a a smaller version of the built in php function uniqid() uses letters and numbers and specify the length of the random string.

1:13 am, July 3, 2019
css
CSS Grid - Basic Columns

Here is a basic demo showing the usage for css grid columns. You just need to add the display:grid property and then add the grid-template-columns: adding the size of each column, adding a value for e..

5:59 am, July 2, 2019
html
Applied Accessibility - Tab Index

using the tabindex property on elements allows you to press the tab key while on the page and tab through the elements depending on the order specified by the tabindex. tab index can be applied to man..

11:52 pm, July 1, 2019
html
Applied Accessibility - Access Keys

Access keys can be applied to link elements and in chrome you can access them by pressing ALT+ SHIFT + [accesskey] for some reason when testing this in chrome the a key was not accessible, but g and ..

11:40 pm, July 1, 2019
php
function to create a uid from html

this function converts a html string into a uid or unique id type string, its not actually unique, but its a string that can be used to make the title of something that contains html into a usable str..

12:44 am, March 22, 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
css
Using Flexbox rather than Floats

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

4:27 am, January 16, 2019
css
white space pre-wrap formatting

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

10:23 pm, January 1, 2019
core
Core - File Structure

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

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

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

11:33 pm, December 13, 2018
php
page load timer class

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

12:17 am, October 30, 2018
php
get current class name with get_class

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

3:37 am, October 22, 2018
php
assign array to variables in a loop

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

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

if you want to link a png as a favicon

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:39 am, September 21, 2018
php
remove all of an element in a string &lt;h1&gt;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

good for using shortcodes in your wordpress templates

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

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

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

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

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
wordpress
wordpress advanced custom fields replace shortcode for site url with blog url

Using advanced custom fields, if you know what the shortcode is and what you want to replace it with you can do so with the following. $site_url = get_site_url(); $field = get_field('template_ht..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
using custom request headers array with curl

this function passes in an array with custom request headers to curl, good if you need to pass in some headers to request an api url and give it an auth key or something like that. Also added to the a..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php simple html dom
simple html dom extract attributes simplehtmldom

this is if you have an element as follows, and you want to extract attributes from it. <img class="an-image-wow" src="image.jpg" data-image="data-image.jpg" alt="my alt tag"> list all its attr..

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
pretty printing json with php

nice if you are working with json string data and just want to be able to read through the structure without copy pasting it somewhere else. $json_string = json_encode($data, JSON_PRETTY_PRINT);

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
extract meta tags from file or url as array

php has a built in function that can be used to extract the meta tags from a page url into an array. usage just pass it a url, if you call this file meta.php. usage: meta.php?url=http://my-url.co..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
wordpress
wordpress show posts loop with feature image thumbnail

this is surprisingly hard to find code that lists all blog posts in a template with the feature image that does not use an additional plugin. you shouldnt need a plugin to do this as its already built..

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
php
count the elements in an array

seems easy, if you need to know the amount of elements in an array this is how you do it. good if you need to know where the end of an array is. code <pre> <?php $array = [ "yo", ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
google map with overlay data

Ever wanted to add a really slightly complex google map to your site? Working Example /* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div * element that con..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
round number with js

Round a number to two decimal places. code var rounded = Math.round(num * 100) / 100; demo Result... function round_val() { var val = $("#rval").val(); var rounded = Math.r..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
truncate string using jquery

.test { padding:10px;border:1px solid #999;border-radius: 3px; } so lets say we had the following string on the page and we needed to make it a bit shorter for some reason. like if you dont have co..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
detect window scroll position jquery

This one adds or removes a class if the document is scrolled 50 px near the top of the window. $(window).scroll(function() { if ($(document).scrollTop() > 50) { $('nav').addClass('shrink');..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
flems embed in url

Flems.io is a single-file, embeddable Web sandbox. It keeps all its state in the URL, so just make your changes, copy the URL from the address bar, and send it wherever you please. Most popular link s..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
Slick Slider Carousel

Edit: Sorry this page was broken for a bit, its fixed now with working examples! 😛 Nice and simple slider / carousel

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
change favicon with jquery

Updated: This seems to not work on this page, as it has multiple link icon elements to deal with different sizes. I just changed it to a function and it runs ok, but the browser seems to choose a diff..

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
scrollbar replacement simplebar

a nice and simple scroll bar replacement code <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/simplebar@latest/dist/simplebar.css" /> <script src="https://unpkg.com/simplebar@latest/dist/..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
change the water colour in google maps for an already initialised map

good if you are using google maps and cant change the original map init code to change the styles. var mapOptions = { styles: [ { featureType: "water", stylers: [ { v..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
parallax js scroll testing

Update: the demo on this one seems a bit broken, i have to fix it! :) you can view a working demo here: https://codepen.io/kruxor/pen/PpGLRG This is one that i had a demo of on codepen, and then code..

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
javascript
json loop load elements

Loading json content from a url can be tricky, there are a few different things you need to watch out for. Here is some examples using an example json feed. Load the feed this will load the feed and..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
jquery
document ready wordpress jquery

Wordpress uses JQuery rather than $ to initialize so here is a workaround that allows you to still use the $ to access JQuery functions. Just incase your normal document ready is not working.

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
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
js
random string generator guid

a nice easy one to generate a random string. i use this one to stop items from caching or you could use it as a guid. var nocache = Math.random().toString(36).substring(2, 15) + Math.random().toStr..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
using regex with replace to replace all instances of something in a string

so you have a string and you want to replace a recurring character, use this to do it: String Example: var string = "a-string-with-dashes.txt"; var string = "a-string-with-dashes.txt"; string..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
digital clock with jquery

Just a simple digital jquery clock that updates every second. Also added the dropshadow animation, not sure why... ;) .digital-clock { font-size:80px; } .transition { transition..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
find all elements add class jquery

this will grab all a elements, and dump them to the console. var allLinkElements = $( "a" ); console.log(allLinkElements); then we need to split into a jquery object, this is a jquery version of an..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
stacktable jQuery plugin for stacking tables on small screens

stacktable.js The purpose of stacktable.js is to give you an easy way of converting wide tables to a format that will work better on small screens. It creates a copy of the table that is converted in..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
jquery clone and append elements

This jquery function clones an element and appends it to another one.  Here is the basic code: $( ".clone-me" ).clone().appendTo( ".append-me" );I also updated this to work with just raw js, so..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
show the year with js

just a simple one liner that will show the current year, so no more need for static years in html footers! var d = new Date(); document.getElementById("year").innerHTML = d.getFullYear(); Usage E..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
get select option form value with jquery

Handy if you need to get the value of a selected item in an option list basic code $("#select option").filter(":selected").val(); working demo Value 1 Value 2 Value 3 Value 4 ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
jquery jqueryui vue script includes

JQuery 3.2.1 <script src="https://kruxor.com/code/js/js/jquery.3.2.1.min.js"></script> jqueryui includes css and js JQueryUI 1.12.1 <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/aja..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
fancybox youtube showing video links in a lightbox

do people still use lightboxes, it seems yes in some cases. ;) if you feel the urge to use lightboxes and need to link to some youtube videos this is how you can do it. you will need jquery and fan..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
jquery accordion

here is an easy drop in if you need a quick and dirty accordion sometimes you just need something quick, here is mine for the jquery accordion also changed the default selected tab to green rather t..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
jqueryui date selector

This has to be one of the most used date picker items from jquery ui. And its usually the reason i even include jquery ui. Without using a theme this one looks pretty good. This version of it does n..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
using vue and json data

Based on This Demo: https://jsfiddle.net/kkpLnv6k/ so i was looking through the jquery way of loading json data and was wondering what the point of loading it in with a vue.js instance is. I guess ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
preserve tabs in textarea when tab key is pressed

If you want to have the text tabbed when pressing tab in textareas rather than it switching fields. $(document).delegate('textarea', 'keydown', function(e) { var keyCode = e.keyCode || e.which;..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
using getElementById and innerHTML to change the html of content no jquery

this is pretty simple, but i always forget it so ill add it here document.getElementById("theid").innerHTML = "the new content"; heres how it works, add a div with an id of theid Example .. <d..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
make clickable element with clickable class

makes an element with a link into a clickable element

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
make any element editable

not sure if this will work on "all" or "any" elements, but it works on p tags. demo Type whatever you like here. code <p contenteditable="true" style='font-size:30px;'>Type whatever ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
simple dropdown multi level navigation ul li css

updated to work standalone and not effect other list elements on the page

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
meta refresh reload page

this can use a meta tag to get the browser to reload the current page. the following code will reload the page every 30 seconds. usually you have to add meta tags into the header of your page, not ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
youtube extract thumbnail from video link

Good if you need to extract the ^^ for some reason. replace $v with your video id. raw links https://img.youtube.com/vi/$v/default.jpg https://img.youtube.com/vi/$v/hqdefault.jpg max size https:/..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
copy image to data uri using chrome base64 encode

Update: 26 Aug 2020 - Fixed video and original image link all should be working now in chrome. Found this one useful if you want to convert an image to base64 encode and link it directly in css or ht..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
make all links target new window

I was actually searching for a js way to do this, but i found this instead. Here is a really easy way to make all links target a _blank window. Just add this to your <head>. <base targ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
youtube embed no controls auto play iframe

Sometimes you want the video to loop and play with just no controls on it, this is how you can do it. You can still click to pause it, but the normal controls are gone. Also it seems you have to ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
responsive viewport meta tag (responsive meta tag)

this one meta tag will make the page appear correctly on mobile devices. You may need to do other things to get all the other elements to fit. Here is the one I usually use <meta name="viewport" ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
simple dropdown navigation ul li css

demo .dropdown { position: relative; display: inline-block; } .dropdown-content { display: none; position: absolute; background-color: #f9f9f9; min-width: 16..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
take full page screenshot screencapture using chrome dev tools

This isnt really html, but its handy ;) Here is how to take a full page screen shot using the chrome dev tools. Open dev tools in chrome and the page you want to capture the image from F12 Pr..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
emoji
emoji data - version 1.0

  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: 20..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
del

So i was wondering how to add a line through text like this. <del>text<del/> You can also use <strike> or <s>. But as these are depreciated its better to use the <del..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
video embed tag

to embed a video in a web page example Video not suported, download it here. code <video width="100%" height="340" preload="none" poster="myImage.jpg" autoplay loop controls&g..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
video embed no controls

embed a video, for use as a background or a slide element, or wherever you need a large video. I found that there was a bug in chrome (which is probably fixed now) that was ignoring the autoplay tag ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
css grid sidebar main content fluid layout with fallback

this is a continuation from the original post with added fallback for older browsers that do no support the grid elements yet. I have tested this fallback in IE11 and it seems to work well, if you wa..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
bootstrap styled buttons

Just in-case you would like the shiny (flat/rounded) blue buttons from bootstrap without all the css. Example Button add the class btn and btn-primary to your link An Example Primary Button (bt..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
filter drop shadow

using a filter drop shadow can add shadow to transparent areas of a png filter: drop-shadow(0px 1px 2px rgba(0,0,0,0.9));

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
truncate text long titles with text overflow ellipsis

this one can be useful for fitting text into smaller places without it looking broken. text-overflow: ellipsis; this basically adds the 3 dots where the end of the text used to be... Also if you are ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
transitions and the easy way to apply them

Would you like your element to transition nicely? well you can do it in about 1 line of css. .transition { transition: all 2s; } This is the one I usually use, as its not too slow. transitio..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
cycle color using background

I found this the other day (well today actually) and i wanted to see how it worked. background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#D68AB0 0%,#D8CE5D 25%,#6BD85D 50%,#5DB9D8 75%,#D85DCB 100%); ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
css grid for layouts with no rows

I had a look at this recently, but my previous example still used rows for a grid, which apparently is not the correct way of using css grids. I think the issue (I had) with css grid is it seems co..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
css grid for layouts and how to use it

Note: Added version 2 of this with no rows for the grid css grid for layouts with no rows so there is this thing called the CSS Grid Layout, and apparently we dont need a framework for grids anymore...

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
recreate marquee element using css

as the marquee element has been removed from html5 (which is probably a good thing) its now unsupported, but you can use css and keyframes to recreate it. Yay.. CSS Marquee Demo Some Marquee ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
click through an overlay element pointer events

This one is usefull if you have an element overlapping another element and you want the one underneath to be clickable, like positioning an image over the top of a slider with controls underneath it. ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
transform rotate an element in css

good if you need to rotate elements using css code <div class='abox rotated'></div> <style> .abox { background:pink; height:150px; width:150px; margin:50px auto 0; }..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
target internet explorer with css and html

target all internet explorer versions with this <!--[if IE]> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="all-ie-only.css" /> <![endif]--> target ie 10 and 11 p { col..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
darken background image using css

darken a background image using css only useful if you have overlay text or just want to add a nicer effect to an image, i usually find that adding this to an image with the text over the top makes it..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
material design icons google font

you can just link to this like a font in your header how do we use the icons? <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/icon?family=Material+Icons" rel="stylesheet"> this one should ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
flex align center vertical horizontal

lets say you have a box within another box, like so: .box { height:500px; width:500px; background:#CCC; } .another-box { height:50px; width:50px; background:#999; } ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
simple dropin wordpress dropdown navigation css

this is good if you just want to drop in some css and get a dropdown navigation back using the default wordpress nav example of the default styles code (css) /* Menu Dropdown */ .nav ul { l..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
make your images look non squished when not using image backgrounds

Update: Fixed the code, you can see it here.  i deal with a lot of sites where they have a bunch of images listed and sometimes they can end up looking a bit sqashed unless you add a div and set..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
css accordion basics

can we create an accordion with out using jquery ui? I think yes, it will be basic but also keeping it simple it probably a good idea. tried adding transitions to make the divs showing a bit smooth..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
table border collapse

I see this quite often when dealing with tables the border-collapse: collapse; used on a table as so: table { border-collapse: collapse; } So what is the point of doing this? It seems to help..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
design nice block header

I saw this the other day and thought the color scheme looked quite nice. Ill see if i can replicate it here. @import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Raleway:300'); .mid-header { ..

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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