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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
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
css
set a css grid to auto to make it stack on mobile

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

1:51 am, May 12, 2022
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
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
fonts
font similar to century gothic questrial google font quick install

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

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

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

1:39 am, April 4, 2022
fonts
Lato font quick install

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

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

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

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

and then center everything in that box as well

11:57 pm, March 15, 2022
php
No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource.

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

1:09 am, March 15, 2022
javascript
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
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
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
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
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
images
center image preview with lightbox and caption

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

2:54 am, January 12, 2022
javascript
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
html
Common and Uncommon Meta Tag's and Social Meta Tags

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

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

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

12:47 am, December 17, 2021
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
C
Hello world in C and seeing what it is actually doing

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

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

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

2:17 am, December 12, 2021
javascript
Slick Slider Carousel with Custom Next and Prev Buttons

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

4:52 am, December 6, 2021
javascript
Console Tips and Tricks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6:40 am, November 20, 2021
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 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
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
javascript
load json data url or api with javascript

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

4:43 am, October 26, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
php
views list function for checking what views have been made on the current week

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

8:54 am, October 7, 2021
php
create a 200 character summary from a longer html string

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

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

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

11:51 am, October 5, 2021
wordpress
using wp_nav_menu to show a custom menu in wordpress

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

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

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

4:07 am, September 29, 2021
images
landscape image document placeholder

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

2:10 am, September 29, 2021
wordpress
link to a custom style sheet in your theme directory wordpress

this is how you can include a manual link in your wordpress header file with a link to a stylesheet called theme.css then if you change theme names or something it will still link correctly, rather t..

2:35 am, September 28, 2021
wordpress
wordpress show page content on template file

shows the page content on a wordpress template file

1:29 am, September 28, 2021
wordpress
show post content on template wordpress

show the post content on a wordpress template

1:28 am, September 28, 2021
wordpress
wordpress add a template file to your theme

this is the basic layout of adding a wordpress template php file to your wordpress theme. good for custom theme pages This is a really basic template with just the header, but once added wordpress w..

1:13 am, September 28, 2021
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
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
twitter json feed testing

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

9:33 am, September 10, 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
jquery
simulate a click on an element with jquery

you can actually use jquery to simulate a click event using the following .click() so as soon as the document is ready and you have jquery loaded it will run the click event for you, and should pop ..

3:41 am, August 23, 2021
css
bootstrap dark mode

Bootstrap Darkmode https://github.com/vinorodrigues/bootstrap-dark/blob/master/README.md#method-1 https://github.com/vinorodrigues/bootstrap-dark    CSS Dark Mode Preparing for dark mod..

1:24 am, August 19, 2021
css
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
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
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
css
how to view a web page in its printer format

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

6:26 am, July 28, 2021
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
php
preg replace clean a string only allow a-zA-Z0-9 characters

allows only a-zA-Z0-9 and spaces

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

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

4:04 am, July 10, 2021
wordpress
fix for wordpress requesting ftp login details installing plugins

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

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

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

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

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

12:45 am, June 25, 2021
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
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
php
counting the occurrence of words in a multidimensional array

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

4:19 am, June 3, 2021
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
loop through a complex object json javascript

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

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

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

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

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

6:48 am, May 25, 2021
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
show all methods or functions in a class (class function version)

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

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

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

4:07 am, May 13, 2021
php
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
validate an email address from a form field - version 2

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

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

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

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

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

5:48 am, April 30, 2021
css
pre-line white space settings

this preserves line spacing but also wrapping as well

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

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

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

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

3:27 am, April 20, 2021
php
dont use md5 for password hashing using password_hash and password_verify

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

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

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

2:11 am, April 7, 2021
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
css
css double page document preview with shadow

two div elements that look like blank documents with drop shadows

11:55 pm, March 30, 2021
wordpress
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
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 and load the link content into a target div ajax

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

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

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

3:24 am, March 9, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
TortoiseSVN for updating wordpress plugins

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

11:10 pm, January 28, 2021
linux
Enabling SSH on Ubuntu

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

5:16 am, January 24, 2021
css
box shadow example(s) - drop shadow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:58 pm, January 19, 2021
php
using gzdeflate on a string php

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

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

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

2:44 am, January 12, 2021
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
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
windows
Windows Emoji Shortcut

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

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

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

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

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

12:06 pm, December 7, 2020
bootstrap
bootstrap toggle element collapse

the example code for toggling elements, show and hide

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

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

12:29 am, December 4, 2020
wordpress
add paging to wp list query

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

11:37 pm, December 1, 2020
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
bootstrap
Fix Hover Over color on list group dark mode in bootstrap

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

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

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

3:03 am, November 18, 2020
css
using linear gradient background on text css

If you want to have a background gradient on your foreground text you can use this css.  I think currently this only works on webkit enabled browsers, but it looks pretty cool.

12:02 am, October 26, 2020
wordpress
match a category id in wordpress and then add styles just for that id

this is in template-parts/content.php which may be different based on your theme or version of wordpress.  you can locate the category id in wordpress by going into categories and then clicking ..

6:20 am, September 29, 2020
wordpress
get the current post id from content.php

this should assign the current wordpress post id to $post_id, from template-parts/content.php if you want to show it, just echo the $post_id

6:07 am, September 21, 2020
wordpress
wordpress get the current category id name and slug

This gets and displays the current category id in a wordpress blog post if you have the current id, if not you can leave the $post_id blank and it should see if there is a category loaded to the curre..

6:01 am, September 21, 2020
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
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
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
linux
loop through each directory in a target directory and compress them

this one loops through each of the target directory and also compresses each one

2:55 am, July 12, 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
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
wordpress get home url

this uses the global wordpress variable to retrieve the home url

5:03 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
wordpress
list items matching a category title

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

4:08 am, June 12, 2020
webdev
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
wordpress
wp register plugin settings admin

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

12:28 am, June 1, 2020
css
wordpress main nav dropdown fix

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

3:47 am, May 27, 2020
linux
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
wordpress
wordpress show the parent page title with fallback to title

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

1:03 am, May 18, 2020
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
wordpress
Add a post date to your custom wordpress post listing

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

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

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

4:16 am, May 4, 2020
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
wordpress
linux
how to unzip in linux

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

11:51 pm, December 5, 2019
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
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
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
javascript
tinymce remove auto p tags setting

this is the setting to remove the automatic p tag's when pressing enter and forces the use of br tags instead which can also be toggled, if you dont want it to add anything.

6:15 am, August 13, 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
css
using transform scale in css to zoom on hover over

using a css transform will not effect other elements that surround it, so when you mouse over this div (or press it on your phone/tablet) it should scale to 1.5 times its original size.

2:57 am, July 16, 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
html
Dropdown Box with Searchable Text

Here we have a dropdown select box, that you can type into to search the available options. No Javascript Required for this the browser does all the work. Press into the text box, and you will see a..

11:57 pm, June 30, 2019
php
using the disk free space function in php

here is a built in php function that will show the amount of free space available on your server.

1:33 am, June 7, 2019
php
Cut a string when it finds a certain character with PHP

ok so lets say we have a string like this: Hi there im a string. I am also part of the same string. And we want to shorten the above string into just:  Hi there im a string. This is what i wo..

5:30 am, April 17, 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
Using nth-child css to hide list items or repeated elements

Lets say that i have a list like this: <div class='my-awesome-list'><div class='a-list-item'>yay im a list item</div><div class='a-list-item'>yay im a list item</div><..

5:10 am, March 13, 2019
php
How Many Days Since a Date and other Calculations

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

12:27 am, February 11, 2019
css
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
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
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
replace anything in brackets in a string using preg_replace regex php

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12:23 am, September 4, 2018
php
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
sqlite basic sql and loop results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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
sqlite delete data older than timestamp days

good if you need to delete data older than a certain date, i tested this and it seems to delete data older than 2 days but might have had the time stamp incorrect or something. DELETE FROM $db_tabl..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
wordpress
wordpress get site url

good for using in templates in case the site is moved <?php echo get_site_url(); ?> Usage Example (css) using inline styles in a template file <style> .class { background:url("<?p..

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
random number using rand

Show me a random number between 6 and 12 echo $number = rand(6,12);

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
wordpress
wordpress show the post content for use in a template

if you are looking to show the page content in a template you can find that here. This will show all posts in the selected category Modified source from here

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
show errors in php with toggle

Toggle showing errors in php if your server is configured not to show them, good for testing. If you dont have this enabled it will usually just show a 500 error with no details of where the error o..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
wordpress
wordpress register enqueue javascript require jquery

This usually goes in the theme functions file. This will load it after jquery if it requires it. wp_register_script('scriptname', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/scripts.js', array('jquery'), ..

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
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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
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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
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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
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change the window title

 This is a pretty easy one liner But we can make it a bit more complex with jquery and add a counter It is questionable that crawlers and bots will see this so may be bad for SEO. document.t..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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mithril testing

https://mithril.js.org/simple-application.html example this example is not going to work without npm Adding Elements How to add a link using mithril with target _blank m("a[href=https://mithril..

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

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

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

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

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
clipboard copy js

for copying things to the clipboard, like the click to copy. Basic Usage Include the script <script src="js/clipboard.min.js"></script> add a field to copy to the clipboard..

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
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access hacker news json firebase api via jquery

Just a getJSON JQuery Request that will console log all of the hacker news top stories using the firebase api $.getJSON('https://hacker-news.firebaseio.com/v0/topstories.json', function(json) { va..

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

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

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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validate email address from string

handy for a simple email verification in a form submit var emailfield = $("#emailfield").val(); var atpos = emailfield.indexOf("@"); var dotpos = emailfield.lastIndexOf("."); if (atpos

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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load content with jquery

Load data from the server and place the returned HTML into the matched element. this one seems simple but very useful $( "#result" ).load( "ajax/test.html" ); this one will load the content o..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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jqueryui includes css and js

these ones are useful as well for including jquery ui JQueryUI 1.12.1 <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.12.1/jquery-ui.js"></script> JQueryUI 1.12.1 min..

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

The most used script in jquery, loads things after the document is ready. $(document).ready(function(){ // do some stuff });

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
link to an external stylesheet

Not sure why but i always forget this, how to link to an external stylesheet. <link rel="stylesheet" href="../css/margin padding.css">

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
random emojis copy and paste

 Update: this is a better list that you can search by title ctrl + f emoji data Sometimes i like to copy and paste emojis, so here is a few you can copy. I probably need to organise this som..

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
using foundation 6.4 xy grid basics

Foundation 6.4 introduced a new xy grid which replaces the old row and large-x format here is a basic grid layout (foundation grid) add some style to show the cell border <style> .grid-x .ce..

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
lorem ipsum

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Duis rutrum sapien non ornare sagittis. Fusce quis dignissim felis. Pellentesque iaculis nisl et est ultricies, id mollis lorem volutpat. Praes..

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
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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
youtube embed iframe

<iframe width="100%" height="340" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ScMzIvxBSi4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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 full screen all screen sizes

this will make a video cover the full screen of the browser no matter what size it is. It will do some cropping to make it fit. <style> body, html { margin:0; padding:0; } .video-cont..

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
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foundation includes cdnjs

Foundation Full Full Foundation CSS <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/foundation/6.3.1/css/foundation.css"> Minified Foundation CSS <link rel="stylesheet..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
use an image to replace bullet in ul list

How to replace the default bullet with an image in a ul tag .widget ul, .page-content ul { list-style-image: url('images/favicon.png'); }

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
border box reset

with a bonus transition to all * { box-sizing: border-box; transition: all 0.2s; }

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
color cycle drop shadow

Just incase you are bored with a static shadow, here you can cycle through a bunch of different shadow colours. .cycle-shadow { -webkit-animation:img-cycle 3s infinite; animation:img-cycle 3s i..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
embed and use a ttf font font face

Handy if google fonts does not have your required font and you have the correct licence for showing it on your site... ;) css /* Include the font, you can call it whatever you like */ @font-face ..

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
animate css

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/animate.css/3.5.2/animate.min.css"> animate.css

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

I was playing around with css grid the other day and i found a nice (and easy) way to do a standard left sidebar and fluid main content area. this is rather than floating the sidebar and then setting ..

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
foundation make row full width

Just incase you want a full screen width layout and still have it sitting in rows for foundation css .full-width { width: 100%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; max-width: in..

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
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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
more complex responsive tables css

i did a simple version of this before here but now im going to make it a bit more complicated and functional. table { width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; } tr:nth-of-type(odd) { ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
remove border glow css from textarea on select

how to remove the glow around a text area when selected or in focus using css. Text Area Highlight Here is what it looks like just to show you where the textarea is while editing, but can look m..

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
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targeting the printed version of a page with media print

there are 2 ways to target the printed version of a webpage, you can do it with a @media print query inside your css, or you can link the whole style sheet and target the print media. target print ..

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
use font awesome on elements lists ul

good if you need to use font awesome in list items like ul lists, etc. .element { position: relative; } /*replace the content value with the corresponding value from the list below*/ ..

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
stack a table using css responsive

this can be useful for fitting tables into smaller screens, usually add this to a media query. #tableid td { display: table-row; width:100%; display:block; } and with a screen size added @me..

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
wordpress
wordpress get template directory

Get the current theme directory, good for use in wordpress templates. <?php echo get_template_directory_uri(); ?> Usage Example To link to an image located in the theme directory <..

6:18 am, August 31, 2018
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