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Create .htaccess files on OS X and Windows

This is a quick tutorial on how to create .htaccess files on Windows (PC) and OS X (Mac). This post also explains a bit about how .htaccess files work, and how to view them on various operating systems.

View all WP query variables

Micro Tip for the day: slice of PHP code for viewing all WordPress query variables. Very useful for figuring out custom loops and such.

Detect Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera, and Safari

How to detect each of the major browsers (Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari) client-side via JavaScript.

Break Out of Frames for WordPress

Quick JavaScript snippet to prevent scrapers and turds from framing, defaming, and/or stealing your precious content..

Display category name in WordPress

Here are two snippets for displaying the category name and displaying the category link in WordPress.

Set attachment as featured image

Here’s how to set the first attachment as the featured image for posts in WordPress. This is useful for User Submitted Posts, which attaches uploaded images to each submitted post.

jQuery Scroll to Target with Offset

This tutorial shows how to create “scroll-to” links with jQuery. For example, if you want to add a link on your page that smoothly scrolls the user to a specific location, add the following code snippet to your JavaScript file.

WordPress: check if user is logged in

Here are some notes and examples of how to check if a user is logged in to WordPress.

Difference between home_url & site_url

Here are some notes to help discern the subtle (and oft-confusing) differences between the WordPress functions, home_url and site_url (and their related “get” functions, get_home_url and get_site_url). We’ll look at the output of these functions and how they relate to the WordPress General Settings.

.htaccess for Apple Touch Icons

Devices and bots are often searching for different versions of the Apple Touch Icon. Here is a quick slice of .htaccess to redirect all apple-icon requests to apple.png.

PHP Check if Request is HTTPS

Here we have a simple and effective PHP function that checks whether or not HTTPS (via SSL) is used for the current request.

CSS transition effect for links

CSS transitions can add a nice effect to links. Here are some quick example snippets for your copy/paste enjoyment.