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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.

Disable caching with HTML

If you can’t use .htaccess to disable caching at the server-level, here is an alternate HTML-only method that disables Cache-Control, Pragma, and Expires headers via <meta /> tags.

Detect Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera, and Safari

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

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.

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.

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.

.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.

Stop form spam with a hidden field

Sick of teh spamz? Here’s an easy way to block a lot of automated spam from your contact form.

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.

WordPress Cron Not Working

Some servers disable the functionality that enables WordPress Cron to work properly. This post provides an easy fix that should work on any server.

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.

PHP Compress CSS & JavaScript

Quick snippets for compressing CSS and JavaScript with PHP’s ob_gzhandler, which will gzip or deflate content depending on browser support.