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Auto-Height for Ajax-Loaded Content

Here is a jQuery function for automatically setting the height of Ajax-loaded content.

Check for PHP cURL

Quick snippet for checking whether or not PHP’s cURL is available on the server.

Dealing with translation spam

How I respond to “translation spam”, which happens when greasy organizations ask permission to translate your script, extension, plugin, etc.

WordPress Change Default Number of Displayed Posts

By default, WordPress displays the same number of posts for the home page (when it is set to display posts) and all types of archive views. To change the default number of posts displayed for any specific view, you can add this simple function to your theme’s functions.php file.

WordPress Random Post Class

Here is a simple plugin that you can use to include a random post class for each post. With a slight modification it can be used to include a random body class. This function can be useful for applying random colors and styles to your blog posts. Or whatever.

Dead Simple Tooltips

Finding a decent tooltip script takes a lot of work, searching, testing, fiddling. Often, it’s much quicker and easier to simply roll your own, maybe starting from something very basic and simple. The problem is that finding a super simple starting point for tooltips is next to impossible; the few scripts that are available aren’t […]

Remove Linked Image Borders in IE

Internet Explorer has a nasty habit of displaying honking blue borders on linked images. This post shows a quick way to disable them using a slice of jQuery.

PHP Error Log Tricks

Super useful trick for customizing error logs when working with PHP.

PHP Stringify Formatted Text

This code snippet takes a string of text and removes all carriage returns, new lines, and tabs, replacing any matches with a simple blank space. An ideal way to “stringify” a potentially formatted lump of alphanumeric text.

Truncate Database Table

Quick SQL code snippet that enables you to truncate any MySQL database table.

Display WordPress Theme Screenshot

Most good themes include a screenshot, primarily to be displayed on the Themes screen in the WP Admin Area. Of course, theme screenshots can be displayed anywhere, even on the frontend.

WordPress: Display Site Creation Date

I’m surprised that WordPress doesn’t provide a function for getting the site creation date. Knowing when the site was set up can be useful for all sorts of things. Copyright dates. Bragging rights. Whatever. If you want to display the date your site was first installed, here is one way to do it.