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Break Out of Frames for WordPress

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

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.

PHP Detect All Versions of IE

Quick code snippet for detecting all versions of good ’ol IE (Internet Explorer).

PHP Spoofing Headers with cURL

While working on a recent book-sale script, I needed a way to test various request headers. This script is what I used to spoof just about everything except the IP address (which it seems is not possible to spoof via PHP/cURL).

View all WP Post variables

Quick tip to view all WP Post variables, which can be useful for development and debugging in WordPress.

JavaScript redirect to URL on select

JavaScript and jQuery techniques for redirecting to the specified URL when the user makes a selection.

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.

Mac Terminal Change to Directory on External Drive

Here is how to cd (change directory) into an external drive using Terminal on Mac computers. The trick is knowing the name of the drive and where it is located. On Macs, all connected drives (including hidden drives) are mounted/located under the /Volumes directory. So we can use this information to get the names of […]

WordPress Shortcode Display Search Form

Here is an easy custom WordPress function to display your theme’s search form via shortcode. This makes it easy to display the search form on any Post or Page.

Getting Path Info with PHP and WordPress

Massive round-up of PHP and WordPress techniques for getting various directory and file path information. This is a mega-reference aimed at PHP/WordPress developers.

Remove the date from WordPress permalinks

With the rise of the “short URL”, including the date in URLs is no longer considered “cool”, so you may want to “get with it” and dumb down your WordPress URLs to make them shorter. Here is how to use .htaccess to remove the date from your WordPress permalinks.

Additional file-types for mod_expires

Here is a list of the most common file-types for Apache’s mod_expires, which is used for configuring expires headers for better cache control.