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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.

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.

View all WP Post variables

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

CSS Style Pre Tags

I enjoy writing about HTML pre tags. In this post, I share some basic CSS to help style your pre tags for both screen and print media.

Infinite loop trap for spammers

In this WP-Mix post, we’ll see how to send spammers on a virtual infinite loop chasing down randomly generated email addresses. It’s very satisfying.

WordPress Disable REST API Header Links

WordPress 4.4 adds all sorts of new REST API functionality. Which is great if your site is using it. But if not, then you may want to remove all of the extra baggage that WordPress now adds to every page load. This tutorial explains how to disable it.

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.

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).

Font Smoothing in Chrome & Firefox

Working with text in Chrome (and other Webkit-based browser) and Firefox can be frustrating. Depending on context, certain fonts may be displayed weird: too heavy, too fat, too thick, and so forth. So much so that the text can look distorted and difficult to read. Fortunately, we can apply the CSS font-smoothing property to make […]

Display all images attached to post

Another technique for working with WordPress attachments, here’s how to display all images that are attached to the post, either before or after the existing post content.

PHP Detect All Versions of IE

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

Block XSS with .htaccess

Quick snippet today that you can add to your .htaccess file to block some common XSS (cross-site scripting) attacks.