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PHP Error Log Tricks

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

Truncate Database Table

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

Dealing with translation spam

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

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.

WordPress: Get category slug on archive views

When working with WordPress, you can get the current post category using the function get_the_category(). That’s great but it works only on single posts and pages. This post explains how to get the category for archive views like date archives, category archives, search results, and so forth.

Batch Rename Files on Mac

This is especially useful for those bulk photography missions, where you’ve got folders of hundreds of generic useless file names that were created by a camera or mobile device. This quick tutorial explains how to easily batch rename all the files contained in any folder. All that is required is Mac’s built-in Finder app.

Protect Against File Injection

Here is a nice copy/paste .htaccess snippet to help block file-injection attacks. It can be added as-is to your .htaccess file to help protect against file injection and other types of malicious activity. This code is a not a replacement for proper data sanitization, but it does help to add another layer of security to […]

WordPress: Display All Registered Image Sizes

By default, WordPress generates extra images for each image that is uploaded via the Media Library. These extra images are created in different sizes and are used for different things, like featured images and so forth. In addition to the default generated images, other image sizes may be added via themes and plugins. For example, […]

Coda Tip: Fix Reverse Publish Not Working

Another mystery solved! For several years now, I’ve used Coda for coding, SFTP, and related tasks. Downloading files from the server is a common task, but for some reason you always have to click “Reverse Publish Selected Files” several times before the download will start. It’s not a big deal, but I’ve always thought it […]

Video Tutorials: Running WordPress on Shared Hosting

After months of hard work, I am pleased to announce the launch of my new video course on running WordPress on shared hosting. This course shows you how to get your own WordPress-powered site up and running as quickly and inexpensively as possible. It walks through the entire process step-by-step, with helpful visuals and examples […]

Responsive CSS for Simple Ajax Chat

Thank you to Benjamin S. for sharing this CSS snippet for my free WordPress plugin, Simple Ajax Chat. Simple Ajax Chat (SAC) provides a setting that makes it easy to add your own custom CSS/styles. So today we’re going to take advantage of that option to customize the appearance of the SAC chat box so […]

WordPress: Display all comment fields when user is logged in

By default WordPress hides the Author/Name, Email, and URL fields on comment forms when the user is logged in. This is because WordPress automatically gets the related information directly from the user profile. But what if you need to do some testing or troubleshooting and want to display all the fields? Here is a plug-&-play […]