10 Most Used Web Development Tools

Sep 03 2013

Strong Password Generator
strongpasswordgenerator.com

Advanced CSS topics
alistapart.com

Rounded Corners
border-radius.com

Image Placeholders
placehold.it

Favicon Generators
www.favicon.cc

Gradient Generator
www.colorzilla.com/gradient-editor

Color Picker
www.colorpicker.com

Color themes
kuler.adobe.com/create/color-wheel

Free icons
raphaeljs.com/icons

CSS Shadows
www.cssmatic.com/box-shadow

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How I removed the /blog/ from the Permalink on a Multisite WordPress parent site

Aug 28 2013

1. At blog site set Settings -> Permalinks -> Common Setting -> Default (Must select default only and don’t touch any thing, If you need to change category base, tag base set at Network Admin only)

2. At Network Admin -> Sites -> (root site) Permalink Sturcture -> /%category%/%post_id%

That it will remove /blog slug

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WordPress misses Publishing Schedule

Feb 08 2013

I haven’t figured out why WordPress is missing schedule post, but I wrote a script that is ran with crontab that notifies me when it happens.

<?php

include 'wp-load.php';

$total_missed_schedules = 0;

$blogs = crontab_get_blogs();

$output = '';

foreach($blogs as $blog) {
	$blog_prefix = $wpdb->get_blog_prefix( $blog->blog_id );

	$results = query_missed_schedules( $blog_prefix );

	$total_missed_schedules += count($results);

	$output .= ($blog->domain . ' (blog id:' . $blog->blog_id . ') missed schedules ' . count($results) . '<br />' . PHP_EOL);

	if ($results) {

		switch_to_blog( $blog->blog_id );

		foreach ( $results as $row ) {
			$output .= ("post_id: <a href='" . get_edit_post_link($row->ID) . "'>" . $row->ID . "</a> date: " . $row->post_date . " post_type: " . $row->post_type . "<br />" . PHP_EOL);
		}

		restore_current_blog();
	}
}

echo $output;

if ($total_missed_schedules > 0 || isset($_GET['mailtest'])) {

	$to = 'matt@thiessen.us';
	$subject = 'Missed scheduled posts';
	$text = '';

	if(isset($_GET['cron_src'])) {
		$text = 'cron ran from ' . $_GET['cron_src'];
		$text .= '<br />wget http://thegazette.com/missed_pub_notifier.php<br /><br />';
	}

	add_filter('wp_mail_content_type',create_function('', 'return "text/html";'));
	wp_mail($to, $subject . " (wp_mail)", $text . $output);
}

function query_missed_schedules( $blog_prefix ) {
	global $wpdb;

	$sql = "SELECT ID, post_date, post_date_gmt, post_type, post_title FROM " . $blog_prefix . "posts WHERE post_status = 'future' AND post_date_gmt <= UTC_TIMESTAMP();";

	$results = $wpdb->get_results($sql);

	return $results;
}

function crontab_get_blogs() {
	global $wpdb;

	$sql = "SELECT blog_id, domain, path FROM $wpdb->blogs WHERE deleted = 0 AND archived = '0' ORDER BY domain, path";
	$results = $wpdb->get_results($sql);
	return ($results);
}

?>

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How to Add CSS Styles to WordPress Breadcrumbs

Feb 08 2013

functions.php

function get_page_parents( $id=0, $separator="/" ){
	$itisme=get_post($id);
	$lineage = '<span>'.$itisme->post_title.'</span>';
	$parentID=$itisme->post_parent;
	while( $parentID != 0 ){
		$parent=get_post($parentID);
		$lineage='<a href="' . get_permalink($parent->ID) . '">' . $parent->post_title . '</a>'.$separator.$lineage;
		$parentID=$parent->post_parent;
	}
	return $lineage;
}

include 'includes/breadcrumb-styles.php';
add_action('wp_head', 'add_breadcrumb_styles');

page.php

<?php get_template_part( 'nav', 'above-page' ); ?>

nav-above-page.php

<div id="page-bread-crumbs">
<a class="home" href="/">Home</a> &gt; <?php echo get_page_parents( $post->ID, " &gt; " ) ?>
</div>

includes/breadcrumb-styles.php

<?php

global $eia_parents;

$eia_parents = array();

function build_menu_style( $menu_name, $color, $locations ) {

	global $eia_parents;

	$menu = wp_get_nav_menu_object( $locations[ $menu_name ] );

	$menu_items = wp_get_nav_menu_items($menu->term_id);

	$page_ids = array();

	foreach ( (array) $menu_items as $key => $menu_item ) {

		$page_id = $menu_item->object_id;

		echo '/* ' . $menu_item->title . ' */' . PHP_EOL;
		echo '.page-id-'.$page_id.' #page-bread-crumbs a,' . PHP_EOL;
		echo '.page-id-'.$page_id.' #page-bread-crumbs span {color:'.$color.';}' . PHP_EOL;

		if( $menu_item->post_parent && !array_key_exists( 'post_parent_id_'.$menu_item->post_parent, $eia_parents ) ) {
			array_push( $eia_parents, array( 'post_parent_id_'.$menu_item->post_parent => array('ID' => $menu_item, 'color' => $color ) ) );
		}
	}

	$page_ids = null;
}

function add_breadcrumb_styles() { ?><style type="text/css"><?php

global $eia_parents;

echo PHP_EOL;

$color1 = '#A08A42 /* book a flight (tan) */'; // tan /* book a flight */
$color2 = '#4AAAD6 /* check a flight (blue) */'; // blue /* check a flight */
$color3 = '#B25029 /* at the airport (burnt) */'; // burnt /* at the airport */
$color4 = '#40847A /* about the airport (green) */'; // green /* about the airport */

// update this array with the menus you wish to add styles from

$menu_locations = array(
	"home-subnav-1" => $color1,
	"home-subnav-2" => $color2,
	"home-subnav-3" => $color3,
	"home-subnav-4" => $color4
);

$locations = get_nav_menu_locations();

foreach( $menu_locations as $menu_name => $color ):
	if ( ( $locations ) && isset( $locations[ $menu_name ] ) ) {
		build_menu_style( $menu_name, $color, $locations );
	}
endforeach;

foreach ($eia_parents as $parent):
	echo PHP_EOL . '/* ' . get_the_title( $parent_id ) . ' */' . PHP_EOL;
	echo '.parent-pageid-'.$parent['ID'].' #page-bread-crumbs a,' . PHP_EOL;
	echo '.parent-pageid-'.$parent['ID'].' #page-bread-crumbs span {color:'.$parent['color'].';}' . PHP_EOL. PHP_EOL;
endforeach;

?></style><?php } ?>

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WordPress custom menu link target _blank

Jan 24 2013

Problem

In WordPress at least for custom links, it would be great to allow menu options to open in a new window/tab via the target=”_blank” element in the link tags. Controlling menus in the WP Menu tool is awesome, but many of the sites I work with have external links in the main navigation menus that need to open in a new tab.

Solution

Custom link nav-menu

 

jQuery('a[title="_blank"]').each(
	function(i) {
		jQuery(this).attr('target', '_blank');
		jQuery(this).attr('title', jQuery(this).text());
	}
);

Result

<a title=”_blank” href=”http://www2.allegiantair.com/”>Allegiant Air</a>

turns into

<a title=”Allegiant Air” href=”http://www2.allegiantair.com/” target=”_blank”>Allegiant Air</a>

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winebarstore.com

Jan 17 2013

A startup venture using Magento as a company sponsored, team-building effort where my team created the dropshipping site, winebarstore.com.  It was an opportunity to discover a viable product using Google Ad Word tools, using social media marketing while having our own choice in an e-commerce platform.  Of course being picked to be a team captain, Magento was a none debated choice.

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How to remove index.php from the URL of a new install of a Magento Store

Dec 21 2012

How to remove index.php from the URL of a new install Magento Store

sudo vi .htaccess

uncomment

# RewriteBase /magento/

and change it to

RewriteBase /

Since I had a newly install version of Ubuntu web server, I needed to enable ModRewrite in apache

sudo a2enmod rewrite

Then you need to restart apache

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Then goto your admin panel and enable the Rewrites. You can find it at System->Configuration->Web->Search Engine Optimization

Then goto Cache management page (system cache management ) and refresh your cache and refresh the Web Rewrites.

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shop.theblueberrypartnership.com

Aug 17 2012

shop.theblueberrypartnership.com

A school partnership with Iowa Source Media Group and author Jamie Vollmer.

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shop.sourcemedia.net

Aug 17 2012

The shared site by KCRG, The Gazette and their parent company Iowa Source Media Group used to sell company merchandise and products: shop.sourcemedia.net

 

shop.sourcemedia.net

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Improve your search engine rankings

Aug 01 2012

Improve your search engine rankings while drudging up memories of your science class.

 

http://blog.pinnaclecart.com/2011/07/28/improve-your-search-engine-rankings-while-drudging-up-memories-of-your-science-class/

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