Category: Programming & Coding

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WordPress Tutorial: How to login to the admin Dashboard

This WordPress administration tutorial is for self-hosted WordPress websites and is intended to teach users how to login to the administration dashboard, where you can manage your site, add content, create and publish posts, monitor your SEO and statistics, add plugins, change themes, reply to comments, and much more. This is where all the action […]

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Developer Journal: Redesigning my MailChimp Blog Updater Email Campaign

Earlier this month I spent quite a bit of time researching, redesigining, and tweaking my MailChimp email autoresponder campaign. This campaign updates users automatically in their email whenever I post something on my blog. I wanted to learn how to design a better MailChimp campaign email. I went from something that looked like the Before […]

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Gimp Tutorial: 125 pixel WordPress Ad Widget banner

This tutorial is for Gimp version 2.8 and is intended to teach users how to design a 125px x 125px advertising banner for use in website sidebars and elsewhere. These advertisement banners are perfect to use on your WordPress site with the WordPress Ad Widget plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/ad-widget/), though 125×125 pixels is a common and popular […]

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Developer Journal: Researching Web Design Portfolios and Case Studies

I’ve recently discovered the need for a decent web developer portfolio. Now, I’ve been aware of web developer portfolios for a while and I’ve seen some good ones. But, usually the ones I came across were quite by accident, and part of someone’s larger design portfolio. These design portfolios consist of mostly graphic design and […]

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Developer Journal: Making ShopIsle Theme Search Page Display Excerpts Instead of Full Content [without plugin] – Pt. 01

This is part of a new series I’m starting called Developer Journal. Posts in this series discuss my challenges — various programming and design topics I’m trying to figure out. I take you on my journey of learning and discovery. You get to experience my process for problem solving and troubleshooting technical issues. While these […]

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Contact Form 7 Broken on WordPress – GoDaddy, MS Exchange Email Spam Issues Likely Cause

Picture this. You just finished building a very basic WordPress website using any one of several popular contact form plugins including WPForms, Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, Pirate Forms, or the old stalwart (and arguably the easiest contact form plugin to set up and configure), Contact Form 7. Maybe you’ve designed a detailed custom contact form […]

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Google Docs spreadsheet script: compare dates, highlight past dates, highlight weekends, and highlight today

ORIGINAL PROBLEM I spent hours tonight struggling with this Google Apps script I wrote to serve as custom functions or advanced macros. I adapted it from this StackOverflow post. The main issue I ran into was comparing dates. Here is my research path, and hopefully, some indicator as to why it took so long: STEPS […]

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CodeSlayer2010’s Code: jQuery Fancy Paragraph Styling (manila background, rounded-rectangle, drop-shadow, orange border)

I wrote this jQuery in about 5 minutes. It is really simple, but amazingly powerful at the same time. The purpose of this is to instantly style paragraph tags. Here are the style parameters: Background color: Manila (light beige-ish/yellow) Border color: Orange Drop-shadow: Yes Rounded-rectangle: Yes I want to make the code easily available to […]

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Zemanta Puts Unwanted HTML Comments In Pre-Formatted PHP Code (Sourcecode) In WordPress Posts

PROBLEM: I  have recently determined through trial and error and process of elimination that Zemanta is responsible for adding extraneous HTML comments to my pre-formatted (with “pre” tags) PHP code that I have placed between “sourcecode” tags to activate WordPress.com’s built in programming code syntax highlighting. Here is a screenshot (fig 1.) that demonstrates the […]

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Building A PHP Database Connection Class From Scratch (using Singleton & ActiveRecord patterns)

Greetings folks. Tonight I’m studying on how to create a PHP Object-Oriented MySQL database connection class.  This will be reusable and able to be implemented in any database driven web application built with PHP & MySQL.  It uses the ActiveRecord and Singleton design patterns. I’m currently following this YouTube tutorial: Using OOP PHP to select, […]

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