Creating a wordpress plugin is a lot easier than it might first seem. As long as you know how to write PHP code (or any similar language) you should be able to get a plugin together pretty quickly. The aim of this tutorial is to show you how to create a basic template for a…
Had a look around online and couldnt find any decent SMTP plugin for sending and receiving emails through wordpress. Seems like it makes a lot of people angry for wordpress to do such a thing which seemed odd, so I decided to start working on one myself. The goal of this plugin is to add…
Most standard PDO tutorials from around the web are going to demonstrate using a MySQL database with apache as a web host. The PDO connection string for this setup is not going to work if you want to connect to a SQL Server database using Microsofts IIS server. The first step is to make sure…
There are lots of ways to validate a link click. If you are programming a website that will be used by a large number of clients, then you will need to use a more secure method of validating user clicks. This is a very simple way of implementing this. If you are looking to prevent…
So you have hit the issue where you have a responsive website and everything looks great, but then you notice that embeded videos do not correctly fit within your responsive design. Fear not this can be quickly fixed by adding a div around all of your embeded videos and a little bit of css to…
Reverse DNS is a common method used to help keep your emails out of the dreaded spam filters. Fortunately, once you know how, reverse DNS is a quick and easy way to improve the trustability of your emails. Reverse DNS alone is not enough to guarantee that your emails will successfully make it to a…
Drag and drop is cool, but for me i found that it was causing more trouble than good. So if you are like me and are sick of accidentally dropping a folder into another sub directory, then it's best to just disable it completely. Unfortunately this cannot be done directly using the init settings (at…
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a process used to validate emails preventing someone from sending spam email using an unauthorised email address. The process works using 2 encrypted SSL keys. A public key which is obviously made available to the public and a private key which only you / your web server will know. When…
When trying to upload any files i was getting an error "could not acquire lock for ...". I initially thought this was some sort of permission error since it makes sense. I tried setting the permissions for the entire images folder to 777 and made sure the ownership of the directories was correct, yet it…