I still get the occasional Classic ASP VBScript maintenance job from time to time, and it reminds me of the language statements it just doesn’t have. Like “continue”, great for skipping a bunch of logic inside a For loop. Turns out, there is a nice simple way to get that functionality.
If you accept user input and then export it as CSV, please read this now! James Kettle very neatly explains how something as simple as a CSV export can be used to deliver exploits. I didn’t know about this before today; hat tip to Gravity Forms and, via them, Ninja Forms.
Gravity Forms normally loads its stylesheets in the page head, where they belong. It does that only on pages which have forms, which is nice. If you use a widget to host your form, however, it can’t detect that until it renders the widget… too late to load the stylesheets in the head. At that point, it just pulls them directly into the page body.
Events Manager is a really nice, easy to customise plugin for showing events on WordPress websites. One gripe I always have with it is that the location maps zoom when you use the mouse scroll wheel, something I always turn off when I add a map to a page. Here’s how to fix it.
Customising the AJAX output of WordPress plugins can often be a breeze, when the authors oblige other developers by peppering their code with action and filter hooks. But if they don’t, you can always fall back on hacking the plugin’s AJAX action.
It’s not often that I quote Jane Austen, but she had it so right when she said, “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”
I’ve moved nearly all of WebAware’s websites to DigitalOcean, and stuck NginX in front of everything.
WordPress 4.1 brings with it the twentyfifteen theme, which I find to be a rather nice blog theme. Unfortunately, it adds a new wrinkle to any tables on your website — often breaking them! Here’s the simple fix.
When shoppers search a WordPress website, you want them to find products first before listing any articles and pages. And it’s surprisingly easy to achieve, with a simple filter hook.
I indent with tabs. There, I said it. Viewing my code (and that of other tab indenters) on GitHub, Gist, or Bitbucket can be annoying because the default tab size in the browser is equivalent to 8 spaces. Modern browsers let you change that through CSS, and here’s some bookmarklets that do just that.
So I finally got a Twitter account. I figure everyone else is doing it so it must be nearly over, time to join. I’ll be twotting any new plugins and plugin updates there, so if you need notifications for those, please follow @webawareross. Just don’t expect to hear about which legumes I curried for breakfast (was borlotti beans today, will be split green peas tomorrow), what I’m listening to (Katalyst), or RT of k.rudd selfies.