Review: Express for WordPress

November 6th, 2010 by Youzhny 
Express for WordPress is an iPhone app created by kenobistudios.com Kenobi Studios and www.woothemes.com WooThemes that allows users to post short notes, images, links and quotes directly to their Tumblr-style blogs wherever they are. It also lets you save drafts when you’re not online and moderate comments. The app works in conjunction with the recently released WooTumblog plugin and WooThemes’...

Password protection with Apache but allow from an IP address

November 4th, 2010 by VarIncart 
I have posted how to www.electrictoolbox.com/apache-password-protect-directory/”>password protect a directory and rwww.electrictoolbox.com/apache-remove-password-protection-subdirectory/”>emove password protection from a subdirectory with Apache and in this post look at how to have a password for all users except those from a defined IP address or set of IP addresses. Basic password protection Refer...

Yoast: The heading structure for your blog

November 4th, 2010 by Youzhny 
The heading structure of your pages is one of the very important aspects of on-page SEO. It defines which parts of your content are important, and how they’re interconnected. Because they have different goals, a single post needs another heading structure than your blog’s homepage or your category archives. This post intends to give you the basic pointers to get your heading structure right...

Yoast: Facebook Share (for WP E-Commerce sites too!)

November 3rd, 2010 by Youzhny 
Getting people to share your posts or pages on Facebook is important, but also hard enough as it is. If they do share your product, you’ll want them to use the correct image too of course. This is even more important when you run an e-commerce sites off of WordPress, as then you’ll usually have multiple images on your pages and Facebook won’t always pick the best one by default. One...

Yoast: The basis of keyword research

November 3rd, 2010 by Youzhny 
Keyword research is the basis of all search marketing. It is the art of explaining what you do in the language that people use, and thus it should probably be the basis of all your marketing activities, both on and off the web. As an SEO, I use keyword research to determine what we should be ranking for. The issue is that I’ve often found that part to be a bit annoying, as people tend to want...

Did you know… BuddyDress has a Twitter account?

November 3rd, 2010 by Youzhny 
This is the second in our 10 day focus on things you may not know about BuddyDress. Number Two: BuddyDress has a twitter account Want to find out what’s going with BuddyDress? Want to stay in touch with the latest theme updates, news, releases and all things BuddyDress? Worry no more BuddyDress has a twitter account you can follow twitter.com/buddydress/”>right here. BuddyDress twitter isn’t...

Featured WordPress Theme: Jenny

November 3rd, 2010 by Youzhny 
wpmu.org/featured-wordpress-theme-jenny/jenny1/”> wpmu.org/featured-wordpress-theme-jenny/jenny2/”> wpmu.org/featured-wordpress-theme-jenny/jenny3/”> Jenny is a premium-like, free WordPress theme from speckygeek.com. It uses a lot of white space and typography for a clean, elegant design. Features: Multiple Color Schemes Cufon Font Replacement Image support JQuery Archive Template Related...

SilverStripe InPast solution for bug

November 2nd, 2010 by VarIncart 
SilverStripe date fields have a number of functions that can be used on them in templates; one of these is the InPast function which unfortunately appears to have a bug in it (at least in SS 2.4.0 and 2.4.1). This post looks at the issue and the workaround I created. The situation I have a www.runningcalendar.co.nz/”>Running Calendar website which has competitions; there’s a www.runningcalendar.co.nz/competitions/”>competition...

HTML5: Valid characters for the ID attribute

November 2nd, 2010 by VarIncart 
A while back I posted the rules around the use of the www.electrictoolbox.com/valid-characters-html-id-attribute/”>HTML ID attribute; the post was specific for HTML4 and I obviously need to post an update to allow for HTML5 which is a lot more flexible. HTML5 id attribute It’s pretty simple really, the HTML5 id attribute can contain any character other than a space, and it can also start...

PHP: get keywords from search engine referer url

November 2nd, 2010 by VarIncart 
This post shows how to use PHP to extract the keywords searched on by a user when they found your website using a seach engine. Bing, Google and Yahoo are covered here and you can easily add your own to the PHP code supplied. PHP functions used The code example here uses the parse_url function to extract the parts from the referer URL and then the parse_str function to extract the parts of the query...

Detect IE6 with jQuery or Conditional Comments

November 2nd, 2010 by VarIncart 
I rarely need to detect whether the user’s browser is Internet Explorer version 6 but when working on some stylized drop down boxes using the Stylish Select Box jQuery plugin the customisation I had done wouldn’t render in IE6 so I decided to make it so the plugin isn’t used for that browser. This post shows a couple of different ways to detect if it’s IE6 with jQuery and then...

Daily Tip: How to Hide WordPress Login Error Messages

November 2nd, 2010 by Youzhny 
Hiding WordPress login error messages can be helpful if you don’t want to reveal to users that they’ve used the wrong username or the wrong password. The message that says “Invalid username” could potentially help a hacker in his search for the right username and password. You can easily hide these messages by adding the following snippet to your theme’s functions.php file. This tip comes...