Web Development Archive

WordPress Site Hacked – Scan Your Files for Malicious Code

WordPress is one of the most common CMS / blogging platforms available today. It’s free, robust, and easy to use. This makes it a big target for hackers. They setup automated scripts to try and hack you either through WordPress itself, brute force attempts, plugin vulnerabilities, or other means. You can harden your website using

How to Easily Make Local Copy of a Website

There are occasions where you sometimes want to copy an entire website onto your local computer. The range of difficulty for this varies from website to website. How much of it is backend-dependent? Do you have FTP access? Are paths relative or absolute? Etc, etc. Assuming you have absolutely no support from the website owner,

Bootstrap 3: Change Stacking Order

Changing the stacking order of columns in Twitter’s Bootstrap 3 is actually easier than you may think. Excited yet? Calm down. Below is an example situation where you may want to change the stacking order. We have a nice 2 column row that has text on the left and an image on the right. This

WordPress – Remove WordPress Upgrade Notice

Ah, the beloved upgrade notice. It’s always a nice encounter. It fixes bugs and, occasionally, introduces new features, to the beloved WordPress CMS. While I’m always for upgrading whenever possible, there are those who would like to stay with the version they have. This may be for reasons such as developers modifying the core WP

JavaScript – Execute Function After Page Loads – The Best Way!

A lot of people will shrug this off and just use jQuery’s $(document).load with jQuery. Well, sometimes you don’t want to use a whole library and want to use a standard JavaScript solution. You may be thinking then — okay, I’ll go ahead and use window.onload() Well, depending on what you are doing…that won’t work!

Solution: Padding Doesn’t Show Before / After Linewrap

There are many weird quirks that you encounter as a web developer. Generally, they are small things that you would not likely expect to occur. And these small things seem very obvious and trivial to fix. So obvious, that after you try all the things that first come to mind, that you may overlook perhaps

New Release: WordPress 3.8

WordPress 3.8 came out recently. You may be wondering — is it a big release? No, it’s not. WordPress has reached a state where most of how it’s setup is pretty much perfect. And so, the dramatic changes that were seen in previous iterations are now less likely. That doesn’t mean that updates don’t bring

CSS Reset VS Normalize.css – Learn The Difference

Ever wonder what the difference between a CSS Reset and Normalize.css is? Good. Being curious is awesome. I’ll try to help explain the difference between the two and also provide some CSS Resets that are popular. What are CSS Resets A CSS Reset is exactly what it sounds like. It removes all styles from components

WordPress: Check If Last Post In Loop

WordPress really is one of the best, user-friendly CMS’s / blogging platforms to have ever been created. Everything is easily accomplished (generally) and their documentation is great. You will, however, run into small issues when developing, that leave you going “huhhhhh”? This may be one of those small issues. So let’s get on to addressing

Guide: How To Transfer Users From One WordPress Blog To Another

Today, I needed to move accounts over from one WordPress website to another. It was on a different web host, different database, and different domain. How does one go about doing this? Well, it’s easier than you may think. To make things easier, let’s do some labeling… Website A is the website with the accounts