A brief tutorial of how to use Digital Ocean’s V2 API as a free Dynamic DNS service. Use a sub-domain to provide a static point for connecting into your home or business.
Note: Updates have been added since this article was originally written. These updates are listed at the bottom of this page, click here to view them. This guide will show you how you can monitor your website and database uptime using a free service from Status Cake (https://www.statuscake.com). Once you have setup an account, you will […]
This snippet is great to use if you have recently switched your WordPress website over to HTTPS only. Paste this snippet into your .htaccess and overwrite the standard WordPress code at the top of the file.
WordPress has a wide range of options to change the look and feel of your WordPress setup. One that most people overlook is the login box, accessible at http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/. Using the code below, you will be able to apply a custom CSS stylesheet to the login page. Firstly create your stylesheet. You could name the file […]
I’ve been looking at how to change the button icon which is shown across Bootstrap 3 navigation menus in a mobile viewport. For months I’ve come across a whole variety of clever Navicon icons which change when clicked upon. I wanted to implement this feature into a Bootstrap navigation menu. In the end, I used a […]
A collection of some of my favourite CodePens.
WordPress 3.8 introduced a new Admin design which now uses Font Icons instead of images. This method has many benefits such as great support for Retina devices and quicker load times. Before WordPress 3.8 you had to use images for your icons, now you can use Font Icons, specifically the icons designed for WordPress called […]
During the recent development of bethanyjackson.co.uk I had found my current setup of Postfix which is used by PHP Mail() was not sending email correctly to Microsoft email services such as Outlook.com. Emails were being sent by my web server but never received by Outlook.com or placed in the Junk folder, even though emails were […]
The WordPress 3.7 [Basie] release went live on the 24 October 2013. It’s great release and includes a number of important features, one of which is Automatic Updates. By default automatic updates will only be applied to minor version upgrades and not major releases. For example; versions such as 3.7.1 to 3.7.2 will be applied […]