Using Google Alerts to see if your site has been hacked

Google’s Webmaster Blog has recently posted about their #NoHacked campaign. This campaign is about giving website owners tips and tricks to ensure they don’t fall victim to a cyber attack. You can read about the campaign here, I highly encourage you do – it gives some great advice. Part of the advice they gave was about […]

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PHP Function: Get a file’s last modified timestamp

I’ve recently found the need to show a file’s last modified timestamp. This function is useful when including CSS or JavaScript files. By including a query string will ensure web browsers re-download a fresh copy of the file rather than using a cached file. Simply run this function as you’re including a file, such as: […]

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What to expect from Google I/O 2015

With Google I/O 2015 starting shortly, here is what I most hope to see: Android M announcement with news and Nexus 6 download images New Chromecast hardware and updates Android wear news and updates ChromeOS updates The keynote is scheduled to last 2.5 hours, so there should be much more news. Be sure to livestream […]

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Custom WordPress login

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 […]

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Change Bootstrap 3 Navicon on toggle

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 […]

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Using Font Icons with WordPress 3.8 Custom Post Types

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 […]

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Working with Git

Git is fantastic for version control, I have been using it quite often this month for work and personal projects. Although this isn’t the first time I have used Git, I did use it whilst at university. Although at that time I only used the Github Windows GUI client and whilst it was okay it […]

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WordPress 3.7 Auto Update

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 […]

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PHP cron job to download podcasts

I have built this script a while ago to keep track of podcasts I wanted to watch. My ISP gives me free internet usage after 11pm which doesn’t contribute to my monthly download limit so I needed some way to automate the download of the podcast. I decided to build this script in PHP as […]

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Updated: Animated CSS3 Android Bot

Since my first post of creating a CSS3 Android bot (here) I have wanted to add animated functionality, and in under 15 minutes I did just that. I have animated the right arm of the Android bot so it simulates ‘waving’. I have added a CodePen and a Gist below. See the Pen Android Bot […]

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