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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Creating an always on Status Board

I have wanted my own always-on Status Board, ever since I installed Panic’s Status Board app on my iPad I decided it would be better to have a dedicated device to display the information. Buying a new iPad just as a Status Board would be overkill, however I did have a spare cheap 7″ Android […]

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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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Making sure Outlook.com receives PHP Mail() emails

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 […]

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Better password security

On the 3rd October 2013 Adobe announced they suffered a major data breach as reported by Krebs on Security. Recently security researchers have analysed the leaked passwords used by Adobe’s customers, a news article by The Register shows this information clearly. It turns out that 1.9 million users were using ‘123456’ and another 3.5 million were using ‘password’ as […]

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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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Perfect offsite backup

Over the last couple of years I have begun storing more and more data on my computers, I regularly perform a backup of files and full system images every month. I currently store my backups on two 1.5TB and a 400gb external hard drive, you may say that storing backup data on that amount of […]

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Building a Mini ITX Home Server

For quite some time I have found the need to have a small dedicated computer to act as a file and print server for the multiple computers I have running at home. I did research of the best possible hardware for the tasks which I needed the server to perform. Since the server will be […]

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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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