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Automate Multiple WordPress Updates With Bash

April 22nd, 2016

Do you have lots of WordPress installations that you currently have to update manually? Fed up with logging into individual WordPress installations to perform your updates?

Below is a Bash script that can be used to quickly update multiple WordPress installations and their associated plugins from the command line.

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jQuery FAQ

May 23rd, 2015

Whilst re-developing a client’s website this week we decided to spruce up the FAQ page using jQuery, whereby you click on a question to reveal the answer. However, before we started we set ourselves a couple of requirements: We wanted our new list of questions and answers to be presented via a definition list. This […]

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The difference between foreground and background images in web design

April 19th, 2015

When constructing a website there are two different types of image: foreground images and background images. It’s important to understand the difference between the two.

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jQuery tabs with Ajax content

November 6th, 2013

We’ve worked on a few projects recently where information on the page is divided up into tabbed areas. There are hundreds of jQuery plugins available for tabbed content, but not many which allow a mixture of on-page and external tabbed content.

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jQuery “animate scrolltop” only works once in Opera Mobile

June 27th, 2013

Here’s something frustrating that we encountered today. With jQuery we created a smooth scroll from a link to an anchor point on the same page using animate() and scrollTop. The problem is that Opera Mobile for Android has a nasty habit of failing to work if the user manually scrolls the page or has clicked the link once already.

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Making SELECT and INPUT fields the same width

March 29th, 2013

If you’ve done much work with CSS and HTML forms you’ve no doubt noticed that often your SELECT and INPUT elements are not quite the same width, despite attempts to make them so in your stylesheet.

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jQuery terms & conditions link

February 26th, 2013

We’ve worked on a few projects recently that require a “I agree with the terms & conditions” checkbox at the bottom of a form or checkout page. Here’s a small plugin we developed to transform the “terms & conditions” link into an AJAX call to an external page of content.

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PayPal Standard integration and 99 item limit

February 7th, 2012

If you’ve carried out a custom PayPal integration on your ecommerce website, you might find that there is a 99 item limit that can be passed via the Standard payment method. Any more than 99 products and they’ll be truncated, leaving you (and your customer) with an incomplete order.

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The layman’s guide to securing your website

February 1st, 2012

Following on from our article “How secure are your passwords?” we’ve decided to summarise a list of common website vulnerabilities together with preventative measures or recommended fixes.

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How secure are your passwords?

January 24th, 2012

We all have them – passwords for our email, Facebook, Twitter and bank accounts. But how can we keep them more secure?

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