WordPress – List Scheduled Posts

If you ever wanted to show you readers posts that are scheduled to be published, here’s how to do it.

 

CSS – Cross Browser Opacity

A little hack to set Cross-Browser opacity.

 

WordPress – Disable Auto Save

WordPress’s Auto-Save feature is a really nice but there are some drawbacks… this feature increases your database usage. So for those of you that are on really bad shared hosting accounts or just want to turn it off, here’s a quick way of doing it.

Open and insert the following line in your wp-config.php file.

Another method is to remove all of the entries from the database from time to time. You can do tun this query to do it:

 

Prototype JS – Determine if an object exists in the page loaded

I’m so use to using jQuery that I usually don’t have to look up documentation on how to use certain functions. They almost come naturally because it’s so English-like! Unfortunately Magento uses Prototype as it’s native choice of Javascript Frameworks. I sure wish they would have chosenjQuery! I think they would have more people jumping on their platform. I’m sure they have a good choice for it. Anyway, here’s how to check:

 

Magento – Check if a User is logged in

You may want to check if a user is logged in with Magento, possibly to display a link or promotional item. Here’s how to do it:

 

Magento – How to Display the Product SKU

Magento is a pretty flexible platform. That flexibility comes with a price though; You have to be knowledgeable of the functions that are available to you to utilize. Finding or knowing them is a challenge though. Here is one of those such functions that you may need to display the product Sku on a category page.

 

How to Create a Custom 404 Error page with .htaccess

Everyone’s encountered those standard 404 error pages that yield little or no information. Most new systems have this feature built in by default and often times are pretty fancy with informative to funny graphics and lots of options on what to do next but, if your working on updating an old site not using dynamically based web pages then, your going to have to add one manually. For your user’s experience, it’s better to provide a helpful error message and links to where they can continue on their quest for information. You don’t want to scare your visitors away do you? Here’s how to add your own custom 404 error page to your website:

If you don’t already have an .htaccess file in your servers root, go ahead and create one. Now you need to instruct .htaccess where your custom error page is. In this example, I have the 404 document which I created with my editor that provides lots of useful information for users to continue browsing my site. Now add this line to your .htaccess file and that’s it!

 

Disallow hotlinking while allowing requests from robots.txt and favicons

We all hate Leechers. Here’s how to stop them in their tracks from stealing your images and your bandwidth!

 

How to create a sandbox PayPal Payflow account

I’ve been working with PayPal PayFlow Pro a lot lately. But before I got the hang of it, I couldn’t figure out how to create a sandbox account for Payflow.

As it goes, it’s different than setting up a standard sandbox account. To set up a Payflow account for testing, you would walk through the sign up process as if you were signing up for a live Payflow account.

Once you get to the section in the sign up process where it is asking for the billing information, just cancel out of the process. This creates a test account for you at this point, which you can access by signing into PayPal Manager with the login and password that you created. The partner will be PayPal.

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