WordPress Filters Battle – authenticate vs wp_authenticate_user

WordPress Filters Battle - authenticate vs wp_authenticate_user

WordPress provide developers with lots of Action and Filter hooks for modifying, changing and remove certain operation / functionality in its core.These filters: authenticate and wp_authenticate_user are similar in that they can both be used to perform additional validation/authentication any time a user logs in to WordPress.The difference between them is: the former is triggered before WordPress validate the login form while the latter … [Continue reading]

Coverting Color Codes to RGB, RGBA, Hexadecimal Back and Forth

Coverting Colour Codes to RGB, RGBA, Hexadecimal Back and Forth

Admittedly, i have never love front-end stuff although am pretty good writing HTML(5) / CSS(3) and JavaScript codes.I stumbled on a cool form design few weeks ago and loved it. The color codes used for the CSS was in RGBA.The color combination where pretty amazing but i wanted to alter their opacity and transparency to suit my need.I have a local instance of a color picker that utilizes hexadecimal color. To be able to use it to alter … [Continue reading]

Packt’s $5 eBook Bonanza Returns

Packt's $5 eBook Bonanza Returns

Following the success of last year’s festive offer, Packt Publishing will be celebrating the holiday season with an even bigger $5 offer. From Thursday 18th December, every eBook and video will be available on the publisher’s website for just $5. Customers are invited to purchase as many as they like before the offer ends on Tuesday January 6th, making it the perfect opportunity to try something new or to take your skills to the next level … [Continue reading]

How to Flush / Delete DNS Cache in Firefox and Chrome

Clear DNS cache chrome

Web browsers cache DNS in order to prevent repeated look-ups of a website DNS record each time the site is visited.How long the DNS record will be cache in the browser depends on the TTL value associated with the DNS record.Actually, DNS caching is good. it quickens rendering of web pages by browsers because the time in looking up the nameserver / DNS record and resolving the IP address where the site is hosted is eliminated.However, … [Continue reading]

How to Stop Firefox from Caching Web Pages

Firefox Menu Items

Firefox, like with all web browsers cache website component such as JavaScript, CSS style-sheets and images so that on a return visit, they won't have to download them over again when rendering the website thus reducing the load time of the site.When designing a website, we normally do a preview on a web browser to see how it look and then return back to your code editor / IDE to make further iterations.If the browser have a cache version … [Continue reading]

3 Reasons in Favour and Against Website Builders

3 Reasons in Favour and Against Website Builders

With technology progressively more complex by the minute, keeping your image and online identity afloat in these tumultuous, fast-paced times is next to impossible if you don't own your own website, regardless of the industry you operate in. How, then, do you create a website?Conventionally, you'd have to either hire a website designer, or create your own website from scratch. However, there is another option out there for those who don't … [Continue reading]

Perform Case-insensitive comparison of strings in PHP

Perform Case-insensitive comparison of strings in PHP

strcasecmp() is a nice PHP function for comparing two strings case-insensitively.Note: the function returns 0 if they are equal.Examples The examples below both return the string true.[php] … [Continue reading]

You can now Withdraw Payoneer Fund to your Local Bank Account

Withdraw payoneer fund to local Bank Account

Gone are the days of going to the ATM just to be able to withdraw your Payoneer money.New to Payoneer? Payoneer is an Internet-based financial services business that allows users to transfer money and receive payments through re-loadable prepaid MasterCard debit cards.A slew number of companies such as Themeforest (Envato) uses Payoneer for sending out mass payment. Payoneer can be considered an alternative to PayPal. Unlike PayPal … [Continue reading]