HybridAuth Fix: Authentication failed! Facebook returned an invalid user id

Facebook app - status and review

In a project I was working on this past weeks, I was tasked to integrate social network login functionality to the site.To reduce time required to implement the social login of each social networks, I opted to use HybridAuth - a PHP library that enable developers to easily build social applications to engage websites visitors and customers on a social level by implementing social sign in, social sharing, users profiles, friends list, … [Continue reading]

Introduction to WordPress Theme Customization API

WordPress Theme Customization API

As a WordPress user, you'd already be familiar with the impressive features that the CMS brings along. Theme Customization API is one such feature that has taken the WordPress theme customization world by a wave.In this tutorial, you'll get to know about the utilization of WordPress Theme Customization API that has been introduced in WordPress 3.4 and since then has been serving as one of the finest tools for tweaking the WordPress themes. … [Continue reading]

Setting Up Xdebug in XAMPP with PhpStorm

PhpStorm Xdebug installation

Xdebug is a PHP extension which provides debugging, profiling, code coverage, stack traces and many other capabilities.In this succinct tutorial, I will show us how to set up Xdebug that ships with XAMPP in PhpStorm. See the steps below.Open up php.ini (located at C:\path-to-xampp\php) for editing. Search for [XDebug] and un-comment all its entries. [php] zend_extension = "C:\xampp\php\ext\php_xdebug.dll" xdebug.profiler_append = … [Continue reading]

Review of Codelobster PHP IDE

Codelobster PHP IDE

Codelobster primarily is a free, portable integrated development environment (IDE) for PHP. It also has support for HTML, CSS and JavaScript.Some of the awesome features that make Codelobster tick includes:All code highlights depends on the code type, mixed code are also supported, thus the area of HTML will be highlighted as HTML, PHP as PHP, and JavaScript as JavaScript in a the same file. There is possibility of choice from … [Continue reading]

How to Disable Ads in uTorrent

Disable uTorrent ads

µTorrent (or uTorrent) is a free, ad-supported, closed source BitTorrent client. It is arguably the most widely used BitTorrent client.A lot of torrent freaks and indeed internet users hate it when their favorites applications are laden with obtrusive ads.I know the ads are necessary to keep free applications such as uTorrent free; the ads often displayed are about games. since I'm not a gaming freak and i won't even click on the ads, why … [Continue reading]

How to Add Categories and Post Tags to WordPress Custom Post Type

Custom post type for WordPress

If you created a custom post type in WordPress and couldn't find the categories and post tags taxonomies, do not fret because the solution is easy.To add categories and post tags to a custom post type, include the taxonomies argument to register_post_type().[php] function post_type_init() { $args = array( 'public' => true, 'label' => 'Demos', 'taxonomies' => array('category', 'post_tag') // The real deal … [Continue reading]

Detect Visual and Text Mode in WordPress TinyMCE Editor

WordPress TinyMCE Editor

For reason(s) best known to you, you might want to check if WordPress TinyMCE Editor is in visual (rich text) or text mode.The variable is_tinymce_active returns true if TinyMCE is in visual mode and false otherwise.[javascript] var is_tinymce_active = (typeof tinyMCE != "undefined") && tinyMCE.activeEditor && !tinyMCE.activeEditor.isHidden(); [/javascript]Alternatively, simply check if tinymce is … [Continue reading]

How to Enable the Disabled Delete Warning Dialog Box in Windows 8

Recycle Bin - select Properties

A little bit of info as to why am late to the Window 8 picture.I got for myself an Asus X551CA Windows 8 laptop (shameless affiliate link) earlier this year to replace my pretty old Lenovo laptop at home.I didn't immediately started using it; instead I kept it in a safe location pending when I would have the time to transfer my files and installed programs from the old PC to the new one.It dawn on me I won't ever have a free time; not … [Continue reading]