How i Killed my Reddit Addiction and became more Productive

How i Reduced my Reddit Addiction and became more Productive

While surfing the internet few days ago, I stumbled on an intuitive web app hosted on App engine that converts the top post of the week of a given Reddit's subreddit to RSS feed.For example, to subscribe to the RSS feed of the top post of the week in r/PHP, the feed URL becomes http://weeklyreddit.appspot.com/rss/php.I was a Reddit addict. I often found myself spending hours reading submitted articles of interest thus making me … [Continue reading]

Altering WordPress Feed’s Cache Lifetime with ‘wp_feed_cache_transient_lifetime’ filter

Dummy WordPress Plugin for Executing Code Snippet - The way to go

It a well-known fact that when you publish an article not just in WordPress but also in most blogging platforms and CMS, the feed get updated automatically with the article. But do you know editing an already published article doesn't auto-update the feed?By default, WordPress cache feed or rather the cached feed has a lifetime of 43200 seconds, equivalent to 12 hours. There isn't an option to purge the cached feed.Say, you published an … [Continue reading]

How to fix SimplePie’s – Warning: cache is not writeable

How to fix SimplePie's - Warning: cache is not writeable

Few weeks ago, I wrote a WordPress plugin that displays recently published articles queried from WordPress feed using SimplePie (Yet to be released).Wondering what Simple is? Well it is a free, fast and easy-to-use feed parser, written in PHP that handles all of the dirty work when it comes to fetching, caching, parsing, and sanitizing the resulting data.After I had finished writing the plugin, I tested to confirm if it was working … [Continue reading]

How i Opened and Verified my USA Paypal Account

Paypal account successfully verified using Payoneer US bank account

In the past, I have lost a lot of potential deals because I wasn't having a PayPal account, more so PayPal isn't supported in my country.Here are some lists of countries not supported by PayPal.Juan de Nova Island, Paraguay, Zimbabwe, Belarus, Europa Island, Korea North, Puerto Rico, Bouvet Island, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Lebanon, Serbia and Montenegro, Central African Republic, Glorioso Islands, Macedonia, Syria, Christmas … [Continue reading]

Peachpit Review – Creative Technology Books and Videos Publisher

Peachpit - Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people

Personally, I am a book addict. When not writing code, I spend my leisure reading. I buy and read a lot of programming, web design & development, software development, and self-improvement books to learn and keep myself abreast on latest technology. I actually learnt how to code (PHP, MySQL, SQL, HTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress) reading books.One of my favorite book publisher is Peachpit. They offer unique learning experiences in the fields of … [Continue reading]

WordPress Plugin Subversion Error – PUT of ‘/!svn/txr/

WordPress Plugin Subversion Error - PUT of '/!svn/txr/

WordPress uses Subversion, an open source version control system for hosting and tracking plugins on it plugin repository.While building my first plugin, I encounter this particular subversion error each time I try to commit my code.PUT of '/!svn/txr/867445-j4aw/simple-feed-customizer/trunk/readme.txt': 403Going through the Subversion book, I discovered this error usually arises when a user isn't having the permission to access the … [Continue reading]

How to Build a Scraper site with Blogger and WordPress

RSS feed to WordPress IFTTT recipe

A scraper site is a spam website that copies all of its content from other websites using an underlying technology or software that simulate humans’ exploration of the internet. The purpose of creating such a site can be to collect advertising revenue or to manipulate search engine rankings by linking to other sites to improve their search engine ranking.In my previous post, I mentioned my ordeal with a scraper site ( hosted on the blogger … [Continue reading]

*UPDATED* Simple Feed Customizer WordPress Plugin

Tech4sky.com feed display

Hello my Distinguish readers, I am quite excited this day because I just release my first ever WordPress plugin called Simple Feed Customizer.A year ago, I had a big fight with a scraper website that was stealing my articles. Whenever an article is published here, the scraper site will also get updated as quickly as possible with same article. More so, I got outrank by this scraper on search engine result page.The scraper site was a … [Continue reading]