Articles by mjtweaver

  • jQuery not loading on local WordPress admin?

    Is jQuery not loading correctly or not at all in your WordPress admin, whilst working locally? I have had this issue a few times. To fix this annoying bug, drop the following in your wp-config.php file… define(‘SCRIPT_DEBUG’, TRUE);

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  • slideToggle() making you scroll to the top of the page

    I recently have been working on a project for a designer and as part of the design I am hiding Disqus comments in WordPress and showing them on a click of a button. So added display:none in the CSS for the Disqus comments div and then in jQuery I used the slideToggle() function to make […]

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  • Content Management Systems: WordPress vs ModX

    Before delving into the differences between WordPress and ModX it is important to understand what a content management system is and how it works. A content management system is a program or software that allows a user to manage and edit the content of a interface. Most of these systems are geared to allow for […]

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  • The ultimate collection of Bootstrap themes for $4 each (Part I)

    With the average price of a template/theme increasing of late on ThemeForest, there are an increasing number of niche theme selling websites cropping up. For those of you who have read my blog before, you will know that I love Bootstrap, and so when I found WrapBootstrap, an online marketplace selling Bootstrap themes. The joy […]

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  • Bootstrap’s Official Web Showcase

    Not too long ago now Bootstrap split from Twitter to create it’s own organisation. Some may have been slightly skeptical of this, but when I heard the news I was quite excited. Now that Bootstrap is a separate entity to Twitter it has considerably more control over the direction of the project. First of all, version three […]

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  • Adding Placeholders to the Contact 7 WordPress Plugin

    For a recent project I was working on with a very low budget, I had to use a free plugin for WordPress which would allow me to create a custom contact form to be used on both the contact page and also in a widget. The plugin I opted for was Contact Form 7, an […]

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  • It was acceptable in the 80s – iOS from 1986

    I bet you are pretty happy with the interface on your iPhone or iPad, right? Well, if you like me were born in the 1980s then you always have a little soft spot for anything nostalgic or retro. While looking for some inspiration for a project I came across an awesome designer called Anton Repponen, […]

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  • Daily Free Icon Giveaway

    Like free? Check. Like free downloads? Check. Like free icons to download? Check. Today’s free Icon courtesy of pictonic.co   The guys and gals from Pictonic are giving away some of their premium icons running up to the Christmas period. Check out their daily giveaway by clicking by visiting pictonic.co While you’re there check out […]

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  • Use SASS instead of LESS with Twitter Bootstrap

    For those of you who use Twitter Bootstrap you will probably love the way it utilises LESS CSS, to speed up your web development process. However, quite a few people recently have switched to using SASS, a LESS CSS alternative. How do you go about using SASS with Twitter Bootstrap? For those who don’t know […]

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  • Terrible New Interface for Google Images

    Before I begin my moan slash rant, I would like to point out that I am an avid user of Google Images and I think the service is second to none. Moan Part I However, when I booted up my Macbook this morning and went to search for something for a project of mine, I […]

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  • Increasing Your Page Speed

    Why my Page Speed was Such an Issue I recently noticed on my project website, fiveaday.co, that the page speed was outrageously terrible. Now, being new to the whole SEO thing, I have been using Woorank’s 7 day free trial to try and iron out any blatent issues with the website. If you haven’t yet […]

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  • Five Epic WordPress Blog Themes

    An Introduction to me Putting together a list of Five Epic WordPress Blog Themes (you can probably skip this bit). Now pretty much everyone and his uncle nowadays runs some kind of blog, whether it be a personal one, a business one, a blog for a corporation, the list is endless. The reason is for […]

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  • Retro Alert: Ceefax Twitter Interface

    Check out this retro Ceefax Twitter interface. Do you remember Ceefax? I remember as a kid checking the news, weather and even playing games using the numbers on my tv remote control. To be honest, even at an early age I realised it was crap, but then this was the early 90s…Recently, Ceefax died once […]

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  • Redirect WordPress Users to Frontpage After Login

    Currently if your subscribers have to register and login to view say the posts or a members area of your WordPress based website, after successful login they are faced with a garish dashboard / profile section with no clear way of getting back to the main site.   The Problem This happened to be an […]

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  • Brackets – The Awesome Open Source Code Editor

    All developers use code editors, and we generally have our favourite, maybe Coda, or Espresso. Check out the latest code editor on the block – Brackets. It is stunningly designed and it is open source! About Brackets Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as […]

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  • Twitter Bootstrap: Beginnings, A New Era and A Showcase

    If you haven’t already used Twitter Bootsrap’s front-end framework, first of all, what is wrong with you?! Twitter first released their front-end framework in 2011, and it has evolved further and further since then, improving and taking on greater challenges. The Framework The framework was designed to be semantic and cross-browser compatible from the get-go. […]

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  • CSS3 Font Face: Add Stunning Pictonic Icons

    If you go to virtually any top website, you will notice they all use Icons for navigation, for referencing their social network links and in the footer. Using Icons normally can be a pain, though. It usually means loading in tons of images (although small), and this increases your page load time due to the […]

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