5 Import Users Plugins for WordPress

Many of us have had to change content management systems in the past. The process is not always easy. Having to move a ton of users from one portal to another is probably one of the most challenging parts of the process. The good news is you can import users into WordPress easily. You just…

Building a Responsive Two Column Layout

Introduction This tutorial will explain how to create a two column layout with one fixed column and one fluid column. The example is basic, but it can be expanded to have multiple columns, even fluid nested columns. We will start with a mobile first view that consists of the columns stacked on top of each…

How I reduced my server response time and increased PageSpeed score

You are searching for some information on Google that you need urgently. You’ve seen a search result that fulfill your needs and you clicked on the link. It took almost 20 seconds to load the page. Will you continue staying on the site? Obviously, NO! You will push the ‘back’ button and go with another…

Create a Furry Calligram in Illustrator

In this tutorial I will walk you through creating your own calligram inspired by a dog named Poppy. You’ll learn how to manipulate a typeface through to rendering fur, adding doggy features, and various details.   Introduction I’ve got an obsession with my cat and have done numerous vectors featuring her. One of the pieces…

10 Best CSS Gradient Generators

Creating CSS gradients can be time-consuming and tough. This short list of free online tools will help you quickly generate CSS gradients by giving you a graphical user interface and other useful functionality. These gradient generators will be handy when you’re trying to produce more complex gradients or when you’re just starting to learn CSS3.…

30+ Useful WordPress Tricks & Hacks

As an experienced WordPress user, we keep ourselves updated with the development of the core, plugin releases and useful WordPress tips and tricks shared by developers and enthusiasts. In today’s post, we’d like to share with you updated WordPress tips and tricks and plugins that are interesting and useful. Without further ado, here’s another 30+ More…

Selecting data from database using Magento

// display all regions defined for the United States $sql = “SELECT * FROM directory_country_region WHERE country_id=’US'”; $connection = Mage::getSingleton(‘core/resource’)->getConnection(‘core_read’); foreach ($connection->fetchAll($sql) as $arr_row) { echo $arr_row[‘default_name’]; } for more magento tutorial visit: http://blog.free-extension.com/

10 HTML Tags You May Not Be Using

As a front-end developer you no doubt use HTML constantly and probably feel it doesn’t have any more unknowns. Nevertheless, the way it has evolved (in particular with the advent of HTML5) may surprise you at times. In this article, I’ll show you 10 HTML tags you may not be using or maybe even aren’t…

Manage Users In Mavericks Server

There are four ways to create users in Mavericks Server (Server 2.2). The first is using the Server app, the second is using Workgroup Manager, the third is using the Users & Groups System Preference pane and the fourth is using the command line. In this article we will look at creating users in the…

20 Really Useful Scripts & Components on CodeCanyon

Envato Marketplace has recently launched CodeCanyo. At CodeCanyon, you can purchase and sell scripts and components for a variety of languages and frameworks, currently including JavaScript, PHP, ASP.NET, and Java. Most of the items are at very low price. Here we have collected the following 20 Really Useful Scripts & Components on CodeCanyon. You may find…

Create fancy-looking call outs with lightweight CSS

A recent calendar project included the requirement for a call out for images and anchor linking which would format the content with spacing, indentation, alignment, font styling, and position. This led me to create a simple yet fancy call out / tool tip to replace the default alternate (alt=””) or title (title=””) attributes for image…

Magento Transactional Emails

In this blog we will see how magento manages email, how can we edit emails content and set email’s from and to parameters. This is a basic tutorial for managing emails from magento admin. To understand email, let start with an example. Support we need to edit the Customer Registration Email, let see step by…

6 Plugins for Conditional Widgets

We’ve got some good options for displaying sidebars conditionally: either by coding them or using a plugin. But, I’ve had a few situations with clients where the widgets themselves should be conditional, instead of creating entire sidebars. What are the options? I’ll walk you through six that I came across, and which one I landed on for this…

Set Up a Guest Network and Timed Access Control on an AirPort Base Station

  Apple’s AirPort and Time Capsule base stations have always been easy to use and offer fantastic reliability. Even though they may not necessarily include some more advanced features, they have an impressive feature set that is pretty well hidden. Two such options that I’ll demonstrate in this tutorial are Guest Networks, for keeping your…

How to Automate Tasks With Services

Services. You see that word everywhere in OS X, but probably don’t know what it means. I didn’t until a few months ago. Essentially, a service is a way of connecting apps to perform special actions. This can be sending a Tweet, sharing a file, or defining a term in Dictionary. There are hundreds of…

2013 CSS Wishlist

I’m pretty happy with CSS. I know it’s common to complain about CSS and how it was never meant to build web pages like we do now and it’s ill-suited to many tasks and yadda yadda. But I dunno. I work with it every single day and I feel like it’s getting the job done…

10 Terminal Commands That Every Mac User Should Know

The Terminal in OS X is often, in my opinion anyway, an overlooked area of the operating system. Most newcomers to Macs look at it with fear, as the sight of anything code-related or advanced is enough to put them off for life. Fortunately, you don’t have to be scared of Terminal and think of…

20 Best WordPress Typography Plugins To Enhance Readability

WordPress has pretty decent typography features in the core installation. But there are plenty of areas ripe for improvement. That’s where the plugins below come in. (Image bg: fabianohikaru) Whether you just want more control over how the basic text on your site shows up or you want to do something a bit more advanced, there’s…

BEST WORDPRESS PLUGINS (FREE) OF 2013

These best WordPress plugins (free) were hand-picked because they were deemed the most flexible, usable, stable and just plain useful for a wide array of use cases. All of them are relevant to almost any type of WordPress website. For the top premium WordPress plugins check out the Best Premium WordPress Plugins of 2013. Flare Flare…

Increasing the upload_max_filesize in WordPress

The default upload file size for WordPress is 2 MB, which is a problem if you want to upload a large media files. If you get this error, “The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini”, follow these steps: Locate the php.ini file inside the wp-admin directory (if you can’t find this file see…