Author: webhead

PHP 7.2 and the 502 error

My site was running fine and dandy for a few years.  I made the necessary adjustments to make it compatible with PHP 7.2 and upgraded the server.  A few days later I started receiving random 502 errors. The problem apparently

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SVG as Background

When using an SVG as background with background-size: cover, the background would sometimes appear with a space on the left side.  Depending on the browser width it would be anywhere from 1px to 5px.   To solve this the SVG needs

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Print a trace of the call stack

In javascript you can print the call stack with something like this: from:

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Javascript Done Resize

Normally code in the resize event is meant to just run once when the user is done resizing.  This code below, from css-tricks and seen elsewhere will do the trick: var resizeTimer; $(window).on(‘resize’, function(e) { clearTimeout(resizeTimer); resizeTimer = setTimeout(function() {

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PHPUnit and PHP 7 problems

Problem I’m using PHPUnit 5.5, upgraded my PHP version to 7.2.  Two problems actually occur.  First there’s this weird error: Fatal error: Declaration of SebastianBergmann\Comparator\DOMNodeComparator::assertEquals… Then figuring PHPUnit needs to be upgraded, I ran phpunit –self-upgrade And that failed with

How to stop redirect from http:// to https:// in Chrome

Problem I’ve been trying like crazy to get to my local website at, but I keep getting redirected to and of course it doesn’t work because I don’t have a SSL certificate for that domain. Solution As of

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SVG height not scaling properly on IE 10

Problem IE 10 shows a skewed svg image who’s width is set to a specific value and height is auto.   Solution The problem is the width and height in the SVG file is set and IE is following those

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wpdb insert returning false

Problem When running wpdb->insert the result returns false.  All the values seem to check out to be fine.   Solution The problem might be due to this bug in WordPress.  Basically one of your fields is too long and WordPress

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WP Cron with Basic Authentication

Problem WordPress’ cron doesn’t work when a site has basic authentication.  You basically would get a 401 error.   Solution Thanks to Nick Ohrn (in 2014) this problem is solved with a simple mu-plugin.  You just need to set the

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Where is wp_capabilities?

Problem After creating a user with a certain role I need to do a custom sql query where it only selected users of a specific role.  This failed to find anything: select u.ID, u.display_name, u.user_login from $wpdb->users as u inner

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