Author: webhead

WPEngine, Kinsta, or Cloudways – Which host is best?

Note:  I have websites hosted at WPEngine, Kinsta, AND Cloudways and so links to these hosts are affiliate links. The Players First off, all hosts being compared here do managed hosting.  This means the host takes care of the server

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Shorthand for array

Recently I jumped on a project that uses the shorthand to declare an array by using the brackets []. I wondered why I have been using “array()” this whole time besides it being common in WordPress. Only to realize after

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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: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4671031/print-function-log-stack-trace-for-entire-program-using-firebug

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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 site.dev, but I keep getting redirected to https://site.dev 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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