Web Dev

Linux server setup: from powering on to deployment

Posted on August 24, 2014 in Web Dev

This post is more for my own use than anything else. These are common snippets I use that I’ve jotted down to jog my memory whenever I need them. Install Git: Source: rsync the SSH key to computer We need to make sure the VPS is trusted from the git repo (Bitbucket, Github, etc)….

How to Clear/Reset Woocommerce Layered Nav Widget Filters

Posted on August 20, 2014 in Web Dev

The filtering widget provided by Woocommerce is genuinely very impressive. It works perfectly, but lacks one very important feature – you can’t clear the filters as standard. After a quick Google (I do this before rolling any solution on my own!) I found this excellent and concise post. The post answers the question, but I…

How to get Google Apps email working with Mac Mail when emails won’t send

Posted on August 13, 2014 in Web Dev

I set up Google apps email with my Mac Mail client. It worked fine until I tried to send email from within the client. I couldn’t find too much info about it online, and went a couple of months sending (annoyingly) from the gmail web interface. This was annoying, so thought I’d finally go about…

CodeKit for Mac not auto-compiling Compass upon file change

Posted on June 17, 2014 in Web Dev

After purchasing and upgrading from CodeKit 1 to CodeKit 2, I noticed that my SCSS files were not automatically compiling upon file change. I tried absolutely everything, and simply could not get it to work after hours of debugging. This is one of my favourite features of Compass, and I love the simplicity that CodeKit…

How to set up virtual hosts on MAMP

Posted on May 26, 2014 in Web Dev

This is something I found myself Googling every time I needed it. That was until I actually just sat down and  thought about what it was I was doing when I needed to set up a new local virtual host. This really isn’t difficult at all, but there are some file paths that need remembering….

How to add an attribute from a model query in laravel

Posted on March 3, 2014 in Web Dev

So I’m still very much into learning Laravel. One project I’m building at the moment is, which when you strip it down to the basics, is basically just a directory of ‘things’ – not the most complex project ever, but I’m still finding that I’m learning a lot along the way. I got around to…

Officially a Author!

Posted on October 21, 2013 in Projects, Startups, Web Design, Web Dev

Ok that sounds much cooler than what is actually is. I’ve had my first theme accepted onto Themeforest! It’s for the Ghost blogging platform, and is called MeSquared. Yours to buy for only $16.00 🙂 It was made a a little bit of a hurry in order to be a winner in Themeforest’s “Most wanted” competition. The first…

Multiple login with Skype on Mac

Posted on August 31, 2013 in Web Dev

Need to login to more than one Skype account at the same time? It’s pretty easy! Here’s how: Step 1 Open a Terminal window Step 2 Type in: Step 3 Type in:   – Good luck!

Paypal IPN sandbox returning INVALID

Posted on August 8, 2013 in Web Dev

This is an issue that is very easily overlooked. Paypal have to have some credit here in that they basically give you all the code required to get the IPN up and running properly – and, apart from the issue I’m going to tell you about next, it really does work straight out of the…