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Namespacing Models in Laravel

Posted by Simon Davies & filed under Laravel, PHP.

I have been using Laravel quite a bit recently and it's a great framework, which is really good fun to code with. I've just started writing a registration system in Laravel and came across a problem which I felt was worth sharing. I was creating the table and model to store the event details and [...]

Show Woocommerce stock status for unmanaged products

Posted by Simon Davies & filed under WooCommerce, WordPress.

The WooCommerce stock status (In Stock, Out of stock) will only show if WooCommerce is managing the stock for you. I was working on a project and the client wanted the ability to manually set if the product was in stock or not. The code snippet below will allow you to show the stock status [...]

Setting a different ul bullet colour in CSS

Posted by Simon Davies & filed under CSS, SASS.

I've always found it annoying that you can't set a different ul bullet colour through CSS. It should be as simple as: ul { color: red; } li { color: black; } But unfortunately CSS will render both black. I came across this again the other day in a project, and I was just about to fire up photoshop and create another [...]

WP-Admin broken after updating WordPress

Posted by Simon Davies & filed under MAMP, WordPress.

Have you just updated your local of WordPress and its now all broken on MAMP, I've had this problem a few times now so thought it would be worth sharing how to fix this. The problem is caused by the load-scripts.php file being compressed with zlib, I first did as suggested on this stackoverflow question. [...]

Backing up MySQL Databases

Posted by Simon Davies & filed under Bash, MySQL.

As a web developer you learn that there is nothing more important than keeping regular backups of your databases. I've created a little bash script to help with Backing up MySQL databases for this I'll use mysqldump. Mysqldump is a nifty little utility that lets you dump the contents of a database to a file, [...]

Website relaunch

Posted by Simon Davies & filed under Random.

I've found that one of the best parts of putting my site live in May earlier this year, was being able to start again and use what I had learnt to improve my site. Today I have launched my new design and I couldn't be happier with it. I think as a web developer/designer it's easy [...]

PHP Insert into array at position

Posted by Simon Davies & filed under PHP.

The other day I found myself needing to insert into an array at a given position, so I wrote this little function. For example if you have pulled a list of posts from a database and are going to loop through these to output the HTML, but want to insert an advert after the third [...]

Using composer with MAMP's version of PHP

Posted by Simon Davies & filed under PHP, MAMP.

After my laptop has been running really for a couple of weeks now, I have decided to order some new RAM and do a clean install of Lion. This has given me a great opportunity to configure my development environment in a cleaner and more organised way. As a developer I do install a number of [...]

Using MAMP and Pow on the same machine

Posted by Simon Davies & filed under MAMP.

I've been playing with Ruby on Rails recently and I've been using Pow as a rack server for the applications I'm working on. So I don't have to keep running "rails server" when I want to test an app out. It's a brilliant little tool from 37 Signals that they describe as a zero-config rack [...]

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