Fixing Word formatting errors in Notepad++ and Brackets

Microsoft Word is still the best word processor out there, and because of this it’s got a wide range of interoperability with other programmes that deal with text. The problem is that sometimes this interoperability doesn’t work universally, and some of the things that Word does to make your document seem prettier – like automatically formatting characters – ends up being a problem. I use Notepad++ a lot for small bits of plain text or code, and Brackets for larger projects, and sometimes this code — Read more →

Ninja Forms 3 Password Field

UPDATE 7/4/17 – Since version 3.0.31, password fields have been available again in Ninja Forms.  When adding fields, type in password in the search/filter bar on the top right to find the fields and add them to the form.  If you are using an up-to-date version of Ninja Forms, you should use the built-in password field and not use my solution below. Ninja Forms 3 doesn’t come built in with a password field, which makes things like user registration with Ninja Forms, a bit less user-friendly. Luckily with — Read more →

Secure passwords with salt and pepper hash

We’ve all heard about some of the biggest websites in the world being hacked in the last few years, be it LinkedIn, Yahoo or anyone else. The big deal when sites get hacked is that generally it means those who did the hacking have access to the site’s database, which contains all of the information held by the site about its users; which generally includes password information. The real problem with this is that many websites still don’t use the best practices when it comes — Read more →

Currency and Clipboard Plugins

I’m delighted to say that I’ve had my first two WordPress plugins accepted to the WordPress repo so that everyone using the platform can download and use them! Both of them were borne out of little issues that I found in my day-to-day coding and hopefully I’ve produced features that people will want to use and can integrate into their sites nicely! Find out more about what these plugins do and download them below: Click to Clipboard To make sharing info from a web page — Read more →

Loss in the digital age

Twitter confirmed tonight that its subsidiary video app service Vine will be shut down in the coming months, with the company’s struggles in maintaining revenues and growing its main platform perhaps being at fault for axing what’s become a diminishing service. Vine may not be one of the internet’s biggest services, but what it did in its brief existence was popularise the shortest-form of content sharing – with its trademark six-second video length paving the way for the likes of Snapchat which has exploded in — Read more →