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 →

Twitter Night Mode for Desktop

Twitter introduced night mode to its iOS app last week, following its release on Android earlier this year, and it’s made viewing Twitter on a mobile device all the easier on the eye. It’s been well received, and I’m loving using it on my phone because it’s much less glaring and easier to read. I’ve been using f.lux on my computer for about a year, and although it works almost entirely in the background – you notice the difference that it makes in dimming the — Read more →

Ninja Forms User Registration

Create a user in WordPress with a Ninja Form

After searching around for a code snippet that would do the trick when it comes to registering a user through Ninja Forms to no avail, I managed to put one together that works a treat. All you need to do is change some of the IDs in the code to match your form details and then pop this into your theme’s functions.php file and you’ll be good to go. You can even create multiple versions of this code snippet, just change up the name nf_create_user where it — Read more →