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load the latest single item only

this function loads the lastest item from the selected class

1:24 am, June 11, 2021
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load oldest item based on insdate then update the insdate to now - load_latest_single_update

i keep finding these functions that i wrote ages ago and forgot about so ill list them here so maybe i can remember them. I think this one was to loop through items, so it grabs the oldest item and t..

1:19 am, June 11, 2021
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hero widget - creates a nice looking hero item from a target uid and class

this creates a "nice" looking hero widget, just wanted to create something that looked decent and had an attached background image, surprizingly annoying to link items together. For some reason i kee..

12:10 am, June 11, 2021
get the current month as a number

this will return the current month as an integer

5:48 am, June 7, 2021
show the difference between two dates in years, months, days, hours and seconds

i modified this code into a function that also detects if there is any values in each item before adding it to the text. 

1:03 am, June 4, 2021
counting the occurrence of words in a multidimensional array

array sorting example The array Array ( [0] => Array ( [0] => Some [1] => great-looking [2] => special [3] => editio..

4:19 am, June 3, 2021
loop through a complex object json javascript

just a note to say that a complex object is an object with more than one nested object in it for example just kinda playing around with this one to get the handle on objects and how to access them C..

12:19 pm, May 25, 2021
json load from jquery and loop through the results

this is the same as this post but i have added the object to an external test file. so rather than already having the object data on the page we have to load it somehow Note: you can test that the o..

6:48 am, May 25, 2021
check column exists in table sqlite

this will return 1 if the column name exists in the table or 0 if it does not

12:21 pm, May 17, 2021
show all methods or functions in a class (class function version)

add this to your class to show all its methods including this one... sorts the array ascending by values so should be sorted in a-z

4:32 am, May 13, 2021
show all methods (functions) in a class

this will show all available methods or functions within a class, once they are in a class they are called methods for some reason. print functions, show all functions, methods in a class, show met..

4:07 am, May 13, 2021
check if a variable is undefined or NULL

this will check if the check1 variable is set if it undefined or NULL it will return

5:58 am, May 12, 2021
check box highlight text area css

i just wanted to be able to highlight a text field if a certain check box was checked on a form in this demo below, if you click on the check1 checkbox it will give you an alert saying if the box is ..

5:12 am, May 5, 2021
Remove background image php with image magic

untested research on removing background and making it transparent with php

12:12 am, May 3, 2021
validate an email address from a form field - version 2

This javascript function will check if the email address in the text box has an @ and a . in it and return a message saying if its valid or not.  This is pretty basic as it only includes checkin..

6:46 am, April 30, 2021
check if a checkbox is checked with javascript

checks if the box is checked and returns true or false reusable function that can check if a checkbox is checked or not just pass it the id of the checkbox Javascript Usage check_my_box('check1');

6:06 am, April 30, 2021
form submit override with javascript

if you need to run some additional checks on a form before submitting it

5:48 am, April 30, 2021
php list all the functions in a class

this should return in an array the methods or functions for a class

3:27 am, April 20, 2021
php print an array nicely

this works for variables and arrays

3:14 am, April 20, 2021
python extract images into an array from a url

this should extract all images from a url into an array using python python from bs4 import BeautifulSoupfrom urllib.request import urlopenurl = ""page = urlop..

6:56 am, April 4, 2021
php basic page router

this php page router while pretty basic does the job for this site. it takes all the query string and splits it with the / into $p variables you will also need the following nginx or similar page rew..

12:29 am, April 4, 2021
minutes to decimal calculator javascript version

trying to do a more simple version of this post.  the php version requires post back to the server, so i think this c..

11:38 pm, March 7, 2021
checking for spam comments function

with this function, you can scan through your incoming comments and check them for keywords the function will scan through the comment text and then provide you with a score as you get more spam com..

5:27 am, February 10, 2021
calculate a percentage (dec) difference based on two numbers

I wrote this function a while ago, but im not actually sure what its suppost to do, so ill test it here and see what it returns. I think after running this function it returns the differents in perce..

8:35 am, February 6, 2021
jquery page search [testing]

just testing this one at the moment for a in page search.  Based on this:  I would like to adapt this code to search through page elements and ma..

8:27 am, February 3, 2021
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add a youtube video preloader function, lazy load youtube [fixed]

I noticed that this list page: Loads about 29 (well exactly 29) youtube video embeds and was wondering if there was an easy way to replace these iframes w..

2:58 am, January 21, 2021
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linking search results to view pages [finished] 🤣

I was thinking it might be useful to link the search term to the page, so that it can be found more easily using that search. For example, Link this search text (somehow) to the post page and display..

2:44 am, January 12, 2021
Monitoring Visible Objects on Screen

i found this one when researching how to detect visible objects on screen, and then doing something with them. This one does not use any external scripts to change the box colour as it becomes visible..

12:07 am, December 1, 2020
Quick tool to convert time into decimal

I needed a quick tool that can convert say 20 minutes into decimal, as im doing this a lot these days. Here is what i come up with, well you can google it as well and that works, but this form is a bi..

12:55 am, November 16, 2020
wordpress get the current category id name and slug

This gets and displays the current category id in a wordpress blog post if you have the current id, if not you can leave the $post_id blank and it should see if there is a category loaded to the curre..

6:01 am, September 21, 2020
php substr return part of a string

good if you want to .. return part of a string

2:35 am, July 13, 2020
get element by class name with javascript and change it function

You may have seen the get element by id in javascript, which is great when there is only one element but what if you need to get the element using its class name The issue with classes is that they c..

1:59 am, June 17, 2020
add a tag to wordpress header from a plugin

when i googled this it just showed me plugins to add and remove things from the wordpress header. here is how you actually add your own tags to the wordpress header. This function will add the tag hi..

4:44 am, June 16, 2020
Use Recursion to Return a Range Array

using recursion to return a range array between the two numbers added

11:38 pm, February 2, 2020
php mysql table exists function

this checks if a mysql table already exists in the selected database and returns true or false

4:25 am, December 2, 2019
Complex Arrow Function Example

Here is an example using a Complex or Higher Order arrow function, which slightly reduces the amount of code lines used. This should return the square root of all positive integers passed into it.

5:14 am, October 1, 2019
return a state name from an australian postcode

this will return an australian state code based on the postcode, so you can enter a valid postcode and see which state it belongs too. e.g: 2000 should return NSW

11:25 pm, September 29, 2019
Using parseInt in a function to return an integer or not

this function uses the parseInt function to return a proper integer or an error code if it can't. So this demo should return NaN for the Not an Int (x1235) and The int for the 00001235. I think that N..

5:57 am, September 24, 2019
getType function for js

this function returns the type of item, array object string number etc

11:50 pm, July 29, 2019
card counting example from fcc

here is a solved version of the card counting function from free code camp you can test it using console log.

2:00 am, July 29, 2019
using switch with multiple identical cases

this can be used if you have several outcomes where the return value will be the same by omitting the break from the cases before the final

1:32 am, July 29, 2019
using switch in a function

This shows an example using the switch to select multiple options in a function, you can return from the switch with break, or you can end the whole function with return.

11:19 pm, July 28, 2019
js function to calculate golf scores

this function will return the score name depending on the par and strokes for golf

1:48 am, July 24, 2019
remove something from the end of an array with pop

pop is the opposite of push and will remove the last item in an array, it also returns the value so you can assign it to a variable

5:58 am, July 16, 2019
get the last letter of a string

you can use the .length and the index of a string to get its last value

4:40 am, July 16, 2019
Random string generator function in php suniqid

Here is a a smaller version of the built in php function uniqid() uses letters and numbers and specify the length of the random string.

1:13 am, July 3, 2019
function to create a uid from html

this function converts a html string into a uid or unique id type string, its not actually unique, but its a string that can be used to make the title of something that contains html into a usable str..

12:44 am, March 22, 2019
calculate a percentage (dec) difference based on two numbers

this function will show you the percentage difference between two numbers

12:13 am, March 22, 2019
PHP MySQL vs SQLite Count Items Function

I have been writing a few functions using sqlite and mysql. There are a couple of slight differences which can be seen in this count items_function.

3:40 am, February 25, 2019
How Many Days Since a Date and other Calculations

Here i calculate the number of days since a certain date in php and use the values for checking how much something costs per day.  Start Date Lets add the date that the item was purchaced. In d..

12:27 am, February 11, 2019
Generate a random title from an array

give this an array of strings and it will pick a random one to return from the array.

1:34 am, December 19, 2018
page load timer class

usage: $page_timer = new page_timer; // at the start of your code echo $page_timer->end(); // at the end of your code.

12:17 am, October 30, 2018
human_filesize php

function via here

5:40 am, October 29, 2018
sqlite check table name exists

check that the table name exists in a sqlite database, this function it taken from a class.

12:44 am, October 24, 2018
get current class name with get_class

This will return the current class name, can be used in side a function of the current class object or give it another object name to return. class myclass {function myfunction() {echo get_class($thi..

3:37 am, October 22, 2018
generate a random color rgb code with php

this code will generate a random color every time its loaded using the rand function in php and generate something like this. .random-color { color:rgb(111,222,111); } PHP Code <?php ..

12:07 am, October 17, 2018
for loop with a 5 increment

$css_out = "";$max_width = "50";for($i=0; $i<=$max_width; $i = $i + 5) {$css_out .= ".m".$i."{margin:".$i."px;}";}return $css_out;

2:45 am, September 17, 2018
get text between tags

Using DOMDocument you can get strings between tags Useful if you are processing raw html files with php function getTextBetweenTags($string, $tagname){ $d = new DOMDocument(); $d->load..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
sqlite basic sql and loop results

basic loop through sql results using sqlite and php $sql = "select $field_name from $db_table_name"; $out = ""; $result = $db->query($sql); if($result) { while($row = $result->fetchA..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
uniqid random string

Here is a smaller implimentation of the built in uniqid() function. Good if you want to generate smaller unique strings for url's uniqid example suniqid(5) function suniqid($len = 5) { $..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
copy file

The copy() function copies a file. This function returns TRUE on success and FALSE on failure. echo copy("source.txt","target.txt");

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
some date formatting just day just month just year

Useful if you need to get PHP to return parts of the date. The date today in number format $date_today = date("d"); e.g: 21 Todays month name $month_name = date("F"); e.g: July ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
extract meta tags from url and return as json array

this will download the url and extract its meta tags returning a json encoded string, with json headers. If the url is accessable. <?php header('Content-Type: application/json'); if(!isset($..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
using custom request headers array with curl

this function passes in an array with custom request headers to curl, good if you need to pass in some headers to request an api url and give it an auth key or something like that. Also added to the a..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
extract meta tags from file or url as array

php has a built in function that can be used to extract the meta tags from a page url into an array. usage just pass it a url, if you call this file meta.php. usage: meta.php?url=

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
validate form data using javascript to check required html elements

for use in a javascript function to submit a form var form = document.getElementById('myForm'); for(var i=0; i < form.elements.length; i++){ if(form.elements[i].value === '' && form.elements[i..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
json loop load elements

Loading json content from a url can be tricky, there are a few different things you need to watch out for. Here is some examples using an example json feed. Load the feed this will load the feed and..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
access hacker news json firebase api via jquery

Just a getJSON JQuery Request that will console log all of the hacker news top stories using the firebase api $.getJSON('', function(json) { va..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
validate email address from string

handy for a simple email verification in a form submit var emailfield = $("#emailfield").val(); var atpos = emailfield.indexOf("@"); var dotpos = emailfield.lastIndexOf("."); if (atpos

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
digital clock with jquery

Just a simple digital jquery clock that updates every second. Also added the dropshadow animation, not sure why... ;) .digital-clock { font-size:80px; } .transition { transition..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
load content with jquery

Load data from the server and place the returned HTML into the matched element. this one seems simple but very useful $( "#result" ).load( "ajax/test.html" ); this one will load the content o..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
make clickable element with clickable class

makes an element with a link into a clickable element

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css accordion basics

can we create an accordion with out using jquery ui? I think yes, it will be basic but also keeping it simple it probably a good idea. tried adding transitions to make the divs showing a bit smooth..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018

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