Adaptive Backgrounds jQuery Plugin

I recently found a good resource for changing the background colour of a containing div. This is a jQuery plugin that will search for the most dominating colour in an image and will change it's containing element background to this colour. Allowing you to create some nice looking showcase pages with just a few lines of Javascript. This plugin is called the jQuery Adaptive Background Plugin. To use this jQuery

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Debug WordPress Cron Jobs

In WordPress you can setup scheduled tasks that allow you to run a certain action at a scheduled time in the day. As this runs a set action you can perform a number of tasks at the same time. To setup the scheduled tasks all you have to do is use the WordPress function of wp_schedule_event(). The schedule event function takes 4 parameters. $timestamp - This must be the timestamp

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jQuery Copy To Clipboard

In a recent project I needed to create a button that would copy some text onto the user's clipboard. As I was going to build this on the click event of a button I wanted to do this with Javascript or jQuery. After doing some research into this I found that JavaScript copy to clipboard wasn't available because of security which also meant that jQuery would not be able to

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Headroom.js

Headroom is a Javascript plugin that allows you to hide the header until the user really needs it. Many people have websites with a fixed position header bar at the top of the page, this will stay at the top of the page all the time the user is on the site. This is a nice way to make sure that the header is easily accessible all the time the

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Change Default Theme For WordPress Multisites

When you create a new site in WordPress multisite it will automatically assign a theme to the new site. It does not use the theme that you have activate on the other sites or on the network setup but will use the default theme that is setup in WordPress. Depending on the version of WordPress you are using it will use a different default theme, at the time of writing

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Remove Protected: From Post Titles

In WordPress you can easily password protect a page from the admin area. All you have to do is under the publish block edit visibility and select password protected. A textbox will appear and you can type in a password for the page. The password is not a password field so it's not hidden from view, this is so admin users can still see what the password for the page

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Add Button To Editor For All Shortcodes

WordPress shortcodes was introduced in WordPress version 2.5 and is a great way of adding full flexibility and control of certain functionality to the editor of your WordPress CMS. The best thing about shortcodes is that it allows editors to run a certain bit of code within the content area of your site. Having the ability of adding shortcodes means that the editor can also select the position to place

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Override Parent Theme Functions

Child themes is functionality that allows you to inherit the templates and functions of another theme. Using the child theme to can inherit all the styling of the parent to make small changes to the design. A child theme is the easiest way to modify an existing theme that you didn't develop. If you make changes to the parent theme directly and the theme developer updates the theme then you

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Free Files For February 2014

Each month the Envato marketplace brings you free premium files. Envato is a web marketplace where you can get premium files for different areas of your website. My favourite marketplaces are the script marketplace CodeCanyon and the theme marketplace ThemeForest. Here are the files which you can get for free for February 2014. Responsive Styled Google Maps Generator 190 purchases at the price of $8. This is a generator which

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Programmatically Add Menu Item

WordPress comes with a default menu system which gives full control to the admin user of the site to change or create as many menu items as you want. To access the menu system in the admin area you just need to go to Appearance -> Menu. From this screen you will be able to see all the menus that currently exist on your WordPress site, you can select any

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