Timthumb not showing images and throws “Warning: file_exists() [function.file-exists]: open_basedir restriction in effect. ” error. [Solved]

Recently I faced a situation where the timthumb script was unable to crop the images and was throwing error messages. There are themes those still use timthumb even though its a bad practice to use in themes when we have already functions available in core WordPress. Anyway I had to fix the issue as I …     continue reading  

Matt Mullenweg (the founder of WordPress) becomes the new CEO of Automattic

Matt Mullenweg (the founder of  WordPress) becomes the new CEO of Automattic.  Toni Schneider, a senior executive spearheading Yahoo’s Developer Network was on this position as CEO of Automattic (a company started by Matt Mullenweg of WordPress) for last eight years.  After eight years, I’ve decided to hang up my CEO hat and ask Matt to take over the job. — Toni …     continue reading  

Do you need an admin interface to stop / disable auto update feature of WordPress ?

Now that the “Automatic update of WordPress core” has been introduced in WP version 3.7, there are some obvious questions those come into mind. Where can I control this automatic update functionality of WordPress 3.7 ? Is there any admin interface for it ? How can I disable auto update of WP ? So, before …     continue reading  

Integrate PHP CodeSniffer with NetBeans IDE [Steps]

CodeSniffer, an essential development tool that ensures your code remains clean and consistent, should always be with you while writing code to check and fix the messy things. For those people who use NetBeans IDE to write PHP applications, here are the steps to integrate PHP CodeSniffer with NetBeans IDE. Steps: Open NetBeans IDE. ( …     continue reading  

How to reduce 404 errors created by ++liker.profile_URL++

Are you getting lots of 404 errors in the log because of some urls having patterns like ” ++liker.profile_URL++ ” ? How to reduce 404 errors created by ++liker.profile_URL++ ? Here is the solution to stop those 404 errors and convert those urls to result in 301 permanent redirects to your homepage. Problem: Some days …     continue reading  

Lightweight and better responsive navigation menu with “responsive-nav.js”

Responsive Nav is a tiny JavaScript plugin which weighs only 1.7 KB minified and Gzip’ed, and helps you to create a toggled navigation for small screens. It uses touch events and CSS3 transitions for the best possible performance. It also contains a “clever” workaround that makes it possible to transition from height: 0 to height: …     continue reading  

Agile WordPress Design Process

Really nice presentation on Agile Design Process incorporated into WordPress Theme Development. Right from designing to theme creation with examples and case studies. Watch it: Agile WordPress Design Process !! Please find the Presentation Slides for Agile WordPress Design Process below: