Created a screencast to show how you can create phar files, most importantly personalized phar files to store some information inside it and protect it using user’s password. Those information is usable only when user providers a correct password. For packaging, I used http://box-project.org which is an excellent phar packager. I’ve also used two functions … Continue reading Create personalized phar files in PHP
Sometime your theme depends on a few special pages, and it’s better to create them automatically after theme activation. You could also ask your users to create these pages and assign a few specific page template, but why would you do that if there is a scope of doing it automatically from your theme. Here … Continue reading How to create a page and assign a page template automatically in WordPress
Anthony Smith is running an interesting project called Low End Spirit where he sells low end servers for $4/year and these servers comes with 128Mb ram and one core of Xeon X3440 cpu @2.53GHz and 500GB bandwidth. And most interesting thing is that they comes with 5 IPv6 addresses in multiple locations. LowEndSpirit is pretty … Continue reading My $4/year continuous deployment server using webhook and rsync
The title almost says it all. Our mission is to save the bandwidth cost (and ensure better deliverability) by leveraging the power of headless installation of copy.com client in Linux, and then integrating it into WordPress. The integration must work seamlessly so that the viewers don’t see a difference, and at the same time you don’t have to put any extra effort. Beside saving bandwidth, this also reduces extra load from your web server. There’s another surprise which I will tell you later. For now, keep reading 🙂
You need at least a VPS to make this setup working, preferably with root access. These days VPSes are cheap. You can purchase an 128MB VPS for ~14/yr from Ramnode (such a fantastic provider) or may be for ~19/yr from WeLoveServers. Or feel free to use your existing VPSes if you have one.
Step 1: Headless installation of copy.com app
You can use your existing copy.com or register a new one using my referral code http://copy.com?r=Tbcrni, you and I both will be getting an extra 5GB if you do so.
Now log into your linux box via SSH, you need to have root privilege to complete this step.
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We were working to develop a new utility web application for last couple of days which will help us, the photographers, to easily share photos from our flickr photostream to multiple Facebook groups that we are subscribed to. There was a reason why we wanted to develop this app in the first place. Every time … Continue reading Here comes Postman, the tiny little app that connects Flickr and Facebook Groups together
Pinterest has gained lots of attention lately and became popular in the photographer’s and designers community from the very beginning. And once something is popular, people copy (and sometime with improvement) their beautiful user interface ideas into their own project. Last week i’ve seen quite a traction when friendsheet was released. They allow you to … Continue reading building a nice image gallery like pinterest/friendsheet using facebook graph api and LightBulb