Howto's, snippets, and articles I've written over the years.

Solved: Installing composer V1 with Ansible

November 12th, 2020

Here's how I solved installing Composer V1 with Ansible

Magento 2: How to disable the Admin Two Factor Auth (2FA) Feature

September 17th, 2020

Today I installed Magento 2 for the first time in about a year. Once installed I navigated to the admin area and was presented with a two factor auth warning. Heres how I disabled it.

Symfony: Open file in VSCode or PHPStorm from the browser

Symfony: Open file in VSCode or PHPStorm from the browser

April 30th, 2020

Did you know you can open files in your IDE direct from Symfony's exception pages?

How to Set a User Agent for PHP fopen() calls

January 21st, 2020

How to set a user agent when using PHP's fopen() with an URL

How To Create A Multi-Page PDF From Images

January 14th, 2020

Recently I needed to send someone a PDF of a bunch of scanned documents. Here's how I did it

Using Docker with Laravel

Using Docker with Laravel

July 21st, 2019

When developing on a Laravel project I've used Homebrew for my web server and database, or used a Vagrant box. Whilst these work well most of the time there's an alternative that is quickly becoming the de-facto standard: Docker. Fortunately, getting Laravel to work with Docker is quite straightforward.

How to disable a payment method on the frontend with Magento 1

May 24th, 2019

Here's how to disable a payment method on the front-end of a Magento 1 site whilst making it available in the admin area.

Apache: Use .htaccess to redirect http to https

August 25th, 2018

I'm forever having to lookup how to use Apache's .htaccess to redirect http to https so here it is.

Apache: Use .htaccess to redirect non-www to www

August 25th, 2018

Here's how to redirect a non-www sub-domain request to the www subdomain using Apache's .htaccess file

How To Clear Google Chrome’s 301 Redirect Cache

May 30th, 2018

Ever had a dev site set up and had it 301 redirect to 'https', only to find that Google Chrome caches this and you can't get the 'http://' version after?

How to import a Google Sitemap into a MySQL table

May 30th, 2018

Here's a quick snippet showing how to import a Google Sitemap file into a MySQL table. This is useful if you need to do anything with the urls such as scrape the pages or check for 301/302/404 results.

Magento Admin Invalid Form Key

May 30th, 2018

I Recently came across a situation where I couldn't log in to the Magento admin area, getting 'invalid form key on admin'. Here's how to fix it.

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