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

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.

Google Analytics WordPress Plugin

January 3rd, 2018

I wanted to learn now to create a basic plugin for WordPress and have made this very basic WordPress plugin that adds Google Analytics tracking code to your WordPress Site.

How to use htaccess to password protect your website

November 29th, 2017

There are many reasons why you would want to password protect your website, or a section of your website. Here's how to setup a .htaccess file to password protect your website.

Magento: remove admin mass action for specific role

August 15th, 2017

I had a use case where a Magento admin user was limited to viewing the orders only. They should be able to view orders but not perform any actions on an order. The best way to do this with Magento is to remove admin mass actions for a specific user role.

Magento: Remove specific tabs from product edit in admin

August 8th, 2017

Here's how to remove specific tabs from Magento's admin product edit pages.

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