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The Cause Of My “‘/.git/index.lock’: File Exists” Error

December 18th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Software, Web Development.
When working with a new site in git earlier today I kept getting an error popup every few minutes when trying to do such actions as add files to a commit, or perform a rebase. The error read as follows: fatal: Unable to create '/path/to/site/.git/index.lock': File exists. If no other proce...

Proxima Nova TypeKit Font Showing Italic in IE6 – IE8

December 16th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Web Development.
We’ve been using Adobe TypeKit fonts on a few sites recently to enhance the look and feel of the design. As one of these sites neared completion we performed the standard cross-browser testing, and found that one of the fonts we’d used, Proxima Nova, wasn’t appearing quit...
Creating a Flot Horizontal Bar Chart

Creating a Horizontal Bar Chart With Flot.js

November 26th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
I’ve been working with the jQuery Flot library quite a bit recently, and have already blogged about some of the problems I’ve had to overcome. This post isn’t necessarily about a problem. More of a ‘How To’ after I struggled to find any documentation or tutori...

WordCamp London 2013 Review

November 25th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Miscellaneous, Web Development.
Over the weekend we attended WordCamp London 2013. It was our first WordCamp so we were pretty unsure about what to expect, but at just £25 per ticket, it seemed mad to pass up the chance of going. The Venue The event was held at the Bishopgate Institute which housed a large theatre-style...
Flot Blank in Internet Explorer 8

How I Got jQuery Flot Graphs To Work in IE8

November 19th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
I’ve been working on a project recently that required a whole load of graphs and charts be displayed; From pie charts, to horizontal bar charts. To accomplish the job I put my faith in the trusty jQuery Flot library. I’ve used the Flot plugin in the past for simpler graphs but ...

Fixing WordPress Site Stuck in Maintenance Mode After Updates

November 14th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Web Development.
Whilst doing an upgrade to WordPress plugins earlier, the ‘Maintenance Mode’ that gets enabled during the process didn’t get removed, and the site in question was left with a permanent message: Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute The Solu...

WordPress Custom Post Type Single Template Not Working

November 13th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Web Development.
I can’t think of the last WordPress site I did that didn’t use custom post types. They’re a feature I use all the time. As a result of using these custom post types, they often require a different layout to each other, and to the standard posts. To do this you can use the...

Add Unique Class To Individual wp_nav_menu() List Item in WordPress

November 4th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, PHP, Web Development.
If you’ve ever built a site in WordPress, you’ve probably set up and managed the navigation through the ‘Menus’ section. Doing so makes it easy to manage menus, but also allows the client to control the layout too. A couple of times over the last few years I’v...

Buy Essay Without Plagiarism

October 29th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Web Development.
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How To Automatically Set WooCommerce PayPal Orders as Completed

October 22nd, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to MySQL, PHP, Software, Web Development.
In a normal E-commerce operation an order will be made, the customer will pay for it, the order will be fulfilled and the item(s) dispatched, at which point the order will probably be marked as ‘Completed’. This process is supported in WooCommerce and allows the order to go fro...