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Created Nov 22, 2013 — forked from oodavid/
Steps for deploying a site with Git

Deploy your site with git

This gist assumes:

  • you have a local git repo
  • with an online remote repository (github / bitbucket etc)
  • and a cloud server (Rackspace cloud / Amazon EC2 etc)
    • your (PHP) scripts are served from /var/www/html/
    • your webpages are executed by apache
    • apache's home directory is /var/www/
joemcgill / wp_kill_parent_post
Created Nov 17, 2013
Remove a custom post type from a parent theme in WordPress.
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add_action('after_setup_theme', 'wp_kill_parent_post');
function wp_kill_parent_post() {
remove_action('init', '<% parent post name %>');
// Register your own version in place of the parent post type if you want
joemcgill / Customize TinyMCE in WP
Last active Oct 14, 2016
Set of functions for easily customizing the tinyMCE editor in WordPress. More references: Wes Bos – TinyMCE Reference –
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// add style selector drop down
function my_mce_buttons_2( $buttons ) {
array_unshift( $buttons, 'styleselect' );
return $buttons;
add_filter( 'mce_buttons_2', 'my_mce_buttons_2' );
// customize the MCE editor
function my_customize_mce( $init ) {
joemcgill / location.attr reference
Created Oct 14, 2013
Nice reference of browswer location attributes cribbed from this Stack Overflow thread:
View location.attr reference
Property Result
port 8082
protocol http
pathname index.php
joemcgill / Bootstrapped Contact Forms 7
Last active May 16, 2016
Boilerplate form code for the WP Contact Forms 7 plugin that makes use of Bootstrap styles
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<div class="form-group">
<label for="your-name">My Name</label>[text your-name class:form-control]
<div class="form-group">
<label for="your-email">Email Address</label>[email your-email class:form-control]
<div class="form-group">
<label for="your-message">Your Message</label>[textarea your-message class:form-control]
joemcgill / parse_youtube_url
Created Sep 16, 2013
A handy javascript function for parsing YouTube urls and returning just the video URI (adapted from:
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function parse_youtube_url(url) {
var regExp = /^.*(\/|v\/|u\/\w\/|embed\/|watch\?v=v=|\&v=)([^#\&\?]*).*/;
var match = url.match(regExp);
if (match&&match[2].length==11){
return match[2];
View Contract Killer

Contract Killer 3

Revised date: 07/11/2012

Between us [company name] and you [customer name]


We’ll always do our best to fulfil your needs and meet your expectations, but it’s important to have things written down so that we both know what’s what, who should do what and when, and what will happen if something goes wrong. In this contract you won’t find any complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. We’ve no desire to trick you into signing something that you might later regret. What we do want is what’s best for both parties, now and in the future.

joemcgill / WP custom post time
Created May 25, 2013
A custom post time function for WordPress that allows you to change the output for posts that are published today.
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* custom post time function
* @uses global $post, get_the_time() and get_the_date()
* @vars $d (for custom date formatting), $t (for custom time formatting)
* @returns $my_post_time
function my_post_time($d, $t) {
global $post;
joemcgill / WP Fix Image Margins
Last active Oct 14, 2016
Removes the silly 10px margin from caption based images in WP (H/T Justin Adie)
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* Description: removes the silly 10px margin from caption based images
* Author: Justin Adie
* Version: 0.1.0
* Author URI:
class fixImageMargins{
public $xs = 0; //change this to change the amount of extra spacing
joemcgill / textbg.css
Created Nov 5, 2012
Inline Text Background (CSS only)
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* Class for defining text with background on text only and not the whole block.
* May require definition of html element (i.e. p.textbg) in order to make line-height
* and font-size work.
.textbg {
padding:5px 0; /* top and bottom padding */
font-size: 24px;