How to register a domain or website address (and get a bonus $5.00)

If you want to register a domain, I suggest register via name.com. Why I recommend name.com is because of their stability and often promotions.

And the big plus point is, when you register a domain via this link, you get a bonus $5.00 credit.

So go to this link and follow the instructions below.

  1. Type in a name you are interested in and click Search.
  2. Click the name you want and add it to your cart.
  3. Click the Shopping Cart icon in the upper right.
  4. Follow the instructions to complete the order.

Secondly, signup for a hosting package using one of the links given below.

HostGator: http://partners.hostgator.com/c/380038/177309/3094

BlueHost: www.bluehost.com/track/shareef301

DreamHost: http://mbsy.co/hqPfR

 

WordPress Site Title and Tagline

WordPress Site Title is the Title given to the website.

The tagline is something like a slogan, subtitle which tells the visitor what is on the website or article. It simply gives a better idea of what the visitor will see on that.

So be careful while giving a tagline as it reflects the SEO too.

Here’s how to echo or print a title or tagline in the template using PHP:

For the website name:

<?php echo get_bloginfo('name'); ?>

For the tagline:

<?php echo get_bloginfo('description'); ?>

How to embed font in CSS (from web server OR google fonts)

Replace FontName with font’s name. The FontName is what you will be calling throughout the CSS classes.

@font-face {
     font-family: FontName;
     src: url(FontName.woff);
}

That’s how you embed a font in your web server. Now let’s learn how to embed fonts from google fonts API.

Go to fonts.google.com and make a collection of your favorite fonts (or simply the fonts you want to be embedded in the website).

You can do so by clicking the sign near each font.

Now that you have selected some fonts, “Families Selected” box will appear in the bottom of the page. Click that box and you will find a code similar to the one below:

<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Baloo|Love+Ya+Like+A+Sister|Oswald|Roboto|Roboto+Condensed|Slabo+27px" rel="stylesheet">

Copy that into the <head> of your HTML file.

Now there will be relative CSS rules given in the same window. Find something like this:

font-family: 'Roboto', sans-serif;

font-family: 'Baloo', cursive;

font-family: 'Love Ya Like A Sister', cursive;

font-family: 'Slabo 27px', serif;

font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', sans-serif;

font-family: 'Oswald', sans-serif;

Use the font-families to call specific font.

How to Create Symlink on Windows

A symlink is an acronym for a symbolic link. It is a shortcut to a targeted file/folder.

 

Here is how it works.

I was working on a project for which I have to work both at home and in office. One was a MacBook with MAMP and the other was a PC with XAMPP installed. So the files are in MAMP and XAMPP. With the help of symlink, I kept the files in my Dropbox although it seems if it’s in both MAMP and XAMPP. Meaning that all the files are synced through Dropbox. Thank God 🙂

 

Here’s how to do that on Windows.

Create a symlink to a file:

mklink Link Target

Use /D when you want to create a soft link pointing to a directory. like so:

mklink /D Link Target

Use /H when you want to create a hard link pointing to a file:

mklink /H Link Target

Use /J to create a hard link pointing to a directory, also known as a directory junction:

mklink /J Link Target

So, for example, if you wanted to create a hard link at C:\LinkToFolder that pointed to C:\Users\Name\OriginalFolder, you’d run the following command:

mklink /J C:\LinkToFolder C:\Users\Name\OriginalFolder

You’ll need to put quotation marks around paths with spaces. For example, if the folders are instead named C:\Link To Folder and C:\Users\Name\Original Folder, you’d use the following command instead:

mklink /J "C:\Link To Folder" "C:\Users\Name\Original Folder"

Translate month name in WordPress

In WordPress, you might want to rename posts’ month name from English to Dhivehi or whatever language. This is a very simple function which will help you change the posts’ month name.

Put this into your function.php

function mas($month) {
switch ($month) {
case 1:
    $mas = "ޖަނަވަރީ";
    break;
case 2:
    $mas = "ފެބުރުވަރީ";
    break;
case 3:
    $mas = "މާރިޗު";
    break;
case 4:
    $mas = "އެޕްރީލް";
    break;
case 5:
    $mas = "މެއި";
    break;
case 6:
    $mas = "ޖޫން";
    break;
case 7:
    $mas = "ޖުލައި";
    break;
case 8:
    $mas = "އޯގަސްޓު";
    break;
case 9:
    $mas = "ސެޕްޓެންބަރު";
    break;
case 10:
    $mas = "އޮކްޓޯބަރު";
    break;
case 11:
    $mas = "ނޮވެންބަރު";
    break;
case 12:
    $mas = "ޑިސެންބަރު";
    break;
}
return($mas); }

 

And use this wherever you want to view the date in Dhivehi.

<?php echo mas(get_the_date('n')); ?>