How to import an SSH Key into Diet Coda for iPad using copy and paste

Panic recently released their new Diet Coda application for iPad, a syntax highlighted remote editing tool with integrated command line support – as seen in their Prompt application – which can be used on both the iPad and iPhone.

To access your server via SSH / SFTP you will need to import your private SSH Key, which can be done in two different ways. The following process takes you through the copy and paste import method as prior to version 1.0.3 there was a bug preventing you from transferring the files via iTunes. Continue reading “How to import an SSH Key into Diet Coda for iPad using copy and paste”

UNIX Count total number of lines in all files recursively

Recently I have been working on a fairly large product alongside one other developer and out of interest was keen to discover roughly how many lines of code we had written between us.

The following snippets use the wc command and can be run on the command line to output the total number of new line characters present in all files within a directory recursively.

wc -l `find /path/to/directory/ -type f`

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Eclipse Indigo LDAP Browser plugin installation guide

If you have recently installed or upgraded to Eclipse Indigo 3.7.x and require use of the LDAP browser functionality to connect to and manage an LDAP server from within Eclipse, rather than downloading the entire Apache Directory Studio you can simply install the LDAP browser plugin.

To install this plugin you will need to launch the Eclipse Indigo application and in the main menu bar go to Help > Install New Software. Continue reading “Eclipse Indigo LDAP Browser plugin installation guide”

Using front-end AJAX requests in your WordPress plugins

Although it is fairly uncommon to be adding AJAX functionality to your WordPress plugins, it can be necessary for it to be added. Luckily it is quite easy and straight forward to integrate the required components as and when they are required.

To help explain how this can be achieved, we will be creating a plugin called “Ajax Example“, stored in the folder “ajax-example” inside the plugin directory of your WordPress install.

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Forcing a WordPress plugin to be loaded before all other plugins

When you activate a plugin via the WordPress admin panel it calls the action hook “activated_plugin“, which updates the “active_plugins” site option stored in the database to determine which plugins your site should load.

The option value is a serialized array of the active plugins saved in alphabetical order according to the plugin directory and file name, for example:

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Adding custom columns to the WordPress comments admin page

Adding custom columns to the WordPress admin pages is fairly easy, however not all the filters available to you are displayed on Plugin API Filter Reference page. The following article will take you through the process of adding additional columns to the comments admin page using two undocumented filters.

If you are not a plugin author intending to use this functionality within a plugin, you should place the following code examples into your theme’s functions.php file.

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