An address fieldtype for Expression Engine 2. Gives you all the standard address fields in one, easy-to-manage unit.
My new Expression Engine 2 extension implements the open-source Bad Behavior script to block spammers and email harvesters from even seeing your website, let along screwing with it.
Running WordPress on an Nginx server with the W3 Total Cache plugin can increase your blog’s speed by as much as 2x. This configuration file makes that combo work together seamlessly and follows Nginx best-practices—unlike many of the other sample configurations out there.
The vzListSplit jQuery plugin divides the children of an HTML element (like a list) into two columns. Although the results aren’t quite a neat as they would be with CSS3 columns, they do work across all major browsers. So there’s that.
VZ Members is my second fieldtype for Brandon Kelly’s FieldFrame extension. I needed a way to select any number of site members to associate with an entry. In my case I am doing this to allow entry creators to set permissions on an entry-by-entry basis. You could also use it to link to the profiles of people mentioned in an article, or inside a Matrix field to create a list of events, each with a date, title, and the personnel who will be in attendance.
This morning I pushed version 1.1 of my VZ Url fieldtype for Brandon Kelly’s FieldFrame extension up to GitHub. The code for this version completely rewritten to (hopefully!) eliminate some issues with ajax calls returning in the wrong order, leading to false negatives. While I was at it, I made the errors display in a pop-up box, allowing for more verbose errors without breaking the layout.
In many case you have files available through your webapp that should only be accessible to certain people. You don’t want to rely on security through obscurity (throwing them all in a public folder, but only showing the links to certain visitors). Although that will deter casual users from getting ahold of the forbidden files, once someone has the link they could post it anywhere and your security is blown. What you want to do is to squirrel the files away outside of your publicly-accessible folder and then give them out as needed once a user is validated by whatever authentication method you are using. Apache’s mod_xsendfile module (inspired by lighthttpd’s X-Sendfile )is the tool for this job.
A URL fieldtype for Expression Engine with ajax url validation. When the user leaves the url field, it will ping the url they entered and display an error message if it doesn’t find a valid webpage there.
A project I am working on needed a way to filter a long list of staff members. We needed to be able to filter by several different criteria, and several different interfaces (text search, dropdown lists). And it needed to happen in-place—no page reloads. Thus my listFilter jQuery plugin was born.
I finally got around to having new business cards printed (actually, I got them about a month ago, but I am just getting around to writing about them). Last summer I gave up my old New Orleans-local phone number when I bought my iPhone and had been procrastinating on ordering cards with the new number.
Roadblock is an extension for Expression Engine that looks every time someone logs in to see if they have been shown a message yet, and how long ago. If they have not yet seen the roadblock, or if it was over a specified length of time ago, the roadblock will be displayed.