Creating a MySQL dump in CSV format

Mostly, a dump of a db is wanted in SQL. In case of emergency import file. But some people do not comprehend SQL or their SQL doesn’t like your SQL and everything goes down the drain. So there is the CSV or Comma-separated values file. As the name says, it separates the values by commas (and more if needed). Since it’s so dead simple, you will get a lot of different tools and program languages that will make life easy for you to re-import or just search in it. Microsoft Excel and Openoffice Calc both can handle the format as well, so for a quick look, this will do very nicely. Continue reading Creating a MySQL dump in CSV format

New in WordPress 2.9: Post Thumbnail Images

Many WordPress themes, especially those with “magazine-like” layouts, use an image to represent each post. It might just be on the front page. It might be alone, or alongside an excerpt. Until now, there was no standardized way to do this. Many themes would require you to tediously enter a Custom Field with the value being the URL you wanted to use. Often you had to do cropping yourself. With WordPress 2.9, theme authors can easily enable Post Thumbnail selection UI and call those image using simple template tags.

and call those image using simple template tags.

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Facebook development: choosing FBML or iframe as your application type

One of the strategic decisions that you need to make when you create your Facebook application is deciding whether to use FBML or an IFrame for your canvas page. The issue is more than just an implementation detail. In fact, it gets to the heart of the goals for your application.

FBML embraces the Facebook Platform and enables your application to become part of Facebook itself. IFrames, on the other hand, enable your Web application to function inside Facebook without coding an interface that works only inside a single context (Facebook).

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How To Use Custom Fonts On Your Website With CSS

With CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) you can use custom fonts on your website. Normally your visitors can only see the fonts that are already installed on their computers. So if you use a font that is not installed on your website visitor’s computer then his or her browser will show some other font that is there on the computer. That’s why when you are defining a font for an element (such as <p>) you often specify multiple fonts so that if your preferred font is not available your CSS file should use the available alternatives. Continue reading How To Use Custom Fonts On Your Website With CSS

Social plugins – Experience the web with Facebook friends.

Experience the web with Facebook friends.

Social plugins let you see what your friends have liked, commented on or shared on sites across the web. All social plugins are extensions of Facebook and are specifically designed so none of your data is shared with the sites on which they appear.
Add social plugins to your site with just one line of HTML:

http://developers.facebook.com/plugins?footer=1

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Whether you’re developing WordPress plugins, WordPress themes, or rolling out a new site based on a customized version of WordPress, it’s often helpful to be able to mirror your live site on your local system for development. This is common for commercial sites, where you have a live production server but you also need a development and/or staging server, which is run locally to test plugins, mods, themes, and everything else that you don’t want to do on the live production server. For example, your live site could be http://www.example.com/blog and your development site might be http://localhost/example.com/blog. However, WordPress serves pages with embedded absolute URLs based on the absolute site URL configured in your database, so none of the links on your development site will work.

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