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Ubercart Tax Per Product

Published on Tuesday 18, December 2012
Recently I had to configure a client's Ubercart to tax per product to prevent gift certificates from being taxed at checkout. Ideally I wanted to add a "NOT" rule to my sales tax rate item within Ubercart; but, Drupal only supports "AND" and "OR" operators. Read my run down on my pitfalls and eventual success in setting up Ubercart tax per product. I tried a few Google searches and came up with year old threads that did not provide much of a solution, or the solution was for previous versions of Drupal and Ubercart.
jQuery Accordion FAQ Monday 17, December 2012 mglaman
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages stink; they are ugly and it can be hard to simplify them.  The only way I've seen is condensing the page to just as much information the user needs at once, then providing them with what they need.

Drupal Commerce FedEx

Published on Saturday 15, December 2012

We all can love Drupal, and we can just as equally hate it. Often times we find ourself scouring the Internet looking for solutions to our problem, hoping to at least. I just had an interesting time setting up shipping rules for Drupal Commerce and getting it to play nice with the awesome Drupal Commerce FedEx module.

Social Icon Widget

Published on Tuesday 11, December 2012
We all want to show off our social networks on our blog or website, especially our clients. Businesses need to have a profile on all major services in modern markets, and it is not hard recreating this multiple times; but, it can be annoying. Here is some quick and dirty code you can use to make a WordPress widget.  The widget works by inputting the social network URLs, full URLs mind you not just the handle. If the URL is present it will pull an icon from the specified location. In the case of this code it is from a WordPress theme that the widget is part of.

fbAlbum 1.0.3

Published on Thursday 6, December 2012
So I just worked on my second WordPress plugin: fbAlbum. My first implementation of fbAlbum allowed you to take a Facebook Page album URL and paste it in a shortcode to display all the images. The new release, 1.0.3, adds a widget feature. Go ahead and check out the plugin page.

Mobile Developer Apps

Published on Thursday 6, December 2012

It's a mobile world, and the same is expected of developers. You cannot always be next to a computer, but you can take steps to help solve a crisis without ruining your day.image

Secure and Harden WordPress

Published on Thursday 29, November 2012
WordPress is a great piece of software supported by a large open source community. It is quick to deploy, easy to configure, and easy to use. When it comes to simple content management, WordPress is the way to go. However, some of us have had the unfortunate event of getting our WordPress site hacked or defaced.

gCal - A Google Calendar

Published on Sunday 25, November 2012
Recently at work I developed a quick and dirty Google Calendar plugin for WordPress called gCal. In all simplicity, it needed to grab the public calendar XML file, parse it, shoot out a list and provide event details in a JavaScript modal popup. It is very basic, with only one view option and few backend settings, but it got the job done. In the last week I worked on the plugin, filling it out some. There is now an administrative panel via your WordPress dashboard.

Optimize your website

Published on Friday 23, November 2012
Watching file sizes and following coding standards are only one simple way to optimize your website. Proper HTML will ensure you page is processed as smoothly as possible, but does not mean a major speed boost. When the dust settles from developing a new website, I turn to Google's PageSpeed for the round up of last minute tweaks.
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