WordPress Plugin Subversion Error – PUT of ‘/!svn/txr/

WordPress Plugin Subversion Error - PUT of '/!svn/txr/

WordPress uses Subversion, an open source version control system for hosting and tracking plugins on it plugin repository. While building my first plugin, I encounter this particular subversion error each time I try to commit my code. PUT of '/!svn/txr/867445-j4aw/simple-feed-customizer/trunk/readme.txt': 403 Going through the Subversion book, I discovered this error usually arises when a user isn't having the permission to access the … [Continue reading]

How to Build a Scraper site with Blogger and WordPress

RSS feed to WordPress IFTTT recipe

A scraper site is a spam website that copies all of its content from other websites using an underlying technology or software that simulate humans’ exploration of the internet. The purpose of creating such a site can be to collect advertising revenue or to manipulate search engine rankings by linking to other sites to improve their search engine ranking. In my previous post, I mentioned my ordeal with a scraper site ( hosted on the blogger … [Continue reading]

*UPDATED* Simple Feed Customizer WordPress Plugin

Tech4sky.com feed display

Hello my Distinguish readers, I am quite excited this day because I just release my first ever WordPress plugin called Simple Feed Customizer. A year ago, I had a big fight with a scraper website that was stealing my articles. Whenever an article is published here, the scraper site will also get updated as quickly as possible with same article. More so, I got outrank by this scraper on search engine result page. The scraper site was a … [Continue reading]

Review of Wondershare Video Editor for Mac

Wondershare video editor for Mac

Video editing has grown into a very large and important part of the music industry. Now there are many more options that are a lot more affordable and allow music producers and video editors to create high quality productions without having to invest large sums of money in the process. The revolution of the computer and software market has opened up many doors that used to be closed to anyone who didn’t show up with a lot of cash in their … [Continue reading]

Review of Beginning Yii [Video]

Beginning Yii [Video] - review

Few months ago, I receive this video course Beginning Yii from the Packt Publishing team in exchange for a review on it. Yii is a free, open-source Web application development framework written in PHP5 that promotes clean, DRY design and encourages rapid development. It works to streamline your application development and helps to ensure an extremely efficient, extensible, and maintainable end product. I have been looking forward to learning … [Continue reading]

PHP Benchmarking for the Noobs

PHP PDOStatement: bindParam vs bindValue

Benchmarking in programming basically means calculating the speed or execution time of an application. The faster your application, the lesser the amount of server resources consumed by it and the more user-friendly it becomes (users love fast applications). Using a timer, you can benchmark the speed of a database query, execution time of a given code and lots more. Doing so, you know the area in your application that is lagging. Using … [Continue reading]

Playing with ROT13 Encryption

ROT13 introduction

Few days ago, I decided to build something. I ended up building a lite CMS for sharing jokes and stories with friends and foe :D It still in private Beta and I really do not know if I will be open sourcing it as it is kind of too basic. I wrote a filter for the CMS that encrypt or encode abusive words using ROT13. For example: "f*ck you" becomes "shpx lbh" Introduction to ROT13 ROT13 ("rotate by 13 places") is a simple letter substitution … [Continue reading]

4 Online HTML to PDF Converter Tool

HTM2PDF is the best online HTML to PDF conversion service. Convert any webpage to PDF for free in your browser or use our HTML to PDF API or SDK to make high-quality PDFs. Let visitors of your website save webpages as PDF.

Each time I come across an interesting tutorial online, I usually convert the webpage to PDF and download them to be read later with the help of an online tool that convert HTML to PDF. To convert a webpage to PDF using these online tools listed below, simply enter the address of the webpage in the specified input field and hit the submit button. Using their API, you can let your visitors save web pages as PDF without leaving your … [Continue reading]