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Setup Yii Web Application Framework in Localhost

Yii (Yes It Is) is a free, open-source web application development framework. It’s a high-performance PHP framework best for developing Web 2.0 applications.

Here are the steps to setup Yii web application framework in localhost. It’s tested on Windows 7 Home with XAMPP server, might be similar on WAMP.

Step 1: Download Yii Framework from their website.
Extract the zip, rename the folder as ‘yii’ and put it in your XAMPP’s htdocs folder.

Step 2: Go to My Computer -> Properties ->Advanced System Settings-> Environment Variables
On System Variables, scroll to find ‘Path’ variable, select it and click ‘Edit’
Add ‘;F:\xampp\php;F:\xampp\htdocs\yii\framework’ at the end and Click Ok.
Here ‘F:’ refers to the drive where XAMPP is installed.

10+ Popular Code Sharing websites

Code sharing websites also known as Pastebins allows users/developers to share the snippets of the information/code. Such codes might help fellow developers or the developers himself get help from others. These websites comes useful when user can not send the files directly.

Code Sharing Websites

Among a lot of code sharing websites but here are 10 popular ones.

1. GitHub Gist: It’s the most popular one with the developers. It provides simple way of sharing codes and provides versioning too.

Free and Popular Sass Compilers

What is Sass?

Sass is abbreviated form of Syntactically Awesome Style sheets. It’s similar to CSS but with lots of features. It is an extension of CSS that adds nested rules, variables, mixin functions, and a whole lot more. It eases the burden of organizing and maintaining CSS code, while also compiling your Sass code to properly formatted CSS.

Sass Compilers

Here are some of the free and popular Sass compilers.

1. Ruby Installer: It’s a self-contained Windows-based installer that contains a Ruby language execution environment, a baseline set of required RubyGems and extensions. Download and Install the required version. Its command line based.

10 Very Useful WordPress CMS Plugins

WordPress is no more just a blogging system. You can easily customize WordPress with themes and plugins to make it a perfect Content Management System. You can create custom theme or choose from a lot of freely available themes or just buy one; likewise most of the best plugins are freely available.

WP CMS Plugins

Here are some of the very useful WordPress CMS plugins.

1. Adminimize: This will let you hide ‘unnecessary’ items from the WordPress backend and many more.

2. Types – Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Management: This will let you customize the WordPress admin by adding content types, custom fields and taxonomy.

30 Useful WordPress plugins you might be missing

There are lots of WordPress plugins from various developers which are making website development using WordPress very easy and quick. Nowadays, one can easily get a plugin for each specific requirement.

Very Useful WP Plugins

Here I’ve collected some of the highly rated and useful WordPress plugins you might be missing. The plugins listed here are not necessarily a must have for every WordPress website but might be essential for some specific purposes like calendar, menu, slider, popup etc. Just go through the list and use them as required.

1. Velvet Blues Update URLs: It updates all urls and content links in your website. Useful while changing domain.

Simple jQuery popup on page load examples

Sometimes people need to show some important information or Facebook likebox or advertisement or newsletter signup on popup when the website loads, without opening in a separate window. This can be achieved using the jQuery. Further these popup should not be popping every time the user browses various pages from the same website. So to prevent this we can use cookie or session check.

jQuery Popup

Here are two jQuery popup examples that will automatically loads on website visit.

1. First one uses PHP session to load it only once during the total browsing session, to see the popup again in action, close the browser and visit the demo link.

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