Category Archives: Developer’s Tool

WORDPRESS PLUGIN: WP Upload Restriction

wp_logoWordPress allows user to upload various types of files using the media upload functionality. There is no visible way for restricting users from uploading files of one or more file types. However you can do this using filters. So, I decided to create a plugin which will provide user interface for selecting which files the users will be able to upload. WP Upload Restriction is the plugin which allows administrators to choose the files types and restricts users from uploading files other than the selected types. It’s a very simple, easy-to-use, yet powerful plugin.

Currently the file type restriction is applied to all users except administrators. In next release(s) role wise restrictions will be added.

To grab a copy of this plugin visit this link https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-upload-restriction/.

WP Upload Restriction

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WordPress Plugin: WP Reroute Email

WordPressMy WordPress plugin WP Reroute Email has been approved and I have released the first version of it.

This plugin intercepts all outgoing emails from a WordPress site, sent using the wp_mail() function, and reroutes them to a predefined configurable email address. This is useful in case where you do not want email sent from a WordPress site to reach the users. For an example, to resolve an issue you downloaded production database to your development site and you want no email is sent to production users when testing. You may enable this plugin in development server and reroute emails to your given email address.

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Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar

I am a fan of FireBug for FireFox browser. It helps me solve my design issues and I can easily debug JavaScript codes. I know it can do many more, but I mainly use it for design issues. I was thinking if I had something like this for Internet Explorer! One day I googled to see if there is any solution. And amazingly I saw that there is a tool from Microsoft. I downloaded it and installed. If you want to compare it with FireBug, then it has very limited features. But as I said earlier my main need is solving design issues, I now use it for finding design issues in IE and found it very helpful.

ie_developer_toolbar

From Microsoft site, here are current features of the tool.

  • Explore and modify the document object model (DOM) of a Web page.
  • Locate and select specific elements on a Web page through a variety of techniques.
  • Selectively disable Internet Explorer settings.
  • View HTML object class names, ID’s, and details such as link paths, tab index values, and access keys.
  • Outline tables, table cells, images, or selected tags.
  • Validate HTML, CSS, WAI, and RSS web feed links.
  • Display image dimensions, file sizes, path information, and alternate (ALT) text.
  • Immediately resize the browser window to a new resolution.
  • Selectively clear the browser cache and saved cookies. Choose from all objects or those associated with a given domain.
  • Display a fully featured design ruler to help accurately align and measure objects on your pages.
  • Find the style rules used to set specific style values on an element.
  • View the formatted and syntax colored source of HTML and CSS.

I don’t know why Microsoft is not releasing any new version of this tool. This tool was last released on 5/9/2007. Since then no new update has come. If you want to try this tool you may download it from here. And of course do not forget to share what you think about it.

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