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DNS Tutorial

I had always been on the lookout for a single tutorial explaining the basics of DNS. Everything I found when I was learning DNS I either found too verbose or else didn’t seem to cover everything. These 3 videos seem to me to start at the absolute basics ( actually¬† if you know anything about DNS you¬† might find the first few minutes a bit tedious but he does move fairly quickly) but from there he covers pretty much all of DNS, including some advanced stuff by way of mentioning some of the less used records and giving an option for getting more material. Read the rest of this entry »

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Frontend ( Forward Facing ) Ajax in WordPress

Note: I have had some problems getting the code to render properly in the code snippits, so please double check after you copy for minor errors eg spurious “& nbsp;” etc.
I spent such a long time figuring this out that I figured I had to share it, even though I’m no Ajax expert. WordPress requires a bit of knowledge to get forward facing AJAX working on so this is an example coding of a basic “Hello World” plugin. It does very little on it’s own but the code could be used to build something more useful, and of course it could be a theme function instead. Note this code is largely unnecessary to do AJAX in the admin section. Read the rest of this entry »