How to remove “Powered by Shopify” from the footer of your website.

So you’ve launched your new site, everything looks good, but there in the footer is a little piece of text that makes is clear to your customers that you use Shopify. Powered by Shopify Not that it isn’t something to be proud of, Shopify is an awesome platform! However to complete the customisation of your […]

When to use the IN operator in your SQL WHERE statement

Finding your SQL statements growing and difficult to understand? Inherited some code that contains complex looking SQL statements? Let me show you one way to make them easier to read and understand… Sooner or later you will have to create a SQL statement with multiple WHERE conditions, usually AND and OR’s. If you have three […]

How many ways are there to output HTML using PHP

The con, the cat and t’e nation! Have you heard of concatenation? No? Stay with me if you haven’t! According to wikipedia: String concatenation is the operation of joining character strings end-to-end. For example, the concatenation of “snow” and “ball” is “snowball”. Concatenation is an import concept in PHP for outputting HTML. Also used in […]

How to get your new website showing in Google search results

You’ve bought your domain name You’ve worked hard developing up your website. You’ve launched it, tested it out in your browser. Sent a link to friends, shared it on social media. Then you went to Google… … to search your new domain name and … it didn’t show up?!?! You are thinking how’s that possible? […]

Essential tech and tools for a new eCommerce site

Assuming you’ve already chosen your eCommerce platform. Below is a list of essentials that you should consider for your new e-commerce store. If you haven’t chosen a platform already. Some of the main contenders are Shopify, WooCommerce with WordPress, Magento. If you are selling digital products you could use Gumroad or GoSpaces. If you are […]

How to check a number is valid when a form is submitted to your PHP code?

You have a form on your website and you are collecting numbers You want to make sure they are valid numbers. How do you make sure they are valid numbers? First, you can validate them client-side in the browser, before the form is submitted to your server With HTML5 you can define the input field […]

How to check an email address is valid when a form is submitted to your PHP code?

How to check an email address is valid when a form is submitted to your PHP code? You have a form on your website and you are collecting email addresses You want to make sure they are valid email addresses, so that you can make use of them Whether you are replying to a customer […]

How to call a PHP function (with parentheses)

How to call a function in PHP A reader of my blog recently emailed me, asking me to check over some PHP code Nothing works from my php file except just connecting to the database It’s simple code – I’m not doing anything fancy So here’s the PHP code supplied: function getConnection( ) { $host=”host”; […]

How to add a subscriber using MailChimps API with PHP

How to add a subscriber using MailChimps API v3.0 with PHP and CURL A quick step-by-step guide with PHP code Here was the problem, my greeting card website (PamitCards.ca) has a list of subscribers sitting in a MySQL database table. Whenever I wanted to use MailChimp to send the list of subscribers an email. I […]