How to load and use SimplePie 1.3+ with CodeIgniter 2.1+

Posted by Danny Herran on Jun 18, 2013 in Backend | 3 comments

SimplePie RSS CodeIgniter

The famous RSS parser, SimplePie, has changed a few rules in the last couple of versions. The previous methods used to install the library in CodeIgniter are now obsolete. Lets take a look at the new method to get it working in just 5 minutes.

Mobile browser detection for WordPress – embedded is_mobile() function

Posted by Danny Herran on Mar 7, 2012 in Backend | 5 comments

Lets face it. Responsive design is here to stay and it is the solution to all of our nightmares regarding mobile web design. For those who are not aware of this technique, I invite you to read my other post where I explain what it is. But lets get to the point. Sometimes we need to add conditionals to our WordPress theme in order to detect if the visitor is visiting us from a mobile device, if so, we remove or add content. This is solved by using a custom made function called is_mobile() embedded into our functions.php. Read on for more.

How to add a Twitter Poll to your website

Posted by Danny Herran on Jun 17, 2011 in Frontend, Social Networking | 1 comment

Twitter is great and with it comes great ideas from everywhere. Today, I decided to try a new kind of poll that I really liked and will boost your Twitter mentions a lot. I am talking about Twitter Polls. If you don’t know what it is, keep reading, you will enjoy it.