Posts tagged ‘HTML’

Howto dump all texts of a web site

Recently I wanted to get all texts from a web site to prepare a translation. Although I found the one or other tip, here is the easy solution with a linux system.
Simply use lynx:

lynx -crawl -traversal

(just replace with the URL you want to get the texts from).

To get all html pages (no images etc) you can use wget:
wget -r -k -L -A htm,html

With lynx you will get all texts as dat files and can start reading/translating offline.

Internet Explorer Mobile – enable Javascript error reporting

During HTML developing you should enable Javascript Error Warnings:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]

With this setting you will get message boxes if something is wrong with your JavaScript code or the way IEM handles Javascript.

Without this setting IEM will not display any script error and you just get a page that does not work as programmed.

WordPress Plugin to feed CodeProject Technical Blogs


Update 3. sept. 2011:
Fixed a bug according to WeBiscuit’s post at the CodeProject Technical Blog Article. See download of version 1.11.

In the beginning, everything was done manually.

After the third time I had to edit feed-rss2.php of wordpress to fulfill CodeProjects Technical Blogs requirements I now wrote my first (and last?) wordpress plugin.

As you may know, CodeProject allows you to publish articles through your current blog. See here for the FAQ.

As I am using wordpress, I started some time ago to submit blog entries into CodeProject. I had to find out myself, where to change which file.

Limit published articles

To limit the range of blog entries that are published at CodeProject Technical Blogs I use a ‘hidden’ feature and created a category named ‘CodeProject’ in my WordPress blog. On my Technical Blogs site in CodeProject I then used for the feed input. Now only the articles marked with WordPress category ‘codepoject’ are feed to CodeProject.

Manually changes required in WordPress for CodeProject Technical Blogs

In feed-rss2.php I always had to add a <category>CodeProject</category> line below <channel>. Further I had to change the footer.php of the wordpress theme Win7blog that I use. There I added a rel=”tag” line as recommended by CodeProject.

The pain of doing it again and again

Now, the first manual change has to be done everytime you update your wordpress release. I had to to this at least three times before I start now with a plugin to I avoid changing the file again manually.

The idea of a WordPress plugin

I never wrote a WordPress plugin before, but I did some html, php and mysql coding before (ie the calendar on or the static pages at, which are generated from a db). But the learning curve was hard and it took me several hours to get the plugin working. I started with the plugin described at DevLounge in there “How to write a WordPress plugin” series. The article was the only one I could find that describes wordpress plugin development from scratch with a working example.

As I had problems adopting the code to my needs, especially the AdminPage, I had to rewrite the code a little bit.

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