How to get your Facebook ID

These days Facebook tends not to show IDs, but rather a human readable link for your page such as https://www.facebook.com/username\companyname. However many scripts and WordPress plugins require the physical ‘ID’ which is a numerical number. You can still retrieve this number via the following tool:- https://graph.facebook.com/username Replace your ‘useranme’ with your actual Facebook username (company name, page name etc) and …

Limit Number of Words in WP e-Commerce Description and Custom Excerpts

This was an unanswered question on the WP e-Commerce blog and we needed to create a solution to it for a client project. Oddly WP e-commerce doesn’t limit the number of characters shown in ‘wpsc_the_product_description();’ out of the box and the result is that when you show product descriptions they can look untidy in length and layout. Our solution is …

Install MySQL on OS X Mavericks

If like us you want to run the wonderful WordPress on your local development server on OS X Server then, in addition to the pre-bundled Apache & PHP, you are also going to need a database – MySQL. Now you could download the latest version of the MySQL Community Server and run various commands in Terminal, but if like us …