Month: July 2013

WordPress: Get Role by User ID

You may want to get the role of a WordPress user by ID or even the role of the current user. First off, if you’re doing this for the current user, you can use the global $user_ID variable as the current user ID. Here is a quick function you can use to get the role of a WordPress user by user ID: <?php function get_user_role() { global $user_ID; $user = new WP_User($user_ID); $role = array_shift($user -> roles); return $role; }...

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Beware of Freelancer.com

I had a very negative experience with Freelancer.com and I feel that they are a scam and that I should warn the rest of you on the internet so that you don’t get scammed like I was. This article is purely based on facts, material and conversations with Freelancer.com. I received a newsletter from Freelancer.com promoting their ad space on their website and thought that it could give my business good exposure, so I replied to the email asking what the prices are and received a response from Alfonso Tan. He gave me quotes but they are ridiculous, ranging...

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iOS7 Beta 3 Released

Apple has released beta 3 of it’s iOS7 and it is available for download right now. They included a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. See the release notes (unofficial) with all the changes made to this new beta release of iOS7. If you are running iOS7 beta 1 or 2, you can update by simply going to Settings > General > Software Update on your device. The download/update is 214Mb which is considerably small and the mirrors are very fast so it shouldn’t take long either. Enjoy it and feel free to comment with your...

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Apple Wireless Keyboard on Windows

Yes, you can use your Apple wireless, bluetooth keyboard on Windows, no problem! Follow these steps to connect your Apple wireless keyboard to your Windows computer: 1. Turn on your Apple wireless keyboard. Press the on button on the right hand side and hold it for longer than 3 seconds. That way you clear it’s memory and it will realize that you might want to connect it to a new device if you had it connected to a different computer before. 2. In Windows, go to Start > Devices and Printers. 3. Click “Add a Device” button at the...

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