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VS : How to create a JavaScript project in Visual Studio Community

JavaScript seems to be everywhere these days. Until now, I only used it when the need arose while doing front end web development, but recently, I wanted to learn the language more properly. So the next question that popped into my mind was which IDE or editor has the JavaScript auto complete / IntelliSense and debugging capabilities? I was already familiar with the Visual Studio, so I wondered, if I can just use that for this purpose. It turns out you can and this is the topic of this article.

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YARPP : How to use custom templates to show related posts

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin or YARPP is a very popular WordPress related posts plugin. It supports different display options, the most interesting among them is support for custom templates. YARPP comes with built-in templates from which we can choose from, but we can add our own templates as well. This gives us ability to really customize the look for the YARPP related posts. This article will show how to activate custom templates, how to edit existing or create new ones and finally it will show some useful code snippets that can be used in them.

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Email : How to solve SMTP error 553 received by senders to your email

A few days ago, my email on Outlook started to have issues. I was able to send emails just fine, but there was an issue with receiving emails. People were telling me the email they sent to me would bounce back, giving them “Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender” error. Testing it myself, it turned out that some emails were received successfully by my email client, but most of them were returned back showing that SMTP error 553. In this post, I will show you what I tried and what finally worked for me to solve this issue.

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WordPress : How to make email field not required in comments

Recently I was thinking of ways to get more comments on my WordPress blog and one way to achieve that could be making email field optional instead of required as some visitors might be unwilling to share their email just to drop a comment. It turns out this is not as easy as it sounds. It seems the WordPress has Name and Email tied up as you can only make either both optional or both required. This post will show you, how to make email an optional field while leaving name field required.

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Contact-Form-7 : How to add class to validation error messages

When customizing the look of the Contact Form 7 plugin in WordPress, you might want to add your own custom classes to either your form tag, form’s individual elements or validation error alert messages. Validation messages use <span> tag that already contains classes defined by the plugin, so we could simply override those classes, but what if we already have our own classes that we want to use? This post will show how to add classes in validation messages and other elements in CF7 plugin.

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VS : How to fix stuck Visual Studio Community installation problem

Visual Studio Community 2015 is the free edition of Visual Studio, so I decided to install it on my computer. Setup contains lots of components, so installation running considerable amount of time was expected, but after 3 hours, it was only 30% finished. Another hour later, the setup was still trying to install the same package. It seemed that the installation got stuck. In this post I will share how I tried to solve the problem and what eventually worked.

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ASP.NET : How to solve logging out before timeout expires problem

A while ago I had a task of setting up an old ASP.NET 3.5 application on a shared hosting server and after I was done, the application worked as it should except for one important bit. The application used a Forms Authentication to authenticate users and after users logged in they were getting logging out and redirected to login page after a really short amount of time, usually only after a few minutes.
In this article I will show different ways I tried to locate this problem and how I finally managed to fix this issue.

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