Recently I wanted to save DataTable data into the database. I assumed this would be easy using Entity Framework, but it turns out it is not, since DataTable consists of rows and columns while the Entity Framework deals with objects. Another way is to use ADO.NET by iterating through the rows in the DataTable and inserting each row using SqlCommand and INSERT statement, but there is an easier way to accomplish this and that is by using SqlBulkCopy class, which is the focus of this article.
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, but we can add our own templates as well. This gives us the 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.
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.
Recently I was thinking of ways to get more comments on my WordPress blog and one way to achieve that could be making the 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 the name field required.
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 the CF7 plugin.
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.