Alex Budurovici

Freelance developer London

Marketing vanity urls

Sometimes I just have to write simple redirect rules, that will help the marketing teams track their vanity urls via google analytics campaigns. So, if you ever asked yourself: How to track traffic to websites from printed leaflets and posters How to use Google Analytics to asses printed marketing campaigns How to create vanity urls how…

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Using array_filter and strpos to filter by a keyword inside a multidimensional array

I once needed to query the wordpress database of QueAprendemosHoy, to find all the users that have a theme related permission, and I used the following query: The results in an array format, were the following: In order to only show the theme related permissions, and removing all others, array_filter is what I needed to use: As I’m iterating through…

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direct subdomain at Cloudflare, and duplicated content issue with google

Don’t know how many of you had realized this problem so far, but having direct.domain.com at cloudflare, that serves a live non-cached of the site, can create some duplicate content issues at google, and that’s never good. Well, the best and easiest solution that I found, was to redirect `robots.txt` to a `robots.php` (or what ever language…

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git tips and tricks

How do I change the author of the commits? Whilst I was going through the log of my commits for a repository, I had noted some inconsistencies with the author of my commits, and I decided to try and fix that by setting the author and the email values to universal values. To do so, I…

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Lazy loading images

During the rebuild of my Videouri project, I was/am constantly looking for the best approach of writing and serving all the modules involved, including loading front-end assets. My quest, at a certain point, was to find a way of optimizing the load of the images (plenty of them). First thing that came into my head was to server…

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