How to encode and decode Base64 in VB.NET

Because sometimes you just need a string with ‘normal characters’ instead of funky ones…

Public Function EncodeBase64(input As String) As String
	Return System.Convert.ToBase64String(System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(input))
End Function

Public Function DecodeBase64(input As String) As String
	Return System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetString(Convert.FromBase64String(input))
End Function

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WordPress Auto Logout

When you click on the “Remember Me” option on the login page of your WordPress website, it will keep you logged in for 2 weeks. If you don’t, it will keep your login active for 2 days. However, you can extend the auto logout period in WordPress by adding a little code snippet. Keep in mind that it will affect site’s security by keeping user logged in for too long.

function keep_me_logged_in_for_1_year($expirein) {
return 31536000; // one year in seconds
add_filter( 'auth_cookie_expiration', 'keep_me_logged_in_for_1_year' );

The above code will keep your authentication cookie for a year.

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Basic HTML

Dana Sallow wrote me a note:

“Hello – I read your page and have two words: incredibly useful! I loved the HTML-related resources you mention there. I shared your post with a co-worker, and he shared with me a very helpful guide on how to use HTML. Since your readers might need this for either their work or personal life, I do believe they’ll find it useful if you add it to your page. Thanks again for the resource! Best, Dana.”
So here it is:

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