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 markohoven.com/2020/05/15/css-stylesheet-selectors/ 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. https://www.websiteplanet.com/blog/html-guide-beginners/ 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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Unix timestamp in VB

Okay, remember these date functions?
Here is another one when asked to submit a date/time as a Unix timestamp…

Calculated in seconds from January 1st, 1970 in Visual Basic.

Public Function fncConvertToUnixTimestamp(datDate As DateTime) As Double
    Dim datOrigin As DateTime = New DateTime(1970, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, DateTimeKind.Utc)
    Dim diff As TimeSpan = datDate.ToUniversalTime() - datOrigin
    Return (Math.Floor(diff.TotalSeconds))
End Function

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Cordova and VSCode

Combining these takes a bit of tweaking.
CTRL-` starts the command line in a nice window, but I would like to use a different startup-folder.

How to change the default terminal directory in vscode?
Read from this link:
Navigate to File -> Preferences -> Settings.
Type cwd in search.
Choose Terminal > Integrated: Cwd settings.
Type the default path you want to set in the text block below (simply, no need for double hashes to escape)
No need for saving, It’s automatic.
Restart VS Code.

Next issue is trying to start cordova. It gives an error which can also be solved by setting the correct permissions for the Powershell. Read this link:
Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope CurrentUser

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Converting Phonegap Build to Cordova CLI

While the previous article focussed on installing Cordova, this one has some usefull tip and tricks. A lot of possible issues and solutions to keep in mind while trying to get your app functional again.

Read it on stackoverflow here.

I have several apps that currently rely on PhoneGap Build to create native apps for Andriod and iOS. It seems that Adobe is about to abandon iOS compatibility by failing to upgrade to the latest Cordova iOS version to meet Apple’s requirements. It’s time to move to CLI. I’m hoping that someone who’d done this before can provide some tips on how they did this. In particular, changes to workflow, handling keys and config.xml, etc.

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