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Country List is now not a headache

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Happy New Year to everyone here! Thank you for reading my posts and do come back while I work on my projects. I only post articles that I find useful to my work and hopefully to others.

Today, I have to create a country list drop down menu in the Contact Form 7. And country list has always been a nightmare for me at least. There are many articles out there on how you can do the drop down list in a form with ASP, Javascript and what have you.

But I don’t really have much time to do all that. I use Contact Form 7 and perhaps work smart a little bit by just chunking away a list of common countries that you will find in all other contact forms out there.

And I found two websites that do just that. Check them out and let me know what you think!

Country list with ISO codes from Text Fixer

Country list without ISO codes from OpenConcept.ca


Written by Yahya Ayob

January 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Posted in plugin, thoughts, WordPress

How to display Twitter Updates in WordPress using this plugin

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So far, this is the best – Twitter for WordPress plugin which you can find it in the depository or Rick’s plugin page.

It’s really easy to install. There are options for widgets at the sidebar or plain coding. The beauty of using this plugin is that you can actually display a single tweet and style it as a bubble speech! Really cool!

Have you found any better Twitter updates plugins in WordPress?

Written by Yahya Ayob

December 7, 2010 at 10:22 am

Posted in plugin, WordPress

Easy-To-Use Social Media WordPress Widget Plugin

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I like this widget plugin created by Tentblogger. Very easy to install and use as a widget in WordPress. Check out the link below to the video on how easy it is to use this WordPress widget plugin.


Written by Yahya Ayob

November 11, 2010 at 7:15 am

Posted in plugin, videos, WordPress

Reusable Code for Custom Categories/Post Template

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I was looking out for WordPress websites from Singapore and somehow this page got my attention. The codes should still be working as it should when creating templates for categories and posts.


Do check it out and see if this works at your side. Enjoy! =)

Written by Yahya Ayob

November 9, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Posted in coding, plugin, WordPress

How To Make WordPress More Social

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November 7, 2010 at 12:06 am

How to add Facebook Comments into WordPress 3.0.1 blog

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I was working on a project where my workmate is going to pull wordpress blog posts with Facebook comments from a WordPress self-hosted site.

I knew at that time a plugin seems to be a so-so solution for me but I went to search for it anyway and I stumbled upon a YouTube video that teach you how.

That’s when I realised the power of Graham’s plugin! It’s so easy to install, use and custom-style.

Check out Wasim’s YouTube video that he created for using Graham’s awesome plugin!

Written by Yahya Ayob

October 25, 2010 at 6:03 pm

How to edit SimpleModal Contact Form WordPress plugin

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I was reading the wordpress forum about the SMCF plugin and found out about a blog post by Jean Galea on how to edit SimpleModal wordpress plugin.

In any case, do remember to back up those files that you are about to edit so that when something goes wrong during the testing, you can upload the original files back.

So far, I’ve tested in Firefox and Chrome browser and all went well.

Written by Yahya Ayob

April 17, 2010 at 8:16 am

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