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Weblog of Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Web Developer. PHP Addict. Wordpress Hacker. FOSS Enthusiast. (Micro)Blogger. Photo Hobbyist. Cricket Fanatic. Husband. Dad.

It’s the time of the month you get Refreshed!

The November Meetup of Refresh Colombo is happening tomorrow at 5.30pm. I have been out of Refresh during the last couple of months, but back at it again. I can’t seem to get out of it. If you are into Information Technology and New Media, Refresh Colombo is where you meet like minded individuals to exchange ideas and knowledge.

Topics listed for tomorrow are pretty interesting. You can check out the event page for the topics.  Wela, Lee and Shehan are presenting on their expert areas.

If you are new to Refresh, we have been organizing the meetup since 2010 throughout, every month. Recorded videos of the previous talks are available on our YouTube channel. It’s free and open to everyone. We encourage you to bring along a friend or two, you can even bring your grandma. Don’t miss it. Looking forward to meet you all.


Twenty Twelve

My blog is like 8 years old and in the recent past I have been updating WordPress more often than writing blog posts. Twitter is where most of the updates go. There are few posts left under Drafts which I have failed to complete.

Today, my blog gets a new theme, the all new Twenty Twelve released by WordPress which is a fully Responsive theme which should work across all types of screens including Smart Phones & Tabs.

There are so many hits I’m getting to the older posts I have written related to technology. There are posts which I still refer when I encounter an issue. Unless I get my act together and start documenting what I face now, I won’t have anything to refer in the future.

As always hoping to keep it alive!

Posted 5 years ago

WordPress for Android

Nothing much to say, but inspired by Himal‘s blogging from phone business, I just installed the official WordPress application for Android which is really cool.

Hopefully this will improve the rate of my blogging. Really hopeful..

Posted from WordPress for Android

Posted 6 years ago

Finally I have moved to Android

The day I decided to make a move towards an Android based device is so significant because the world was in tears for the loss of Steve Jobs. Though the events don’t co-relate, it took me a very long time to give up on my long lasting love towards Nokia / Symbian. I was disheartened to hear the news that Nokia would ship with Windows. Being a Nokia device fanatic, I expected that Nokia would ship with Android some day. When it was not the case, I had to make the move.

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Posted 6 years ago

What’s up with October 1st?

If you didn’t notice or really didn’t care, October 1st 2011, tomorrow, seems to be a day that has been marked to bring quite a few changes in to effect. At least the changes that I have some interest over..

  • Facebook announced to it’s developers that starting from October 1st, all apps must migrate to OAuth 2.0 for authentication and obtain a SSL certificate for use. Or else the apps would get disabled. Read more detailed explanation in the Facebook Developer Roadmap.
  • Now this applies to Sri Lanka only. I got this SMS from Ada Derana today morning which has been the buzz for sometime. “Fastening of seat belts in front seats of all cars & dual purpose vehicles with English number plates is compulsory from tomorrow”. It’s a good move to make it compulsory, but I doubt for how long this will be enforced.
  • Now into Cricket. As has always been the practice, changes to the playing conditions for Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) take effect from Saturday 1 October, the ICC has confirmed. Read More..

So what’s the deal with October 1st. Any other changes I might have missed?

Posted 6 years ago

How to make content visible only to users who Like the FB page

A Facebook Page is a vital part of Social Media Marketing. One of the key features in a Facebook Page is the ability to add a custom Tab. Page owners can use a custom Tab to provide valuable information. On these Tabs, most of them provide content/information only to the users who have Liked their page. If this strategy is used effectively, the fan base of the Page will grow significantly. My primary focus is how we could technically provide the content based on the fact whether the user has Liked the page or not.

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Posted 6 years ago

Hide WordPress Version from HTML Source

If you let your website visitors know, what version of WordPress you are running, you are potentially at risk. Hackers might use this opportunity to exploit the vulnerabilities in that particular version and will try to take down your website. Though you might keep your WordPress installation up-to-date, any lapses in failing to do so may open the doors to hackers. A good security measure would be to hide the WordPress version from the HTML source. By default if the theme uses wp_head() function which is true in most cases, the chances are that the WordPress version will be displayed in your HTML source.

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Posted 6 years ago

WordPress 3.2 is here..!!

I’m just all excited.. That’s what this post is all about. It would be wrong if I don’t share it here. It’s time to upgrade to WordPress 3.2

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Posted 6 years ago

Auto resizing the FB App canvas page

This post is more of a note to self. A canvas page in an FB app has a height of 800px. There won’t be any issues if the content of the page is within that limit. If the content is dynamic in nature and can grow above 800 pixels, only a part of your content will be visible. The canvas page won’t know that your content has grown since it uses iframes. To overcome this issue, we can use the setAutoResize() function in the Facebook JavaScript SDK. Unfortunately getting it to work can be pain. But I finally found a working code which would increase the height of the canvas page when the content grows.

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Posted 6 years ago

FB iframe apps & sessions on IE8

Recently I was developing a Facebook iframe application using PHP and all was good until I got few complaints that the application wasn’t functioning as it’s supposed to on IE8. I was using the Facebook php-sdk and I have tested this app successfully on Firefox 4 and Google Chrome 11. Since I was on a Ubuntu box, I tested the app on IE6 under wine and I didn’t have any issues as such. I had to get a help from a friend using Windows and IE8 to dig deep into the problem. The issue seemed that session data didn’t persist across the application specifically on IE8.

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Posted 6 years ago

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