WordPress: How to display excerpts instead of full posts on archive pages

In the WordPress dashboard under Settings –> Reading, there is an option that appears as if it would show summaries of each post on the main page, instead of full posts. Next to “For each article in a feed, show”, there are options for “Full text” and “Summary”.  This does not do what I thought … Continue reading WordPress: How to display excerpts instead of full posts on archive pages

Python: How to read and write JSON

JSON is a lightweight data-interchange format that stands for JavaScript Object Notation. It so happens that JavaScript objects look exactly like Python dictionaries, so JSON objects can be thought of as portable dictionaries of key-value pairs. This portability is what makes JSON so valuable. While JSON objects can be identical to Python dictionaries, there are some … Continue reading Python: How to read and write JSON

JavaScript: How to identify the browser using navigator.userAgent

While it is not a good programming practice to code workarounds for various browsers and versions , it is helpful to know how to detect the user’s browser. For example:   Here is the complete HTML code that includes JavaScript that will detect the user’s browser and other information such as operating system: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> … Continue reading JavaScript: How to identify the browser using navigator.userAgent

JavaScript: How to install Vue.js on Ubuntu Linux

Vue.js requires that Node.js version 6.x is already installed. See this previous article for instructions on installing Node.js: JavaScript: How to install Node.js on Ubuntu Linux To install Vue.js, use each one of these commands in the Ubuntu terminal, in order: Command #1: sudo npm install –g vue-cli Command #2: vue init webpack myapp Where … Continue reading JavaScript: How to install Vue.js on Ubuntu Linux

JavaScript: How to install Node.js on Ubuntu Linux

To install Node.js version 6.x on Ubuntu Linux VM, start by going here: https://nodejs.org/ Click on the DOWNLOADS link at the top, then click on the “Installing Node.js via package manager” link. Then under “Debian and Ubuntu based Linux distributions“, there are two commands to use. Run these commands, in order, in the Ubuntu terminal. … Continue reading JavaScript: How to install Node.js on Ubuntu Linux