.htaccess url rewrite with http:// and https://

I thought I would share this, if anyone ever came across this.

Scenario

We had a online shop on a http:// domain. and on the same http:// domain we had 3 other sites in sub folder lets call it /site1, /site2 and /site3 so we had:

The online shop – http://www.ourdomain.co.za/
Site 1 – https://www.ourdomain.co.za/site1
Site 2 – https://www.ourdomain.co.za/site2
Site 3 – https://www.ourdomain.co.za/site3

Obviously our shop had categories for example http://www.ourdomain.co.za/category-1

So we decided to move the online shop to a secure site thus changing the http: to https:.
Now in a SEO perspective this is bad because google see’s this as n whole new site and you will loose your ranking, a simple 30 redirect in the index.php on the old root will tell google you have a new site but it still leaves you with a bunch of broken links because http://www.ourdomain.co.za/category-1 will not give you the category anymore it would rather take you to the new home page.. not Ideal.. So how do you redirect ALL old URL’s to the new site and there respective places and still keep Site1, Site2 and Site3 working.. We use .htaccess.

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Import Blog Posts into Blog Manager ( Open Cart )

Blog Manager by Echothemes doesnt have an official importer for blog posts from other platforms.

I wrote this code for my own use but I am sure it can be applied to most external blog systems as it works with the rss feed of a blog and makes use of the the functionality echothemes provides and vQmod.

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Black Hat or White Hat SEO – Infographic

White-Hat-SEO-Infographic

Source: MarketingZen

 

Embed latest video from youtube channel

There isnt really much documentation out there to do this but I use this method and it works well for me.

To get started include the latest jquery library inside your <head> tags

Next on the spot where you want to add in the video drop in the following code:

Just change the *YOUR USERNAME* to your channel name.

That should do it.

Add to custom post type quick edit on WordPress.

If you had the need to add options to the WordPress quick edit menu, here is the solution. In this example my custom post type will be “mytype”.
This post will assume you have a custom field already created for your post type, my customfield name will be “myfield”.

The steps are as follows:

1. Add an extra column ( wont work if you dont have the custom column present )
2. Fill the custom column with data
3. Add the form to the quick edit box
4. Add the save function
5. Add the Javascript to populate the form with current fields

So lets go:
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