985Customising Pagination in WordPress

Getting and Customising Pagination:

function getPagination() {
  global $wp_query;
  $a = paginate_links(array(
    'current' => max(1, get_query_var('paged')),
    'total' => $wp_query->max_num_pages,
    'type' => 'array',
    'aria_current' => false,
    'show_all' => true,
    'end_size' => 2,
    'mid_size' => 2,
    'prev_next' => true,
    'prev_text' => '<div class="pg_arrow left"></div>',
    'next_text' => '<div class="pg_arrow right"></div>',
  if (empty($a)) return false;
  foreach($a as &$l) {
    $l = str_replace('prev page-numbers', 'pg_item', $l);
    $l = str_replace('next page-numbers', 'pg_item', $l);
    $l = str_replace('page-numbers', 'pg_item pg_num', $l);
    $l = str_replace(' aria-current=""', '', $l);
    $l = str_replace('span', 'a', $l);
    $l = str_replace('current', 'active', $l);
  return $a;


if spaces are needed in front

foreach(getPagination() as $p) {
  echo "   " . $p . "\n";

no spaces

echo implode("\n", getPagination());

984WordPress – Getting $post from blog home


ACFs in sidebar-top.php in home.php are not displaying. $post is set to the first Post, rather than the home.php page.


Check is is_home(), assign $post to get_option('page_for_posts').

if (is_home()) {
  $post = get_option('page_for_posts');

982Mysterious SSH Connection Problem

Step before: Trying to connect to a server with a SSH key. System: OSX, Big Sur

Connecting to a Server via SSH fails:

georg@Fischer ~ % ssh trembl@myserver -v           
OpenSSH_8.1p1, LibreSSL 2.7.3
debug1: Reading configuration data /Users/georg/.ssh/config
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 47: Applying options for *
debug1: Connecting to myserver.com port 22.
ssh: connect to host myserver.com port 22: Operation timed out

Did not work for ca. 1 hour. Same connection problem to different account with same provider, other account with same provider worked.

(Possible) Solution: Intentionally mis-spelled username, -v not stopping and timing out, log-in now possible.

Update 1


nmap -Pn -p22 myserver

to check if the port is open or filtered.

Host discovery disabled (-Pn). All addresses will be marked 'up' and scan times will be slower.
Starting Nmap 7.91 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2021-03-30 14:15 JST
Nmap scan report for trembl@myserver (xx.xx.xxx.xxx)
Host is up (0.21s latency).
rDNS record for xx.xx.xxx.xxx: xx.xx.xxx.xxx

22/tcp filtered  ssh

It should say:

22/tcp open  ssh

Update 2

Creating a ssh connection to the server from another computer (on the same network) worked. Somehow, after that check, the connection on this computer also worked. Very mysterious.

Update 3

Approach 2 did not work the next time. Switching to a different network (phone hotspot) worked. Maybe restarting the router?

981sed, -i and the macOS

Doing a Search and Replace on the shell should not be difficult:

find . -name "*.html" -exec sed -i "s/searchPattern/replacePattern/g" {} +

However, on macOS this error message occurs:

sed: 1: "./aaa/a ...": invalid command code .
sed: 1: "./aaa/b ...": invalid command code .
sed: 1: "./aaa/c ...": invalid command code .

It turns out, on MacOS the -i parameter needs to be followed by an empty string:

find . -name "*.html" -exec sed -i "" "s/searchPattern/replacePattern/g" {} +

980Dumping all Databases with mysqldump

IMPORTANT: No space between -p and 'password'

mysqldump -u'username' -p'password' --all-databases > /path/all.sql

Date in file name:

mysqldump -u'username' -p'password' --all-databases > 
/path/all_`date +\%Y\%m\%d_\%H\%M\%s`.sql

979Batch Rename Files with rename

Batch renaming files on the command line, in this case screenshot to more descriptive names:

brew install rename

Dry run:

rename -n -e 's/Screen Shot/w2_OpenSCAD/' -z  *.jpg

Replace, remove the -n flag:

rename -e 's/Screen Shot/w2_OpenSCAD/' -z  *.jpg

-z does sanitize the file name, replacing empty spaces with _.

978Changing default Screenshot Form in OSX

Default format is PNG, change it to any of the following:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture type JPG
defaults write com.apple.screencapture type TIFF
defaults write com.apple.screencapture type GIF
defaults write com.apple.screencapture type PDF
defaults write com.apple.screencapture type PNG

First encountered here.

976Git, Mac, SSH Keys and the OSX Keychain

When using git with a key that has a passphrase, you are asked the passphrase every time you pull/push. To make this a bit more convenient, add the key to the OSX Keychain.

Store key in OSX Keychain:

ssh-add -K ~/.ssh/my_key

Open .ssh/config

Host *
  UseKeychain yes
  AddKeysToAgent yes
  IdentityFile ~/.ssh/my_key

973Create a Password-Protected Zip

zip -er test.zip MyFiles

971ScrollTo, Vue and Vue-Router

After navigating to a certain page - let's call it Chat, it want to scroll programmatically to the bottom of the page. In pure JS it would look like this:


Which words fine - but it does not work after Vue-Router changes. For that to work, the rounter config needs to be changed:

const router = new VueRouter({
  mode: 'history',
  base: process.env.BASE_URL,
  scrollBehavior (to, from, savedPosition) {
    if (savedPosition) {
      return savedPosition
    } else if (to.name === 'Chat'){
      return { x: 0, y: window.innerHeight }
    return false

If a savedPosition exist (in case of back/forward navigation with browser buttons), return that saved position, if the page is called Chat, then scroll y to the window.innerHeight.