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Quick N Dirty : Using Git BASH in Webstorm (MS Windows)

Whether you are having problems with nodejs running on windows terminal in Webstorm, or are just comfortable with Git BASH, there is a way of replacing the default windows command line with a Git BASH terminal.

Firstly, install Git for windows and make a note of the installation directory.

Then open up webstorm, then settings (Default or local project, doesn’t really matter).

Navigate to Tools>Terminal, and enter the BASH initialisation command;

D:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\sh.exe -login -i

The path is optional, if you have it set in System Variables already. If you’re not sure, just use the full path.

Until next time,

Have fun

Quick N Dirty – Enable CORS in WordPress 4

Hello again, another Quick n Dirty here, this time for wordpress (on Windows).

Specifically, if you are using the JSON API for wordpress and you find that you’re getting the following error from a JSON call.

 XMLHttpRequest cannot load http://blog.somedomain.com/wp-json/posts. No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource. Origin 'http://www.somedomain.com' is therefore not allowed access.

If you have a site which is on a different domain, a standard install of the json plugin will not allow you to communicate with your wordpress site via json.

The solution is to add a header to the wp-json plugin code. Bear in mind that an update to the plugin will most likely mean you will need to reapply this fix.

Open up the wp-content/plugins/json-rest-api/lib/class-wp-json-posts.php

At around line 190, add the header, as below, underneath the “Last- Modified” header;

 $response->header( 'Last-Modified', mysql2date( 'D, d M Y H:i:s', get_lastpostmodified( 'GMT' ), 0 ).' GMT' );

For other REST end points, open up the appropriate class file and add the line in what looks like a similar place. I have faith in you!


Until, next time.