earliest_day = 5; $this->latest_day = 20; } protected function get_all_posts() { // very quickly work out if we are sorting by cat or tag $cat = ''; if ($_POST['incategory'] != '') { $cat = '&cat=' . (int)$_POST['incategory']; } $tag = ''; if ($_POST['tagid'] != '') { $tag = "&tag_id=" . (int) $_POST['tagid']; } $all_posts = array(); $all_query = new WP_Query('showposts=' . $this->abs_max_posts . $cat . $tag); while($all_query->have_posts()) { $all_query->the_post(); $orig_date = get_the_date("Y-m-d H:i:s"); $i++; $all_posts[get_the_ID()] = array ( "link" => get_permalink(), "title" => the_title('','',false), "orig_date" => $orig_date, ); } return $all_posts; } public function redate_posts() { if (isset($_POST['latest_day']) && is_numeric($_POST['latest_day'])) { $this->latest_day = (int) $_POST['latest_day']; } if (isset($_POST['earliest_day']) && is_numeric($_POST['earliest_day'])) { $this->earliest_day = (int) $_POST['earliest_day']; } if ($this->earliest_day == 0 && $this->latest_day == 0) { echo "

Please go back - you cannot set latest and earliest at 0

"; return; } if ($this->earliest_day < 0 || $this->latest_day < 0 ) { echo "

Please go back - you cannot either value as lower than 0

"; return; } if ($_POST['tagid'] !='' && $_POST['incategory'] != '') { echo "

Please go back - you cannot set both slug and category!

"; return; } $total_diff_in_days = $this->latest_day + $this->earliest_day; echo "


"; echo "

The earliest day is {$this->earliest_day} days ago. The latest day is {$this->latest_day} days in the future

"; $allposts = $this->get_all_posts(); if (count($allposts) > 0) { $doneDays = array(); echo ""; foreach($allposts as $id => $postData) { $link = $postData['link']; $title = $postData['title']; $random_days_behind = rand(0,$total_diff_in_days); $random_days_behind = (int) $random_days_behind; $day_diff = $random_days_behind - ($this->earliest_day ); if ($day_diff > 0) { $plus_minus = '+'; } else { $day_diff = abs($day_diff); // get positive $plus_minus = '-'; } $doneDays[str_replace("+","",$plus_minus) . $day_diff]++; $strtotimestring = $plus_minus . $day_diff . ' days'; $date_time = (strtotime($strtotimestring)); // H:i:s // get the year/mo/day from strtotime(- xx days) $newDate = date('Y-m-d', $date_time); // randomly select a hh:mm:ss to post $newDate.= " " . str_pad( rand(0,23) , 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT) . ":" . str_pad( rand(0,59) , 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT) . ":". str_pad( rand(0,59) , 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT) ; $updateArray = array( 'ID' => $id, 'post_date' => $newDate, 'post_date_gmt' => $newDate, 'edit_date' => true, ); $result = wp_update_post($updateArray); echo ""; } echo "
$id $link $title Original date: {$postData['orig_date']} Changed date to : $newDate
"; echo "


"; ksort($doneDays); echo "

This shows the frequency of each post being posted x days ago/in future. It doesn't show every single day - only the ones with at least one post

"; //change for for() to show all days? might be handy echo ""; foreach($doneDays as $id => $val) { if ($id > 0) { $id = "+" . $id; } echo ""; } echo "
+/- daysNumber of posts
$id days$val posts
"; } else { echo "

Error - Could not find any posts to reorder!

"; } } protected function get_all_cats_options() { $args = array( 'type' => 'post', 'child_of' => 0, 'parent' => '', 'orderby' => 'name', 'order' => 'ASC', 'hide_empty' => 1, 'hierarchical' => 1, 'exclude' => '', 'include' => '', 'number' => '', 'taxonomy' => 'category', 'pad_counts' => true ); $categories = get_categories( $args ); $returnhtml = ''; foreach($categories as $cat) { $id = $cat->cat_ID; $name = $cat->name; $c = $cat->category_count; $returnhtml .= ""; } return $returnhtml; } protected function get_all_tags_options() { $tags = get_tags(); $returnhtml = ''; if ($tags) { foreach ($tags as $tag) { $id = $tag->term_id; $name = $tag->name; $c = $tag->count; $returnhtml .= ""; } } else { $returnhtml = ""; } return $returnhtml; } public function show_options() { ?>

Ash's Random Post Dater

Use this form to set ALL posts in the selected category to a random date between these two values.

This will update the post dates on ALL posts within the selected category/tag (or ALL posts in your wordpress blog if both are set to default). Please do not use if you do not want to reset ALL post dates. I do not recommend using this on a site with lots of live posts - especially if you use a permalink structure that includes the date in the url. I use it on new sites (add all content, then set all posts to random date in the past). Use at your own risk! You will lose the current post date time (it only changes the date posted - nothing else)

Only use one of the following two. Leave both at their defaults ("ALL CATEGORIES"/"ALL TAGS") to reorder ALL posts

Reorder post dates in this category:

(leave on "ALL CATEGORIES" if you don't want to reorder all within a certain category)

Reorder post dates with this tag slug (use the tag slug, not the tag):

(leave on "ALL TAGS" if you don't want to reorder all within a certain category)

Earliest Day - how many days back do you want the maximum one?

(put at 0 to put all posts in future)

Latest Day - Leave at 0 to make sure all posts are BACK dated.

(leave 0 to put all posts in past)

For example if you wanted your posts randomly set to a date in the next 30 days set the latest day as 30, the earliest day at 0

If you wanted your posts randomly set to a day in the previous 180 days then set the latest day as 0 and the earliest day as 180.

It randomly sets each post - the posts are not spaced out at exact intervals. It will readjust ALL your posts. Please make sure that you want ALL your posts to be randomised.

(Clicking this will randomly reorder all posts)
redate_posts(); } else { $random_post_dater->show_options(); } } Rallyusedparts

Emergency Stop

After a few minutes of driving, the examiner said, “Would you pull up along here on the left, please?” There was a long stretch of the clear kerb so I just pulled up at the side of the road, being careful not to bang the kerb. Just before I stopped I put the clutch down so as not to stall the engine.

I had been told it was not necessary to use the gears if I knew I was going to stop.
Since May 4th 1999, the emergency stop is included in only one in every three tests. Its only reason for inclusion is to ensure it is still being taught.
Listen to the instructions, which will be given to you whilst parked at the side of the road.

Emergency Stop

“Shortly, I shall ask you to carry out an emergency stop” He raised his right arm, outstretched his hand, and said loudly, “STOP”, and went on, “When I give this signal, I’d like you to stop as quickly and as safely as possible.

Before giving the signal I shall look round to see if it is safe, but please wait for the signal before doing the exercise, do you understand the instructions?”. Then, “Drive on when you’re ready, please”.

When you get the previously demonstrated signal, and not before, unless a real emergency happens, just do a rapid, controlled stop, wherever you are. Don’t try to use “Cadence” braking (banging the pedal up and down). It is incredibly difficult to do properly and should be used only where the road is extremely slippery, not just wet.

You will take much longer to stop, and it can also be quite dangerous for the examiner’s back!

We drove on for a couple of minutes. The examiner looked around and saw the car I already knew was behind, from my use of the mirrors. I almost involuntarily went for the pedals. Wait for it, I thought! He looked around again, then suddenly –

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