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Course Description Have you ever wanted to know the secrets behind all the cool things that WordPress plugins and themes can do? This course is offered by an instructor who has developed over 250 WordPress plugins for major corporations and can now teach these skills to you. For Those Developers Who Would Like To Know… Continue reading Professional WordPress Plugin Development for 2016
The WordPress platform is a magnet for those who want to take matters into their own hands, who want complete control over their websites and want to be independent in running them. WordPress does make it really easily to completely customize a website. If you have a bit of knowledge of HTMl, CSS and/or PHP,… Continue reading How To Create And Customize A WordPress Child Theme
An Approach to Geolocal WordPress Sites In order to launch an inexpensive global network of sites run by volunteers that would provide shoppers categorized directories to local stores, I needed to leverage the power of WordPress with some unusual customizations and workarounds. There are a number of approaches to providing local experiences with WordPress. In this tutorial, I’m… Continue reading How to Make WordPress Sites Different by Geography
Many successful programmers know more than just a computer language. They also know how to think about solving problems. They use “computational thinking”: breaking a problem down into segments that lend themselves to technical solutions. Code Clinic is a series of six courses where lynda.com authors solve the same problems using different programming languages. Here,… Continue reading Code Clinic: PHP
The WordPress core has been updated frequently by a team of well-educated developers. This has lead to many advances so even theme designers can greatly enhance the user interface. When searching in Google you can find a lot of tutorials related to WordPress, bbPress, and BuddyPress customization. In this post I’ve organized 38 niche-specific tutorials… Continue reading 38 WordPress Tutorials for Hacking Custom Functionality
Many new online web services are providing backend APIs for developers. These allow anyone to connect into a web app and pull out specific information (or push or change bits of data). Today we’re specifically looking at the API for Imgur. In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how we can remotely mirror an image… Continue reading How to Build a Dynamic Imgur Upload App Using jQuery & PHP
During any sort of programming you will always get situations where you need to compare values with each other, if the values are boolean or integers then the comparison is simple. But if you want to compare strings or parts of strings then there can be more to the comparison such as case of the string you are comparing.
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Cross-Site Scripting in WordPress In this series, we’re taking a look at how to secure our WordPress projects from XSS – or cross-site scripting. In the first article in the series, we defined what cross-site scripting actually is, understanding how it works, and why it’s… Continue reading Cross-Site Scripting in WordPress: Practical Tips for Securing Your Site
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Cross-Site Scripting in WordPress One of the most exciting aspects of modern web development is the potential that comes with building applications specifically for web browsers (or to run “in the cloud.”) Originally, Java was meant to be the “write-once, run-anywhere” solution, but it appears… Continue reading Cross-Site Scripting in WordPress: What Is XSS?
It is an exciting time to be a PHP developer. There are lots of useful libraries released every day, and with the help of Composer and Github, they are easy to discover and use. Here are 24 of the coolest that I’ve come across. Your favorite is not on the list? Share it in the… Continue reading 24 Cool PHP Libraries You Should Know About