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    Using WordPress for Web Application Development: WP_User_QueryApplication foundation 400
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    In this series, we've been taking a look at how WordPress can be used to development web applications much like a number of different frameworks and other tools that are available. Starting in the last article, we began looking at the different options that we have as it relates to querying the WordPress data. First, we reviewed WP_Query.Read More…
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    Using WordPress for Web Application Development: Features: Custom Queries with WP_QueryApplication foundation 400
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    We've been looking at how WordPress can be used as a foundation for application development, but one of the things that we've yet to cover that most modern frameworks offer is how to query the database to retrieve results for any given view. Specifically, we haven't talked about how to get information out of the database and insert it into our pages.Read More…
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    Creating a TextMate Bundle to Easily Package Your WordPress ProjectTextmate bundle 400
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    If you've developed a WordPress theme or plugin, then you know how fast your codebase can grow in just a short amount of time. You start off with just a few PHP, JavaScript and CSS files. Then you find yourself creating image assets and adding them to your codebase together with their Photoshop file counterparts. After a while you'll be including other third-party PHP libraries as well. Then when you're finally ready to ship your WordPress project, you'll end up having a web of multiple file types like *.php, *.css, *.scss, *.js, *.min.js, *.png and *.psd, maybe you'll have some hidden files like .DS_Store. You would eventually need to clean your codebase up before zipping them all up for your users. Normally, this just means that you duplicate your files, then scan each and every directory deleting all the unwanted files. You'd then archive your project then perhaps use a third party app to remove the hidden files. This article will teach you on how to automate this packaging process by building a TextMate Bundle that would do everything for us with a single shortcut key. [tip]This article teaches about some tips regarding TextMate, an awesome code editor for Macs. You can find more information on TextMate from MacroMate's website[/tip]Read More…
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    Adding Custom UI Themes to Wordpress Admin Using SassPreview image@2x
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    With the release of WordPress 3.8 we now have a new feature for Admin UI themes. This means that every user can change the color scheme of his admin regardless of the the theme that’s being used on the front-end. To change the color scheme of your admin, go to Users > Your Profile. Here you’ll see eight predefined themes that you can select from. Select any theme from these themes and you’ll see the changes immediately. When you are done with selecting the theme, hit the “Update Profile” button.Read More…
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    Using WordPress For Web Application Development: Available Features, Part 7: CachingApplication foundation 400
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    When it comes to building web applications, one of the most important things that we have to constantly be mindful of is performance. As they say, performance is a feature. And regardless of if you're a designer, developer, or a user, you know this intuitively to be true: When it comes to applications, we hate waiting. We get frustrated when things don't perform fast enough, or we have to wait longer than we believe that we should.Read More…
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    Using WordPress For Web Application Development: Available Features, Part 6: URL Rewriting (or Routes)Application foundation 400
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    One of the nicest things about modern web application development frameworks is that they provide a way to generate really clean routes—or URL schemes—that map to the conceptual model of how the application is structured.Read More…
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    Using WordPress For Web Application Development: Available Features, Part 5 - Retrieving DataApplication foundation 400
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    By now, you know that the purpose of this series is to demonstrate how WordPress can be used as a foundation for web application development. We started by taking a high-level look at many web application design patterns, how WordPress differs, and why WordPress should be considered to be more of a foundation rather than a framework.Read More…
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    Using WordPress for Web Application Development: Features: Saving DataApplication foundation 400
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    When it comes to the web, almost any application that runs within your browser is backed by a data store of some type. Usually, these data stores are in the form of a type of database. Until recently, most applications were built on top of some type of SQL database, but with the rise of document-based databases such as CouchDB, other applications have begun to use other backends as well.Read More…
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    Using WordPress for Web Application Development: Features: EmailApplication foundation 400
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    One of the major components of every web application is its ability to send email. Now this doesn't mean that each web application is its own mail client (though people do certainly create their own). Instead, I mean that applications normally send emails when a user signs up, a user modifies their password, when something in the system changes, or - more generally speaking - whenever something occurs for which the site owners want to notify the users.Read More…
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    Making Use of the Genericons Font in Your WebsiteGenericons 400
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    I believe that icon fonts are one of the greatest ideas ever born in the golden age of web design. Some great guys at Automattic probably feel the same way, since they decided to come up with a nice icon font named Genericons. In this article, we're going to learn how awesome icon fonts are and how to make use of the Genericons font.Read More…
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    Using WordPress for Web Application Development: Features: SessionsApplication foundation 400
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    In this series, we're taking a look at how it's possible to build web applications using WordPress. Thus far, we've talked about how WordPress is a foundation (rather than a framework), its architecture, how we need to conceptually think of it when approaching it especially coming from other languages, and then we began talking about the components that make up a basic web application.Read More…
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    Using WordPress For Web Application Development: Features: User ManagementApplication foundation 400
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    Throughout this series, we've been taking a look at how WordPress can serve as a foundation for web application development. The thing is, up to this point, we haven't really taken a look at the features of WordPress that really contribute to building web applications. Instead, we've spent time looking at how WordPress serves as a foundation rather than a framework, and we've looked at how WordPress is organized in comparison to many of the modern frameworks that are available.Read More…
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