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  • WordPress
    Building a Social Profile Widget: Get Your Follower CountBuilding a social profile widget feature
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    Recently, a feature that's becoming more and more common with a lot of websites the social media profile widget. The widget consists of icons and text that link to a number of social network profiles to which the website is associated. Some of these widget also the number of followers on of each social network. There are a lot of free and premium social profile widget plugins available for WordPress that one can use in linking to his/her personal or website social network's profiles. In this two-part series, I will show us how to get the count of Facebook page Likes, Twitter and Google+ followers how to build a Social Profile WordPress widget.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes: Save and RetrieveMaintainable meta boxes
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    In this article, we're going to continue our work by saving the information to the database, retrieving the information, and displaying it on the front-end. Along the way, we'll also look at some of the built-in WordPress API functions designed to help make this a bit easier for us as well as some tips for double-checking our work in the database to verify our information is being saved exactly as we expect.Read More…
  • Programming Fundamentals
    Refactoring Legacy Code - Part 11: The End?Refactoring wide retina preview
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    Old code. Ugly code. Complicated code. Spagetti code. Jibberish nonsense. In two words, Legacy Code. This is a series that will help you work and deal with it. In our previous lesson we've learned a new way to understand and make code better by extracting till we drop. While that tutorial was a good way to learn the techniques, it was hardly the ideal example to understand the benefits of it. In this lesson we will extract till we drop on all of our trivia game related code and we will analyze the final result.Read More…
  • PHP
    New Course: Getting Started With Symfony 2Getting started with symfony2
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    Symfony 2 is one of the most popular modern PHP frameworks. It has the advantages of being modular, extensible, and feature complete. This course is designed for first-time users of the framework, and will walk you through all its basic coding features. We'll cover everything you need to get started, such as bundles, templating with layouts, routing, building forms with validation, and how to build a full CRUD app with database interaction. By the end of the course, you'll have the fundamental skills necessary to use the Symfony 2 framework to build basic, database-driven web applications.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes: Verify and SanitizeMaintainable meta boxes 1
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    Up to this point, we've put together the basic file organization of the plugin as well as the front-end, but we haven't actually implemented functionality for saving information to the database. And if you can't save information, then the plugin is of little benefit to anyone. In this post, we're going to hop back into the server-side code and implement the functionality that will verify the user has permission to save and that the data is properly sanitized.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Basic Functional Testing With Symfony 2's CrawlerSymfony2 wide retina preview black
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    Follow along as I walk you through using Symfony 2's Crawler to write basic functional tests. We'll learn how to test the entire spectrum of implementing a controller, template, and route by writing functional tests to test their integration as a whole, using PHPUnit.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Using AlterEgo to Add Two-Factor Authentication to Your WordPress SiteTutsplus icon
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    In this tutorial, you will learn how to modify the WordPress user authentication flow by extending it with AlterEgo, the two-factor authentication tool from MailChimp.Read More…
  • Object-Oriented Programming
    Design Patterns: The Facade PatternFacade pattern
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    In this tutorial, we are going to cover the facade design pattern. It falls under the category of structural patterns because it deals with how your code should be structured to make it easily intelligible and keep it well maintained in the long term.Read More…
  • Email
    Building Advanced Email Features With IMAP and PHPPreview
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    In this tutorial, I'll walk you through some real world examples of how you can use PHP and IMAP to build new features for managing your email—features that the big email providers haven't built for us.Read More…
  • PHP
    New Course: Building Multitenant Apps in LaravelLaravel4multi
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    Multitenant apps are all over the web, but tackling your first one can be challenging. Our new course walks you through developing a multitenant application in Laravel 4.2, covering both single-database and multi-database tenancy styles. Read More…
  • WordPress
    Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes: Finish The Front-EndMaintainable meta boxes 1
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    In this article, we're going to continue with introducing the rest of the user interface, and then we're going to move onto actually writing code responsible for verifying the user input and associating it with the given post.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Utilizing WordPress Shortcodes and Custom Fields for FootnotesWordpress
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    The things you can do with WordPress is arguably limitless, in terms of web design and development. In this tutorial, we're going to make use of shortcodes and custom fields in order to create a working "Footnotes" section.Read More…
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