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    Easy Development With CodeIgniterCodeigniter
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    In this week's 30 minute screencast, I'm going to show you how easy it is to work with the MVC pattern and CodeIgniter. This video is aimed at beginners who have no experience with a PHP framework. For demonstration purposes, we'll be building a simple image upload utility. We'll then perform some validation, save the file to our uploads folder, and automatically create a respective thumbnail. With raw PHP, this can be somewhat time-consuming. However, with CodeIgniter, it's simply a matter of referencing the correct library, and passing in some configuration options! Let's dive in. Read More…
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    The PHP Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks, 2nd EditionPhpanth
    The PHP Anthology - Free 207 Page Preview A compilation of the best solutions provided to common PHP questions. The PHP Anthology will save you time, and eliminate the frustration of completing PHP tasks, with a comprehensive collection of ready-to-use solutions. If you're building web applications with PHP you'll never let this book out of your site! Read More…
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    10 WordPress 2.8 Features To Look Out For200x200
    It's a great achievement for WordPress 2.8 to be released so soon after 2.7. Named 'Baker', 2.8 adds plenty of new features, including syntax highlighting for theme/plugin editing, a theme installer, and a great revamped widgets interface and API. Read More…
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    Build a Custom CMS Using PHP and MySQLiCode
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    In this video tutorial, we'll be building a custom Content Management System (CMS) using PHP and MySQLi. We'll start off by pulling our content from a MySQL database and then build a CMS admin panel to manage our content. For easy content management, we will be using TinyMCE as our editor. I hope you enjoy the screencast.Read More…
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    How to Syndicate Content Without Utilizing a News Feed200x200
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    Many websites offer syndication formats such as RSS, JSON, or XML based services to allow for easy content delivery. But what happens when a website doesn’t offer one of these services? How do you syndicate content from a website that doesn’t offer a news feed? This is what I set out to solve. Read More…
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    Secure Your Forms With Form Keys200x200
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    Security is a hot topic. Ensuring that your websites are secure is extremely important for any web application. In fact, I spend 70% of my time securing my applications. One of the most important things we must secure are forms. Today, we are going to review a method to prevent XSS (Cross-site scripting) and Cross-site request forgery on forms.Read More…
  • PHP
    Build Your Own Captcha and Contact Form200x200
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    Ever get hit with spam through the contact form on your personal site? Well, here is a short tutorial on how to build a custom captcha to keep the bad guys out. Read More…
  • PHP
    Build a Shopping Cart With PHP and MySQLCode
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    For this week’s screencast + tutorial, we’re going to teach you how to build your own shopping cart with PHP and MySQL. As you’ll find, it’s not quite as difficult as you might have thought.Read More…
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    40+ Invaluable PHP Tutorials and ResourcesPhpcaching
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    PHP is one of the most popular scripting languages on the internet today, and one of the easiest to get into. Whether you're a PHP newbie, or an experienced code-slinger, there is always something new to discover. A function you're unfamiliar with a killer timesaving tool, a technique that you forgot about...Read More…
  • WordPress
    How to Set Up a Killer WordPress Testing Environment Locally200x200
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    If you're a heavy WordPress developer like me, you might find that you need to create a new installation for each site that requires a strange structure or specific posts, instead of using your uniform local test WordPress installation. Cue WordPress Mu. WordPress Multi User is a platform created by the geniuses at Automattic that is basically a WordPress installation that allows multiple blogs to run using the same software.Read More…
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    How to Implement Email Verification for New MembersAvatar
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    Have you ever created an account with a website, and were required to check your email and click through a verification link sent by the company in order to activate it? Doing so highly reduces the number of spam accounts. In this lesson, we'll learn how to do this very thing!Read More…
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    Creating an Advanced Password Recovery Utility200x200
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    In my last tutorial, 'A Better Login System', a few people commented on how they would like to see a tutorial on password recovery, which is something you don't always see in user access tutorials. The tutorial I am bringing you today will deal with just that. Using mySQLi, we will learn to recover unencrypted and (one-way) encrypted passwords. Read More…
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