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  • WordPress
    50 Filters of WordPress: Filters 21-3050 filters of wordpress preview
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    In the previous parts of this series, we went through 30 WordPress filters. In this tutorial, we're going to see another batch of them and do examples with each. Let's begin!Read More…
  • WordPress
    How Theme Frameworks Actually WorkBuild your own theme framework preview image
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    Theme Frameworks can be extremely powerful. For non-technical WordPress users, they make it possible to create a unique site which looks like it's running a bespoke theme, and for WordPress developers they can help you apply the DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) principle and give you the ability to build custom sites fast. If you've been using a third party framework for a while and have become frustrated with the bloated code or lack of flexibility, or you just want to have complete control over your code, then building your own theme framework could be the best approach.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Building a Social Profile Widget to Display Your Follower CountBuilding a social profile widget feature
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    In this final part of the series, we will develop a social profile widget that links to a Facebook page, and to Twitter, and Google+ profiles. The widget will also display the count of Facebook page likes as well as Twitter and Google+ followers count.Read More…
  • Twitter API
    Building With the Twitter API: Getting StartedPreview a 2
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    Learn the Twitter API with PHP using a standalone, open-source Yii application called Birdcage.Read More…
  • WordPress
    50 Filters of WordPress: An Introduction to Filters50 filters of wordpress preview
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    WordPress is an amazing platform and the most popular content management system in the world. The reason for this title is because of its extensibility. In this series, we're going to learn about filters - one of the best ways we can extend WordPress.Read More…
  • Design Patterns
    Design Patterns: The Adapter PatternAdapter
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    In the previous article we saw how the facade design pattern can be employed to simplify the employment of any large and complex system using only a simple facade class. In this article we will see how the adapter design pattern can be used when your code is dependent on some external API, or any other class that is prone to change frequently. This pattern falls under the category of "structural patterns", because it teaches us how our code/class should be structured in order to manage and/or extend them very easily.Read More…
  • Node.js
    Introduction to Generators & Koa.js: Part 2Koa
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    Learn how to make a dictionary API using Koa.js, which leverages generators to make web application and API development a joyful ride.Read More…
  • jQuery
    Introduction to TablesorterPreview
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    Tablesorter is a straightforward jQuery plugin that provides dynamic column sorting and pagination in your HTML tables. It's a nice way to provide sortable, scripted tables that don't require the user to refresh the page. You can also use it when you're introducing Ajax into your application.Read More…
  • Design Patterns
    Multi-Instance Node.js App in PaaS Using Redis Pub/SubNodejs retina preview 1
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    If you use PaaS to host your application, you often end up with lots of small "containers", and with each instance of your app running in another virtual machine. As a result, the instances don't share memory. In this tutorial you'll learn how to overcome this little inconvenience.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…
  • WordPress
    Creating a PayPal Buy Now Button With Variable ShortcodesPaypal variable
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    PayPal is a great payment processor that allows anyone to send you money, which you can then send directly to your bank account. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a WordPress plugin allowing you to generate a Buy Now button, using a variable shortcode.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Evaluating Your Business for a WordPress eCommerce SolutionWordpress
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    There is a general perception that WordPress is free and easy to set up, and that one can rapidly set up an online store and start trading. The truth of the matter is, there are a lot of considerations when setting up an online store. In this article, we will look at some of the general considerations and the functional and technical requirements of setting up a WordPress eCommerce website and eCommerce sites in general.Read More…
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