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Code Learning Guides

Collections of posts that take you through a particular topic or project.
  • Knockoutjs

    We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with the fine team at Syncfusion to offer you one of their popular eBooks, Knockout Succinctly, in session form.

    This Knockout session is intended for professional web developers who need to build dynamic, scalable user interfaces with minimal code. Ryan Hodson will guide you through the essentials of the library, starting with a brief overview of Knockout and its data-oriented aspects, followed by a thorough examination of binding data to HTML elements, and finally examples of accessing external data and combining Knockout with jQuery animation routines.

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  • Digging into theme customizer part 1 overview

    In version 3.4, beside improving current features, WordPress released a very cool new feature. It's a really useful tool that makes it easier for a user to configure and customize their website. That is the Theme Customizer. So what is the Theme Customizer, what can it do, and how to customize it? In this series, I'm going to walk you through understanding its components and tasks deeply. Once we're done, you can totally customize it by yourself.

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  • Developing plugins with wordpress boilerplates why boilerplates matter

    Over the past five to ten years, building sites and applications for the web has become much more complex than much of the stuff that people were building in the 90's. Long gone are manually creating sites using uppercase HTML, table-based layouts, and ugly JavaScript to make some type of cute animation happen on a page. Now we've got a variety of technologies, frameworks, and languages all of which work together to help us build full on software applications that run within a browser.

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  • Cross site scripting in wordpress what is xss

    In this two part series, we're going to take a look at what cross-site scripting really is, its dangers, how it impacts WordPress development, and then practical steps that we can take for testing our themes and plugins.

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  • Preview

    Although the WP Query is great and provides a lot of flexibility, you can actually take your development efforts a step further with more advanced querying of the WordPress database. Throughout this series, we're going to take a look at the advantages of advanced queries, how we interface with the WordPress database, and how we can retrieve, update, and insert new and existing data.

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  • Thumb 01

    We're going to give a very brief overview of what Ajax is, how it works, how to set it up on the front, and understanding the hooks that WordPress provides. We'll also actually build a small project that puts the theory into practice. We'll walk through the source code and we'll also make sure it's available on GitHub, as well.

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