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Code Learning Guides

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

    I'm going to talk about a product that has put WordPress right at the front as a serious contender as an e-commerce platform. Say hello to WooCommerce. In the first of our two part series we'll look at installation and initial setup talking through the various options available to you. In our second tutorial we will look at adding our first product as well as theming and styling WooCommerce.

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  • Design patterns in wordpress

    In this series, we're going to take a look at design patterns, specifically in the context of WordPress, how they're useful, and some practical examples that we can use in our themes and plugins.

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