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5 PHP Security Measures

For many years, PHP has been a stable, inexpensive platform on which to operate web-based applications. Like most web-based platforms, PHP is vulnerable to external attacks. Developers, database architects and system administrators should take precautions before deploying PHP applications to a live server. Most of these techniques can be accomplished with a few lines of code or a slight adjustment to the application settings. #5: Manage Setup Scripts ... If the developer has installed a set...
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Converting a Web Template into a WordPress Theme

If you are not into all the hype surrounding WordPress, you probably have likely heard about its ease of use especially for end-users. The platform is also easy to manage and delivers an almost limitless number of widgets to help add functionality. Many users are usually not interested in the development process and only want an end product that is painless and flexible enough to allow additional features as the website grows. WordPress gives you that edge. However, before you can port your existing...
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5 WordPress Comments Section Hacks

One thing that makes WordPress so dynamic is the ability for readers to easily post comments. This interaction between you and the readers is therefore an important element in your website and should be given the same attention as other sections of your website. So what can you do to improve the comments section on your WordPress website? 1. Removing HTML Links in User Comments ... People, and especially bloggers, are always looking to promote themselves on other websites and no doubt will try to do that...
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Up and Running With Custom Post Types Part 2

In part one of our post Up and Running With Custom Post Types, we covered the concept behind WordPress's Custom Post Type feature, and how to get started by creating your own custom post type. We also covered ways to keep it modular by utilizing a separate PHP file, allowing you to port the post type from theme to theme. In this post, we'll cover creating Taxonomies for your custom post types, creating custom fields and meta boxes, saving your data and using it in your WordPress themes. Let's get rollin'!...
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Learning LESS: Using Functions

We continue on our journey of Learning LESS today as we take a look at Nested Rules in LESS, which will help you write extremely clean code. If you haven't read our first three posts on the topic, check out the introduction, variables, mixins and nested rules posts. Blog Series Roadmap ... An Introduction Using Variables Using Mixins Using Nested Rules Using Functions Divide and Conquer Put It Into Action Time to get our hands dirty in some LESS functions, which will likely blow your mind that it...
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Plugin Development for WordPress

The Wordpress platform allows you to modify, customize and enhance your existing website easily. You don’t need to change the core program but rather you can create or modify existing plugins to add the extra functionality that you need. This flexibility in customizing your Wordpress installation is provided by the Wordpress Plugin API. There are already hundreds of Wordpress Plugins on various Wordpress Plugin repositories on the Web where you can download and install. If you cannot find a plugin...
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DeveloperDrive.com now powered by MaxCDN

A faster website leads to happier visitors. While you can make a million changes to your site’s code to speed up load times, there are some things that are just beyond your control. Things like network issues between where your site is hosted and where your visitors are. So what can you do to overcome things like network latency? Easy! You can use a service like MaxCDN which is a Content Distribution Network.  We recently teamed up with MaxCDN to deliver even better performance to our blog. MaxCDN delivers...
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Up and Running With Custom Post Types

If you're reading this post, chances are you're familiar with WordPress and its role in the web world as a blogging platform, content management system, multisite administrator, and much more. While WordPress can be a viable solution for any small business website or blog right out of the box from a fresh install, you can harness the true value of WP by diving into the code and creating Custom Post Types. What Is A Custom Post Type? ... WordPress ships with two default post types, Posts and Pages. By default,...
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