Tag: WordPress

Disclaimer: I'm not a security expert, nor do I pretend to be one. This article just highlights some of the things that I've learned over the years, when it comes to basic security measures. I cannot be held responsible for the bad things that could happen to your app. When I started out as a developer I didn't take into consideration the security aspects of my websites / apps. As most of my developer friends, I just loved to code. It's the same story with every other new developer out there. We can safely assume that when it comes to building...

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You're working on a new project with WordPress. You enjoy yourself. You're confident in your abilities but then all of a sudden you realize you need a bunch of custom post types and the user is not allowed to edit the title to one of them but you need to find a way to auto-increment the title because that was a client request. So, you pull up the functions file, scratch your head and copy / paste the bellow snippet and hope for the best. // Use a filter to make the change add_filter( 'wp_insert_post_data' , 'modify_post_title'...

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Dear WordPress dev community and Automattic, I've been working with WordPress for the past 5+ years. In this time frame I have worked with a lot of stuff, from free crappy open source themes to high-end premium ones. I've built plugins, themes, you name it. In all my years as a developer, that uses WordPress as his main work platform, I've tried to standardize my workflow and the stuff that I use when I'm developing new things. All this time, I came across some stuff that in my opinion should have a standard. These things obstruct the way a developer...

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It was bound to happen at some point in time. It was on my wish-list ever since I heard that the WordPress community is organizing events that gather the most talented and most inspiring people, people that work with WordPress. After I attended last years WordCamp in Cluj, RO (which was my first WordCamp ever) I knew that someday I'll be on that stage speaking about one of the things I know best, WordPress. Planning When I saw the call for speakers, within 10 minutes I submitted a talk proposal and surely my talk was accepted, within a week or...

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It all started on one December-ish looking morning. It was the year of our lord 2013 and the snow was nowhere to be found, keeping that mind, there was a slight smell of bugs in the air. You know the type I'm talking about? The ones that don't let you sleep at night and make you go to bed at 2AM. Those kind of bugs. Thankfully the so-called "bug", I am going to describe in the rows below, is not one of those. This was a simple one. One that started from the bottom, from the inner core...

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