David Writes on Insecure PHP and WordPress Functions for Smashing Magazine
Your first million dollars. The game-winning catch. A guest post in Smashing Magazine. These are life’s moments of pure success, and David had one of them this week. We’ll keep you posted on the other two.
How to Make a WordPress Admin Options Page (Without Using the Settings API)
We’re going to cover creating a working WordPress options page, without using the Settings API.
Easily Write and Understand Regular Expressions with Regex101
Regular expressions or regexes—custom formulas for complex string pattern matching—are very useful, but also extremely opaque if you’re not used to reading or writing them. Just to show you how deep the nightmare goes, here’s the officially approved PHP regex for evaluating whether a string is a valid email address:
A Code Snippet to Fix WooCommerce 3.0 Lightboxes
I truly love WooCommerce, but there’s one thing I don’t love about it: breaking changes. Working mostly in WordPress, breaking changes generally feel like something scary and challenging that I expect people in other environments to have to deal with—a bit like, say, cobras. The exception is WooCommerce, which brings the cobras right into my house.
Mastering the WordPress Options API
Note: We’ve revised and expanded this article on the WordPress Options API as part of Up and Running, our multimedia guide to the principles of WordPress development.
Get a WordPress Image’s Attachment ID from its URL with a PHP Function from Pippin Williamson
You know who’s really great? Pippin Williamson.
WordPress Custom Taxonomies: How and Why to Create Them
Organizing your content is one of the core features of WordPress content-management system like WordPress. As such, WordPress creates what are called “taxonomies” to help you keep your content easy to find for both your and your visitors. Today we’re focused on why and how to make a WordPress custom taxonomy.
Preventing Form Resubmission Warnings in WordPress with the Post/Redirect/Get Pattern
Today’s article is on an advanced topic in WordPress development, and is by a distinguished guest and a truly outstanding WordPress developer and educator: Carl Alexander.
What WordPress Teaches Us About Software Ecosystems
WordPress is, without a doubt, one of the most successful pieces of software of all time. Sure, Microsoft’s Office and Windows are both more influential. Apple’s iOS is huge, as is Google’s Android. Linux is no chump either. But WordPress is relevant to all those platforms and more. And it has about the same name recognition to boot. If people can name a single piece of web infrastructure technology today, there’s a good chance of WordPress being the one they know. (Not counting Facebook as infrastructure.)