Re-introducing PDO – the Right Way to Access Databases in PHP

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PDO is the acronym of PHP Data Objects. As the name implies, this extension gives you the ability to interact with your database through objects. Why not mysql and mysqli? The very valid question people ask when confronted by a new technology is simpl... Read more
Re-introducing PDO – the Right Way to Access Databases in PHP

Timber and Twig Reignited My Love for WordPress

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The following is a guest post by TJ Fogarty. TJ pitched me some ideas for articles and I latched on to this one right away. I've heard this same sentiment from a few other people. Then on a bit of investigation, I can understand why. As you'll soon see... Read more
Timber and Twig Reignited My Love for WordPress

Easy Digital Downloads: Reports Part 2

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In my previous article I shared some benefits of keeping records for transactions, and discussed some of the features which are exclusively a part of the reports section in the EDD plugin. In this article I plan to address the ways to export different ... Read more
Easy Digital Downloads: Reports Part 2

Typographic Patterns In HTML Email Newsletter Design

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  Last year I read Jan Constantin’s post “Typographic Design Patterns and Current Practices” and straightaway wanted to do something similar with email. At the time I was studying responsive typography on the web, trying to break down t... Read more
Typographic Patterns In HTML Email Newsletter Design

The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding Product Images & Galleries

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In the previous articles we added different types of products in WooCommerce. Images in an online store provide a visual treat to the customers and give them a better idea about any product. So in this article I will explain how you can add product ima... Read more
The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding Product Images & Galleries

A Guide to Vanilla Ajax Without jQuery

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Short for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, Ajax is a mechanism for making partial page updates. It enables you to update sections of a page with data that comes from the server, whilst avoiding the need for a full refresh. Making partial updates in thi... Read more
A Guide to Vanilla Ajax Without jQuery

Recent Conference Talks Worth Watching

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These are some of my favorites from conferences I've either been to lately, have watched online, or were recommended to me (in which case they aren't always super recent). I link up the playlist of videos from the conference the talk was at where I can... Read more
Recent Conference Talks Worth Watching

Using the Selenium Web Driver API with PHPUnit

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Previously, we demonstrated using Selenium with PHPUnit and used a user subscription form example throughout the article. In this one, we are going to explore the Facebook package using the web driver API implementation. It is recommended you go throu... Read more
Using the Selenium Web Driver API with PHPUnit