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Bootstrap is Not Meant For WordPress Themes

Ever since its inception in 2011, Bootstrap has risen to fame overnight, and it currently stands tall as the most loved framework on Github. In fact, when it comes to anything related to front-end development, there are good chances that Bootstrap is involved in some way or the other.

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CodeIgniter 101

Want to save time on PHP development? In this article, I’ll cover the CodeIgniter framework and will provide you with a list of additional resources. CodeIgniter (CI) is similar to Bootstrap, it’s an open-source toolkit that offers pre-existing code files for rapid development, but CodeIgniter is for PHP.

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Using $wpdb and the WordPress Database Functions

As I talked about previously in our Introduction to WordPress Plugin Development tutorial, one of the great things about working in WordPress is the ability to piggy-back on WP’s database connection. It not only saves you code and time, but also makes your plugin or theme run faster and more securely. Today, I’d like to get into more detail about exactly what database functions are available to you inside of WordPress.

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WordPress Plugin Development, Lesson 4: Basic Security

This is part of an ongoing series for programmers interested in developing WordPress plugins with PHP. If you are just starting out with WordPress, and want some more basic tips, check out the previous lessons:

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concrete5 – CMS With Front-end Editing

When it comes to Content Management Systems, our options are plenty. On one hand, we have the ultra popular and robust options such as the likes of WordPress, Drupal, Joomla! and Expression Engine, whereas on the other hand, we have the equally powerful and slightly lesser known, yet praiseworthy, contenders such as MODX, SilverStripe, Ghost, PyroCMS, and so on.

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Using PHP and cURL to Scrape Web Pages

This is part of a continuing series on PHP programming. If you are brand new to PHP and want a more basic tutorial, check out our Introduction to PHP, then come back and complete this one. If you feel like you have the basics down, let’s jump right in. Today, we’re going to use cURL and PHP to scrape a website for data, specifically the list of most often downloaded ebooks at Project Gutenberg.

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Refactoring PHP Code

This tutorial is meant to introduce PHP programmers to the technique known as code refactoring, and explain why it should be part of any programmer’s development plan. If you are brand new to PHP and need a more basic tutorial first, check out our Introduction to PHP lesson, then come back to this one to build on that foundation.

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WordPress Plugin Development, Lesson 3: Email Functions

This is the third in a series of tutorials meant to introduce programmers to WordPress plugin development. If you haven’t yet, I recommend you go through Lesson 1: Introduction to WP Plugin Development and Lesson 2: The Admin Page. Each one will only take you 10-20 minutes to complete, and then you’ll be ready for this tutorial. In today’s lesson, we’re going to move on from the basic string capabilities we used in our first plugin to something a little more complex: email functions.

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WordPress Plugin Development, Lesson 2: The Admin Page

WordPress is an incredibly popular and widespread content management system, used by over 60 million websites and blogs. It has its downsides, like any software package, but one of its strengths is its use of plugins, pieces of additional code that add to the core code of WordPress without altering it. This is an intermediate lesson in WP plugin development.

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Drupal: To Use or Not To Use?

Drupal — the very name invites a mixed reaction from designers, developers and end users alike. On one hand, Drupal is backed by a very loyal and active user base or community, and is renowned for its security abilities and versatile set of features. On the other hand, Drupal is also notorious for a wide number of reasons.

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