• 8 Web Design and Development Tools You Need to Know About

    One of the things many people struggle with at work is making time to find ways to work smarter. It’s not like any of us don’t want to work smarter or faster. It’s just that mentality of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” that has a way of seeping in when we think about […]

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  • How to Address Object Injection Vulnerabilities in PHP

    I have been discussing the risks related to PHP Object Injection or insecure usage of unserialize() and how this insecure coding practice is unfortunately very prevalent in the WordPress plugin ecosystem. This post is for plugin (and really any PHP) developers for the purpose to share why you shouldn’t unseralize() data sent from untrusted sources, […]

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  • How to use React with the WordPress REST API

    I remember back when I learned how to develop for WordPress, I spent weeks in the Codex, learning the template hierarchy, the template tags, and so on. The Codex was like my Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: they might as well have printed “DON’T PANIC” on the front, because it kept me learning at a […]

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  • Advanced CSS: 5 New Methods That You Might Not Know About

    CSS is a great way for web developers to keep style and content separate. You can use it for things like styling block quotes in WordPress, but it can also be so much more than that. In this article, we’ll take a look at five things you can do with advanced CSS that you may […]

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  • Narrowing WordPress Search

    One thing you should know about me is that while I’m pretty savvy when it comes to building things for the web today, I’m still pretty new to it. I spent my childhood building theme parks in Roller Coaster Tycoon, not Flash games for Newgrounds. Rather, I gravitated toward web development during the final year […]

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  • A Citizen’s Guide to Open Source Communities

    Contributing to open source communities can be a rewarding way to learn, teach, and gain experience in just about any skill imaginable, including code. But getting started, finding an open source project to contribute to, and understanding the etiquette can be a daunting thing when you’re starting out. So much so that an opensource.com survey […]

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  • Centralizing WordPress Code with a Theme Wrapper, Custom Actions and Layout Classes

    I’ve been developing WordPress themes and plugins for the past 6 years, and in that time, I’ve learned a lot about how to efficiently centralize and organize WordPress theme files. For a long time, I thought that using Template Files was the right way to organize my WordPress theme– just whip up a post-type-specific template-file, […]

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  • 3 Simple WordPress Security Tips

    We’ve all been enjoying the benefits of WordPress’s popularity. We’re surrounded by beautiful themes, high-powered plugins, and helpful communities. But there’s a dark side to that popularity – it makes WordPress sites an ideal target for hackers around the world. Before going any further, let’s get one thing straight: WordPress, as a site, is secure. […]

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  • What is WP-CLI? And Why You Probably Want It.

    A lot of developers seem to enjoy grunt work – the thrill of fixing problems, building things, and losing yourself in lines of code. But there’s only so much time in the day. And you probably have better things to be doing than repetitive tasks that end up taking longer than they should. When you […]

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  • 8 Questions with WebDevStudios Co-founder Brad Williams

    Today we have another well-respected member of the WordPress community answering our questions. Step forward WebDevStudios CEO and co-founder, Brad Williams. You’ve probably heard of WebDevStudios already, right? They’re one of the best-known WordPress design and development companies, they’re heavily involved in the WordPress and BuddyPress core, and their team is behind some of the […]

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