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HTTP vs HTTPS

This post is part of a series designed to help developers who are just starting out understand some basics and how they relate to WordPress. This second post is about HTTP (including its cousin, the secure version) and will attempt to explain the…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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