touch is not the 'one solution to rule them all'
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Touch a File (Before Creating It)

If you do any type of WordPress development for clients, then you’re likely familiar with having to work within many

PHP Sessions and WordPress: WordPress Native PHP Sessions
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Working with PHP Sessions and WordPress

Earlier this week, I was talking with a friend and fellow developer about how I handle sessions in WordPress. Specifically,

Exclude Files From PHP CodeSniffer: A potential directory structure.
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How to Exclude Files From PHP CodeSniffer

When you’re working with PHP CodeSniffer, and you’re doing so in the terminal, you’re likely looking to output errors into

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Add a column to the posts admin overview page.

How to add a custom column to the posts admin overview page. In this article we will have a look

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When Valet Stops Working Properly, What Do We Do?

I’m a fan of using both Homebrew and Valet when it comes to setting up and configuring a basic WordPress

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Learn The New Thing! (Wait, Not So Fast)

One of the things that I dig about the software development industry (others, too, but this is where we are,

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Does WordPress Hold You Back as a Developer, Really?

One of the commentaries that we often read or hear about WordPress is its “low barrier to entry” and why

Multiple Versions of PHP with Homebrew: brew services list
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Running Multiple Versions of PHP with Homebrew

One of the challenges with building solutions on WordPress is working with the various environments each host provides. That is,

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Sanitizing URLs in WordPress with Its API and Built-In PHP Functions

Working with user-centric fields in WordPress – such as input elements, textarea elements, or any type of field in which

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Secure WordPress Form Submission: An Object-Oriented Approach

Years ago, I wrote a post in which I shared a public function to determine if the user had permissions

WordPress template_direct Hook: template_redirect
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An Alternative to the WordPress template_redirect Hook

The majority of the work that I do right now focuses on custom plugins or utilities that work on top

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Quick Tip: Sanitize Post Data in WordPress

The more I begin to try to use PSR-2 coding standards and tools such as GrumPHP (and those related to

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What Content is Next for Site Members?

When I set out to create a members-only section of my website, it was to do two things: provide members

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Organizing WordPress Settings Screens with Namespaces

As many of us continue to move forward with PHP7+, we can continue to take advantage of a lot of

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WordPress Class Serialization with PHP

If you’re used to working with models (in any foundation or framework, but specifically WordPress), then there’s a chance that

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How to Manipulate the DOM Using PHP

When it comes to manipulating the DOM, the first thing many of us likely think of is using JavaScript to