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What Does Hosting, Managed Hosting, and WordPress Hosting Mean For Your Business?

In today’s global marketplace, it is especially important to consider the level of hosting used for companies to get the most out of their website. The day to day updates, administrating, and running of a webpage can become burdensome and it’s necessary to find hosting that works for you and your site, particularly, your WordPress site.

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State and Statelessness

After my colleague Diedra Smith posted about how “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” I thought I’d add to the list with a post about that mysterious concept, “state.”

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What is Caching (and why should you care?)

A brand-new installation of WordPress – with no pages, posts, images, or plugins installed – contains about 450,000 lines of code. WordPress is using this code to build the page that your website visitor requested, and normally it will do it every time they visit, even if that page hasn’t changed. Caching was invented to solve this type of problem.

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10 Steps for WordPress Security

I recently ran across this post that details some good steps relating to keeping your WordPress website secure. I wanted to share how hosting your site with KMDE covers “all of the above.”

Anatomy of a Website

Ever wonder what it takes to deliver a website to the world? There are quite a few components required, some of which overlap and even

Balancing Ends (Front/Back-end Development)

Development tools like Angular.js and now React.js and (my personal favorite) Vue.js have transformed front-end website/web application development. It’s actually possible to write whole applications in JavaScript now in a cohesive, management manner. The real question is: should you? The answer is, of course… it depends.

Custom Pagination in CakePHP 4

CakePHP 4 uses the Milligram CSS framework. Even though freshly-baked CakePHP looks really nice with Milligram, you might want to change the look and feel of the default pagination. In this post we’ll go over how to get the pagination to match your scheme.

Five More Great Tools for LAMP Developers

A short time back, I wrote about two things that I wouldn’t want to be without as a Wordpress developer. Since then, a few things have changed. Circumstances have led me to spend more time with Windows 10, and its really working for me. Some of the reasons why I’m digging developing on my Windows 10 rig are these five great tools.

Choosing the Right Stack for the Job

As a developer, you’ve no doubt been asked “can you do [insert user request here]” more times than you can count. The answer is pretty much always “yes.” The tougher question these days is “how” … there are hundreds of ways to get things done these days. In this post, I’d like to share some of the things that shape my decisions about the “how.”

WordPress Plugin Boilerplate, Part Two

In a previous post, I introduced Wordpress Plugin Boilerplate (hereafter referred to as WPBB for brevity), an attempt at standardization for the way Wordpress plugins are developed.

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