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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.”

Forms and CPTs and Tables, Oh My!

There are several ways to collect, store, and use data in a Wordpress website. In this article, I’ll discuss and compare three of them: Forms, Custom Post Types (CPTs) and custom database tables.

Dixie Design: A Tale of Two Widgets

If you don’t have time to maintain custom post types and metadata, or don’t need the power they provide, then the simpler Media Grid with a filter may serve your purpose.

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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.

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