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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.

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.

Creative (i.e. weird) WordPress Hosting Tricks

I frequently play around with different ways of improving Wordpress performance through hosting configurations, not so much because it’s necessary but because I have fun doing it. This was one of those times… I wondered about the value of catching the front-end of a Wordpress installation with Nginx but directing everything on the dashboard side of things to Apache2.

Getting WP Post and Postmeta in Single Rows

WordPress uses wp_posts to store post, page, and Custom Post Type (CPT) data the wp_postmeta table for Custom Metabox data. To retrieve this data you have to read for the post plus multiple linked postmeta rows. In this post, we conquer postmeta with subqueries.

Using Redis with WordPress on Ubuntu

Redis is “an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker. It supports data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes with radius queries and streams.” Translation? It makes websites run faster.

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