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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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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.”

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.

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.

2 Must-Have Tools for WordPress Development

There are some exceptional tools that can be used for WordPress development that make the process way easier than it would be otherwise. I didn’t know about some of these early on in my WordPress development days, so for those of you who might not be familiar with them, I’d like to share.

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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