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Development
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How to Handle Plugin Dependency in WordPress

Have you ever written plugin code in WordPress that was dependent on another plugin to run? If your code tries to execute before the plugin you require has loaded, obviously, it won’t work. There’s a very simple way to make sure that your plugin doesn’t run until it’s ready.

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Laravel
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LAMPStack Laravel

I’ve known about Laravel since I first started investigating PHP frameworks years ago. At the time, I didn’t feel that it was the best choice for the site I was managing. But it has continued to grow and, today, it’s far and away the leading PHP framework. We stilll don’t get to use it a lot (being mostly WordPress people) but it’s impressive on many levels.

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CakePHP
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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.

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PHP
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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.

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Meta
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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.”

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How-To
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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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CakePHP
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Making a Simple Cell in CakePHP 4

This tutorial covers the basics of creating a view cell based upon an “articles” table, similar to the one from the blog tutorial on CakePHP.org.  It is written using CakePHP 4.

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