If you’re using a WordPress theme you’re actually quite happy with, but you just want to change the appearance of individual pages completely, you can make use of two great things in WordPress. The possibility to create child themes and custom page templates. For jonathanmh.com I wanted a great first page load time that enables […]
Recently I set up a project with the laravel PHP framework and hit a little bump right away. After cloning my project on my computer at home, I encountered an error message about the AES key length. Luckily I wasn’t the only one with that issue and running the following and conveniently available artisan commands fixed it already: […]
APIs are always fun to me, because you gain access to a large pool of information. Today I want to take a quick look at how to access the Google Books API with PHP. The code snippets and general knowledge should be applicable to all kinds of other Google APIs like YouTube or Google+. Requirements […]
This is going to be a short post about how to block your webserver from serving a specific file. WordPress comes with a file called xmlrpc.php which enables you to use their mobile App on self-hosted blogs or enables ping- and trackbacks. However, there is a bunch of bots out there that attempt to brute-force […]
I’m currently working as a teacher again temporarily, so to enable every student to be able to get into unit testing, I had to take a look at PHPunit and how to run it on Windows.
Phalcon comes as a C binary, which you can set up as a PHP module in your php.ini. It makes the framework functionality available as PHP classes, so you won’t actually have to worry about the C part after the initial installation. I’ve been writing PHP as one the first languages I learned, because I […]
I just stumbled upon buffer’s hiring page and I think it’s great. It shows what they’re doing, is visually beautiful and deserves a look! Buffer allows you to time your updates on social networks like twitter, facebook, linkedin and google plus. You can set which post you want to publish on which network and also […]
The Laravel project has made a pretty smart move, that now is also in their quick start guide. They enable you to install it directly through composer! I’ve written about composer once when I ran into a little quirky bug on MacOS. Using composer, which is a general dependency manager for PHP seems like a […]
Codeacademy.com has just started releasing a PHP course to their track and progress based code learning system. Right now only the Welcome to PHP! chapter is available, but more are listed and flagged as planned. Also a call for collaboration is included, since you can actually write the course.