How to Create a Custom Landing Page in WordPress

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 […]

[Solved] Laravel: The only supported ciphers are AES-128-CBC and AES-256-CBC with the correct key lengths.

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: […]

Searching the Google Books API with PHP [Quickstart]

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 […]

NGINX / Apache: Block Requests to PHP file (xmlrpc.php)

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 […]

Best Free Source Code Editors for e.g.: HTML, CSS, JavaScript

This is a list of the best free source code editors, especially for web programming, for example for JavaScript, HTML or CSS, with some useful indications about features, difficulty and which platforms they are available for. If you’re looking to find the best fit for you, keep reading. This list is full of beginner friendly […]

Buffer Jobs, hiring page done right!

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 […]