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Restricting Dates of jQuery UI Datepicker with custom WordPress plugin

Recently, I was tasked with adding a custom field to a WooCommerce order details section. This itself is not a major task and is well documented online, but this particular field had some special requirements. It had to Allow users to select a date for delivery/pickup Restrict possible order dates to days when the facility […]

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Deployments w/Git

FTP sucks. I mean, it’s fine. Whatever. But moving code with FTP sucks. You have to make sure you’ve downloaded the latest version, and you have to be careful not to overwrite or delete other files. One missed click, and you can have a long evening ahead of yourself. Because of the issues I’ve had […]

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VVV

As far as development goes, it feels like if you aren’t using Vagrant, you aren’t doing it right. And if you’re doing WordPress development (themes, plugins, or even Core), you’re behind the curve if you haven’t started using VVV (Varying-Vagrant-Vagrants). VVV let’s you spin up another development instance relatively easily, but apparently, it can be even […]

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Writing (More) Secure Plugins

Over the past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending WordCamp Minneapolis 2015 and it was a blast. You can check out my twitter feed (@awebdevguy) for some pictures of all the swag I scored. I basically got a new wardrobe from it, so tickets are definitely worth it. But anyways, back to what this post […]

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Checking WordPress with WPScan

If you use WordPress regularly, you know that it is often the target of hacking attempts, and rightfully so. It accounts for nearly a quarter of all websites! Why wouldn’t a hacker want to target WordPress? That, plus the plethora of amateur developers releasing plug-ins and themes with gaping security flaws, makes WordPress an easy […]

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Edit Hopper Update, Now Supports Custom Post Types

I’ve made a few changes to the Edit Hopper WordPress plugin that I developed and I’m glad to say that it now supports Custom Post Types and Posts. Plus, thanks to Jimmy (@sporifolous on Github), it now has an options page to select which posts you want the meta box to show on. So if […]

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Edit Hopper plugin v1

A long, long time ago, I worked on a website that utilized an almost insane amount of pages and child pages in WordPress. While I was adding content to those pages, I realized that I hated having to click the Pages link in the sidebar of the WordPress admin to go back, and then dig through […]

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SSL with VagrantPress

I’m trying to be a better developer. And somewhere in the vastness of the internet, someone told me I should be using Vagrant. So I did. It was cool and I liked it, but then I found out about VagrantPress and it got even easier. You just clone that repo, and start working. Pretty simple really. […]

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Custom Admin Toolbar in WordPress

I spend a lot of time on StackOverflow, as most people in any programming field do. Well, when I get time, I like to try and answer questions to give back to the community. Sometimes, I can be helpful. Not always, but sometimes. Yesterday was one of those days. A question came up, about creating […]

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What is WordPress?

WordPress. You’ve heard about it but you’re not entirely sure what it is. You’ve seen it online while searching for an easy way to setup a website for your business. Well, this is what WordPress is: a Content Management System (CMS). What is a CMS? A Content Management System is a platform that is designed […]