AJAX In WordPress (2020 Edition)

/ Tutorials, Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 0 comments

AJAX is extremely commonplace in websites today, but do you know how to use it in WordPress? Let’s take a look at how AJAX works in WordPress and how to navigate the way AJAX is used within WordPress. WordPress in AJAX – Theory AJAX is fairly simple. You use JavaScript to make a request to a resource ‘behind the scenes’ […]

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PHP Autoloading and WordPress Plugins

PHP Class Loading and WordPress Plugins

/ PHP, Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 4 Comments

WordPress plugin development can be an absolute pain. That’s right. I said it. Coding plugins for clients and keeping that code neat and tidy can be a nightmare. The best way to write your code (in most cases) to prevent conflicts and keep code together is to use classes. Obviously you should use your best judgement as to if the […]

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Reducing WordPress Memory Usage

Reducing WordPress’ Memory Usage (Updated 2018)

/ Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 0 comments

It has been quite a while since the last tutorial on reducing WordPress’ memory usage was published. Since then a lot has changed. WordPress has received more features and is now well on the way to receiving Gutenberg. With that in mind I think it is time to take an updated look at what you can do to reduce your […]

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Zed Press Version 1.3 Released

/ Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 0 comments

I have just pushed out the new 1.3 version of Zed Press, the WordPress plugin that allows you to display your Zazzle.com products on your WordPress based website. What’s new? New to version 1.3 is the removal of the reliance on the Titan Framework plugin. Zed Press used the Titan Framework plugin to help create its option pages but due […]

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Using Nginx FastCGI Cache With WordPress

/ Misc, Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 1 Comment

Are you sick of using different caching plugins? Are you sick of updating plugins and checking to make sure there are no updates to Nginx rules? Are you happy to get your hands a little dirty and write your own Nginx rules? Then this might just be the tutorial for you. Let’s take a look at how you can get […]

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Free WordPress Caching Plugin Comparisons 2017

/ Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 0 comments

Something a little different today. We are going to take a look at how much of an improvement caching plugins can make to the performance of your WordPress website. In this post I will be showing tests completed on the 4 most popular WordPress caching plugins. These are not in-depth tests. Instead they are simple install and activate tests designed […]

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Image Uploads Using Laravel 5.4 With Vue: Part 2

/ PHP / by Paul Robinson / 0 comments

When we last left our image upload application in part 1 we had created a working image uploader, but it could still be improved. In this second part we are going to look at improving the application by adding in thumbnailing and moving our image listing into a separate page. Vue Router To start off we will install Vue Router. […]

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Image Uploads Using Laravel 5.4 With VueJS

/ PHP / by Paul Robinson / 10 Comments

It’s been a little while since I made a ‘proper’ tutorial so I have decided to put this one together in the hopes that it helps those starting out with Laravel and Vue. I assume you have basic knowledge of HTML & CSS, plus I assume you have at least had a quick perusal of the Laravel Documentation and Vue […]

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Adding Content To Yoast SEO Analysis Using YoastSEOJS

/ Javascript, PHP, Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 18 Comments

I recently received a request from a previous client asking if I could debug why their custom field content had stopped being analysed by their Yoast SEO plugin. It turns out they had updated the plugin and Yoast made a breaking change in regards to adding content to be analysed. To quote Yoast directly: In the upcoming 3.0 release of […]

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