In this article, I’ll share a custom PHP shortcode function I use for my non-WordPress Web sites to improve their maintainability. This function mimics the WordPress shortcode feature.
In December of 2012, in anticipation of school closings, late openings, or early dismissals due to extreme weather, the head of Eaton Academy asked me to implement an emergency announcement banner that would appear on all pages of Eaton’s Web site. The challenge was that the Web site is a hybrid: the main section of the site was custom built, while the blog section was built on WordPress. This case study describes the approach we took to solve the problem. I think this project is a good example of how easily WordPress can be hooked into.
In choosing a theme for your WordPress Web site, you might be inclined to focus on layout and look and feel. Maybe you also consider end-user customizability and how many (and which) template files are included in the theme. If you’re a civilian building your own Web presence with WordPress, by all means pick the […]
The Challenge nSiteful Client Jay Maurice operates a music instruction business called Lessons In Your Home. At this writing, the business has over 200 active music teachers in eight major U.S. markets. Jay wanted to optimize his email marketing and pay-per-click advertising campaigns by having a customized landing page for each market and each instrument […]
Any takers? Lemme explain. I’m trying to dive into OOP in PHP. If you are, too – or if you happen to enjoy teaching others what you already know – maybe this is for you.
In your PHP/MySQL applications, have you ever had to get values from a table based on the value of a foreign key in another table? Of course you have! Let me put it this way: Let’s suppose… Suppose you have a database of students and their families. Further suppose each student in the “students” table […]