Posted on January 26, 2017Categories Hacking, Plugin Development, WordPressTags , ,   Leave a comment on Hacking WordPress – Articles About Coding Plugins and Themes

Hacking WordPress – Articles About Coding Plugins and Themes

Recently I’ve begun building a music directory site.    I purchased a premium theme and the accompanying premium plugins.    Sadly, premium does not necessarily mean well-written.   Turns out this theme and the associate plugins do a few good things, look great on the surface and do a lot of really horrid things in the background.   If I were launching a personal site, like this bio blog, I’d not worry about it.   However the long term goal is to build a music … Continue reading “Hacking WordPress – Articles About Coding Plugins and Themes”

Posted on June 29, 2016Categories Plugin Development, Technology, WordPressTags , , , , , , , 2 Comments on Changing PHP Version On Vagrant

Changing PHP Version On Vagrant

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); After nearly 24 hours of working on this issue I finally figure out how to change the running version of PHP from the WEB SERVER under VVV for my WordPress development environment.  I recall, at a WordPress conference last year, someone touting how easy it was to change PHP versions to test plugin and theme development on various deployment stacks.    Sure, if you happen to want to pull a whole new box image with just … Continue reading “Changing PHP Version On Vagrant”

Posted on March 24, 2016Categories Plugin Development, Security, WordPressTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Adding WordPress REST API Security To Basic CRUD Operations

Adding WordPress REST API Security To Basic CRUD Operations

Work has been underway adding REST API functionality to the Store Locator Plus plugin.   Most people are familiar with the basic concept of using REST to fetch data from a remote server.   We use this every day when surfing the web using the basic premise of an HTTP GET protocol.   In short this is the simplest form of a REST “read” operation.   Go here, get this thing and show it to me. REST APIs get more exciting when … Continue reading “Adding WordPress REST API Security To Basic CRUD Operations”