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PHP

The scripting language of choice for most web designers. It’s free, easy to learn and above all there are many thousands of scripts and packages that you can run (also free!). These articles feature code snippets, tips and techniques and full scripts to help you advance your PHP powered website.

 

EU Cookie Law Wordpress Plugin
13th June 2012PHP
The Cookie Law is a new piece of privacy legislation from Europe that requires websites to obtain consent from visitors to store or retrieve cookies and is designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected by websites, and enable them to choose whether or not they want to allow it to take place. This tutorial and download shows you how to implement an 'implied consent' notification message.
WordPress Security 101
10th April 2012PHP
Out the box, WordPress is a pretty secure platform, but there are several things you can do to harden WordPress security and protect your website.
Wordpress Folding Category List
27th May 2011PHP
Folding Category List is a Wordpress widget that will show a category list that expands as you click into each sub-level. Since only the top level categories and sub-menus of the current category are shown, you will save a lot of space on your sidebar for other widgets. The list can be shown as a horizontal drop down menu or a vertical accordion style menu, both with cool jQuery animations.
Creating WordPress Themes
22nd January 2011PHP
If you're proficient at using CSS and HTML, and are comfortable with a bit of PHP, it's not all that hard to build a custom WordPress theme.
Setting Up New WordPress Site
14th January 2011PHP
Once WordPress has been installed, there are a few WordPress settings that you need to update before you make your site live - such as removing the "hello world" post and updating your blog description.
How To Install WordPress Themes and Plugins
11th January 2011PHP
WordPress has a powerful theme system which not only allows you to "skin" your site, but also provide more control over the look and presentation of the material on your website.
Creating Widgets for WordPress
28th April 2010PHP
WordPress Widgets are a form of a plugin that can be used to add functionality and content to your website pages, usually in a sidebar. This tutorial shows you how to create your own widgets for your own Wordpress theme, plugin or addon.
Embed YouTube Videos to phpBB
10th December 2009PHP
Embed YouTube videos in bulletin board software such as phpBB, which will not allow you to use the embed code provided by YouTube. This simple tutorial will show you how you and your visitors can link embed videos in posts with a very simple bbcode tag.