Author: David

I'm David, web designer/developer specializing in building functional websites using WordPress. I have strong skills in theme development using Hybrid Core framework and plugin development. It's okay if you want to hire me.

How to Create Admin Notice On Plugin Activation

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Adding admin notice on plugin activation can be super useful. For example we can:

  • Add link to the settings page,
  • Giving info about minimum requirement of their server,
  • Tutorial links,
  • Promote pro version of our plugin,
  • Ask the user to rate our plugin,
  • Ask donation,
  • Or simply telling them that they are awesome.

If you ever try to create an “Admin Notice” on plugin activation. You’ll know that using admin_notices action inside your “activation hook function” will not work. But there’s a workaround for that. Read More How to Create Admin Notice On Plugin Activation

How to Add Settings Section in WordPress Default Settings

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It’s very easy to create settings page in WordPress. But sometimes in our plugin we only need a single/few options. And creating dedicated settings page just for this option is overkill.

That’s what I think when I write “f(x) Private Site” Plugin yesterday. You can download the plugin for a full code example:

When it make sense, we can add settings to WordPress default settings page such as “General Settings”, Writing Settings”, “Reading Settings”, etc. And this is how to do that. Read More How to Add Settings Section in WordPress Default Settings

Running Android Emulator in Your PC

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Note: After several month, Andy start to give me issue. Cannot uninstall it. Broken. Please be careful.

Have you ever feel that your android phone and tablet in some case works better than your PC?

I think GMail Apps in Android is amazing. I wish I have that in my laptop. I don’t like to assign a browser tab constantly open just for email.

If you feel the same way, I think you need to at least try Andy.

It’s not only for Windows, It also support Ubuntu and OSX

Read More Running Android Emulator in Your PC

Validation in WordPress Dashboard Widget API

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WordPress Dashboard Widget API is my favorite API in WordPress and sometimes dashboard is my preferred admin page to add simple settings in client site. It’s the screen they will see when they logged in. Why not use it more?

In this post I want to share a little about how to properly save the dashboard meta box “Configuration” with the build in nonce validation.

I read a lot of tutorial but no mention about this, I don’t even find any reference in Codex page. Read More Validation in WordPress Dashboard Widget API

Windows 10 Essential Software for Web Development

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So, last month I bought a new laptop. I actually bought two laptop. The first one is an Acer laptop. Use it for a week, not very happy with it. So I bought Asus.

I spent several days to set up and install the laptops. I think it’s a good idea to documented it here.

I hope this post will be useful for folks who want to do web development in windows.

Read More Windows 10 Essential Software for Web Development