2018 is awesome year. I feel like I’m moving just a little too fast.
Chrome browser updates has become a burden for local development. Not only they decided to disable .dev domain for local development, they also really have specific configuration in SSL Cert to show the site as secure.
In this step by step tutorial I will try to explain the walk-through to create SSL cert locally to be used in XAMPP in Windows.
So, I finally got a new laptop. My old one is an Asus i3 with 6GB RAM. It’s already 2 years old. but still works really well, but I got a new job, and it uses several tools that need a lot more RAM, Encryption (Win 10 PRO). So, I bought a new laptop.
I just got a neat trick for local development.
When cloning live site to local, we need to download all the assets/uploads directory to our local dev, and sometimes it’s a pain.
With this trick, we don’t need to do that and we can simply download the DB.
So, stuff has happened, and 2018 is here. I’ll keep it simple.
Happy to contribute to this awesome software!
Last week I made my decision to finally use Chrome as my primary browser, and Google Drive as my primary cloud storage.
And this is the reasons why.
Sorry for all the late emails, I’ll try to reply to all today.
Thank you for all friends and families who helps and visits 🙂 I love you all.
In Notepad++, one of my features that I use a lot is “Find in Files”. If you ever use this feature, I’m sure you will agree that it’s a very powerful search (and replace) feature.
The problem is that Notepad++ search feature cannot exclude folders.
I usually move them to other directory before I search, but I found a very simple trick to exclude it.
The most common method to use AJAX in WordPress is using admin-ajax.php + WordPress hook system.
And one of the recommended method to get this file URL is by using
wp_localize_script(). This method is explained in details in my other tutorial WordPress AJAX for Beginners.
However, there is an alternative method.
Well, I started it around two years ago. And in two years I lost around 10 kg (22 lbs). So on average only 5 kg/year. It’s great. But not really.
In WordPress we have a lot of options to create contact forms. But I can’t seem to find the best solutions. I even think to create my own contact forms plugin.
My Requirements Are:
Not only in form output/front-end. Administration panel need to work in mobile devices. Well, at least usable, I understand that some features might need to be hidden/disabled in small screen devices for usability and UX. But not broken.
- Use WordPress UI:
Seamless integration with WordPress, native-feel. I’m not a fan of app-like fancy UI. Professional. No excessive branding with cute icon/logo. If possible no cross-selling of add-ons/upgrade (or easy way to disable it).
- Simple and easy to use:
User need to be able to use it without the need to learn proper form HTML markup.
- Little to no learning curve:
No excessive features, I just need a contact form not a shopping cart, not a user registration form. If the code base is extendable and able to do all this via add-on that’s a plus. But it’s not necessary and not needed in the “core” plugins.
- Theme and Template Friendly:
Can be added in a page template, any template file, no need to be in the “loop”. Simple shortcode to display the form should work with do_shortcode() function.
So, basically, something basic that I can use on my clients site and that’s it.
Of course anti spam features (maybe custom honey pot or integration with recaptcha/akismet) is also a requirements.
Here are several of my issue with current contact forms solutions (not in particular order):