Diving into PHP: Day 9

Starting with day 9, I’m going to begin teaching you some practical uses of PHP. Today, I’ll show you how to detect whether or not a user has visited your site previously. This operation can then be used to add a “welcome” box to your site – that typically encourages the user to sign up, via the RSS feed. It’s easier than you’d think!

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WordPress for Designers: Day 6

Happy Valetines Day everyone! We are back and ready for Wordpress for Designers Day 6 and moving right along with where we left off in Day 5. Today we will continue to split up our theme files in order to allow us more flexibilty when working with our theme. We will also have a look and discuss the Wordpress template hierarchy. In addition, we will be creating and managing our single.php files, which will help us format our individual posts. Let’s get going!

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WordPress for Designers: Day 5

Continuing with our WordPress theme development series, today we will learn how to split and call our seperate theme files and include them in our theme. Splitting theme code into different and organized files is a vital part of WordPress development. We will also look at some very helpful php functions and useful WordPress template tags to create our widgetized sidebar.

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Diving into PHP: Day 8

Not many people are familiar with “heredocs”. Heredocs allow you to disregard escaping single quotes when typing out long strings. I’ll show you how and when to use them today!

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Diving into PHP: Day 7

I’m going to show you how to use regular expressions with PHP. Over the course of about ten minutes, we’ll be reviewing the “preg_match()” and “preg_replace()” functions to validate a form.

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WordPress for Designers: Day 4

Day 4 is here, and we’re jumping right back into creating our Wordpress theme from scratch! In this episode, we will have our first look at what is known as the Wordpress loop. We will be using the WordPress loop as well as some handy template tags to start pulling out and displaying content from our database. Lets get started!

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WordPress for Designers: Day 3

Moving right along into day three of our Wordpress for Designers series; today we will start creating our own theme from scratch. We will have a close look at how exactly to go about setting up your themes stylesheet and information, as well as creating the index.php page. In addition, we will examine wordpress template tags, what they are, and how to use them properly.

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WordPress for Designers: Day 2

Before diving straight in and developing a WordPress theme, it is vital that we understand the basics and have a solid foundation to begin our theme development. Today, we are going to examine the wordpress admin panel and explore some of the features.

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Diving into PHP: Day 6

Using the “includes” feature allows you to easily import sections of your website without having to copy and paste from page to page. The advantage of this is that, when you need to make a correction, you only to edit one file.

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New WP Video Series, and Free Rockstar Book!

You asked, and we responded! Due to high demand, we’re launching a new video series that will run alongside the “Diving into PHP” screencasts. It is our hope that these two series, viewed back-to-back, will turn you into a dynamite PHP/WordPress designer.

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