WordPress is the well-known and most used CMS out there. Our blog is also powered by WordPress and we like to blog about the technical aspects of the platform

Using WordPress as API for Laravel (2) – Connecting Laravel to WordPress

Posted in PHP on May 8, 2019

This is the second post on using the WordPress as API for a Laravel application. We describe how to setup the authentication, so that Laravel can retrieve the posts and pages created in WordPress. We use this setup in a project that was originally created in WordPress. It already had a lot of content, and also for new posts WordPress was the prefered choice, because of its great features to manage posts, revisions, comments and images. At the same time, Laravel is our prefered choice to build the custom features of the project, because of its great flexibility.

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WordPress tutorial: a good starting point

Posted in WordPress on May 26, 2015

WordPress is the most well-known CMS used on the web today. Approximately 20-25% of all new websites is build on this platform. In this article we quickly highlight the installation process, choosing a theme and plugins. Some of the must have plugins in our opinion are described. The all-in-one WordPress tutorial for WordPress beginners with some programming experience.

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How to restore a WordPress backup

Posted in WordPress on March 3, 2015

We use the WordPress Backup 2 Dropbox plugin for quite some WordPress projects. It makes a backup of both the files and the database which is all you need. Furthermore, this plugin is easy to install and configure and the backups are always available in dropbox, anywhere you go!
But how do you proceed when a server crash happens and you have to restore a WordPress backup? This is exactly what we’re going to do today.

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Making your WordPress site multilingual

Posted in WordPress on February 3, 2015

With a WordPress multilingual site you offer your content in multiple languages. For example, adding the English language will largely improve the amount of people you may reach and thus traffic. The premium WordPress multilingual plugin WPML is a very good choice when thinking about internationalisation of your website but the settings, add-ons and configuration may seem a bit overwhelming at the beginning. We dig into this plugin and start with this post in which we show how to install and configure this plugin.

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Secure password encryption

Posted in Development on December 28, 2014

Hackers are continuously surfing the web in their quest to steel important information from websites. They try everything to access your website by using any security vulnerability they can find. Website security is therefore a big thing nowadays. One of the most risky factors online are probably passwords. Password encryption is a hot item nowadays. The widely used MD5 encryption should definitely be replaced by a stronger algorithm like SHA or Blowfish.

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WordPress security: plugin review

Posted in WordPress on December 9, 2014

So you finished your website! Congratulations. All images are neatly aligned, posts and pages are SEO proof and it is time to go live. But what about security of your site? Hackers are all around and the platforms everyone uses (e.g., WordPress, Joomla, Drupal) experience a lot of attacks. Sometimes your webhost is helping out a little but it is advised to add some layers of security yourself. Here I will discuss the iThemes security plugin

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Version control and WordPress cowboy coding

Posted in WordPress on April 16, 2014

Although there are many version control programs around, Git is probably the best known. I am not sure it is because of so many open source projects that can be found on GitHub, but starting to use Git in your daily workflow really makes it much better. Work together on large projects without overwriting each others files on the FTP. Start working on new features in a fresh branch and merge it into the main version when you are done.

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How do I update WordPress manually?

Posted in WordPress on March 19, 2014

Sometimes when you open the WordPress admin interface you will notice an update message. A new version of Word press is available with a link to update automatically. Quite easy isn’t it? But maybe not.

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Migrating your WordPress website

Posted in WordPress on January 24, 2014

A WordPress site mainly consists of two parts. Firstly, there are files: the WordPress core, theme templates, plugin files and images. Secondly, there is a database which contains your messages, settings, categories, tags etc. Here we discuss the steps you have to follow to get your site from your local computer to the world wide web.

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