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5 Things I Don’t Like About WishList Member

Almost a year ago we started developing a web project for a client on a social networking basis. This was actually the second similar project for the past 2 years as we have also designed a dating site and the latter solution was a social networks with custom profiles and more. There were a few…

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Theme submission steps – presentation

The WPORG theme reviewers’ mailing list got an interesting email from Chip where he shared an awesome SlideShare presentation. The WordPress.org reviewers are volunteers and they help each other with technical and philosophical questions on the WordPress platform, best practices designing and structuring a theme or a framework, obsolete and modern functions, security and more. It’s…

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Hook Interceptor and Logger

A client of mine has hired me to fix the workflow of his assignment that included a social network plugin, custom premium theme and few other plugins + the existing work of his coder. All this mess took me 3 hours to navigate through and see what happens. In addition to this – the social…

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How to start a WordPress project?

There are tons of themes available – free or premium – and lots of theme markets for premium resources. I even mentioned a script for running your own theme market – that’s how popular it got recently. Anyway, as a WordPress developer and consultant I try to select the best options for my clients. And…

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WordPress custom pagination

When designing a theme pagination is required for listing of posts on the index page. WordPress, by default, presents only the ability of one to use “Previous page” and “Next page” – which might be enough to navigate through the archives but is however incomplete and annoying. The standard navigation has <<, >> and numbers…

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Post formats

Post formats have been introduced to WordPress in version 3.1. This is an innovative way for WordPress user to simulate Tumblr behavior and use the oldest “Post” feature in the platform to post quotes, links, images and other formats with different formatting. In order for one to design specific image or quote behavior we used…

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JMockit Quick Tutorial and Revelation

JMockit is a powerful mocking framework in Java that provides extended functionality that goes beyond the capabilities of all other solutions on the market so far. While most mocking frameworks are proxy based and depend on Reflection to hide the dependent behavior, JMockit falls further and deeper with solving some critical problems such as mocking…

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Some Hate Over Cake’s i18n

I’m really fond of CakePHP’s principles, but I’m too tired of its i18n features. For some reason internationalization, although one of the really major requirements for every framework or CMS, is implemented poorly in most of the systems I’ve worked with. Django had few disadvantages (but few strong points as well) with its django-multilingual, and…

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Java2Days 2010 – Overview

This week has been inspired by the power ot Java (this is how a movie like Javatar would probably start). Offtopic Anyway, I’m glad that I attended Java2Days event this year. It’s been my second Java2Days event including the one in Oct 2009 (which I described in my Bulgarian blog with auto Google translation in…

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