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The current Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress integrates no Opt-Out to disable tracking, which is required in Europe. Here is a workaround for that.

Paste this into your theme function.php.

Then add this to your data privacy document:

 

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When the defer attribute is present in the script tag, it specifies that the script is executed when the page has finished parsing. A requirement that is enforced by Google for example (Page-Speed ranking).

Currently the WordPress wp_enqueue_script provides no easy way to add new attributes, but there is a way around that :)
The below hack / filter needs to be added to your theme function.php. The filter should be your preferred solution, as the clean_url filter has been deprecated.

Make sure that your website / theme is still loading after adding these changes. If needed you can add more exceptions, as I did for jQuery.

Hack for WordPress before 4.1

 Filter for WordPress 4.1+ 
Updated: 26.04.2015 – using clean Regexp

 Browser Support

  1. All modern browsers
  2. Support in IE9 is flaky, as the execution order isn’t guaranteed.
  3. Can I use

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Will be adding some basic information about using the current Google API with the PHP SDK, this includes Google+, Youtube and other services. For setting up the actual API access see the Google documentation and Google Developer Console 

Including the SDK (Github)

 Prepare Client

 Set Scope (Available Scopes)

Setup Google Plus Client

Login

Get Google Plus Activity

 

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Will be adding some basic information about using the current Facebook API with the PHP SDK.  Have been updating a lot of old API integrations over the past 2 months and finally solved many badly documented areas of the new API. Will be updating this in the future, as I dive deeper into the latest API changes.

Including the SDK (Github)

Depending on what you want to do with the API, the above needs to be adjusted. Check the Facebook API documentation for more details.

Basic Login / User data retrieval

 

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As part of our complete network upgrade, portalZINE.TV gets a complete facelift as well. The whole website has been streamlined in preparation for the new season.

portalZINE TV

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While building plugins for WordPress is fun, it often means repeating tasks over and over again. I love clean and organized code! For my last internal project, a Visual Composer addon bundle,  I decided to build a modular system.

So I have one central plugin, handling multiple modules that access methods from the plugin. This allows me to reuse public and admin routines. In combination with _autoload and traits, this makes the codebase lean and mean.

I also decided to use TWIG fully for the presentation layer. Each module can be activated, deactivated, registers their own public and admin views, admin menus, ajax calls, dashboard widgets and additional context.

I am currently in the process of cleaning this up and will share some more details soon.

Cheers
Alex

  1. __autoload & traits
  2. TWIG
  3. Timber

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I have been working on a full integration of fullpage.js into Visual Composer for WordPress. This allows to easily build fullpage layouts, with different pages and full slide capabilities. Also added iScroller functionality, to allow overflow content to work nicely on certain pages. All  of this is working with simple drag & drop :) and can be used by any unexperienced user.

I am currently cleaning up the addon, but I am not sure yet if I will offer it as a commercial addon or keep it for my internal projects only :)

Will post a video later this week.

Cheers
Alex

Visual Composer for WordPress
fullpage.js
iScroller

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Currently reading up on the IMAP protocol, as one of my customers is using a server without IMAP support compiled :)

RFC 3501

I will be using a simple INBOX check for failed email notifications (sockets are your best friend). That will allow me  to set a flag for every new user account that is still unconfirmed and used a broken email address for their registration. These accounts can than be verified manually :)

Happy socket = happy customer.

Btw, here is a nice piece of code to quickly parse the email header in PHP

 

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audiosprite

Audiosprite is a node.js ffmpeg wrapper to concat small audio files into one single file. It even allows you to define the gap between each file.
Continue reading Audiosprite – node.js ffmpeg wrapper to concat small audio files into one

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howler_js

Adding audio to a web project can be really a pain in the …. . Howler.js makes it almost painless to add audio for desktop or mobile solutions.

Just used the audio sprite feature in one of my projects to allow switching between sounds. Works perfectly on iOS after the first touch event.

howler.js / Github

Check out version 2.0 on Github, which provides even more solid features.
Version 2.0

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